Phil, i've been to both Vai and Satch at HOB chicago, believe me you won't be disappointed ! anyone knows if the guys are having an autograph/meet-the-fans-session?? i wanna get my guitar signed, VAI's on it, it's Satch's turn, LOL.... btw, i live barely a block from riviera, not too good of a neighborhood, but i'm sure alot of ppl envy me *wink* anyway, Phil, take the CTA red line from downtown (there's a station at chicago/state and grand/state) north-bound towards Howard and stop at Lawrence, $3 for 2 ways. and yes, parking sux here with the aragon ballroom and riviera right around the corner. get down from the station, head west towards the traffic lights and if you're late, you'll see the line =) cheers !! 9 more days wooohooooo!!!