Legendary Van Halen at Jiffy Lube Live was A Night to Remember
As we prepared to see this legendary rock group, we checked for the camera’s batteries, loaded the car and proceeded to drive an hour and half to see the concert featuring Van Halen at the sold out Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia. The closer we got to the venue, traffic was bumper to bumper, and we knew we were headed in the right direction.
As we stood in line, our anticipation grew and grew. We drove into the parking lot and we saw an endless amount of cars as far as our eyes could see. As we walked to the office to get our credentials, we were greeted by the wonderful staff and administration of the Jiffy Lube Live and were escorted by Claudia to the staging area where we would be able to capture this historical night.
As we waited, we noticed there were thousands of loyal Van Halen fans sitting, chatting and on their feet anticipating the moment that the band would hit the stage. The lights dimmed and the bass player thumped. At that point, everyone jumped to their feet because the moment had arrive and I have only two words to describe the night, ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!
This American rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972 sang all their fans favorite songs. From 1974 until 1985, the band comprised guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
Van Halen would not be complete without Eddie. He is definitely one of the greatest guitar players of any generation. His guitar solo set the entire house on fire. They played favorites such as; Light Up the Sky, Runnin’ With the Devil, Romeo Delight, Everybody Wants Some, Drop Dead Legs, Feel Your Love Tonight, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, and She’s the Woman to name a few.
If you have not had the opportunity to see this legendary rock band, then you really are missing something special.. DC Nitelife highly recommends this show and YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!
Article by JV Jones and photography by Darryle A. Carter