Van Halen put on a stellar show in Mansfield/Boston on Saturday night. Video highlights are below, as well as fantastic concert and tailgating photo galleries. Thanks to Richie Evans and Billy Charello for some great concert pics!
CONCERT GALLERY: (click for full size)
Want to see YOUR photos on VHND? Simply email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Try to send them on the day of the show, or the morning after, and we’ll show on VHND!
We’re also amassing a huge collection of fan’s photos – showing off their striped items, wearing Van Halen merchandise, etc. — and we’ll feature all of them in future photo galleries. So please send your photos to email@example.com!
Got Van Halen shirts? Here’s direct links to Van Halen Store for some of the cool VH tees sported by fans above:
Original Logo Shirt
1982 Lion World Tour Tee
Allover Stripes Shirt
Question to ponder: Which of these two Van Halen-themed vehicles spotted in the Mansfield parking lot do you think offered the best pre-concert tailgating?
Everybody Wants Some!!
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
We quote the Boston Herald’s review:
If you were born in or around the Nixon administration and love loud, sustained booming, you probably lined up an epic summer: Rush’s (maybe) last tour, Motley Crue’s (probably) last tour, the Def Leppard/Styx combo and AC/DC. But Eddie and Diamond Dave must to be brightest jewels in your epic summer crown.
Dave’s character and Eddie’s guitar, that’s Van Halen. And Ed’s guitar remains a flawless force of nature. A good chunk of my career has been spent trying to describe Eddie’s guitar work. Listening to him make those noises during “Everybody Wants Some!!,” I realized his skills will forever outpace mine. But, I spent three to four years thinking “Hot For Teacher” contained the greatest guitar work ever put down on tape. Last night’s performance of the tune convinced me I had some good insight in my prepubescent years.
As deeply as I love Jimmy and Jerry, Trey and the Edge, I never want to hear them play solo for four minutes. But I love to have Eddie and one guitar take me through “Eruption” and “Spanish Fly” and “Cathedral” and loads more blended into a Gordian knot of jam.