Van Halen Concert Staples Center June 9, 2012

 

Ever since I heard the amazing guitar technique in the solo, “Eruption”, off Van Halen I, I have been an avid Van Halen fan and have studied Eddie Van Halen’s guitar technique for many years. At the time Van Halen took off, Guitar Heroes were Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin, and even Ted Nugent. But with the rise of Eddie Van Halen, rock guitar would be changed forever. Best known for his two handed hammer-on technique, his contribution of the “brown sound” and whammy bar technique were also formidable. After more than thirty years of thrilling guitarists and fans, Eddie’s guitar prowess did not let anyone down last night. In fact, the long Van Halen set included classic songs from the entire David Lee Roth CD collection including: Ain’t Talking About Love, Running with the Devil, Unchained, Hot for Teacher, Dance the Night Away, and Jump. Both Eddie and Alex Van Halen played impressive and extensive solos. Front man, David Lee Roth, was all about showmanship and entertained fans with long winded stories and sidebars. Overall the concert was enjoyable and We Said Go Travel are thrilled to see the majority of the band back together.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

One response to “Van Halen Concert Staples Center June 9, 2012

  1. Van Halen is one of my favorite hard rock band from the 80’s and i still listening them at least once a week.

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