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Van Halen: Platform Boots Still Make It

Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 13 May 1978

COLUMBUS, Ohio. Van Halen, just called back for an encore, are basking in the unexpected adulation. The support band takes a bow. "Thank you Cleveland", yells their frontman. Cleveland? Silence. You could hear a piece of popcorn pop.

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