Way over 100 shows in 2012- a personal record!
The Peavey Hollywood Grand Opening took place this afternoon. With what was announced, it seemed like an event that was too good to pass up.
The showroom was very interesting and it seemed like it was going to be a cool event, but ended being rather disappointing on a few levels.
I got there around 4:00 and cruised around the shop. That proved to be a bit early. That’s Hartley Peavey out front.
It’s a pretty cool showroom (the Jack Daniel’s stuff is really cool), but standing/ wandering around in the small space for 2 hours got rather tedious. There’s only so much time you can stare at a guitar.
Alex Skolnick was slated to play at 5:00PM and Metalachi was to play at 6:00PM.
Alex and band didn’t really hit the stage until after 6:00. They played a whopping 16 minutes. It was awesome, but it was practically over before it started.
Thinking Metalachi was going to play in a little while, I went to the restaurant a few doors down (El Compadre), had a seat and grabbed some food while I pondered making a somewhat considerable equipment purchase on my return.
When I came back a short while later to watch Metalachi, I was told I had to be on some “list” and wasn’t re-admitted.
This was announced/ advertised as a public event and nothing to the contrary was indicated otherwise.
I spent a lot of time in traffic to be here, so that was a real bummer.