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 Post subject: 20 June 2006: Las Vegas, NV
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:18 am 
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Did you attend this show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas?

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Please do not post in this thread if you did not attend this show.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:31 am 
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The kid does the old man proud! What a fun show at our beautiful House of Blues. The presentation was stunning and moving and fun, fun , fun. D. appears such a gentle soul amdist the wild musical chaos that engulfs the rest of the stage. Solos from D and Steve Vai were riviting and reverberated to the heels of the audience. Aaron and Scheila held up their corner with power, grace and virtuousity. Wow. Aaron's solo was wicked and Scheila's versatility and energy is infectious. I dearly missed watching Billy and da vibe due to, 'interesting' seating at the venue but the tinkly soul of Frank's music was not missed at all. The string section worked like dogs all evening...except when Joe and Terry toke off into sweet drumbo land. Napolean blows read good and has styling vocal talent to bang out all them beautiful notes.

I am so happy to rediscover Frank's music. I always loved the Mothers and the Flo and Eddie days and all the great wacky anthems. But what i didn't know at the time, but sensed somehow, was that Franks music was teaching me how to appreicate music as an art. The intricasy and depth of the music is symphonic in nature. The distance between this and the utter simplicity of most all other modern music is Space Shuttle to Wright Flyer. The challanges and the freedom it presents the performers is extraordinary.

I'll bear witness that about 40% of the set they played were tunes I had maybe heard once before if at all and I would have been disappointed had i been seeing a 'cover band'. But Dweezil brings together a rich and satisfying musical expeirence that is as fresh and vital as ... nay, MORE fresh and vital than any of current music. With Frank's prodigious collection to draw from I feel I'll be going to Zappa Concerts for many long seasons. Bravo, Dweezil and thanks for breathing new life into this genuine American Artist.

Best wishes to all involved in this lovely show. Thank you.
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 Post subject: ZPZ in Vegas
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:36 pm 
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I can truly say that the ZPZ gig at house of blues in Las Vegas left me speechless. I tried talking to a friend afterwards and I could not complete a full sentence. What a transcendant evening of music. All of us in our little gang are area musicians and my pal Ellis was a former bandmate of Scheila's in L.A. We were all so stunned that something of this caliber would actually come to Las Vegas. I can't say thank you enough to the ZFT for their continued excellence and stewardship of the Zappa musical legacy. Nobody does it better, as the song goes. The ensemble plays the material with such ease and style, and I think Frank would have been delighted. Napi, Terry and Steve seem to be aging in reverse--they were beyond awesome. Honestly, I was on the verge of tears the whole time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all involved. You are heroes.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:43 am 
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IT WAS MAGNIFICENT! DZ your Dad is parting the clouds saying... "That's my kid!" with a big FZ smile. I've seen your dad 50+ times over the years. He is definitely proud of you. Pulling this tour together was no easy task for you. You can be proud of the job you did. One thing about your dad everytime he toured, each tour was better than the last. It will be very challenging for you to improve on this tour.
DZ said he was a little under the weather, I sure couldn't see it. DZ should do his dad's vocals. Napi, I love you but you can't do them all. Terry, Steve nice to see you again, exellent as always. All of you were excellent, know the man is proud, I bet Gail is. I was in tears all evening listening to the masters work, his son performing it, a mother's pride. HEY, A .MOTHER'S PRIDE! You brought a little joy to this old mother.

Add Bobby Brown and Artificial Rhonda to your play list, please.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:58 am 
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So where is everybody's reviews? Over 24 yours ago and there is only three posts...???

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:48 pm 
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I have been trying to get the login to work since Tuesday night! Finally!

I would have #1 review but... grrr.

SO... The BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN LIVE. Without a doubt it blew my mind to pieces. I held my piss for 3 straight hours so I wouldnt miss a note!

DZ - like it was mentioned above, you did your old man proud! Frank would have approved ten fold. The band was put together with fresh young guys and a truly amazing woman!

Scheila was amazing. She ripped it up on Sax! I was impressed as hell.
Aaron kicked out a badass keyboard solo too. Super shit.
Pete - Holy moly. Solid bass with some awesome flair. I love watching a bass player play that many notes! Cool shit.
Billy - Spot on all night and very impressive! Vibe blowout!
Jamie - Dude! Amazing guitar work. That's a serious compliment with Vai on stage!

I'm a drummer so major props goes out to Joe Travers! Sick playing man! I loved all of it tremendously. You are a top shelf player in my book.

What can I say about Bozzio and Vai that hasnt been said a million times! The show really hit a peak when Terry came out and hammered "I'm So Cute!" Punk flavored Zappa is so damn energetic and fun!!! I have been in awe of Terry from day one and seeing him live for the first time was special beyonf words.

Zombie Woof --- enough said! VAI!!! Holy shite. That was a solo was outta sight! You are one of the last guitar heros on the planet. PEOPLE>>> get this guy in your ears live. I was floored!

Setlist was hot zitz! I super mix of my fav era 73-74 and sprinkled with great book-end songs.

