5/29/1983 – Devore, CA @ US Festival

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People say they were wasted, they sucked, etc…and especially rag on Dave for forgetting the words.  Well, there’s no doubt they ALL were pretty wasted, but overall I don’t see a big problem with their performance.  It was still pretty damn tight (Ed and Al were always locked) and any true Van Halen knows that Dave’s schtick for the 1982/83 Tour was to “forget the fucking words” during the opening song (Romeo Delight) in the 2nd verse.
  1. Romeo Delight
  2. Unchained
  3. Drum Solo
  4. The Full Bug
  5. Runnin’ With the Devil
  6. Jamie’s Cryin’
  7. So This Is Love?
  8. Little Guitars
  9. Bass Solo
  10. Dancing in the Street
  11. Somebody Get Me a Doctor (with “Girl Gone Bad Jam” and Cream “I’m So Glad”)
  12. Dance the Night Away
  13. Cathedral
  14. Secrets
  15. Everybody Wants Some!!
  16. Ice Cream Man
  17. Intruder 
  18. Oh, Pretty Woman
  19. Guitar Solo 
  20. Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love
  21. Bottoms Up!
  22. Encore:
  23. You Really Got Me
  24. Happy Trails 
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  • Christopher Kensil

    If the rest of the band was fucked up during the performance, you could have fooled me. It’s obvious with Dave but Eddie, Mike and Alex are tight. Eddie puts on a guitar clinic basically. Dave would always skip lyrics live, but this concert he went overboard. Sucks having to wait that long to go on but I can’t imagine them playing checkers to pass the time. VH always played with energy and this performance is no different.