The Van Halen free concert ( you read that right, FREE ) in the streets of downtown Dallas on the afternoon of December 4, 1991 was promised for so long, against all odds, that when it did finally actually come together as promised by then-lead singer Sammy Hagar, on the permit  we could not tell the city officials exactly who the band was or what size of crowd would show up for fear that the city would stop it before it started. As Q102 radio leader Andy Lockridge reminded us, “It’s easier to get forgiveness than permission.” If you were not there, you might be convinced that the Dallas Van Halen free concert is just an urban myth, but here’s proof that miracles do indeed happen if you believe in rock’n’roll. –Redbeard