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Two on the Floor (Well, Almost)

Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 11:30AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments3 Comments

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Well, I did it.

I waited patiently for Van Halen tickets to go on-sale at a concert venue closest to my home. This morning, I purchased two seats to the Indianapolis tour stop.

Eric and I will drive 100 miles each way for the show, and I hope it's worth it. The seats were exceptionally expensive. In fact, if you want to talk straight ticket prices, it's costing Eric and I more to see the reunited VH than it did for four days of Rocklahoma this past July. (Don't worry though, inflation hits everything and when I renewed my Rocklahoma seat license for next year, the price rose three-fold).

I *think* my Van Halen seats are good. We're almost on the floor without buying the (nearly) illegal Live Nation promotion.

I'm very excited. I've been talking about buying my Van Halen tickets all week. I'm sure my coworkers are sick of hearing about it all.

Here's a really cool video I found of Van Halen performing "Hot For Teacher" in the UK on their 1984 tour. At the start you can hear the wind whipping from Diamond Dave swirling his big cape. Plus, there's some nut job that rushes the stage.

Reader Comments (3)

I need to check the VH dates, I will be in the US in Nov, and I SO wanted to make these shows.

September 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
That's awsome that you got tickets!
I think that it will still be a pretty good show...
September 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I feel you pain Allyson...I paid scalper prices for my tickets in Cleveland. I didn't care, VH with Dave is MY little time machine. Yes the Kiss reunion took me back to my early teenage years when I saw them at the old Stanley Theater on one of their first tours (they played with Rush at that show).
BUT Van Halen were my true rock n roll roots. From the first time I heard "Eruption" and "You Really Got Me." Seeing them when I was visiting my family in Germany they opened for Black Sabbath and INSTANTLY I wanted to be David Lee Roth. They were MY rock Gods at the time. I saw them on every subsequent tour till Dave left the band. I was even at the show that you have posted at Castle Donnington on August 18TH. THAT was one hell of a bill...Van Halen, Motley Crue, Ozzy, Accept, Y&T, and headlining was AC/DC. AMAZING show for me, I don't think the Brits were much into Motley though at the time LOL.

But, I refused to see the new Van Hagar version till Dokken and Metallica opened the "Monsters of Rock" tour. I will say I NEVER like Sammy solo, but I walked away from that show impressed as hell with the "new" Van Halen. Unfortunately the "New" could never replace the "Classic" in either my Coke or my VH.
I would prefer Michael Anthony to Wolfie when it comes to a true REUNION, but Eddie, Dave, and Alex is just as good as seeing Plant, Page, and John Paul Jones in my book. I have seen all of the best bands in my years, but nothing and I mean nothing was better than a Van Halen show pre-1984. It was the most fun one could have in an arena with their clothes on...at least temporarily hahahaha. Dave had a way with the crowds. Hopefully even though we're all a bit older now LOL, I hope the "feeling" of a true ARENA band is captured on last time. Especially since my ticket is no longer $18 as it was on the very expensive at the time, 1984 tour LOL. Ahhh where have all the good times gone indeed!?!?!?!
September 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou.

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