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RaDjaSF Sat Mar 17 '07
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Mar 21 '07
5:23 am
one of the most amazing experiences ever! paul, didn't expect him to play 2 of my favorites mr. big's songs. portnoy, haha nice catch for that stick thrown from sidestage man. john, i didn't even notice the bass sound was missing when dave had a technical problem. and of course, satch! i can't even start. you're simply the best. all i can say is thank you for inviting paul to this G3. you and paul are my biggest influences and inspirations since middle school (96). I've been dreaming about both of you to play on one stage for over the past 10 years. the night was extremely beautiful. it was a dream come true for me. again, thank you very much joe! you're awesome. and yeah haha couldn't agree more with you bugie lou...my girlfriend and I also caught that last BART from berkeley right on time. close call.

Bugie Lou
(Bonnie)
Sat Mar 17 '07
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 20 '07
10:53 pm

Always a top-notch show with Joe and company! Paul Gilbert was a sensational opener - so animated, talented, humble, and energized. Paul thanked all of us for "employing" them. Actually, we're so thankful to have you superbly gifted guitarists who sweat and slave for your passion and love of music you share worldwide through all your touring, guitar clinics, and meet & greets.

Paul had played a sampling from his latest album" Get Outta My Yard" and a few nostalgic tunes like "Green-Tinted Sixties Mind" that were so head-bobbin' catchy. And man, Paul can sing! He should've fronted Mr. Big along with Eric Martin. What was also really cool was seeing how Paul was having a blast too. It was awesome to see that Bruce is also a great shredder and that Paul's bass player has a fantastic set of vocals as well.

Because of a Meet & Greet Joe graced us in Sacramento last March, we met an avid Satch and Petrucci fan who had introduced us to more selections from Petrucci's latest album "Suspended Animation" and "An Evening with John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess". (Thanks Scott!) Because of our familiarity with the songs, we just rocked out to John's set and was in awe of seeing how drummer Mike Portnoy was just flinging and catching drumsticks without missing a beat. Another amazing thing is how Mike had a conversation with John while both were performing. What could you guys be discussing? What to do after the gig?

Of course, Joe and gang were perfectionists as always. They played to the 9's, as in Cool #9 and Ice #9 and other crowd favorites. Joe wanted to make sure everyone was recognized and we agree with Joe that Dave LaRue had the hardest job playing bass for 2 bands for 3 of the 4-hour show. Because of the technical difficulties, Dave ended up playing "air bass" for the first few minutes like Petrucci said, but John and Mike improvised nicely. Joe also joked how Galen Hensen didn't pay the lighting guy, so that's why he's not in the spotlight much. (So Galen, pay up.) Anyway, Joe aims to please, and he never disappoints audibly and visually. The sound was perfection. I also really appreciate that this venue allowed cameras (or is it up to the artists?) as I can have memories forever in print. Thank you all for putting on such a great show (and finishing in the nick of time so we could catch the last BART train out of the city.)

Oh, and one more thing. Please film this tour for DVD! I just bought Satriani Live! DVD and CD, Petrucci's latest, will check out Gilbert's CD and am hankering for more, as always.

ichybon
(mark bryan)
Sat Mar 17 '07
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Mar 18 '07
6:16 pm
once again a ten on review for all three performers, even though dave had a little problem with his sound he still is a true show man and artist, ( joe) i cant count how many times ive seen you each time you pull off not only a good set list ( trip down memory lane) but you always make the croud feel apart of the show thank you again Mark B

kozmicjj
(richard earle)
Sat Mar 17 '07
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Sun Mar 18 '07
2:08 am
all i have to say about tonights show at berk theater was a totally awesome experience.WOW would love to see you on this tour again thats for sure.maybe at upper darby.have relatives near there that i hitch with.first exp and damn if joe does not know how to use that guitar stringagage.reminds me of other gp's that i have seen as well:nugent/rhodes/travers/vaughan.now that would have a conert heh?talkk soon,kozmicjj.


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