January 18, 2010 | 8:00am
As expected, the final day of NAMM felt sleepy compared with Saturday's star-powered spectacle. There were perks, though. Like being able to walk from exhibit to exhibit without being overcome with the same kind of anxiety associated with trying to switch lanes during rush hour on I-5.
George Benson is pointing at you!
Not sure how many "names" were in attendance but jazz guitar great George Benson, who scored a huge pop smash in 1976 with "This Masquerade," elated fans by graciously chatting with each person who waited in line to meet him. The next biggest attraction was probably this kinda-sorta hottie with her heiny hanging out...
One of the very few females in attendance at NAMM
"It's not even a great ass," said the guy behind me, "but, it is showing."
Some dude trying to shred like Eddie Van Halen
Ah, think I'll pass on the NAMM hoodie--or anything else they might be peddling
Napping away the final hours of NAMM
Yeah, I felt like this by the end of the day, too. But first, I had a nice long walk back to my car--in the rain! Oh well, still had an extremely memorable weekend at an event unlike anything I had previously witnessed.