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 Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. 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 and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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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