As one of the biggest trade shows in the music industry, NAMM draws nearly 100,000 attendees every year and this year was no different. NAMM is held every January in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center which is just about a 5 min walk from Disneyland.
We were only able to cover one day this year but in that one day I saw a plethora of musicians signing at different booths, like Lita Ford, DJ Ashba of Sixx AM, and Nico McBrain of Iron Maiden to name a few. I also grabbed a couple of interviews that included Gus G who replaced Zakk Wylde for Ozzy’s band and September of September Mourning.
Once you enter the building, you immediately go into sensory overload while your brain takes a moment to process all that is going on around you. There are booths with equipment for any of your musical needs, from recording to lighting to any musical instrument you can think of and maybe even a few you didn’t know existed. Some booths have signings by famous musicians, while other have performances going on. You will see people who are trying out the instruments and gear at different booths before possibly buying it.
There is also a stage set up outside that you can listen to different types of music being played live all while you get your grub on at the different gourmet food trucks. And by the end of the day, you and everyone else will head out looking like zombies from walking all 4 floors of the Anaheim Convention Center.
If all that wasn’t enough, there are numerous music shows going on every night of NAMM at local clubs for you to check out. So if you ever have a chance to attend NAMM then go, you won’t regret it.
Written by: NickyMae
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