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AngieRead
(Angela Read)
Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 07 '04
12:35 pm
I thoroughly enjoyed this performance. I bought my ticket immediately upon notice of them going on sale and got 5th row aisle seat!!!!!! All three performers were great but, of course, my favorite is Satch! :)

THE PUPIL
(JOSEPH PADGETT)
Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Apr 06 '04
4:46 am
THE G3 2003 SHOW IN PENSACOLA WAS THE MOSTAMAZING GUITAR SPECTICAL I HAVE EVER HAD THE PRIVALAGE OF EXPERIENCEING.THANK YOU SO MUCH JOE AND EVEYONE WHO HELPED PUT SUCH A GREAT SHOW TOGETHER.VAI&MALMSTEEN WERE ALSO WONDERFULLY ENTERTAINING.I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON (REAL SOON..)KEEP ON PLAYING YOUR HEART OUT YOU'RE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL.WHATS UP SHIZ,GARY,DARYL. PEACE.

Myron Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Thu Dec 11 '03
9:39 am
For my first G3 show, I would give it a thumbs up performance. The show opened w/ Yngwie Who?? His theatrics (swinging guitar around the back and kicking pics) got old quick. He certainly played to the crowd, and his technique was good. Next, the fantabulous Steve Vai. The triple neck opening was awesome, and the synergy from his band mates flowed w/ his presence on stage. McAlpine and Sheehan--YOU GUYS ROCK!! THE REAPER, JUICE and WHISPERING A PRAYER were awesome!! The closing, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, was the icing on the cake!! Finally, after two hours, Satch entertained a well energized crowd, and opened with SATCH BOOGIE. Others included SUMMER SONG, ALWAYS WITH ME, ALWAYS WITH YOU, MYSTICAL POTATO HEAD GROOVE THING, FLYING IN A BLUE DREAM, THE EXTREMIST, MIDNIGHT, CRYSTAL PLANET, and STARRY NIGHT. After that performance, I was blown away. Last but not least was a G3 jam that featured Hendrix and Neil Young classicsi. Joe, YOU ARE THE GUITAR MASTER of all time. Another G3 show is a must, but one suggestion is replacing Yngwie Clownsteen with EJ, JP, or EVH. Even a Satch/Vai G2 would fill the bill. Joe, I look forward to your next album and tour in 2004. Thanks for a spectacular evening!!

ROCKTURTLE Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 14 '03
5:54 pm
I saw Pink Floyd a few years back in the Superdome (N.O.) - it finally topped my all-time concert list, since Led Zepplin in '70, in Indy. You just grabbed #3, in Pensacola, in a no-brainer. I have seen a lot of great shows, but you and the G-3 Tour blew me away! The new one (Starry Nights??) is right-on. When you busted-out Summer Song, I think the whole place nearly melted-down. THANKS!!! If you ever get the urge to jam with an unknown 'experienced' songwriter / guitarist, drop me a line. The surf here is not great, but it rolls pretty good sometimes. At least the bottom is white sand, and not coral - ya know? Keep ROCKIN' MAN ! ! ! ROCKTURTLE

GITAR GOD Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 12 '03
6:26 pm
oh my god i've died an gone to heaven that was without a doubt some of the best shredding i have ever seen. Yngwie rocked! i was floored the whole time. And Steve what can i say but awesome! Joe was on fire! A perfect show by all 3 i would go see it again if they came back to pensacola.

Nudnick Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 10 '03
8:02 am

I've hopped around and read a few reviews. I'd say about 85% bash Yngwie. I guess you just have to be a well-rounded musician to appreciate Yngwie's style. In my humble opinion, he ripped beyond belief. My lower jaw was on the floor. My wife was laughing at me, telling me to "close my mouth". I am a big Paganini fan. Paganini ripped the violin to shreds back in the late 1700's to early 1800's. I'm convinced he started the heavy metal tradition. It was so much fun watching Yngwie fly through the Paganini style arpeggios. I love the little Tchaikovsky bit Yngwie threw in there.

Steve was awesome. His 4 note riff where he was nailing 2 notes then sliding all the way down the neck and niling 2 notes and sliding back up to the previous 2 notes and back and forth at a million miles an hour blew me away. His band he put together was rediculous. Billy sheehan . . . wow. They all ripped. Very cool when the four of them played eachothers guitars while picking their own.

