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Matteo333
(Matt Smith)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Nov 08 '04
8:00 am
Hello! I saw EWJS last week in Columbus, Ohio, my 4th Satch event. I have to say that while Joe was amazing as usual, I found that ultimately there was disappointment in a few elements of the show. First, Matt Bisonnette seems to hadicap the band. His presence up there just doesn't fit well with the other musicians, and I truly believe his involvement limits the set list and also the quality of any impromptu jamming, because he simply isn't capable of keeping up with Joe and Jeff. Second, I would really love to know if Galen is any good. (I am sure he is a monster in his own right) They need to put him in the mix! I saw him playing, but barely heard a note from him all night. He didn't contribute anything to the evening for me or my friends. He isn't great looking, didn't play super cool guitars, didn't wear groovy clothes, wasn't very present or confident onstage and most of all, we couldn't hear him! Lastly I was slightly disappointed in the set list, but was thrilled to hear "Hordes of Locusts." Great choice. All in all I'd still rate the experience a B+ just because I got to hear Joe and Jeff again. Jeff is hilarious. Especially the way he rolls his eyes during Satch's Outros From Hell. Anyway, great job Joe, but get Stu back!

dynagroove Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 5 Posted:
Mon Nov 08 '04
6:56 am

Joe's music was as good as ever, but there were problems.

Galen Henson is invisible, with very few exceptions. Why he's there I don't know. A perfect example is on 'Always....'. HE should be playing the arpeggios that start the song and NOT Joe. He did little more than play silent bar chords all night.

Matt Bissonette is a rocking bassist that has no place in a virtuoso ensemble like we expect the JS band to be. His low-slung style and deep, deep mix adds nothing but mud.

Jeff Campitelli - superb. Groovy, consistent, funny, dynamic, and even musical.

and Joe. Well, I get the feeling that some of his repertoire is limited by the ability (and style, I suppose) of Matt B. He's no Stu, that's for sure, and I think that eliminates some of Joe's more aggressive tunes. The mix was not eq'ed very well, as there were some resonant notes that literally hurt the ears. And there were no epiphany moments where Joe played something so unreal that we were left with jaws agape and egos busted.

Still, it was Joe Satriani, and he's still the most musical guitarist out there. The show was a 5 on the JS scale, perhaps a 7 on a generic scale. Almost worth the $, the drive, and the wait.

SZ

lcagolfer1241
(Matt Wolery)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Nov 06 '04
7:44 pm
Very good show, great variety of joe's career. Played stuff from over his whole career. My first Joe concert, come to Ohio more often! Did not play some of the classics, summer song and surfing with the alien, but thats ok. I brought a couple of buddies who knew nothing of Joe Satriani and by the end of the week they both had copies of "is there love in space" Joe, come to Cinci! you got a lot of fans there.

jsmike
(michael lehnert)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 05 '04
7:08 pm
Joe was awesome as always!! Great to hear songs I have never heard live before, perfect concert! I hope a live CD comes from this tour!

50plus Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 04 '04
12:00 pm

We've been going nuts trying to get on this site since the concert - been checking it numerous times daily to no avail - we thought it had crashed big-time. Well, we just had a complete power outage for several mintues and now we're able to pull up the site again - go figure.

Anyway - Great Concert! Long-time fans(since "Surfing"), first time concert - not that we haven't tried. :) It was great meeting so many fans and especially Joe himself. The Platinum Experience is just that! We're ready to do it again.

Dittos on the idea of playing Charleston, WV - we're very close.:) Jimi Hendrix played there in 1969 and loved the crowd.

Thanks Joe for a wonderful evening we'll never forget - we look forward to the next time!

John(Saz) & Joyce

Jared Presley
(Jared Presley)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Oct 30 '04
12:46 pm
Very good show. The EQ balance from where I was sitting was off for me. I would of mixed it a bit different. Besides that it was great playing. Nice selection of songs. Lords of Karma and Hordes of Locusts were my favorites. I was the dude with the Steve Vai shirt. I liked how there were people there, but it wasn't too crowded. I has great seats, and I'll try to go again when he comes around again. However, as it was mentioned, the venue was about half full. I was dissapointed with that. Someone complained that Joe didn't play the hits. How about Always with me, Always with you? Up in the Sky? Flying in a Blue Dream? Cool # 9? Time? Starry Night? Sleep Walk? Is there Love in Space? Joe did play some hits. Now, if you didn't like the newest album, then you may not enjoyed it as much. he played a lot from there, of course being his latest work. The improvision on Serching was awesome. I only wish that they would of sold a recording of this on cd or dvd, cause I would of bought it.

JRE Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 29 '04
5:57 pm
I had never had the chance to see Joe live beofre but have been a fan for eons. I live in Cincinnati and was fortunate enough to "fall into" front row tickets for the Columbus show through one of my wife's business associates who is friends with the promoter. I happened to be sitting directly in front of where Joe played most of the night (purple shirt - you remember!) so it was like I was getting my own personal concert. I probably looked like a slobbering idiot but I was just so amazed to see Joe play live. I was stunned. I have the DVD's etc but it can't compare with the real thing. He makes it look so effortless. I play guitar (very poorly I might add) and it still amazes me the different sounds he can produce from the instrument. Jeff and Matt did a great job as usual. I was really happy with the song selections, especially "Sleep Walk". This is my mothers favorite song (the original) so it has special meaning to me. I was surprised Joe didn't play it with a slide. Great concert. The biggest surprise - there was a quite a diverse group of people at the show. I saw people of all colors, ages and ethnicities. I'm glad Joe has such broad appeal. That means he'll be supported for a long time and will be putting out great music for many years to come. Come to Cincinnati Joe! Thanks for a great show and the outstanding music! God bless.

wcgems
(Robert Kelly)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 29 '04
1:06 pm

First time to see Joe live. Drove 5 hours from WV to get there and it was WELL worth the trip! I loved that mix of old and new, and from reading reviews of other dates on the tour it seems he mixes it up from town to town which probably make it more enjoyable for HIM as well. If I HAD to pick out something that was not 100% I woud say that Joe seemed to be not as tight and precise as he usually is. Maybe he was just in a fun rocking mode, which is cool..... LOVED it no matter what.

JOE, Think about coming to WV.... Charleston would be great!!! You have lot of fans here.

Reckert
(Gregg Stern)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 29 '04
8:52 am
Thanks again Joe, Excellent Show! ...also my friend Wayne, took several great photos that night! Check them out here----> http://www.waynedennon.com/photos-joesatriani-20041027-1.shtml

JulieRDH Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 29 '04
6:45 am
Incredible. 4th show I've seen and the music was astounding. I do have to say that I would have liked less restrictions as fans. My husband and I were even told not to stand and dance...huh? Anyway, it was a wonderful show, I just long for the days of smaller venues. But we love the music and will go anywhere to see Joe.

Mace Man
(dennis cahalane)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
7:24 pm

First timer for a Satch live show. I have to say the Palace was a great place to see him. Especially five rows back. I would have preferred a 15 minute drive in Cincinnati but felt the drive to Columbus well worth it.

As far as those who always want to see the same set list I have to say lighten up. I liked the mix of old new and in between. I got into Joe's work after sampling some of Crystal Planet. After hearing a few of the older songs I'll have to go grab the earier CD's. The sound quality was great. Gotta hand it to the sound guys, Ibanez and the new JSX. Sounded better than the G3 DVD I have. The lights were fine and the interaction was enough to feel it was definitely live. In my opinion some of the extended work was just the right amount to personalize some of the studio work. All in all it's been the best concert for the money in this area this summer/fall. Maybe next tour we can get Joe in Cincy?

JoeFanFor18Years Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
6:57 pm
This was my 4th show of this tour. Joe, Jeff, Matt, and Galen keep improving with each show. Matt's bass is killer. He's found his groove and he keeps it together nicely. Each show seems to unleash new intros, new riffs, and new melodies for some of Joe's songs. I was also fortunate to purchase the Platinum tickets. This was a wonderful experience, hanging with diehard Satch fans, swaping stories and trading insights into guitarists. We took about an hour tour before the show, meeting with the soundboard guy and then going backstage and onstage, stopping to chat with Jeff and taking pictures in front of Jeff's drums and Joe's guitars. After the show, we each got to talk individually with Joe, getting our picture taken and given a signed promo picture of Joe. John, the gent who orchestrated the tour and took the pictures, was very gracious despite the Nazi-attitude of the Palace Theatre manager. The Platinum experience was musical nirvana. Two suggestions -- don't miss Joe on this tour and buy Platinum!!!

joeisgreatest
(Reece Thompson)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
2:05 pm
This concert was absolutely amazing. This was the first chance I have had to go to a Satch concert. I am extremely grateful that he came to Ohio. Everyone always skipps over Ohio during their tours. The Palace Theater was a perfect place for this concert. It is absolutely beautiful. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to take four of my friends along and introduce them to my favorite musician. Mr. Satriani, if you happen to read this, I was very excited that Always With Me... and Satch Boogie were your final songs. My friend and I were shouting out those song names repeatedly during the concert and I went nuts at the end. By the way, if you actually did hear us, sorry if we were annoying. In fact, I was the first person to yell when I heard Always With Me... believe it or not. Anywho, it was an incredible experience and, Mr. Satriani, please come back to Ohio! It may be a rainy old state, but you have some extremely huge fans here!

1 Big Rush
(Chris Cline)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
12:42 pm

I purchased the Platinum Ticket experience and it was simply amazing. This was the 7th time I've seen Joe live and I must say his playing looked amazing and full of energy and passion. As much as I like hearin my old favorites (Crush of Love and Circles, for example) it was also very cool to hear some of the often not played songs along with the new record material, which really sound excellent live.

Getting a chance to meet Joe, and have him sign my Ibanez JS, it was just as gratifying to finally tell him how integral his music has been in my life and how it has literall been the sound track to my life.

Hats off to everyone involved with the Platinum deal. The pre-show stage tour was great and Jeff was very gracious to hang out with us us for so long! If you can swing the money and Platinum opportunity comes to a town near you, don't hesitate!!

