Michael Anthony and Van Halen- LA Staples Center 8/19/04!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ufo, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. ufo


    Jun 3, 2003
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    I saw Van Halen at the Staples Center in LA- 7th row

    Pretty good show
    * Michael played with lots of energy
    * The guys looked like they were genuinely having fun
    * Good set list- they played a good mix of old and new
    * They were very generous to the fans, everyone signing autographs during the show and interacting wtih fans int he first few rows

    * Sammy had a little trouble hitting the high notes, although he was having fun so we forgive him
    * Michael's famous bass solo was kind of a letdown, just lots of running around and triple stops with lots of distortion that he let ring for like 10 seconds
    * The bass in general was pretty quiet in the mix, couldn't hear it too well (could have been my seats)

    I"m not a fanatic Van Halen fan but I did appreciate them giving their all and came away very happy that I saw them.

    Somebody recorded the show and posted small portions of it on the web- now it's not posted on their site anymore, but I put a copy of one of their clips it at my web site http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/ufo14

    Anyway, if you have a chance to see them, go for it- it was really fun.