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    The Misfits Concert Review

    My cousin Zachary and I went to see The Misfits about 20-30 minutes from where we live.

    The lineup at this point (I’m typing this in 2023.) was Jerry Only on Vocals/Bass, Dez Cadena on Guitar, and Robo on Drums.

    They played a TON of classic Misfits songs (I’m sorry but I don’t have a set list).

    I don’t remember a lot from this but I know it was a fun show in a very intimate venue.

    I’m glad we went.

    There was an opening act, but I don’t remember who they were.

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    Happy Birthday Dave!!: Van Halen Concert Review

    I never thought this would happen.

    David Lee Roth was singing in Van Halen again!!!!

    Aside from two new songs in 1996 and a few failed attempts after that, it finally happened in 2007.

    He was back with Guitarist Edward Van Halen, Drummer Alex Van Halen (Eddie’s brother) and Eddie’s son Wolfgang, who had just joined the band at this point, taking Michael Anthony’s place.

    Since it took FOREVER for them to reunite with Dave, I was not sure this would last very long.  So, my brother Christopher and I went to their Cleveland show, which was early in the tour.

    It also happened to be Dave’s birthday too!!

    Luckily, it did last until 2015 (although some of the later dates of this tour got pushed back because I think Eddie went into rehab but don’t quote me on that).

    The show was AWESOME!!!!

    Lots of classic VH songs.

    Dave is forever the showman and the band are one of the best bands ever.

    Eddie is one of the best guitarists of all time.  During his solo, he played “Happy Birthday” on guitar for Dave, which was awesome.

    Alex is always a great drummer.

    And Wolfgang was getting started, although he was already a child prodigy, basically (as I type this in 2023,  he is now a phenomenal solo artist).

    Sadly, Eddie passed away in 2020.

    There will never be another one like him.

    And because of his passing, VH is no more, but thank goodness the music will live forever.

    Set List:

    1. You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
    2. I’m The One
    3. Runnin’ With The Devil
    4. Romeo Delight
    5. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
    6. Beautiful Girls
    7. Dance The Night Away
    8. Atomic Punk
    9. Everybody Wants Some!
    10. So This Is Love?
    11. Mean Street
    12. Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison cover)
    13. Drum Solo
    14. Unchained
    15. I’ll Wait
    16. And The Cradle Will Rock…
    17. Hot For Teacher
    18. Little Dreamer
    19. Little Guitars
    20. Jamie’s Cryin’
    21. Ice Cream Man
    22. Panama
    23. Guitar Solo
    24. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
    25. Encore:  1984 (Tape)
    26. Jump

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