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(Jonny Fair)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Apr 14 '02
7:15 pm
Wow! How totally awesome to see Joe for my first time! Totally kick ass!! I will admit, Steve Vai was a little bit too loud. But Joe wasn't loud enough! He rox! John was pretty cool too. I just don't think he can solo worth a flip compared to Joe and Steve. Great concert though! I can't wait till the next!

MasterODD Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Oct 09 '01
12:29 pm
This concert was the Best concert i'v been to,a bit pricey but well worth it.I took one of my little Brothers with me..he mainly went to see Steve Vai.but i can't tell you everything that happened there.well to start off John did some amazing work with all those new Songs and Steve with Billy Sheehan was awesome!and Joe welll he needs no introduction.hehe well one cool thing that happened is he just got threw playing a song and i said to my brother "I hope he plays Satch Boogie" and right when i said that Satch Boogie kicked in lol!also how he played Extremist was cool..he didn't stop then play the harmonica he played the guitar and the harmonica at the time!now i know you've seen that before but he was doing that while playing that line in extremist,i was amazed.i kept yelling things like "We love you John!We Love You Steve,We Love you Stu!,and We Love You Joe!"while the were talking.but this thing right here took the cake!Joe was giving autographs,being takin in pictures,and so forth,but then my Dad calls on my cell phone and he asked what i was doing and i said "I'm standing next to Joe Satriani don't believe me?"so i held the phone in Joe's Direction and i said "Hey Joe say hi"i thought he would just say hi and thats it but he "picked up" the phone and said "Who is it?"i didn't know what to say i just said.."its...dad" and he said "Hey Dad this is Joe Satriani"..the whole crowd laughed including me.i'm tellin ya that was the best concert i'v been to and i still have my tickets with John's,Stu's,Steve's,and Joe;s autograph..something i'll never let go of

DUSTOFF16
(Cevin Moses)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jul 11 '01
5:42 pm
WOW! How can you not give that a 10? I read a few of the other reviews, and I agree, the sound was a bit muttled, particularly for Steve and the final jam session. I think it's more due to poor mixing of so many musicians. Non-soloists should be turned down when it's not their turn. I hit the restroom between each set, which was a great opportunity to talk to other fans. After John finished, every voice was saying, "Shit I had no idea that guy was so good. How the hell do you follow a performance like that?" Steve's performance received similar comments. The common question was how the night could get any better, and how a guitarist could play any better. Somehow, Joe walked on stage and made put everything back in perspective. It was obvious to all that the master was in, and all questions would be laid to rest. My full respects to both Steve and John, but Joe is the shit. Always has been. My only additional comment was that, though Dream Theater is my favorite group, and John Petrucci one of my most respected guitarists, I couldn't help but think that Marty Friedman would make a great addition for next year. Maybe not as blues-based as the other two, but he expanded his published music with True Obsessions, and he certainly has a wealth of solo albums from which to draw on. Not to mention that he's available these days. Just a thought.

sirovai
(christophe` lane)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jul 10 '01
7:34 pm
I could write for hours about this show...but i simply dont have that much time in my life ...i must first say that myself as most of you didnt know much about petrucci but now i do after seeing him shred...very tight band,these guys will go far i hope maybe with the help from one certain new label (hint hint vai,pike)...anyway back to the show i must say i traveled 300 or so hot miles just to see Vai and Keneally...and to all you mother fuckers who have complained about what a show off that "YOU" maybe thought Vai was on this shows review and other shows on this current tour well i have one thing to say ,"Blow Me" ok sheesh you dont even know who the man really is,or where he even evolved from,or what delicious honey he harvests.. so GET OFF his ass ok and STOP compairing him to Satch or even John for that matter and why must people compare anyway ...Vai is Vai ok just live w/ it or go eat choof ok...ok now that i have vented i must continue my review of rest of show..i do agree as most say that Joe`s set was way to short but what can you do eh`...but thanks for the pick Joe,very nice sound on your gig and nice shredding as well " Borg Sex" ripped ass...way to go !...to close this was a special moment in my life so make it one in yours ..i really hope you people looked around you and were able to absorb the vibes of this new hall (bass hall) and just relaize how lucky YOU were to just be at this gig,as some unfortunate people were unable to....like the poor dude on the street that tried to bum money from us...anyway i love life and i loved this gig i hope to see you at the next one ....A Very Special thanks to Mr.Rich Pike for making that special get together after the show possible for Mick and myself.....peace,love and good happiness stuff to you all .....christophe` sirovai@webtv.net

