First of all, I'd like to clarify that, although I have attented the previous leg of the Story of Light Tour in Brazil, that is, the awesome, amazing, wicked Belo Horizonte concert on 12/09/13, I write in the Brasília show review section for a particular reason: to refute the ridiculousness of plurabel
words and attitude.
Because I don't feel like counterattacking too much someone I don't know or care about, I'll be simple and brief. If user plurabel
were a true fan of Vai's work, she would've known that HE WAS F#?@!NG JOKING! The whole thing about saying that the secret fantasy of women is to play the guitar was an act. If by any chance plurabel
gets to read my comment, I would like to say to you in a very politely way that you naively overreacted to something that did not happen. Or maybe you let a personal bad experience interfere with your enjoyment of the show. And to expand this pseudo "sensitive issue" of yours to a holistic perspective, I say that it's not even about men mistreating and demeaning women: good people are not sexist at all. Listen to this man's music, watch and read his interviews, take a look at his biography and at all the stuff he's been doing since he was a teenager. Do your research, plurabel
, and learn that Steve Vai is not only a great man and huge admirer of wonderful guitarists like Sharon Isbin, Jennifer Batten and Orianthi Panagaris, but also have worked with some of them in many projects. Geez, his wife Pia Maiocco was a bass player in the 80's. Oh, and just so you know, THEY'RE ALL WOMEN ! The last two paragraphs of your post were completely absurd, unfair and inappropriate.
As for the show itself, I got a kick out of it. C'mon, even Thomas Nordegg interacts
on stage. How cool is that! It was such a surprise to listen to excerpts of pieces like Salamanders In The Sun
and Rescue Me or Bury Me
. I wish Mr. Vai considers doing big, crazy, beautiful new arrangements for Little Green Men
, Call It Sleep
and Burnin' Down The Mountain
for his next tour. It's so magical to see and listen to Steve Vai performing live with his band. In many occasions during the evening, I kept thinking to myself: "These guys are true pros. They might have been doing the same set list for such a long period of time, but still they sound and look as if they were playing it to us for the first time". Well, there's a(n obvious) reason that guys like PB, DW and JC have been around for so many years. Steve Vai's energy on stage is plainly relentless. Now I understand when he talks about the importance of aligning ourselves with our choices. I consider myself a big Vai fan and, for that reason, it's easy for me now to see the perfect balance that he has achieved among his music, his personality and, of course, showbiz.
A big thanks to Steve Vai, his band, the whole crew, and all those involved into bringing once again an unforgettable musical experience to Brazil.Muito obrigado!
P.S.: SV's music has been improving my life's quality for more than 15 years, but I got a constructive criticism to say here. I love Irish music too, Steve, but PLEASE (!)
don't give up composing the 7th song of your future albums.
P.S.2: "Vai, vai, vai! What, what, what?"