I agree with everything said. The Fan Jam was excellent! It was nice seeing fellow fans, some of which were new this year. Kanad hit it correctly when he said you would never know the performing groups had not practiced before that day. The entire event was well coordinated, with smooth transitions between performers.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Bob Spalding get out his nylon string guitar and treat everyone to some fine fingerpickin' style playing. His Classical Gas was excellent! Maybe we'll hear more of this on upcoming Ventures' CDs?! Thanks to Bob for attending this event yet again. It's a thrill to have him join in with the groups.
My hats off and thanks again to Tom who coordinated everything. Also thanks for all who helped him out with the festivities. The Pickniks were great as usual playing and sounding just like The Ventures themselves. Jeff, Grant, Bob, and John are always a pleasure to listen to, and I know we all appreciate them once again hauling all their equipment out to the Jam from Ohio.
On a final note, the food was very good, and the cake delicious. I've attached a photo of the cake for those of you who could not attend.....