October 11, 1996

Where: Concord, CA (Concord Pavilion)
Band: Steve Vai / G3

Yes. Great show. One down.
I wasn’t quite sure how the audience would respond, but wow – they were fantastic.
Kenny Wayne opened the show. I didn’t get to see it because I have a ritualistic type preparation before I go on. Eric was just fantastic, a world class player and gentleman. I think he had some sound problems in the beginning but they were cleaned up and his guitar sang.
I went into the audience and watched Joe. Hard to describe my feelings. I’ll just leave it at that. I wept for half of the show. I’m still so moved by him.