SLASH 8033 Sunset Blvd. Suite 994 Hollywood, CA 90046
To U.S. fans, SLASH and SLASH's Snakepit, Happy 4th of July! The band
has the day off and are in the process of making a 15 hour journey from
Minneapolis to Columbia, Missouri. The show tomorrow night is at The
Blue Note and is an 18+ venue. Then they head north to Sauget, IL and
then east to Nashville. After that, they get a short break so they can
get to Texas. Wonder if the 'pit will be setting off firecrackers on
Snakepit just finished at Minneapolis; but as happens in many cases, some big fans are too young for the venue. Our friend Zubi is just 17, but she is a huge SLASH fan. She was so disappointed about not being able to see the show and wrote to us for help. We suggested that maybe she could at least meet SLASH by going to the venue before 5 to see if she could catch him at soundcheck. She and her mom had lunch near the venue. And sure enough, there was SLASH! Zubi just ran out but froze. He disappeared into an alley, so she waited by the door there. Of course the club people were totally obnoxious to her. Then her mom came, and they waited in the alley together. Her mom took a little walk, and guess who Mom returned with?? SLASH and his girlfriend! She explained the situation, so they came over, and Zubi met them and talked to SLASH, got autographs and pictures! Zubi, you did it! And she thanks SLASH, his girlfriend, her mom and us for making the magic happen. Thanks, Zubi!
This is the first report from the Summerfest in Milwaukee. Jeff said Snakepit blew him away with their energy. He says the band before them had everyone half asleep, but Snakepit had them on their feet in 5 minutes! Jeff was able to be up front about 10 feet away from the stage. Rod was incredible and active and moving around as was the rest of the band. Rod caught most of the attention not focused on SLASH with his blistering guitar work. Slash looked even better in person, almost magical. Jeff got a photo and talked to Matt about 4 hours before the show, and he caught a picture of Rod on his way back from a hot dog stand. The band signed autographs briefly after the show, but security got that stopped before Jeff could get a SLASH signature. Jeff said the crowd was about 300, and Rod and the band really appreciated them. Although they played an hour and a half, to Jeff it was too short! He wants to thank Snakepit for restoring his confidence in good rock and roll; there's no other band like them around! Thanks, Jeff!
Jason went to the Cleveland and the Columbus shows. He says the Columbus show had more people and a bigger stage. There was a fence up so you couldn't get right up to the stage (as you could in Cleveland). The band played more songs this time. Jason is getting photos developed; and when he has them, he'll do a quick writeup to go with them. GREAT! Thanks, Jason!
There's another review on the Cleveland show. It's very complete and kind of takes you along for the evening! Since it is a little long and would lose a lot in condensing, we'll attach it here and let you read it at your leisure! We only have the person's handle here, pborowick, amd we'd like to thank him for this evening with Snakepit report: