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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Met Mr. Vai today - June 16th-06

Steve Vai and my Experience meeting him today

Hey guys
So today I went to LA Music down here in Port Credit (Mississauga, ON)
and finally got to meet Mr. Vai.
(It only took 15 years)

The guy Rocks, totally cool down to earth nice guy.
The 3 hour wait was worth the 5 minutes of hanging out with him
and just shooting the shyt.

Mostly dudes there with guitars were non Ibanez’ and a few RG’s.
3 Jem 7VWH (Evo’s) and that was it.
When we made our way up to him I then got him to sign my floral guitar,
no biggie he didn’t even seem to care about that particular puppy but when I pulled
out my Root beer out of the case he took it in his hands and looked her up and down.
He then asked me “Where did you get this?” I simply told him that I am a fan
and it took me several years to snag this. He then said “ I thought I was the only one
with a Root beer identical to this with a pre 87 serial number.” “It should never of been released.” He was in total surprise and then said “let me sign her twice.”

Then he had a pic taken with her and said to me near the end “Make sure you take care of her!”
Then the big Ibanez rep who puts on these shindigs pulled me aside when I was getting ready to leave with my step son and he asked me where and how did I obtain that Jem. I told him that I snagged it from an original owner who lives in Thunder Bay. As soon as I
was about to tell him the name of the music store in Thunder Bay he beat me to it and remembered delivering it there and that they screwed up.

Man what an experience… Enjoy the pics my brothers.
If you ever have the chance to meet Mr. Vai I highly recommend it .
What a great guy.






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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good Times

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right on squeeg!!!! Looks like you had a great time. Mr. Vai is an awesome person who'll take the time for everyone.

NICE RB And Floral of course.

Where did you have him sign them???
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If you ever want to get rid of that RB give me a shout...

What? a man can dream can't he?!
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Re: Met Mr. Vai today - June 16th-06

Very Cool! Thanks for sharing the experience. Great pictures.
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Very cool indeed!!! I wish I get to meet Mr Vai
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Awesome, cool pics too.
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I don't know if it's the glass of wine I'm having while I cook dinner or just seeing more and more pics of the Root Beer Jem, but...I think I'm putting the RB Jem on my want list! Again, very cool story and nice looking Jem.

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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Met Mr. Vai today - June 16th-06

Man O' Man

What a frighgin blast!!!
It was totally cool.
Never thought I would of made Steve
spark up interest and a good convo!

It totally rocked....

Even the Zappa concert rocked
The singer cancelled at the last minute so
they improvised since he couldn't make it
due to a family emergency.

They had done stinkfist and a few other tunes
for the very first time.
Dweezil even said that tonight would be a first
for many tunes.
Dweezil rocks as a player, nice solos.
Near the end a segment of the show reminded me of crossroads sort of.
Steve and Dweezil were dualin/improvising and right at the end
Dweezil told the crowd that we didn't get to hear enough Vai and
"OH my GOD" Vai is what we got!
Evo was just crying out the most melodic dolphins sounds
and the whole show over all just rocked!

The best part was that every single person right down to
the musicians/ all nine of them were in the spotlight.
I know sometimes people like to say that Steveie steals the show
but not last night! They were all in there element.
Let me also say this, I may not be in the drummers circle/community but
Shyt can Terry Bossier play like a motho ficko!

He Rocks too!

Wicked times in the garden of Eve yesterday!!!!!

Squeegy
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 09:37 AM
 
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Re: Met Mr. Vai today - June 16th-06

Yea I was there ^^^ It was Freakin AWSOME!!

Nice sustainer action on his solo eh Stratosqueeg, it was a great atmosphere, everone there appreaciated good muiscains.

The Drummers were sick as hell, and that 3rd gutiarist guy was freakin nice, great tone with his Bogner, made me interested in getting one, great time.

I got a Titties and Bear shirt
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Re: Met Mr. Vai today - June 16th-06

Cool man, thanks for sharing .

Regards

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Re: Met Mr. Vai today - June 16th-06

Very cool! Thanks for sharing. Excellent pics!
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Re: Met Mr. Vai today - June 16th-06

Wow that's a cool story to add to your rootbeer jem Nice pix!
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Re: Met Mr. Vai today - June 16th-06

That's really cool to hear!

Thanks for sharing mate!
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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 01:32 PM
 
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Re: Met Mr. Vai today - June 16th-06

Very Cool Story!
I was practically speechless when I met Vai. He was very cool and down to earth and took time to sign stuff for everyone.
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