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JSDeciple
(Jake Bailey)
Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Apr 06 '11
8:56 am

The show was amazing! I remember the car ride there, i said "i really hope he plays Ice 9 and Andalusia." Well he must have heard me because for the first song they busted out with "Ice 9" it was incredible! They played "Andalusia" as well, i always wanted to see how that song was done live you know with the whole guitar switch and all.

Anyway, i just couldnt beleive how well the show went. Participating in a live Crowd Chant for the encore was just Godly and when they kicked out "Why" i about messed myself. I really think the band had a good time at this show, even with the strain of touring the new songs sounded great along with the old ones and the show just went great. And who can forget Jeffs perfect drum stick toss. I was also surprised that they played "Memories" and "Hordes of Locusts" i never thought i would hear those songs live. I could ramble on and on about this show it was rippin'!

PortlandAxe
Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Feb 10 '11
9:00 pm

I've been a Joe Satriani fan since the late 80s. Every new release is like a whole new set of guitar lessons to learn from. Little does Joe know that he's been the most influential guitar "teacher" I've ever had. :)

Getting to see Joe play live for the first time here in Portland on January 11th 2011 was truly an amazing experience. The Meet & Greet package was well worth it, too. My Ibanez JS1200 Joe Satriani Signature guitar finally has, well, a real signature. ;-) The privilege of actually meeting my guitar idol can't really be put into the proper words. What I can say succinctly is that Joe is incredibly generous with his time, his thoughts, and his kindness. This evening just made my whole year! If you've not done a Meet & Greet with Joe yet, you need to do it. Don't miss out on this kind of experience.

I made sure Joe knew that his Ibanez "JS" guitar was definitely the most comfortable guitar that I've ever played on stage. He of course agreed with me. :) I got to meet Jeff Campitelli briefly also -- he's very friendly and really down-to-earth. It was a true honor to spend a few minutes with these guys before the concert.

Joe really played a great show. I liked the uniqueness of some of the solos on his classic stuff. I really liked the songs he played from his newest CD also. His playing was as inspirational as ever, and he really rocked the stage.

The whole band looked like they were having a great time. (Well, most of the band anyway. More on that later.) Jeff held the groove together perfectly.

And I really like Joe's new bassist for this tour, Allen Whitman. His bass licks were cool, and very appropriate to the song. Plus he was dancing all around the stage having a blast.

Mike Keneally -- wow is he a great keyboardist! I had no idea really. I'd seen him hold his own on the guitar next to Steve Vai during the video of the first G3 concert, so I've only known him as an excellent guitarist. But keyboards? The guy was incredible. I loved the dueling keyboard vs. guitar solos that him and Joe were trading on one of the songs.

Galen Henson played quite well also, but it did seem like he might have been feeling just a little bit under the weather, from his stage presence. Still, he definitely held the rhythm section together very well and complemented the whole sound.

Overall I really enjoyed this concert. They did, however, play VERY loud, possibly too loud for this particular venue (the Roseland Theater). Given the fact that I'd forgotten my earplugs, I must say I my lack of preparedness led to some ringing ears later that evening! Maybe next time I won't be so laxed. :)

Joe, I do hope you return to Portland soon!

rojowal
(Rob Waller)
Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jan 16 '11
10:02 am

Excellent show, I really enjoyed all the new stuff live. I purchased club joe tickets and I have to tell everyone that if you can do it, DO IT!!! What a great experience to get up close and personal with Joe. He takes the time to answer all your questions and then you get to have stuff signed and then a photo taken with him. I was the lucky one to win the side stage encore drawing and seeing things from back stage was a trip.

This was my 4 Joe concert and it was the second time at the Roseland. The show was totally rocken and Joe, as always, put everything he had into it. I really like the addition of keyboards it added a nice color and fill to the music. Joe's fans are the best too, what an awesome group of people to share the concert with. I will never forget this show.

thefireman Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Jan 12 '11
5:21 pm

Fantastic as usual! Thanks joe. Good sound, crowd and setlist. See you again soon I hope.

TheFireman

Savoie2011
(Paul S.)
Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Jan 12 '11
7:40 am
Fantastic show!! Joe rocked it, playing about every song I was expecting to hear, though I can't seem to recall hearing "Surfing with the Alien" lol. The whole show was such a blur because I was so into it. This was my first time seeing Joe live and I would/will do it again without question. Thank you Joe/band for getting 2011 off to a very memorable start for me. Thank you Portland for sharing my enthusiasm and being so into it as well!


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