1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

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

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


  1. ufo

    ufo

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

    Pretty good show
    Plusses:
    * 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

    Gripes:
    * 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.
    RK