Great Post! Did you meet April? I met her in the 1980's at the Showcase Theater which was a little club in the town of Corona. She was quite the beautiful woman and still is! I agree that he has precision picking and I would add that in my opinion he has a sweet hand vibrato tooI beg to differ about his EVOLUTION.
While he gives you the Yngwie that you know and love, he sneaks in some really cool stuff throughout the night.
We have all heard him bust out some Blues/Pentatonic riffage but it seems like it was tastier and more focused in Greensburg. It seemed to me that it had more ATTACK than his normal linear playing that night.
He tends to slop a bit through the tunes in favor of showmanship and I am more than good with that. I know what he can do . He does stop at certain points and let's you see the player instead of the showman.
The scariest part of the night is when he started the encore of 'ISTLT' at an insanely hell bent speed and killed it with extreme precision.
Blew my fucking mind.
P.S.- I fingered his guitars throughout the day . Wow...just WOW !!!!
Yngwie proudly speaks of his signature guitars and Marshalls with anyone that cares. Very cool in my book.
Also, judging by the Borat references from the band, you have to venture a strong guess that they watch it a lot on the bus.
Yngwie has been sober for 18 years now. It is a DRY tour. The bassist and drummer were overjoyed to have a beer waiting for them during an Yngwie solo spot and one each after the show.
Yngwie has lost weight but still enjoys eating a cookie. I guess it is portion control now. Something I need to start ...lol
Strict "NO WHITE LIGHTS" policy on stage.
Antonio is a good player as well.Yngwie's son , Antonio, and April (Yngwie's wife)were around all day long. April has a "Mom" hairdo now but is still a very beautiful lady. She periodically would film a Facebook Live segment.
Antonio handles little things on the tour and is a well-adjusted young man. I asked him about the mini Fender Stratocaster he got when he was born. He said the intonation is horrible. I have since tried to get him to take a photograph of it and share. Fingers crossed...
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