Goodness gracious great balls of fire! Saw Niacin last night in San Diego. I always thought Billy Sheehan was pretty unbelievable, but now I'm totally in awe. I still cannot believe what I saw. Niacin kicked off their current tour in this sleazy little dive here. Couldn't have been much more than a hundred people in the place, so we were all pretty much within a few feet of the stage. Billy is an amazing performer and used techniques I've never seen before. I still don't understand a lot of what he did. So after the show was over, I took a Niacin CD I had brought along up to him and asked him to sign it, which he did. So I said, "Hey, Billy - can I buy you a beer?" and he said, "Yeah, actually, you can. No, wait - I'll buy you a beer!" Then he ran back to whatever passes for dressing rooms in this dump and got his cash. I protested, but he insisted. I don't really drink, so I got an O'Douls, but I thought this was a really cool experience, as well as a great show.