#VanHalen’s David Lee Roth backstage with a fan at the #USFestival in Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California on 29 May 1983. Roth liked his new friend’s hat so much that he wore it on stage that night in front of 375,000 fans.
#VanHalen returns home to Los Angeles for the first time since the release of their debut album; photo taken at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California on 8 July 1978, as they performed in front of a sold out crowd.
#VanHalen’s David Lee Roth, an #army of #teenage #girls, and one Colin Campbell, who decided to offer up a Diamond Dave smile of his own, backstage at a Stormer show at the Whisky-a-Go-Go in Hollywood, California circa 1982.
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