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For all you lucky bastards going to see VH in Cleveland tonight, here's a clip from the tour opener in Greensboro.
So I was driving home from work yesterday and my ipod shuffled on "Romeo Delight" and I said to myself, "Self, why am I not going to see Diamond Dave and the VH family?"I get home grab my 14 year old daughter and my friend's 18 year old son and we head off to Cleveland to try and score some tix to a sold out show.Headed to the corner where the old Alice Cooperstown is, use my master haggling skills to snag 3 $100.00 tix for $25 a pop. Had a great time, Eddie and Alex looked and sounded great, Dave was awesome as usual and Wolfie did a helluva job holding down the fort. Wolfgang stole his stage presence from Bruce Kulick circa. Animalize tour, the Spruce Kulick era. But then again, at 16, I was just perfecting my masterbatory skills and he's playing bass in front of sold out crowds night after night. I'm sure he'll moving all about by the end of the tour.
Hey Bill Wyman never moved once in 30 years with the Stones and John Paul Jones was checked for a pulse many a time with Zeppelin. As long as Wolfie doesn't dress like Bruce Kulick circa Tears are Falling video, he oughta be just fine.Thats an incredible deal on the VH tix. I stand in envy of you OMOM. Did the kids enjoy the show? I hear DLR is in fine vocal form. I'm so hoping there is a 2nd leg to this tour. If not, I'll have to settle for the sure to be released live dvd.I thought Cooperstown was still open but they'd just removed the Alice Cooper stuff.
Cooperstown is now called the All Sports or something in that vein of lameness.I'm the king of cheap, I left for Cleveland knowing I would get tix for 25 bucks and was fully prepared to drive home without seeing the show if I couldn't get low dough ducats. When I fly by the seat of my pants, things usually end up coming together . They say God looks over fools and idiots and I easily fit into both those categories. My friends son had a blast, my 14 year old was unimpressed. I was hoping a dose of Diamond Dave and the Halens would awaken her long dormant Rawk DNA but it didn't happen. Halfway thru Eddie's guitar solo spot, she turned to me and asked, "How much longer is this going to last?" Man, did that make me feel old.I've taken her to see The Nuge, KISS, Poison and Van Halen, she has left yawning from each show. I'm afraid I've lost her to the evil clutches of pop music hell. It doesn't look much more promising from The Boy either. He told me last night that he didn't want to see VH because, "I'm just not into the rock and roll thing like you are Dad..."Most parents are sad when their children don't grow up to become doctors. I'm bummed that my kids tell me to turn down Motorhead when we are going to school in the mornings.
My 14 year old loves the rawk...his tastes are all over the board and some of the bands make me cringe and throw up a bit in my mouth but they are at least rock bands. Of all things Guitar Hero has helped bring him away from hip hop influenced rock to pure guitar driven rock. Gonna have to get him the new guitar hero game that is all 80s songs. Of course he's learning to actually play the guitar too and if ya wanna play you gotta listen to guitar driven music. I'm very proud of the fact he recognizes that VH without DLR flat out sucks. He also loves Ac/Dc and GnR. Don't give up on the wee ones yet...they may be late rock bloomers. I wish I'd thought of your plan to buy VH tix. I will have to start doing stuff like that. Bummer on the Cooperstown thing. God knows we don't need anymore damn sports bars.
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