Van Halen at The CheckerdomeWritten by John Neiman
It is hard to believe Van Halen played their first headline tour thirty-five years ago. The band arrived at The Checkerdome on April 28, 1979. The band was a big deal to an 18 year old kid that year. Although their debut album had been playing on the radio for close to a year, it wasn't unusual to hear "Eruption" blaring out of the speakers in a car in which the stereo cost twice what the car was worth.
This movie attempts to illustrate the energy that met the band that night at The Checkerdome. It is kind of hard to put in words how crazy it was. Enjoy!