KenCampbell Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Jul 09 '01
9:23 pm
An 8 you say? The only reason I'm giving what possibly could be the greatest show I've ever seen in the 32 years of my life such low marks is the sound quality. The Bass Performance Hall is such a wonderfully designed concert venue. The accoustics in there are amazing. I could take my JS1000 and my little Peavy Audition 110 practice amp and totally light the whole hall up. I don't think the sound man working the show realized this. The show started off with an absolute bang as Petrucci got down and totally ripped with his new material. I love his playing and with him, like Joe, its all about the music. No flashy stage pressence, just great guitar playing. My girlfriend (Hey Jen!) and I were in the front row center stage and many lemme tell ya...."I see his fingers move....and I say Yeah....yeah, but where are they going." His rig must have been freshly sound checked and tweaked just right cause he lit the hall up with wonderful crystal clear tone. His new stuff is really good, and I agree with a previous poster that he really should use this tour as a springboard for a solo career away from Dream Theater. I'll by anything he puts out. Anyway, the sound got progressively worse as the night went on. Vai came out and well, all we could hear was Billy Sheehan. The only song we could hear Vai's playing on was "Whispering a Prayer" (which was great!). Billy's monitors were turned up just too loud. Vai was even trying to give some direction to the sound guy, but it nothing improved. Billy's bass was just too loud and distorted. But it was really cool to have Vai play directly to my girlfriend....the whole licking thing drove her nutts. *laugh* I love watching Vai play, and was really into the show, but just couldn't help but be pissed at the sound guy the whole time. For Joe's set, there was a little bit of an improvement in the sound, but it still sucked. If i didn't know every song Joe played note for note the way I do, it all probably would have been lost in the mix. He was incredible though, really on the money, very smooth. I always get nervous when I see Joe play "Flying" because I know how difficult the song is technically to play and I've seen him ass it up before. But, he pulled it off flawlessly. I was upset he choose just to play the usual tunes. He really should have taken the opportunity to play some of his more obscure stuff, "Memories", "Driving at Night" and such, or pulled out and played some new tunes he might be still be working on. The final jam was great because they played 4 tunes instead of three and ANDY TIMMONS was there. I love this guy! He's one of my faves and I go to his Blue Cat Blues shows when ever I can. He's a great player and a really nice guy in person. He waved at my girlfriend and I when he recognized us. The only bad thing though was....no one could hear him. The sound quality for the Jam was just horrible. Its was all so jumbled you couldn't hear anything. The vocals were all drowned out so we missed out on Billy's cool voice for "La Grange" and Joe's on "Goin' Down". The last thing that kinda left a bitter taste in my mouth was.....No AFTER SHOW! Paid nearly $80 a ticket and didn't get to meet any of the performers. That was kinda a rip, but was comforted by the fact that I got see all my faves on stage at one time, and just really had a good time. I guess that's what its all about. **Peace** KenC.

kenman Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jul 09 '01
5:02 pm
Joe you ROCK baby. Joe we were the guys who saw you on the street in front of Chili's in downtown Ft. Worth. We really wanted to chat with you but chose to respect your privacy expecially since you were with you wife and child. Great show we enjoy Andy Timmons playing with you as well.

AmySJ
(Amy Johnson)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jul 09 '01
10:47 am
What a night! I am still having fun reliving it. Thanks to some special people, we were able to have seats 7 rows back, center stage, aisle side with JS. I was totally amazed by everything. The music was incredible; the performaces fantastic. I will admit to being a bit confused on what to wear to see such a performance at the Bass Hall. There was an interesting mix - from people to clothes to ages. We had two older (65+) gentlemen sitting in front of us wearing as big of grins at the younger (~10) boy who was about two rows in front of them. We also had the SV look-a-like sitting by us. Everybody rocked right alongside everyone else. It was definately a night to remember. I came away with a deeper respect for a group of very talented musicians. Thank you for a special evening (and a knowledge that black sequins DO work at the Bass Hall no matter what!!)

