Day 3 in Anaheim was build day. So we all started out pretty early for the convention center. Egnater and Deeflexx with, and the suitcase packed to the brim with pedals!
Really nice weather on the way there, and the palm tree boulevard is truly exotic for one used to snow covered birches =)
The convention center is MASSIVE, and having been here before, I know that it can take a really long time to wak through, get our bagdes and registration, but fortunately things went very smoothly for us.
After check-in, we ran into Ron Thal "Bumblefoot (current GnR guitarist, insane guitar freak and all around nice guy!)
Setting up our booth was a pretty quick affair, but these things have a tendency to need alterations as we go so we'll see where we'll end up.
For now though, we have a very nice sound with the Deeflexx. Backing track volume is a little low with the Logitech, so we might need to look at other solutions
When leaving the show, dark had already fell, and I got the chance to take a nice pic of the main entrance =)
Now we were heading for the House of Blues and the Eric Johnson concert..
FInally arrived at the House of Blues, thankfully we beat the rush hour and got our tickets hassle free.
Inside we met up with Japanese master of Funk and Berklee professor Tomo Fujita, and I got the chance to once again play the role of Casper the ghost in flash light =)
We also hooked up with fellow some fellow Swedes that were kind enough to buy me the infamous South Park "White Trash" beer. Tasty? no, not so much =)
Acoustic wizard Andy Mckee was warming up for Eric, and really woved the audience!
(Unfortunately, due to copyright restrictions, any eventual videos from this evening can't be posted here, but I'm sure you'll find some on YouTube).
And then Eric with band came onstage. Eric played with his usual good guitar tone, and off beat arrangements and unique style.
However, both I and many others agreed that he sounded a bit "tired" this time, sort of struggling at times even. Still, a legend player!
But Day 3's BIGGEST shock was surely what happened half-way through the set, Eric strapped on a Les Paul!! That was truly the last thing I expected =)
After the show, we had a long walk back to the hotel, and with sore feet, it was time to call it a night!
Over and out!