Edward #VanHalen plays a #Gibson #LesPaul at #Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in #Norman #Oklahoma (#OU) on 6 September 1980 in front of a sweltering crowd of 30,000 fans. 

The “ROKlahoma show” began at noon with a set by Sammy Hagar, followed by Pat Benatar. Van Halen then took the stage, drawing “the most enthusiastic response of the day,” according to a local paper. The Doobie Bros. closed the show, but “some people had left and others were less than enthralled by … [their] relatively mild performance.”

Translation? Van Halen killed it and blew the headliner off the stage, as always. 

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