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, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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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