Carol and I went to the Van Halen concert last week in Dallas with Mike and Gabby Riehles. We did the true urban thing and even took the train to the concert. I have to confess, of the four of us, Carol was the least interested in attending the concert. She is always a good sport when I drag her down my musical memory lane.
I am sure you can find all sorts of concert reviews, but I found it to be all that I expected it to be. My air guitar got a lot of work out during Van Halen karaoke.
What I find interesting is what Carol tells everyone about the concert. She even has given me a hard time for not mentioning it to people. She really liked the humanization of Dave Lee Roth. Diamond Dave does an acoustical guitar solo while visiting with the crowd. I am sure it gives the rest of the band a break. Nonetheless, the video board plays clips of Australian herding dogs and we learned that this is one of Diamond Dave’s passions. I just saw it as the prequel to “Ice Cream Man”
In retrospect, it was a neat part of the concert.