Well it was awesome!! There were not 1000 guitar players but there were a TON!! There were 754 guitar players plus "The Wailers", "The Kingsman", and "Paul Revere and the Raiders" were all there to go into the Guinness Book of Worlds Records for 2 categories. The largest amount of guitars plugged in at once and the largest amount of people playing Louie Louie at the same time.
I was a featured guitar player so I had V.I.P. status and got to play on the main stage with 14 other featured players that included members from "The Wailers", "The Kingsman", "Paul Revere and the Raiders", Roger Fisher (formally with Heart), Ned Nelter from "Jr Cadillac", Jerry Miller from "Moby Grape".....
I have never seen so much news covereage and press coverage in my life. Being a V.I.P. was VERY cool at this event. I dont know how many pictures I took for the paper and got to do interviews with the paper and the news stations, plus people had me signing their guitars, t-shirts, posters,.... you name it!! Plus all the artists on main stage signed a limited edition poster (I think there was 150 of them) that sold for $30 or $35 after the show. My signature is at the top of each one where it says "1000 Guitars". It was VERY cool to be involved in that event.
You can see pics of it and a video of the performance at www.rikkbeatty.com/louielouie.html
I was bummed that I did not have my new flame guitar (it was not ready) but I had one of my Universe 7 string Multi color guitars there. Man people freaked out over that guitar. I saw some wild guitars but NO ONE had a JEM or Universe guitar. Allot of people knew what it was though and they loved it. Anyhow it was a killer time.