I had the pleasure of the EVO Experience on Saturday in Glasgow.
My mate and I did a similar meet and greet at a Joe Satriani gig a couple of months ago but the EVO Experience was so much better. Meeting Joe was great but it was a bit limited. A handshake, a few words, a photo and a signature. We also got to wander around on stage before the show, but we were told (quite reasonably) DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!
With Steve, it was a 45 minute chat with about 20 of us, photos, signatures etc Then we witnessed about an hour and a half of sound check. It's clear that SSV is a real perfectionist fine tuning the arrangements and telling the band and lighting crew where they had been slightly off cue the night before. Anyway it was pretty fascinating and THEN we had the show - all two and a half hours of it - humour, stage antics, funny dancing and face pulling as well as all the awesome guitar playing. The band were amazing too...
When we doing the photos earlier, Steve had EVO there too. I asked him, is that the real one or one of the replicas? He said yes, it's the real thing - pick it up if you like. I didn't need to be told twice!