617 Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jul 09 '01
9:12 am
Great Show. Took my 15 yr old bass playing son and he was wowed. Said certainly not lack of talent on that stage. Waco TX Fan

JS777 Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jul 08 '01
11:21 pm

This was the First time I saw the all mighty Satch and his astounding members. Satch has long time been a HUGE ENORMOUS influence on me and I hope that one day Ill get to be on the G3 tour with him playing La Grange or Henrix covers right along side him and Vai. I met Satch the night of the concert an he told me that the NY Yankees were his mothers favorite team and that struck such a nerve inside my heart that I knew he had an enormous bond with his mother. The type of bond that is so strong and worthy that nothing could break it. If Satch ever read this I want him to know that I have one very good thing in common with him. Its the bond I share with my mother. Shes the best and she'd do anything for me. Joe Satriani is in my honest to god opinion the best composer and guitar player Ive ever had the pleasure of hearing. Hes taught many people. Hes taught me in very many ways but not in a literal sence. Satch, Your the greatest and all ways will be. The night I met you will be unforgetable. Thanks for having such a great site and being such a great musician.

Ever so sincerely, Ed Carson

chase_man Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Jul 08 '01
12:45 pm
This is the 3rd time I've seen Satch play, and he blows my mind everytime. He's so effortless and is just having a blast playing. 2nd time for Vai and you get exactly what you expect...kick ass playing and one hell of a show. Petrucci is hopefully going to put out a solo record because playing with Dream Theatre doesn't do him total justice. He's really, really incredible. Andy Timmons needs to stick in his one league. He's good, but let's face it, these guys are some of the best in the world and him playing with them was like throwing a crowbar in the spokes of an on coming Harley---Boom!!!AAAHHHH!!!Splat......Stu is always incredible and seems to be having so much fun. Billy is a mad man matching Vai note for note. Crazy stuff. Hopefully Vai and Billy will do an album together. They are a duo just like Joe and Stu. Everybody needs a sidekick. The show is not just for guitar and bass players; the drummers will blow your mind, and of course Mike Keneally speaks for himself. Anyway, the show was unbelievable and it's hard to beat tearing up because it's so moving watching and hearing these guys play the most beautiful music in the world. Don't miss it. Chase Roach Pampa TX.

g32001
(Wayland Morgan)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 07 '01
11:24 pm

!!!!!!!!!!!Damn... What else can i say, best show ive seen in a while. I drove all the way from Tulsa, oklahoma. I loved it. Satch, if your reading this i think your the most kick ass guitar player on earth, to be honest i never really listened to ur music much seeing as how im 14 and all ppl my age like is rap metal and crap, but after ur show i went and bought all of your cds i could find.. Thats the only kinda music im gonna listen to from now on... You Guys Rocked, most definitely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just loved that show Vai is possibly the best showman i have ever seen great stage performance musically most of all... John petrucci blew me away, And as for Satch , i shouldnt have to say anything, great job to everyone hope i can meet everyone of you one day, maybe play a show together...

Wayland from tulsa Oklahoma

Magview
(Adam Rodriguez)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 07 '01
6:42 pm
Man, that was the best show that I have ever seen amd I have seen a few concerts. This was the best G3 ever. Satriani was perfect. Steve Vai was awesome. John Petrucci was very good. Andy Timmons was awesome. In my opinion, Andy Timmons should be part of the G3 tour. All in all, it is the very best G3 ever and the best concert that I have ever attended.

deej
(dee j)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 07 '01
9:07 am
Joe summed it up - what a beautiful place to play a show. Everything was perfect. It took me until 1:30 the next afternoon to wind down from experiencing such beatiful music, and actually getting to meet, ya'll. My favorite part was realizing before Joe's set that Andy Timmons was gonna jam during the "encore" jam, as my friend and I recognized his Ibanez. I hope that there is a cd available of this tour someday, because I would buy it immediately.

