EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - So, what can fans at MCI Center expect to see tonight from the re-formed Van Halen?
For one thing, Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony showed more energy at Tuesday night's opener of a two-night stay at the New Jersey Meadowlands than it has in two decades.
Probably because the band is getting along better than it has in a long time.
The set list included most of the band's hits under Hagar and, surprisingly, many David Lee Roth-era hits that Hagar refused to sing in his first Van Halen stint.
Another welcome return is the brief appearance of the famous red-and-white-striped Kramer guitar of Eddie Van Halen, which he has not used on a tour since the late 1980s.
There are a few more surprises for fans tonight, but we won't give anything away and spoil the fun.
Because the band's fans had to wait so long for this tour, expectations can be nearly impossible to match.
Van Halen fans have stuck with the band for more than 25 years because of its reputation for a tremendous live show in addition to its large catalog of hits.
Both were on full display during a two-hour show in New Jersey, and should be again tonight.
For Van Halen fans, the title of its latest song sums it up best: "It's About Time."