I've been a FZ fan since about 1983 and regret not being able to see him when he was still with us, so naturally I jumped at the chance to see this show. I got the tickets as soon as they were available and had 4th row center stage seats. Woohoo!
This was an absolutely outstanding show, one of the best I've seen. The level of musicianship on display was astonishing. The band was incredibly tight and the sound quality was very very good. The show was FANTASTIC, and all of the musicians were jaw-dropping in their abilities, but there were a couple of parts that stood out.
Anytime Napoleon was onstage! He is amazing, and (to me) was the glue that held the whole thing together.
The Vai / Dweezil solos during "Zomby Woof" and "Montana". I now firmly believe that Mr. Vai is from an advanced alien civilization, or has sold his soul. His playing was UNREAL. The Dweeze ain't no slouch either.
Watching Scheila do her thang - it was obvious she was having a blast, and her sax playing rocked! I think I'm in love...
The part of Aaron's solo when the mic stand fell on his keys and he ran with it.
Terry Bozzio doing "I'm So Cute". Damn!
The lady from the audience doing the screams during "Torture".
Misses (really, these are nitpicks more than anything else):
Dweezil "conducting" the band / audience. As others have said, I don't think he's got the stage presence (yet!) for that sort of thing. It just seemed too forced to me.
Terry Bozzio's drum solo - cool, just a tad too long.
I also don't think that the set list posted is 100% right. I think it's right up until the last few songs, but is off a bit at the end. I'm pretty sure they didn't do "Sofa" or "Florentine Pogen", and I was completely sober.
I'd like to thank Dweezil for doing Frank's music justice, and please don't stop after this tour is over! This needs to be an annual event! Also, if any of these shows were recorded and made available as a CD or DVD I'd be all over it. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that...
Great show! If you're reading these reviews and have any doubts at all, don't worry - JUST GO SEE IT!!