KingV01
(Ron James)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
12:36 pm

Joe's talent always amazes me no matter how many times I have seen him. He is truly the best. The fact that Joe hangs around to meet his fan club members and everyone else who sticks around just goes to show you how genuine and how cool he really is. I love that about him.

On another note, I was really looking to get a pick from the show but couldn't locate one. I have a personal collection of picks that I have collected over the years and would like to add this one as well. I have one from Joe's Time Machine tour and would really like to get one from this tour as well. From one Joe fan to another, I would certainly appreciate it.

Thanks! Ron James rjames8@columbus.rr.com

jakethedog Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
12:16 pm

What a great show Satch! The extended version of "Always with me..." was amazing. The revisiting of a lot of the oldies in your repetoire was a cool surprise too ("Moroccan Sunset", "Motorcycle Driver") and were great to hear live. The 2nd set was a very cool downshift from set 1 and "Sleepwalk' was the best song of the evening! Jeff, as always, kicks a--. What a fantastic drummer you've got.

I'd ask you to think about Promowest Pavillion on your next stop as the Palace, while nice and ornate, didn't do you justice because of the excess capacity.

Come back soon!!

TheMagician
(Mark Downie)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
11:14 am
NOTE TO SPAISE: Wise UP!! If we all went to see Joe play the same old songs on every tour there would be no-one there never mind half full. I think its fantastic that he's left out a lot of 'PLAYED TO DEATH' stuff and is playing a lot of earlier/rare stuff live. If it was up to me, Satch Boogie, Surfing with the Alien and Cool #9 wouldn't be there either. Rare songs like Time Machine, Luminous Flesh Giants and The Forgotten Pts 1&2 would be a lot more interesting to hear live

jethro1130c
(jethro)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
9:58 am
wow,joe was so on for this show.The set list was awesome and always with you always with me went on and on into the most awesome extended jam.you can tell he was having a blast.If your a diehard satch fan then spend the extra cash for the platinum tickets.the tour of the stage before the show was great.All the sound and light guys were so cool.Joe is so down to earth.After meeting him last night I have a whole new respect for him.What a great guy.One of my all time favorite shows!!!!! whatever you do,dont miss this show!!

Leaps22
(Brian Leapley)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
8:31 am
In all honesty, it is hard to rate a Satch performance. Last night was such an amazing experience that when it all ended I found myself desperately waiting for the fourth hour to come. The song choice was amazing and although there were some songs that I didn't hear, but was hoping to, I don't think the set list could have been better. All of the songs last night were played with such amazing talent and accuracy that it's hard to believe that Satch is human. Such an amazing talent like Joe is a welcome reprieve from the music of today. Even my girlfriend who previously wasn't a huge Joe Satriani fan told me that it was one of the best shows she's ever seen and can't wait to see him come back through again. Never stop making your music Joe!

Spaise
(Duane Tanner)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 5 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
6:13 am

whats up all. so i went to the show last night, it was number 4 for me. i enjoyed it as expected. i do have a couple of things that didnt sit with me too well though. i am a huge satch fan, and anyone who cares enough to come on here and register and post reviews are also the most die hard of fans. but last night i felt could have been much better, and please do not take my comments in a negative light. the songs chosen were a lot stuff i have never heard joe played live before, but almost all of my favorites were missing. 1. Love thing 2. Rasberry jam 3. Friends 4. Circles 5. SUMMER SONG 6. Borg sex 7. Lifestyle (new album) 8. Mystical Potato Head 9. i believe

I just couldnt believe he didnt play these songs. As time passes, unfortunately, it is harder for Joe to fill up venues, in Columbus it was only at about half capacity. So I hope Joes understands this and could consider this for future tours, please play the hits, at least most of them, and of course mix it up with rare stuff. I know i will hear some negative feedback here, but please let me know if any of you feel the same.

MrMattly
(Matt)
Wed Oct 27 '04
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '04
5:52 am

Well, I suspect this is the tour that a lot of long-time Satch fans like myself have been waiting for- the one where Satch delves deep in to his repertoire and plays some of his creative but lesser known works from the last 20 years. It obviously energized him- he played for nearly three hours and really cut loose on several solos, including If I Could Fly and Motorcycle Driver. Other times, he just looked like he was having fun out there, throwing in some experimental chord sequences and funk riffs here and there.

We didn't just see Joe the Stage Performer last night, we also saw a hyper-talented musician who still loves his craft, and loves sitting down for hours at a time in his home coming up with new sounds for all of us to hear. He made me re-think my stance on a couple of songs that I had previously deemed "skip-able" on his old CD's, like Moraccan Sunset, which was awesome live. He played Flying in a Blue Dream as spot-on as I've heard- it sounded as good as the studio version! I gotta believe Joe left the stage thinking, "Man, I NAILED that one tonight!".

Thanks again Joe. PLEASE don't ever stop making music!

P.S. I gotta give PROPS to my wife for having a great time, even when other guys were leaving half-way through the second set because their girlfriends weren't enjoying themselves. Word to the wise, gentlemen- bring some earplugs for your girl. She'll thank you for being thoughtful, and you'll get to watch the whole set!


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