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Steve Vai show in Moscow: three hours of ecstasy

August 2 2007

"I saw Steve Vai - the first two hours after last Friday, July 27 press conference, I could not believe it. However, there is still the most important thing was - a concert, an amazing show that I waited with great anticipation. Previously, I've seen concerts Vaya only on DVD, but now I had to see it firsthand, but imagine how it would, nevertheless, it was difficult - for all his shows are different. And what happened on July 28 at Club B1 Maximum imagine actually was simply impossible to describe, and it's pretty hard, but I still try.

B1 club, many associated not only with the performance world stars, but with huge queues in front. By the time we arrived she was still small - only about 50 meters, I guess. However, with every minute she was getting longer and longer. People there were very different, but overall it was quite the cultural - yet the music of Steve for people with brains and most of his listeners are already long out of adolescence.

"Warm up", if in this case, the word is appropriate, the hall before the performance maestro Wai Ivan Smirnov. Smirnov and his team played as many describe, a mixture of folk and jazz. It is very beautiful, literally mesmerizing music that the walls of the club to take seriously was quite difficult - it is, nevertheless, requires a certain atmosphere and mood, and feel all its splendor, standing in a huge crowd of people is not easy. But, nevertheless, the staff was equally well received by both connoisseurs and those who heard it first - this is evidenced applause between songs.

And so, before leaving the scene of Steve Vai's left quite a bit. Pass the time the crowd helped the organizers. At the entrance of each were given a paper with Tsiferki - a kind of lottery ticket, because this concert was played guitar autographed by Steve. Handed her with jokes and rhymes, just a break. Generally in the evening the atmosphere was very nice, friendly.

What happened next was like a dream come true. And if someone told me that this tall, thin man with a guitar and there is a God in the flesh I would have believed it. As I think many other people who also were there.

Speech by Steve began with songs «Now We Run» with his guitar unusual glowing guitar Ibanez Jem 20TH. If you have been before the concerts, you probably know how it happens that the first things the group accelerates like a locomotive, which is gaining speed. So here was not like this. Speaking in everyday language that was easy once cool, without any overclocking, and forewords. And all this despite the fact that, as Steve himself said during a press conference, he suffered from flu and not feeling the best way.

Except for the Steve and musicians playing the usual "rock" instruments played at the concert violinists Ann Marie Calhoun and Alex De Pew. It is worth noting that they lit no worse than most Wai.

On each side of the stage hung two large screens on which you can review all the details even from far ends of the hall. A look at what really was.

The concert lasted about three (!!!) hours. It was three o'clock this ecstasy for a huge crowd of audience - the club was almost full. I think that even the most finicky listeners doubt Vai's mastery of left - he did a real guitar god.

Set list of performance:

Now We Run
Building The Church
Tender Surrender
Band Intro
Attitude Song
Crying Machine
Dave Weiner Solo
I'm Becoming
Die To Live
Freak Show Execess
Violin Solo
The Beast
Angel Food
Drum Solo
Audience Is Listening
The Murder
Whispering A Prayer
Tarus Bulba


For The Love Of God

Pauline Kulikovskikh, Alexander Desyatov/ P>

Васильева Камилла

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