Yngwie Malmsteen

So, you miss out on U2 and next up is Yngwie Malmsteen…

Thought I’d get there a bit early, get into the pit before it kicked off and do some still life shots of the guitar, the scalloped fretboard, the wall of Marshall amps etc. Get there at 8:50pm and find out that the door know nothing and haven’t been given any pit passes.

One of the box office girls goes off to find the tour manager and at about 8:55pm I’m still waiting in the foyer and he starts playing…  about 1½ songs go by before I get into the photo pit.

So, it’s a pretty rushed job, although I don’t think anyone was paying that much attention as I think I also got the fourth song as well.  Either that or the guitar solos went on for ever…

I stayed and watched the rest of the show for about 70 minutes before I decided that there’s only so many minor harmonic scales I can take in a single evening…

Was fun though, and glad that some 18 years after my guitar teacher gave me copies of his first two albums, that I got to see him play.  The hair and leather trousers might be the same but some pies have been eaten since the 1980s.  Hoping for Steve Vai and Joe Satriani in a couple weeks.  Then I’ll just need the (possibly) reformed Van Halen to tour over here…

Some photos below and more here.

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