Name: Jaime Ziadie
Location: Bonita Springs, Florida
Santana Fan Since: 1969 (since Woodstock and purchasing his first album)
Why You Love Santana’s Music: There are literally a thousand reasons, but the short answer is that Santana’s Music has always touched my very soul in a pleasing, and sometimes a healing way!!!
How Many Times You’ve Seen Carlos Live and Where/When: 23 times. In Miami 3 times… my very first Santana concert being 1973; several times in the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, FL area; a few times in the Tampa area, and once or twice in West Palm beach. I don’t really know the exact count for each place (lost track), but I will pretty much make a pilgrimage to whenever & wherever Carlos is playing in Florida. In fact, I just got my tickets for his August 26th concert in Tampa.
Random Santana-related Fact: I’m a professional mobile DJ, and my DJ business is called Z-BOP Unlimited. I’m known as DJ Z-BOP, partly because Z-BOP has always been one of a few of my nicknames (from my last name – Ziadie), long before the 1981 ZBOP album came out. Blew my mind, when I saw a Santana album actually using my nickname (not that it was planned that way). So cliché to say this, but of course I have every single album or CD that Carlos has ever released. And after having the honor of meeting and briefly speaking to him (a whole other interesting story), everything that I always thought about him was confirmed – that he is a kind, gentle, and generous spirit. I sincerely believe that he is God’s gift to this world! I LOVE HIM DEARLY!!!