Saturday began with some moderate rain, something you don't see everyday in L.A, even in winter!
After Friday's photo and video marathon, Saturday ended being a lot less intense, but with some esteemed visitors =)
At the show I checked Holdsworth's new signature OD by Rocket pedals.
Also also held a signing in their booth during the day (see below).
Gentleman fusion extraordinaire Tom Quayle dropped by the booth, Shun was excited! Tom checked out the pedals as was impressed (what else =) And of course there were jamming! (see vid once it's up at the end of the post).
Holdsworth at the signing.
Shun shows Allan his lap guitar, and explains his b5 tuning (D#, A, D#, A, D#, A). Allan was interested and even brought out pen and paper to note the tuning (and signed the guitar at the 12th fret)
Florent Atem showing his "tapping with pick" technique
After the show we were supposed to rent a car and drive to L.A for the Bozzio/Macacheck show at the Baked Potato. But, we couldn't find any open rentals. At last, the hotel clerk found us one open at the local Anaheim airport (stil like 30 min away). The arranged a ride for us, and what we ended up riding was a stretch limo :) Nice!
We got the rental, drove the Santa Ana freeway up to L.A, and like 4 seconds after we were in the door, Boozio counted in the first tune!
For those that haven't heard Macacheck, imagine a mix between Holdsworth, Frank Zappa and Schönberg, it is quite insane, with little or no tonal center what so ever! But it was great!
And that was all for the day (after driving back in the middle of the night that is).