Joe was right on. Very good riffs. His tunes are so catchy and cool. He's been ahead of his time all along. This was my first G3. I had a great time. What an opportunity to see some of the worlds greatest guitar players in one night. Hope they bring it back. It was well worth it.

atbear
(Drew Blanchard)
Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 06 '03
5:17 pm

I won the backstage passes to the the Meet-and-Greet after the concert through a local radio station! It was awesome, and I'll discuss that at the end. Here's my concert review:

The Saenger Theatre in Pensacola is an 1800 seat theatre with a floor section and a balcony. We had pretty good seats on the left side on the aisle on the 25th row.

First out was Yngwie, who I was most looking forward to seeing, as he was the first guitarist of this calibre I'd ever heard back in elementary school. This was my first time to see him live. I'd read on here that people said he kinda over did it on stage (80s kicks, throwing picks, etc), but I thought it was pretty good. He really played on the audience, and even bent down and let the people in the front row tap on his guitar (with the volume off of course). There was a huge Yngwie contengent in the crowd Sunday, which I was glad to see. You can't argue that Yngwie is a MASTER of the instrument! He literally TEARS IT UP out there. Simply amazing. I like Yngwie's style, so I really loved his part of the show. If you don't like Yngwie, you might not like it as much, but you sure as hell have to appreciate it!

As for Vai, he was awesome too. I read on here that he kinda stole the show in some cities he was so good, but that wasn't the case on Sunday. Don't get me wrong, he was on, and was awesome. But he didn't stand out ahead of Yngwie or Joe. He talked the most with the crowd, and was the most personable I think. A girl in the audience gave him flowers, and he gave her his necklace!! I bet that made her day! I talked to her after the show and that was one big heavy necklace/chain. Vai's a master of tapping and effects. His redition of Whispering a Prayer was awesome!

Joe Satriani was freaking ON Sunday night!! He was probably the one I was looking forward to hearing the least, but he sure impressed me! His performances were flawless, and his tone was outstanding! He definately had the best sound out there, awesome tone, and super clear. He is an outstanding songwriter, and his new song he played (not sure of the name, but it was his 3rd or 4th song) was just an awesome song. I loved it. Joe really proved to me that he is one of the top guitarists in the world, and is just an outstanding songwriter and live performer.

Like I said Joe had the best sound/tone out there by far. His was the best sounding and the clearest. Vai and Yngwie were about the same. Yngwie's was super loud, but pretty good. Vai's wasn't quite as loud, but wasn't that clear either, which is maybe was hurt him in my eyes. Just as an FYI, Joe and Steve used cords, and Yngwie was wireless. For sheer command of the instrument, I'd have to give it to Yngwie, with Vai a close second and Satch. Joe was the most on Sunday, like I said, he was flawless. If Yngwie and Via's sound would have been a little better, I might think the same about them. Joe also had the best set, followed by Vai and Yngwie. Joe sure had some beautiful guitars!

It was an AWESOME show, and when they came out and played together it was magic. They played Voodoo Chile with Yngwie on lead and vocals and it rocked! Then they played Little Wing with Vai on lead and they tore it up. Last was Rockin' in the Free World (I HATE NEIL YOUNG) but they pulled that of awesome too. Joe did the vocals, and each took turns on lead. They played off each other very well, and they switched leads flawlessly. When they played together at the same time, it sounded AWESOME!! The only technical difficulties all night were about 5 seconds when Yngwie's wireless cut out, but he just turned around and it picked back up. Like I said that only lasted 5 seconds. JOE, STEVE AND YNGWIE GOT ALONG BEAUTIFULLY OUT THERE!! They all talked to each other, played off each other, and none of them tried to outshine the others. I was impressed!

