The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Words/photos by melorocker
RATT is BACK! Amazing show last night in NYC. Stephen, Warren, Carlos, Bobby and Robbie were in top musical shape. warren is such a guitar god, he was incredible. carlos also provided some guitar mastery as well. tight rythym section with bobby and robby. what can i say about mr. pearcy, his voice and stage prescense was great tonight. the sound of the p.a. was in top form. i did heard someone in the back of the room complain about the bass sounds but i did not experience that. a lot of energy on the stage. i was standing at the barrier right between warren and stephen stage spots and warren kept creeping closer to the edge many times over to show us his finger pickin goodness. the stage was a little bit away from “arms reach” and hence not once did any of the RATT men gave high fives to anyone. no guitar picks were thrown that i can remenber. i did get one of “blotz” drum stick simply cause i made eye contact with bobby and did my “air drum stick finger twistin” trick and bobby threw one my way…thanks blotz.
i got to meet the legendary photographer MARK WEISS. after the show, the meet and greet was held and it went very well. i got my drum stick signed by bobby. got two concert tickets signed by stephen and warren as well as my 1987 tour programme. i shook hands with all of them. i think that Ratt was pleased to see the tried and true fans along with the new recruits. last night it was trully a RATT N ROLL night. where ever that you find yourself to be try not to missed this opportunity to see RATT in concert.