Joe Satriani Tour - The Wormhole Tour Venue The Strathmore, Washington DC | 12/15/2010 Attendance - Myself | Rob Lang | Jim Brown The best and worst night of my life. The concert, an awesome experience seeing guitars best player, Joe Satriani. We have 3rd row seats for the worlds best guitarist. I am psyched! We arrive early and the venue is beautiful, its a full blown opera house, serving cocktails and an upscale crowd. The show is awesome as we are almost ON the stage. As always a great show by the guitar virtuoso, then the trip home. We leave the event and as we near Arundel Mills, I look over and Rob is sliding down the seat and curling over. I immediately know something is wrong. I ask him "are you OK?" he moans a reply, "no I don't feel that well, I have a pain in my back and i feel like I have to piss and poop" Now I've never been around someone who is passing a Kidney stone, but I immediately know that's what is happening. Our Hardees plan is out the door, but we go there anyways. He is now in agony and I have my meal. "What do you want to do", I ask. We ar at the Hardees right near Hospital Dr. His reply, "I think you better take me to the hospital" I drop the 4Runner into gear and smash the accelerator. We squeal onto Hospital Drive. In minutes we are at the emergency entrance. I jump out and go to the passenger door to help him out, my sandwich still on the driver seat. We go inside and he checks in, there are a few people here. He states he has to go to the bathroom. He dissapears for 5-7 minutes. When I see him again hes still looking green. I ask him, "did you look at the urine? Was there any blood?" "No I was in so much pan I forgot" he replies. He tells me to go eat. I run to the Runner, and eat as much sandwich as I can in one minute. I bolt back into the Hospital, he is gone, I start looking for him, a guy on the floor recognizes that I am now panicking and he says, "They took him back" I thank him for the info and I go back to te nether regions of the hospital. They have him in a bed. I sit with him and tell him it will be OK and that I think it's a stone. We wait, hours. They finally dismiss us at 04:30 and we head to the all night pharmacy at the end of Hospital Drive for pain meds. We arrive home at daybreak 05:00 and get to bed. I awake at 08:00 to check on Rob and he has slept. I know neither one of us will ever forget this night.
Iron Maiden Tour - The Final Frontier World Tour | 07/20/2010 Venue - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA Attendance - Myself | Rob Lang | Gary Gribble | Jeff ? One of the worlds biggest and popular metal bands Iron Maiden is touring the "Final Frontier" tour. Me, Rob and Gary are off to see one of NWBHM biggest bands, Iron Maiden. My first Maiden show.
KIX Venue - Ramshead Live, Baltimore , MD | 03/13/2010 Attendance - Myself | Rob Lang | Rich Flickinger This show was originally scheduled for Dec 10,2009 however we recieved a snowstorm that postponed that event to 03/13/10. Driving home from work and I'm listening to 98 rock and they announce the meet and greet winners for The Ramshead KIX show. WTF they announce my buddy Rich's name! I immediately call him and ask him if he know what has happened, he is clueless. I tell him that he and a guest have won Backstage meet and greet with KIX, his reply "what's up guest!?" YES! Now he and I have been friends forever and many a fun night and concert events had. We've seen more KIX shows together than I can count (34+)