Seeing how awesome the show was, I couldn't wait for the Meet-and-Greet after the show!!!!! There were about 35-40 of us with passes, so it was kinda crowded, but still awesome. My cousin and I sat right by the door and waited for them to come out. They all came out at the same time and went to different ends of the room to spread out the crowd. Since I was right by the door, I was the first to talk to Steve Vai. He sure is a nice guy! I had printed out a picture of my winning Jack-O-Lantern for all of them to sign. Steve thought it was really cool! I got Steve to sign my BOSS DS-1 pedal Modified by Robert Keeley (Vai uses one) which is SOOO COOL! I then went to talk to Joe Satriani, who was in the middle of the room surrounded by people. He is SUCH a nice guy!!!! Talking with people however long they wanted, taking pictures, signing everything. I got him to sign my picture, and he thought it was so cool too. Also got him to sign my Surfing with the Alien CD. Then I went to go find Yngwie. He was sitting at a folding table against the other wall signing autographs. Being Yngwie fans, we were really looking forward to this. He was signing what people wanted, and wasn't mean to people, but you can tell he's not as nice a guy as Joe or Steve. He was trying to hurry people up every now and then saying he had to go to Washington DC. I got him to sign my Oddesey and Collection CDs, and then I put my Jack-O-Lantern picture in front of him on the desk.... HAHA HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK!! Being from Europe, I guess he didn't grow up with Halloween/Jack-O-Lanterns. He kinda put his hands up, looked at it, paused... and then signed it. He looked at me and smiled. My cousin got him to sign his Yngwie instructional video. I explained what the Jack-O-Lantern picture was to all three of them, and they thought it was cool. My cousin bought a play bill and got them all to sign it and make it out to him personally. It was AWESOME! We're gonna put the play bill Jack-O-Lantern picture, tickets, and autographs in a big frame.

Anyway, I had a great time. This was definately the best concert I've ever gone to. It was soo cool meeting these guys! To think, we met three of the greatest guitar players to ever play the instrument. Thanks so much to you guys for helping me win the contest and get the passes! I hope all of you get to go see one of the remaining G3s this year. As Yngwie said: "You don't wanna miss this... You don't wanna miss this!"

the forgotten one Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 05 '03
6:05 pm
This was my first time seeing Yngwie, second time seeing Steve and fourth time seeing you, Joe. Unfortunately, Yngwie is stuck in the 80's, but it was incredible to hear and see him play live. He played to the crowd and had lots of energy and really seemed to be enjoying himself. I'm surprised no one was seriously injured with him tossing his ninja picks nonstop into the audience. He also nearly took Galen's head off during the jam with one of his around the neck spins with his guitar. Steve was f***ing unbelievable from the beginning of his show with his triple neck routine and throughout his set. Loved seeing Tony MacAlpine trading licks with Vai. He really seemed to be enjoying himself. He should definitely be considered for a future G3(also Michael Lee Firkins, Marty Friedman, etc.). Joe, as always, you are the best at what you do. You are so unbelievably calm, cool and collected during your shows. You never get too high or too low and you make the things you do look so easy because you do them effortlessly. I hope the G3 DVD will capture the entire set of all three of you as well as the jam. I will wear that disc out when I get it! Thanks for the nearly twenty years of great music and keep on rockin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fyrmed
(Jay Fassbender)
Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 04 '03
8:36 pm
WELL WHAT ELSE COULD YOU EXPECT, THE FINEST GUITAR ON THE PLANET. FIRST, YNGWIE HE STILL TEARS IT UP(80'S STYLE) AND THAT IS NOT A BAD THING. I THINK SOME PEOPLE IN PAST REVIEWS DO NOT UNDERSTAND OLD SCHOOL GUITAR JAMS. THEN STEVE , THE MAN IS AMAZING, THE OPENING # WITH THE 12 STRING WAS AWESOME. IT WENT UP FROM THERE. JOE ,THE MAIN MAN, THE MASTER, THE KING.!!!!!!! HE WAS BLAZING FROM THE FIRST NOTE TO THE LAST.THEN CAME THE "BIG JAM" AS JOE CALLED IT. I DID NOT THINK THAT MANY NOTES COULD BE PLAYED AT THE SAME TIME. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO WIN SOME PASSES FROM STEVE'S SITE FOR THE MEET AND GREET. EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN THEIR PLAYING WAS STEVE AND JOE'S WARMTH AND CARING ABOUT THE FANS. THEY ARE TRULY CLASS ACT'S THEY SIGNED ALL THE STUFF FOR EVERYBODY, AND DID IT WITH A SMILE. YNGWIE LEFT THE AFTERSHOW EARLY SO IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO GO , CATCH HIM EARLY. OVERALL THE BEST I HAVE SEEN FROM JOE AND STEVE.

Douglas
(doug white)
Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: Posted:
Tue Nov 04 '03
6:45 pm
What can one say...It was The Majesty of Rock and the Mystery of Roll...Awesome show! I did not win backstage passes but waited out back. Only Vai came out to say hello before jumping on the bus he was very cool, took photos and signed. I was very impressed, Billy came out also an was equally as gracious.....Amazing night!

jonjonjon Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 04 '03
9:30 am
First of all, GREAT SHOW, the three of G's, Excellent. Yngwie, Fast and Classic, Red House- nice touch by Mr.Malmsteen (he threw like 1000 picks all over the place, hehe). Sorry for the problems with the reverse-head strat, it didnt want to sound :(...Then Vai, MR STEVE VAI,,,his band is for a G3 itself,,, I mean, Billy-the-best-in-the-world-Sheehan, his protege Dave Weiner, and the all-star (mainly ignored, i don't understand why) Tony MacAlpine, WOW,, Steve is definitively the best show of all 3, meaning he is so confident in his playing (and so are the members of his band), that he now spends his ability in SHOWMANSHIP, impressive,, the triple jem, EVO, FLO and FLO-II, too bad Evo got out of tune during Juice (you should have seen Billy's face), the rest, Excellent, (steve also jumped a line in WHISPERING A PRAYER,,, another billy's face), all songs were great, surprises,, THE ANIMAL,,, wow. SPEECHLESS.... and then,,, last but not least,, JOE-potatohead-SATCH,,, 4 guitars (Candy, 2 chromes and the Sneaky flames), Good set, Low volume in the harmonica but WHO CARES, perfect-to-the-detail in all his songs... good show... now,,,, THE JAM,,,, Voodoo Chile, Little WIng (do you see any favorite all-time guitar player???) and Keep Rockin' in the Free World,, sang by Yngwie, Steve and Joe (respectively),, gooooooood god, one of the best experiences EVER, some problems with the sound balance between the guitars, but it doesn't matter...too bad that the guy that had the chance to become a god amongst the fans (when steve passed him the guitar) did't play anything nice,,, sorry fella, you had your chance.... Loved the show from my first row seat,,, got some picks from Yngwie and one from Steve (DaveWeiner.com????)... love to see you again guy...

lectro Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 03 '03
9:32 pm
They tore the roof off! I certainly hope this tour is coming back to town next year.

guitargurl Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 03 '03
10:09 am

If it was not for my Dad (Kip Mitchell 1932-1983) I would not have picked up that first guitar...He still is my no.1 guitar hero...I love you Dad > > >

AWSOME SHOW...The show started with Yngwie...outstanding shredder his classical influences are what makes him a well deserved G3'er. He is a fast well rounded picker. Steve-AMAZING-I could have sat all night listening and watching him play he is even more pasionate live. Joe-what can i say-HE IS THE MASTER-note for note on everysong when he ended his set i was thourougly disappointed the time went by so quick. He is guitar he is one with the music...and that my friends is what makes a musician of the highest caliber.

For me the show was the best concert i have ever been to for a few reasons one i had great seats 5 rows back left center from the stage-btw Joe plays left stage-The Saenger is an outstanding venue a beautiful classical setting for a beautiful experience Two I got to go to the Meet and Greet all three were great and acomodating there were about 75 to 100 ppl there and it was hot they all were wonderful and willing to sign all kinds of things including my ol' 1976 Electra-now I need to seal it-pictures were allowed also I hope mine come out. Last but not least Three I went to the show with my SoulMate musicaly and in life-Thank you Baby(acerbicaxeman) > >

Diana

theycallmethe
(forrest greene)
Sun Nov 02 '03
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 03 '03
8:59 am

HOYL SHIT!!!!!!!!!!! By far better than G3 of 2001 with Petrucci, specially in some ancient operah house. the Mix was superb, abosulety superb the vocals could have been a little better, the only complaint i have IS THE GUY THAT JUMPED ON STAGE PASSED UP A PERFET OPPURTUNITY TO SHOE DR.VAI WAHT HER WAS MADE OF. instead he stonde outta his mind and thinks hels at a pnatera concert. as much as i love dimebag you DO NOT miss an oppurtunty with DR VAI. ESPECIALLY WHEN HE HANDS YOU HIS GUITAR. some idiots piss me off.

he Yngwie, you wan a donut?


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