John 5 was spectacular as always. My buddy asked me one time if there was anything he can't play. I'm not sure there is. I told my wife after I got home that I just want to tune my guitar to open E and learn "Behind The Nut Love".
The opening band? Wow - what a spectacular display of...something. I don't think it can legally be called music. And their 'banter'? It doesn't get better - and alleged jokes don't get funnier - if you scream them louder. At one point, they attempted to teach the crowd their hand gesture to replace the metal horns. They said, "Okay, first you show us your middle finger..." and someone yelled, "You don't deserve it!" It's been a long time since I heard actual boos at a show - or at least it had been. I was teasing my buddy before the show because the last two times, they've had a different local band open and I thought they were bad. I had no idea we'd wish they were there instead.
Last night was also Machine Head here (I kept telling my wife I was getting her tix to that for Valentine's Day, but once the John 5 show was announced, she knew I was lying - if I didn't go to the Penguins game, I was going to John 5). I saw a report today on the local newspaper's that they had to cut the show short because Rob Flynn has a respiratory infection. They apparently got through about an hour of the show before he couldn't go on.
Anyway, go see John 5. Amazing player.