OME
(Christopher Thompson)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
11:21 pm
OME ranks this show with an 9, would be a 10 but there was the sound issue thing going on here. After risking going bankrupt I finally scraped up enuff money for gas to drive 6 hrs to the show. Not one regret from me either. Petrucci gave a shocking and stunning performance, showing his knack for instrumentals rather than the old-time Dream days. I walked past him coming from chili's before the conert, but didn't recognize him with the clean cut hairdo. Petrucci's rig had defintely been given some touches from Satch. Vai did his villian dances and show stopping stunts. I think his show was great, but his sound suffered some by the presence of too MUCH bass. Sheehan sure enuff holds his own, but needed a bass solo to show his true chops. I was pleased to hear them open with Shyboy and their was one point in Vai's set where I think everything totally stopped and went blue(awesome). Satch took the stage and instantly wailed away making it all look so simple. I saw him last year in New Orleans and he played over 2 hrs. with one encore, if this is your first time to see him then you ain't seen nothing. When he said he just got warmed-up, it was a breeze from then on out, in NO I saw him truly take it to the Crystal Plant. The G3 jam was huge, when's the last time you heard 5 gtrs being played all at once. Overkill or Overshred, hmmmm, good shred I say but the sound quality suffers with this many guitars inside. "HEY Mr soundman! pay attention!" Can't wait for the next studio release from Satch n Vai, and I'll also be watching for Petrucci's to show up in the music store.

EskimoJoe
(Joe Escamilla)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
8:40 pm
Excellent show... Although I was in such a hurry to park the car that I nearly hit this long haired guy crossing the street on a Don't Walk sign... After I finished cursing him, I looked over and he turned around...... It was Steve Vai!!! After lifting my jaw off the floorboard, I stopped and saw him heading back to the tour bus.... Anyway, the show was awesome... First time to see the two guys that made me pick up the guitar fifteen years ago... JP was great, no flash just pure music!!! Steve Vai's set I did not think was too loud... Billy could have cut back on the volume a bit, however it was great!! Satriani was amazing, very tight and flawless.... It was an experience I will not soon forget!!! What would I have told my sons??? "Daddy hit and crippled one of the worlds best guitarists" Good thing I hit the brakes in time...!!!

Sman
(stuart lippincott)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
4:50 pm
Dude!! This show has changd my life and has lit a fire once again under my butt to become the best that I can at playing. Vai and Satriani have influenced me heavily and this is the first time I've seen them live. I have the old G3 video and watch it all the time. I just couldn't believe I was seeing them live!! IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! Go, This concert will change your life! Vai put on the best showman performance, just blew me away! Petrruci was freaking awesome and Satch, well he is an absolute perfectionist!! You guys all did outstanding. Hope to see you again! Later

dudeinbigd Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
12:32 pm

Good God... it may not have been the Trinity but it was damn close. Petrucci... never really listened to the guy before, but he was pretty damn good. i was really impressed.

Vai was amazing. He continues to put on one hell of a show. He's incredibly engaging, really draws the audience in. He's smooth, cool, rock-n-roll, dear God I might have a man crush.

Satch was master of ceremonies. My first time to see him and I was floored. Might drive to Austin to see them again.

The jam will go down as one of my favorite concert moments of all time. Timmons was a fantastic addition and we Texans appreciated the first selection (go see it for yourself Houston and Austin, I'll give away no secrets). While it may have been childs play to these 4 guitarists, to a hack like me it was absolutely amazing how they shredded those songs.

As for the people complaining about the volume, my handy dandy ear plugs were perfect... sure the guy next to me called me a fag, but i could hear every note. They came out during the jam though and I thought the mix was great (sure it wasn't studio quality, but for Christ sake it's a rock show).

If you're waiting on the show to come to your city, you're going to enjoy the hell out of it.

