Mailbag 123

Hi, I’m from Costa Rica, and three weeks ago I went to see Joe Satriani at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, and to my surprise and everybody’s surprise, Steve was invited by Joe to play the last two songs of the show with him and Steve Lukather; you can’t imagine how nuts me and my friend (also from Costa Rica) went when we saw Vai play, cause we’ve been fans for about 10 years of Steve’s music. And for us in Costa Rica it’s impossible to see these fantastic musicians playing in our country, so I think it was the best of lucks we got choosing that exact concert with Steve playing too. And the best part of all, is that me and my friend waited for an hour and a half outside the backstage waiting for a chance to at least see Steve or Satch, the thing is that Steve did come out and we met him, he even let us take a picture of him with us, and he was always very nice. To be honest, I never thought he would be that nice. So Steve, if you ever read this, remember the two guys from Costa Rica who asked for your autograph, well I’m one of those two and I’m very grateful that I met you, and that you took time to talk with us…thanks for everything, and by the way that last version of “Rubina” you three guys played was completely incredible..thanks!

Massimo, from San Jose, Costa Rica