By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night North Carolina and Brazil
Venue: Clube APCEF, Brasilia, Brazil –January 28, 2017 -Paul Gilbert – I Can Destroy Brazil
Alright, I’m having a hard time starting this one. Let’s see, One of my favorite Guitar players of all times, in my hometown while I’m visiting, the first concert I shoot in Brazil, in my hometown, with my high school buddies, and all that for the first time, together!!
I was too pumped up to hit a bar before this one, got the venue early and immediately met people I’ve know for up to 30yrs… Did I mention I was pumped up?
Once I got to the event organizers, they asked if I could “do them a favor” e take some shots of the Meet & Greet (duh!) It was quite an emotional M&G for the Brazilian fans, there was even a student of Thomas Lang there and I’m glad I was there to document this. Yes, I did get my Japanese Flying Dog CD autographed.
So, to the show, the band started with a travel through time including some songs of PG’s first albums, Racer X and of course, Mr Big. Yep, here was some drilling too. I just admit I had goose bumps all over while I photographed all this within reaching distance.
The band continued with songs from the great latest album, I Can Destroy and the crowd loved not only every song, but every single note, trust me, I could see never ending smiles all over the place. “Technical Difficulties” shred fest brought the crowd up in ecstasy, but I have to be honest, “Little Wing” came pretty close to shed tears all over town. I had to put the camera down and just soak into the notes with Paul Gilbert’s very own way of playing this Rock’ n Roll Masterpiece.
Not only this was the first time I saw Paul Gilbert live, but also I had the chance to experience the likes of Peter Griffin and Thomas Lang together, two other monsters of my very own Rock’ Roll history, special note for Thomas Lang’s amazing drum solo and an all over performance by Peter Griffin. This my friends, is what a call a Power Trio.
Last but not least, my very personal THANK YOU to PG, the Band, the management and the Event organization to make this great show possible, in my hometown.
Everybody Use your Goddamn Turn Signal
Blues Just Saved My Life
One Woman Too Many
Enemies (in Jail)
Better Chords (Thomas Lang Drum Solo)
I Am Not the One (Who Wants to Be With You)
Don’t miss the chance to catch this amazing show. here are the next Tour Dates for the I Can Destroy the World Tour:
Feb 04 CLUB AMANDA Santiago, Chile
Feb 05 The Roxy Live Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb 07 Montevideo Music Box Montevideo, Uruguay
Feb 09 Escuela de Musica y Audio Fernando Sor Bogota, Colombia
Feb 11 Rock Son Bar Mexico City, Mexico
Feb 12 Café Iguana Monterrey, Mexico
Mar 21 Harbour Hotel – Masterclass Clinic Guildford, United Kingdom
Mar 22 The Tunnels – Masterclass Clinic Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 23 The Caves – Masterclass Clinic Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mar 25 Larvik Guitar Festival – Masterclass Clinic Larvik, Norway
Mar 27 High Voltage – Masterclass Clinic Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 28 Gloria – Masterclass Clinic Helsinki, Finland
Mar 29 Painotalo – Masterclass Clinic Aanekoski, Finland
Mar 30 Tampere Talo – Masterclass Clinic Tampere, Finland
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Gus was Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil but have been living in Raleigh, NC since 2000.
Headshot Photographer under Peter Hurley, Gus started shooting concerts in mid 2014 and felt in love with it and hasn’t stopped since.
Gus is a very active fiction book reader and when he’s not working, taking pictures or sleeping, Gus loves riding his Mountain Bike and can also be found shooting (guns and cameras) USPS and 3Gun matches.
His favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, RATM, Beastie Boys and it goes from there. Gus also enjoy listening to EDM, Jazz, Classic and pretty much anything that has good music quality, not to mention his favorite Local Band, Jack the Radio