Concert Reviews

Van Halen at the Pepsi Center, 5/24/12


Evidently, 1982 was a very good year for David Lee Roth. "You're taking pictures here tonight, hot stuff?" the Van Halen frontman asked a woman in the front row in the middle of "Panama." "What? Oh, you want to make a sex tape. I'll tell you what, girlfriend, you can save that Kardashian shit. I made my first sex tape back in 1982. And except for the two hours I spent on stage with the brothers here, I was naked the whole motherfucking tour. Yeah, man! That was a good year. That was a very good year. I slept with every good-looking girl who had two legs in her pants. Even slept with an amputee. She was missing a forearm, but I think it still counts. What are you laughing at? I'm capable of a relationship. I'm not insensitive. Hey, I'm only missing a few parts. What, are you going to vote me off the motherfucking island? I don't think so."

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