1982 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

Van Halen bring the massive Diver Down tour to their hometown on 9/10/1982 at The Forum.

Date: 9/10/1982
Location: Inglewood, CA
Venue: The Forum
Source: Audience bootleg

Audio Bootleg Quality: B+

Bootleg Notes:
Master cassette from Dean. Very good sound. A little lacking in bass but otherwise clear and free of tape hiss. Transfer was done with a standalone and then ripped to the computer via EAC, and converted to FLAC. The editing consisted only of deleting gaps of silence, splicing and cutting tracks to make the show as continuous and seamless as possible. Otherwise this is a raw tape transfer with no equalization, normalization, noise reduction or any other hocus pocus. All cuts are on the master cassette. If you had the master tape and put it in your tape deck, this is what you'd hear.

Interview w Dave and Jim Ladd after the LA shows on Sunday 9/12/1982

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My first concert EVER was this one. I remember they (the crowd) were lighting off fireworks that were flying around the Forum in a big circle then exploding all the way at the ceiling rafters. It was fucking insane, what an amazing show!


I also went to this concert but I can’t remember if it was this night or the other one. I looked it up and they played 2 nights. I was 13. I know you loved it, especially for your first concert. Van Halen put on AWESOME concerts. I saw them twice and I also saw David Lee Roth on the Skyscraper tour, all at the Forum.

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Max Rico

I saw the second show on September 10, 1982. It was my first concert. I was 12 and my Dad took to see my favorite band. I’ll never forget it ever. It was on a Saturday night and that Monday was my first day of Jr High School. I wore the T shirt that and everybody was asking me how the show was and my voice my still sore from screaming my head off! It was the greatest concert ever to me! Van Halen Ruled the World!!!

1982 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum