Gotta say : saw Joe Satriani at Santa Cruz Boardwalk ,
when I lived there in 1980's and 90's , then the Civic
Auditorium , so many times...it grew old...;)
He was okay...but what has come a looonnnggg way ,
is his price...I remember it eas free , or ten dollars at
the most I ever paid...
Most people here would not believe , I stopped going
to any shows , after the price went over $17.50 , and
that included three , or four band shows for the price...
After that , I got in free , or said fuck it , climbed a roof ,
and recorded it through the air vents , or windows...lol !
Saw so many bands , free , Golden Gate Park , or other
Bay Area venues...Ah , the Sixties , and Seventies !
Life was great , prices were real...if we paid...
And Joe ?
Yeah , he was ok...yet he has come far...hat off to him !
Far cry from his stint with The Greg Kihn Band Lol
Yeah man, even my days of the early 80's
it was similar for me getting into shows for free
Prices I would never pay
Satch as much as I love him, is a rather dull guy live, but stick him in the studio and he makes magic.