Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram is reporting that former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth's Thursday night (July 24) show at a "maybe one-quarter full NextStage [Dalls, Texas] started a full 30 minutes late and left little room for middle-ground opinions: Roth is either a pathetic display of a once-mighty has-been whose politically incorrect lowbrow patter reeks of a second-rate Vegas comedian or he's doing what so many of his contemporaries do — grind out the oldies — with wink-wink-nudge-nudge humor, a very rare and welcome quality in the world of hard rock.
"At one point, addressing an attractive young woman in the front row, he hoisted a bottle of whiskey and leered, 'Do you want to have a drink with 'daddy'? Are you 'old enough' to have a drink with daddy?' And then he shook up the bottle and, holding it at crotch-level, spilled it all over the front of the stage.
"Now, rock singers have been flirting with pretty young women for decades, but there was just something a little, well, gross about it: Roth, after all, is 47, and the girl looked to be all of 17, and it was like having to watch your drunk uncle trying desperately to pick up a Hooters waitress. It was both sad and creepy, where most of the show was just a simple classic-rock good time." Read more.
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).