Falling into Infinity Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
10:37 am

With a rank of 8....this is how I split the show up: JP-4, SV-1, JS-2, and the jam-1. I thought John Petrucci had an excellent set! The new songs were just so good as many have already commented on. You could tell the crowd really liked him...they gave him much love! Steve Vai on the other hand, didn't seem to go over as well for the most part. As I've been hearing, Steve Vai put on quite a show...but it was more showbiz than anything. The worst thing about his set was the fact that you could not hear his guitar that well over the rest of the instruments...as others said about it being loud, the sound was a bit thick and unclear. You could barely make out what he was playing at certain times. I think you could really sense it from the rest of the crowd too..it was just that obvious. And the new songs he played from his live album didn't go over as well as his older material. During "Whispering a Prayer" ....it seemed like he was trying to put the audience to sleep. It was pretty funny when they played Animal..when Vai and Keneally do some of that crazy whammy bar work, when the grab each other's trem bar...Mike pulled Steve's off accidently LOL. "Jibboom" turned out to be one of the main highlights during his set...with Vai and Billy were going back and forth, playing off each others parts. But at the end of his set, he got a pretty warm response from the crowd...mainly due to the respect they have for him. I mean come on, he is STEVE VAI....just not his best show. Joe Satriani was as good as usual. He was as good as any other time I've seen him.(That was the 5th time). I like how he doesn't have to jump around and act all crazy for the crowd unlike Vai. He just slowly cruised up on stage during the intro of Cool #9. He really knows how to get the crowd into it! But I just hated the fact that he didn't incorporate more of the older songs that are less popular into the set..or even new ones for that matter. I wasn't all that into hearing the same old songs he always plays. Hearing him play "The Extremist" was really a treat though. And overall, Satch pulled off another great show for the crowd. Okay, now for the jam...they had Andy Timmons come out to play with the others liked they've done for the last 2 G3 shows they had at DFW. I love the symbolic idea of having these great guitarists together to jam on some of the most classic guitar songs ever made...but when its all said and done...its just too much stuff going on at one time! (especially with Timmons in the mix) But the crowd seemed please for the most part with the jam. ZZ Top's "LaGrange" came off pretty well as expected, being in played in TX. Jimi's "Voodoo Child" was a just too saturated with guitars...oh, and this time John Petrucci did Satch's wah for the intro. "Little Wing" was a bit better, with the more space they had to work with in a slower song. And they did in fact play "Going Down" at the end of the show..which all in all came out pretty well. But all thru-out the jam..the sound quality was just not that great at all...it was just too much.

I do want to make something clear though - I really like Steve Vai's work for the most part..but he just didn't go over well at all at this show like he has at others. I saw the second G3 show at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas in '97. Now he was ON at that show...very memorable. And of course the sound quality was MUCH better.

jimix Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
10:15 am

Best.Concert.Ever.

I don't know what I'm gonna do when I go see another concert, and just yawn, because nobody can hold a candle to these guys!

However, they need to get a new sound man or something to adjust for the different venues, because Vai's set and the Jam was waaaaaayyyyyy to loud. Once they all just started going at it all you heard was a ringing sound, they just blew away bass hall. Other then that, they were all incredible. Every last musician on that stage.

xrob
(Robert Scott)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
9:24 am
Splitting up the ranking by 3 for JP, 3 for Vai, 3 for Satch, 1 for Jam. JP gets 3 of 3 for an awesome set. I love those new songs. Steve only gets 1 of 3 because his set was soo loud that the sound was all crunched together in the upper sections. I thought it would be fun to get a bird's eye view, but Bass Hall wasn't built for Vai. The details were lost in the decibals. I would give him zero, but I really like Whispering a Prayer. Joe was awesome as usual, but since he didn't play anything new - I can't give him full marks. He DID do a very cool intro to Summer Song though (Led Zep's Rock N Roll). The jam was too loud (probably Vai's fault again), but I liked the interaction. Bringing out Timmons and adding Goin' Down was cool. The set was the same as I posted on T2J, but Vai replaced The Crying Machine with Erotic Nightmares. A lot of people in our section left before he got to it though, it wasn't fun to listen to at all.

axismusic
(Jason Davis)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
9:03 am

So there I was: at work, 4pm, July 5th, and ok with the fact that I was not going to the G3 show. I had seen back-to-back nights of the original tour with EJ and was ok with the fact that I wasn't going this time due to the Bass Hall's inflated prices (nice venue, but you definitely pay for the scenery). Suddenly a friend of mine from work tells me he is going to the show and has 2 extra tickets! His uncle is part of the stage crew and has 4 FREE seats reserved for him at Will Call. With a mad dash to the phone to call my wife and a baby sitter found, we were on our way!

