Mama-mia, what are the reviews always unhappy people posted here for Mr.Vai in the beginning of the Russian tour!! Probably to encourage him not to show up any more here?! How I recognize "a bad Russian habit" to complain about everything even in paradise, even when it was outstanding,...so good to find a fly in a bunch of honey!-;)))
Ok,ok.. let's go step by step, I can also add a bit from my side about Paco de Lucia concert 2 days before, I was sitting there half sleeping during all 2 hours, almost at the same place rather close and trying to figure out Paco in the darkness of absolutely black stage behind during all the show, with a few stupid palm trees in the very back/to decorate the stage/?!/ and another 6 guys helping Paco to put the show in order, as sometimes he needed a brake up. I have nothing against maestro Paco de Lucia, I enjoyed his instrumental recordings years ago, but this show was a total disappointment, I was asking myself how I managed not to miss this folk dance&singing as I know well what flamenco is all about, but I haven't expect it that much in such a way
during that concert.
So....it was rather difficult to me to make a decision to make another trip to Crocus City Hall a couple days later for..absolutely unknown person
as Steve Vai, hi-hi.., honestly he was recommended to me by 2 good friends a while ago, but I never took time to check what is that and what he's doing in this World.I knew he came to Moscow before to perform in a club, but I didn't feel well about sound quality in our clubs, so didn't go. /By the way I didn't know how to answer that difficult question about "The main Steve's guitar" to get access to this Forum,so it took me 2 evenings to find the right answer ,as Mr.Vai has been playing so maaaaanyyyy guitars during his career....wow! seriously, for a newcomer the admin could invent something easier-;/
Any way, I decided to see it anyway -- well, and at the very beginning it was easier and faster to get inside the hall than to Paco's show. Yes, right, less people were there , but what an atmosphere!
warm, attending, showing respect and impatience altogether, people were united by the great name,talent, and his music. And that is all of appreciation and sence of everything, people should feel the same at one time and one place, for an hour -- an hour and a half, doesn't matter. Only the result matters, and this magic can come true only in real hands of the real musician. I've already listened to some and....really difficult to surprise me by anything anymore.. with the time I became a bit skeptical and a bit critical..,but Steve Vai gig deserves the highest estimation and the word "superb" with no doubts! The orchestra was a rare compliment and perfect addition. Thank You so much, dear Steve, for coming and being with us on your birthday, I haven't seen so many times the public standing up from their chairs with applause for someone's birthday at a concert! Thank you for Your Time, Your Energy, Your Heart and Soul,Your beautiful music, hope to meet You next here or... there, on the other side of the Tune-:).
Good luck for St-Petersburg and the rest of the Russian tour.