EDIT: I saw there was a closed thread on something else that could potentially turn this into some heated discussion. Believe me, this is strictly complimentary. In fact, the three players together complimented each other nicely. There is nothing negative here : )
Awesome show... Yngwie did an awesome job... but Steve stole the show.
Yngwie came out and did a lot of guitar swinging, some showing off, etc... but his playing was excellent. I'm not a big Yngwie fan, but the man can really play.
Steve came out next and his opener was a song I never heard before, played with his triple neck. He sat down for most of that song and then got up and played with it walking around a bit. He brought out EVO, EVO II, and FLO for his next few songs. Naturally he played FTLOG. The crowd gave him a standing ovation a number of times, and of course I was able to see the whole crowd because I had nosebleed seats, somewhere near where God goes to sleep at night. There was one point when Steve was playing where his guitar cut out and he just picked it up and looked at it, to the side of his stage, and was saying things like "What the hell? I can't..." and then he bent down and moved something and the sound came back. At that point he had been yanking the hell out of the whammy and was mostly screwing off with feedback, so at least it didn't happen during any playing.
Joe played a few of his classics, to include Summer Song, which made everyone happy. He brought out a red guitar, a light blue guitar (both JS
Series) and a black guitar with a flame graphic from the bottom, and of course Chromeboy. He mentioned that he was playing a couple new guitars.... so we shall see : )
The Jam was good, Keep on Rockin in the Free World (I honestly cannot stand the original version of this song, but the G3 version shook the whole place, it was awesome), a couple of Hendrix songs, Little Wing and Voodoo Child.
Afterward, we went downstairs and out toward the back to the side of the stage and met the three of them. Steve came out first. Some of the people there knew him, probably people who go to a lot of his shows and meet him. He signed autographs and shook hands, etc... and left. Joe came out after that and did pretty much the same thing... very humble man. Yngwie came out while Joe was still out there and I don't know if it was his wife or manager with him... but she seemed kinda like the mediator. He was drinking, and seemed a little drunk. I thought he was short, but the guy is actually pretty tall. Joe's the short one. Anyway, Yngwie was signing things, and this one guy goes up and asks him "So, what do Europeans feel about American rock? Do they like it or do they think it sucks?" Yngwie looked at him, shook his head and said, "I've been living in the United States for 21 years." The guy said, "Oh, my history, very bad, very bad. Can you sign my shirt!?!?!" I got a couple tremelo covers signed, and after Yngwie signed last, I was kinda behind him and couldn't leave because he was in the way, so I pretty much followed him as he was trying to sign autographs. I had to hold a couple things for people because he was holding a beer or something in one hand and the pen in the other. His wife or manager, was trying to push him along, but he made sure not to leave anyone out when signing autographs, which I thought was really cool, because from the way people talked about him before, I didn't think he'd have cared. He really is a nice guy.
As far as egos go... I think people are a little too judgemental. After seeing the way some of the fans are... I can understand why they would seemingly come off as "egotistical." If you had some freak fans going off in your face (drunk mind you) about how awesome you were at the highest volumes possible, I think you'd be a little quick to get out of there : )
Either way, if you get a chance to see the show wherever you are, go see it. It was well worth it, even though I had the nosebleed seats, just to see two of my all-time favorites play. Thank God for G3.
Sorry if this commentary sucks... it's 6:30, my fiance woke me up an hour ago despite the fact I didn't get in till 12:30 evil: