23. Jan. 2012, 15:39
Sat 21 Jan – Joe Stump and Michael Angelo Batio Batio hit the stage after 12 pm and played with his band in a box for about 45 minutes. He ripped through Pantera, Zeppelin and Randy Rhodes tributes along with some of his own stuff. He kept letting out these great screams which were funny as hell. He was on top of his game and is a fine player. Stump hit the stage at 1 pm with a drummer and bass player. After warming up with a bunch of Yngwie licks he mostly played Rainbow and Deep Purple covers like Gates of Babylon with some of his own stuff for about an hour. He was great as well and nailed those Blackmore licks. The club was 1/3 full for Batio and about 1/10 for Stump, so we stood right in front of them which was amazing. Uli Roth, T Macalpine and Ritchie Kotzen were playing 2 blocks down the street at the Key Club at the same time, so I can see why there may have been some fans that had to see those guys. I have seen all those guys and had not seen MAB or Stump, so it was great to see them in an empty club. Stump gave me his guitar pick afterwards. Another great night on the strip.