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A few weeks ago, my brother contacted me to ask if I was interested in taking back my old Van Halen concert shirt. 

My whaaaa???

I bought a Van Halen shirt during the ‘91 Carnal Knowledge tour but had lost track of it and assumed it was gone forever. According to my brother, I gave it to him. 

I... I... I... Of course I said “yes” about getting it back. I knew there was no way I could still wear it. As most shirts were back in the 80s and 90s, I was certain it was made too short and shrank upward in the wash. But the memories!

He gave it back to me last weekend.

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Oh yeah, way too short. But sooooo cool! All four guys from the Sammy Hagar era clustered around a mic. Same thing on the back, too. 

I wore this shirt to what I thought was death. And now it’s alive again! Welcome home, old friend. 

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Marty Mankins

That short is really cool. I wish I had seen Van Halen with Hagar (Van Hagar). I got close with the August 3, 2004 date here in SLC, but it was not to be.

Marty Mankins

Shirt not short

kapgar

I’m never sure if I should call them “Van Hagar” because that is traditionally used by Van Halen fans as a pejorative. Maybe that has softened with time. And I knew what you meant, shirt vs short. Heh.

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