Hot hot hot hot hot hot!!! And the music was great, too!
Is there no AC in the Orpheum? It was a sweatbox, but a great show.
For some reason, I thought Dweezil looked a little unsure of himself. he was kinda looking around at the audience as if to ask, "how am I doing so far?". He seemed a little self-conscious for the first few tunes, but then settled in. NMB was great, Bozzio is still amazingly powerful after all these years, and Stevie Vai is truly a "stunt guitarist". He gets notes out of that guitar I have never heard.
Highlights - Audience participation on King Kong was funny as hell, City of Tiny Lights was rockin', epic guitar duel (Dweezil/SV) on Montana, and Peaches was loud and tight. But for me, Echidna's Arf was the highlight of the night. As I was driving into Boston, I was wondering if they could pull it off without FZ being there onstage and without the studio recording work done on the Roxy album. But they played it completely solid, note for note, live onstage at the Orpheum last night. Amazing playing.
Any hope for a live disc form this tour?