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NAMM Day 1 1/24/13

NAMM Day 1 – January 24th 2013
We got to the media room bright and early to get the hottest thing at NAMM – a locker!! We met up with some of our photo friends from across the globe and did a little visiting before the doors to the exhibits opened up.
At this point, Stef and I divide and conquer! We walk the 1 million + square feet of exhibits finding as much new and interesting gear and music appearances we can to photograph and report on for you – the Rock-a-holics! This is the calm before the storm day. Less people around so there is more time to shop and take in the demos for a little longer.
Stef’s first mission was to get up to the Schecter guitars room since she couldn't find any appearance information online ahead of time. Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater was demonstrating on Synthology pianos at the Llio booth. Stef and I both ended up there. She made her way over to TC Electronic to catch Soren Andersen demoing the Flashback X4 Delay pedal. 

At Noon, Lita Ford made a signing appearance at Dean Marley Strings. She was so funny when she saw me walking by and I said hi. The photo says it all. She's still cool as ever! 

I was lucky enough to have access (along with their own photographer..Hi Tracy) at the Samson/Zoom booth signings for all the days so I got some pretty exclusive shots of some pretty big rock stars and friends. Look who my first set of super heroes were! Bassists that rules the world!

L-R Geezer Butler (Sabbath), Frank Bello (Anthrax), John "JD" DeServio (BLS), Eddie Jackson (Queensryche), Phil Buckman (Filter), Billy Sheehan, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy), Stu Hamm.

We stopped by the hotel for a little bit before heading out to the Observatory for the Bonzo Bash. It was great to see such a large crowd there. Both of us has photo passes but the pit was so small that neither of us got to move around for different angles so we got some pics and left before another long day of NAMM ahead of us. Full Bonzo Bash Photos Click Here!

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