PUNKY'S WHIPS -- -the hightlight of the night for me. What a performance!! I cant think of any more explatives to describe how great this show was to me. Poor Terry trashed his arm in his set and there was also blood on his snare!! What a nut!

Blow by blows of each song are hard for me because they all kicked so much ass!!

Worth every penny and every waiting moment since I first fell in love with Zappa in '88!

Music is the best!

Eric


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:03 pm 
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Right on Eric... You sure said it better than I did. I'm going to stand out in front of House of Blues tonight and see if I can find a extra ticket some place. Maybe they will have pity on me and let me in. :lol:

Just can't get over how good it was.

I want to see/hear it again.

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I was Curious after reading some links posted on Las Vegas Jamband Society posts.

I am soooo glad I mustered the gumption to get in the van and drive to the HOB.

I am still reeling from the experience. I am sooo grateful. My soul has been so charged. I have never seen any of these players before.
I am in love with them all. I danced with tears in my eyes for hours.

I saw things and experienced things that have inspired my soul and will be with me forever. One was the graciousness of the band and their beautiful curtain call. Another was the patience and grace of D signing something for everyone that wanted something signed or to share a kind word with D. Another was seeing SV doing among other things windmills with his whammy bar. And watching SV singing to himself while playing his guitar and listening to N give it away with his dancing and soul filled singing.

The band gave all, no restraints.
I will be at as many shows as I can for as long as this exist and I will take my friends and children with me for this is to me is the benchmark of live performance of inspired music.

Thank you to the band and all associated for taking the chance and making a Vision manifest.

Chris
Boulder City


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 Post subject: Re: 20 June 2006: Las Vegas, NV
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:15 am 
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admin wrote:
Did you attend this show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas?

Post your impressions/photos/reviews here.

Please do not post in this thread if you did not attend this show.

Thanks!


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saw you guys in vegas you were awesome! YOU GUYS WERE REALLY TIGHT! MUST HAVE TAKEN A LOT OF WORK! CONGATULATIONS TO DWEEZIL I'M SURE HE WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS TRYING TO PULL THIS THING OFF WITHOUT BEING CRITISIZED BY ZAPPA FANS OR WHOMEVER,TOOK A LOT OF DEDICATION, happy to see steve vai decided to join the fun!!, I JUST WANT TO SAY YOU GUYS WERE AMAZING!! MY HATS OFF TO YOU GUYS!! LOVED ZOMBIE WOOOOOFF!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:15 am 
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What an amazing show! I grew up hearing some of the more popular Zappa tunes, and the stuff on Dr. Demento, but I'm sad to say I never was real fan until a few years ago. I've been a Terry Bozzio fan for decades, though - from UK and Missing Persons. I picked up a "Shut up n Play Yer Guitar" CD a few years ago, and I downloaded some Zappa bootlegs from an FZ newsgroup, and I was hooked. I've got a good-sized FZ CD collection now (real ones, not bootlegs - <G>), plus I've got Shampoohorn and another one from Dweezil and Ahmet. Oh, and now a SIGNED DZ CD from the show in Vegas. My wife had never really listened to FZ before, but she was enthralled at the show. That says something about the man's music, and the performance of Dweezil and the band. To enjoy a show as much as my wife did, without even knowing the music. . . WOW! This was the first time we ever sat in the balcony area for a show at the HOB. We got incredible seats right in the center, so we had a perfect view of everything, and the sound was great. It's hard to express how impressed I was at the talent on that stage. Unbelievable! I hope Dweezil actually does continue the ZPZ tour each year.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:56 am 
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First i gotta say a big THANK YOU to Frank Zappa for taking music to a higher level than what we are fed on the radio on a daily basis.

DZ: as a fellow musician, i was very impressed by the collection of musicians you put together for this tour; everyone was supreme in their own right. thank you very much for putting Vegas on your list of destinations...being a fan of FZ since the mid 70s, i never imagined i would ever experience his music live, and to have it performed by you in tribute to your father was a very special experience for me, as im sure it is for you and everyone involved. ive never been moved in a concert to the point of tears, until that night at the HOB. Im sure everyone who attended will agree the warmth and love for you and your Dad was very obvious.

Terry Bozzio and Steve Vai were the cherry on top! I wish you all the best and cant wait to see your return to our city again :D


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 Post subject: ZPZ in Vegas
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:29 pm 
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Thank you Dweezil!! :D
The show was an amazing tribute to your dad! Damn near note for note perfect!! I wish you had played 'Peaches' as that was on the first album I ever heard way back in 1969!!
Nonetheless, the show was very tight and I am most impressed!! I hope you come back to Vegas soon as traveling to the other side of the country is tough for me to pull off!
Thank you again Dweez!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:35 am 
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It is the 19 of July.
I just bought my tickets for the first show of the fall leg.
So Mikey how was the first day of pre-sale ticket sales?
I can't wait for show in Denver.
I got tickets for myself, my girl friend, my cousin and his wife.
They will be coming in from Tulsa and me from Las Vegas.
Oh I can't wait.

See you in Denver.

Chris
Boulder City, Nevada


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