Once we met my friend and his wife at the Bass Hall, we picked up our tickets...but were given more! Each of us had backstage passes!!! Cool! We were escorted backstage so we could see the setup prior to the concert and then were offered the opportunity to watch the entire concert from the side of the stage! How cool it was to watch each of the artists come by us and get prepared to play...then have then come by after they were finished and shake hands with them! It was also cool to see them interact with each other, the set crew, and their families (Portnoy's little girl was cracking me up with her huge protective headphones).

No offense, but by far the best musical experience overall was Petrucci's set...perhaps this was because it was all new material. However, Petrucci's melodies are gorgeous/interesting/captivating, and his shredding ability is uncanny! The interplay between John and Dave at the beginning of "Lost Without You" was beautiful, and Portnoy (of course) was a machine! Their 2nd tune was full of meter changes (which I love) and blew me away! The Paradigm Shift/Erotomania medley was very cool as well. John HAS to record this material for a CD soon...it is too good to not have out there for the masses!!!

It was definitely great to see Billy and Vai play together, and their dual during Jibboom was priceless. I also commend Steve for playing material from AiaUW...the new tunes sounded great (especially Incantation....how do they keep that middle section together the entire time?!?!?!?). Plus, they dumped The Crying Machine from the set and replaced it with Erotic Nightmares! Very cool indeed! But the best of this set was Keneally (as always) and Virgil. Keneally always blows me away...he looks so out of place up there with the rest of the band BUT (IMO) he is the most talented! Virgil was the brightest part of the set because his playing is AMAZING! His solo was, by far, one of the best I've heard...but even listening to his interplay with the rest of the band in the other songs was incredible! Hopefully we'll be hearing more from him in higher profile gigs...

Satch was Satch....perfect. As some readers said before, I wish that he would change up his set a bit and play either different or new material. There are so many cool songs off of CP and EoC that he could play instead of the same old Summer Song or Satch Boogie, but I guess those songs still appeal to the casual fan. Regardless, it still amazes me to watch Satch play...he is so calm and cool (a BIG difference from watching Vai) and there is never a mistake.

We had to leave at 11pm due to the babysitter (right in the middle of my favorite, Raspberry Jam), so we didn't see the jam at the end...but Andy Timmons grab his guitar during Satch's set and sat next to me while warming up. I'm sure that was great to see the 6 of them (Vai, Timmons, John, Joe, Billy, Stu) together on one stage. This was definitely THE best lineup for G3 (it should be called G4 with Keneally there, but....) by far!

joeisbad
(kevin foster)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
1:55 am
Oh my god That was the loudest, most badass thing I have ever heard. The placed rocked John Petrucci was the first set. He opened up with some badass 7-string shit. It sounded like Metallica or Sepultura or somthing it was so heavy. He played a couple of new songs and then he played a song from the liquid tension experiment stuff that rocked and blended in a little bit of Erotomania from the dream theater stuff. The only thing that I didnt like was that he Cut all his hair off. Vai had the second set. He played with Billy Sheenan on bass. The opening song kicked ass, with Vai wailin away and Sheenan on Vocals. Sheenans bass was too damn loud so it took me a minute to hear Vai but it was badass. Satch wrapped it up with a electrifying, long ass set. He played like 8-9 songs. Satch boogie, cool no 9, flying in a blue dream, summer song, and some other stuff off of crystal planet. IMO he was the best as far as just playing and not showin off like Vai. The end was great they played some classics that kicked ass, but you will have to find out for yourselves which ones. This was my first concert. It was a birthday present. I loved it. It makes me want to bust my ass to get to the level they are at . If you like guitars this is the concert to go to.

Dark Raven
(Ted Logan)
Thu Jul 05 '01
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jul 06 '01
1:21 am
Whos idea was it to invite Andy Timmons to jam? That was most excelent! I've been a fan of Andy since he was just a hardly known "local boy", then to see him jamming with 3 of my all time favorite guitar players was just incredible. Timmons can definitly shred with the best of 'em. That was hands down the best concert i have ever witnessed. Rock on guys, my ears are still ringing.


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