I left for NAMM on Thursday at 5:10AM and met up with some friends and made it inside by 9:30.
After trying to catch every exhibit and demo I could, I left around 4:00 to go check in for the Bonzo Bash.
That was a fantastic event. I left around 1:30 and got very little sleep before returning to NAMM the next day.
By this time, I was already feeling exhausted from days of sleep deprivation and being on my feet and walking around for days in a row.
Around 12:00 PM, I unceremoniously threw in the towel and found myself on the beach in Sunset Beach with full plans to return the following day.
It gave me a chance to catch up on all I had gotten footage of over the 30-something hour span.
Besides the unforgettable BONZO BASH, some of the highlights included watching Stu Hamm do a demo in the Hartke booth, seeing Anthony Crawford play bass with a cajon player and guitar player, watching Ben Woods perform his version of heavy metal classics on flamenco guitar, the shredding guitar wizardry on Larry Mitchell, finger-style guitar playing of Laurence Juber (my third time this year being amazed, watched a killer jam with Greg Koch and Roscoe Beck and got some other pictures as well.
Here’s the list of the events I attended: