Well, as usual, Dweezil, the family trust, and their special guests put on an amazing show. I could go on for pages and pages about each song and how incredible it was, and how much it did justice to Frank and his music. One moment though, was particularly incredible, and I feel it needs special mention.
For the song Chunga's Revenge, a screen came down, and the band the played rhythm while a video of Frank went on and played the lead, from a live performance. After his part was done, Dweezil went on, and began to play the main theme of the song. I don't recall how many times he played through it, but what was so powerful about it was when Dweezil was done (and during the song if I can remember correctly), he wiped his eyes more than a few times. Today, being Father's day, and him playing his deceased father's music, you could tell that watching and hearing his father play along side him was tough. It was the most powerfully emotional moment of the concert, easily. As the applause roared over the silent stage, intensified by the display of love Dweezil had put forth, I think everyone felt that Frank would have been proud at that moment. Now I took my dad to this concert at a father's day gift, and many others probably did as well, so his emotions at that moment were palpable.
That was the highlight for me, however, the rest of the concert was phenomenal. Easily the greatest show I've ever been to, with the greatest line-up. The setlists I've seen have all of the songs that were played here, but listening to the album doesn't do justice to what I saw. Steve Vai was a real treat, as his performance in the end of the show and the encore were flawless. I knew Dweezil was good before, but man is he good too. Both Joe Travers and Bozzio were fantastic, but Travers' drums had a better tonality. Jamie Kime, his rhythm guitarist, and Pete Griffin, his bassist, were also extremely talented. Scheila Gonzalez helped out with the female backing vocals that would have been missed, and her and Napoleon put together made for a flawless recreation of the vocals of Zappa. Aaron Arntz, the keyboardist and backup singer was also cool, and Billy Hulting was the perfect cap to it all. The signature mallet sound was probably my favorite little piece in the puzzle.
Again, to recap, an incredible show, that if you've seen, you can agree, but if you're one of the next cities, you're in for a real treat.