If BOSS was the Russian speaking guy with friend, they truly thought this was a Steve Vai concert. They asked who the opening act for Steve was. It seemed they had never heard of Zappa and they kept talking during the show. Some people are simply knuckleheads
While their nutty comments were totally off base, I also agree 100% with thoughts from dkaplowitz. Endless solos are a bit too much for most fans, especially loud, random, screaming, dueling guitars. Shorter tasty solos are completely cool within the context of songs, but 10 minute side tracks in so many places get old and even painful to 40 year old ears. I saw Frank over a dozen times (4 times in two nights in Chicago at the Uptown) and he carefully picked his spots for solos and did not force them.
This is an amazing show and tremendous accomplishment for the band, but I sorely missed some of the most enjoyable, creative, fun songs that seemed to help define Frank's versatility and unique gift for life changing lyrics that stick in your head for eternity. How about reducing some of the solo time and replacing that with a few masterpieces, like:
- Joe's Garage (it was a '54 with mashed up door and a cheasy little amp. it had a sign on the front - said "Fender Champ"...)
- Muffin Man (though he was man. but he was a muffin)
- Titties & Beer (it was the blackest night, there was no moon in sight)
- Anything from Zoot (shake it more than 3 times & you're playing with it)
- You are what you is (who is who? I dont know..... what a rapping end)
- Flakes, Baby Snakes, Carolina Hardcore Ecstaceeey.
- Just to name a few from memory
Oh well, see you all in Chicago at the Auditurium on Saturday with a huge smile, my two brothers and ear plugs for the solos.
Also, where is Ray White or Ike
NMB is super amazing beyond great, but he could have used some help on Vocals. He carried the load with loving energy, spirit and pure joy. He's why I've gone to see Project Object so many times