live music: SAMMY HAGAR x HARRAH’S CASINO / TAHOE x 5.4.13

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Harrah’s Casino, Lake Tahoe, NV. – The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar brought his “4 Decades Of Rock” mini-tour to Harrah’s Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. It’s extremely rare these days that any one musician [or band] has longevity like this. It’s refreshing to see him up on stage still rockin’ out and bringing the party to you.

On this night, Sammy was taking a trip down memory lane playing songs from some of his bands; The Wabos, Montrose, Vanhalen.

Check out my review in photos from night 2…

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Vic Johnson
Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy takes plenty of time during each show to interact with and sign things for his fans.
Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Great cover of “Fight For Your Right To Party”. Tons of confetti too.
Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Brothers forever…Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar.
Sammy Hagar performs at his 4 Decades Of Rock show at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Notes:
This was a show that was not to be missed. And since moving to the West Coast, it was a perfect opportunity to get out to Tahoe. Sammy always puts on a great show and it most certainly didn’t disappoint. However, I saw nothing more then the inside of 2 casino’s and our room.

Sammy’s fans are about as faithful and rabid as it gets. Most of them that I met were really nice. The show was in a room that held about 1100 people. No photo pit. So I had to squeeze in the front with all these hardcore fans and a few were nice enough to let me shoot from there for a few songs. Right as song 4 starts, I feel someone grabbing at me from behind and hear people getting aggro. I turn around and some drunk lady was desperately trying to get up front and to my spot…so I stick my ass out and scooch her back. She came back a second time and I told her to knock it off. More commotion going on behind me. So I turn around and caught a punch in the mouth from her. WOW. Took me by surprise. I went back to shooting; mouth stinging. When the song ended, I retreated to the lobby to check my face. No damage done. That really took me by surprise. All in all a good time and lots of fun.

Setlist:
Los Tres Gusanos
Love or Money
Baby’s on Fire
Make It Last (Montrose song)
Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend

Los Tres Gusanos w/Vic Johnson
Runaround (Van Halen song)
Why Can’t This Be Love (Van Halen song)
Poundcake (Van Halen song)
Best of Both Worlds (Van Halen song)
When It’s Love (Van Halen song)

Sammy Hagar & The Wabos
Bad On Fords (New song)
Three Lock Box
Right Now (Van Halen song)
I Love This Bar
Rock Candy (Montrose song)
Bad Motor Scooter (Montrose song)
Fight For Your Right To Party

Encore:
All I Need Is An Island (new song; Sammy acoustic)

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