Just recently the music store where I work and teach at held the first real drum clinic with Mike Mangini. If you have heard mike you know how awesome it was. We had a great turn out and everybody seemed happy. It was a real treat to get to help set up mikes kit and hang out a little bit. Though I really didnt get a chance for some real one on one talk ( you know, about gear and technique and drum things) Everything went as smooth as can be. However, what really makes me happy is that it inspired all of my students and everybody else to keep playing and have fun. Man I love playing this instrument!