First, compliments on your suit, Dweezil!
At the same time the first note of Gumbo Variations was hit, it was quite obvious that this was going to be a special evening. I mean, the band's skills and the intricacy of the music is on such a high level these days that when you at one occasion struggled with tuning your guitar it was almost a relief.
All your previous shows in Norway so far really have felt like a "best of" collection of Frank's music, even though you almost never have played the same song twice. Strange isn't it. Even so, yesterday's show was a kind of "best of goose-bumps moments" for me. Cruising for burgers, RDNZL, Titties and beer, Inca Roads. Come on! It was almost as if somebody had read somebody's mind. Regarding Inca Roads, that song is a separate musical genre in itself. I will never stop listening to that song. And probably never really get hold of it.
Frank's appearance every now and then felt just right and really reminded everybody why we were even here. Looking around me during the video sequences, I could see a lot of old and young people in deep admiration of his guitar playing and stage presence. On these video's in particular, you could really see how cool he looked, how much control he had and at the same time how vivid and fun his playing was.
I was offered a back-stage pass on my way out of the show. Which I didn't take. All I probably would have come up with would have been "I'm such a great fan of your music" anyway. Walking out of the venue and back home in the snow, I was still so paralyzed by the music that I didn't even realize that I was soaking wet to my bones.
Best regards from "such a great fan", now with a serious flu coming up
PS, and somewhat beside the point: I was in a job interview once and was asked about my general interests. My answer was "Zappa". I could see that my potential employer was writing "Sappa" in his notebook. Upon which I said: "Sorry, I don't think that I'm the right guy for this job" and walked away. True story.