As for me, it was a rough night. I appreciate all the glowing reviews that folks have given this show, but I gotta tell ya, from where I was sitting, I enjoyed it, but was underwhelmed. With the exception of his tunes and the Who songs, TR appeared to be bored silly (literally) at best, and downright embarrased at worst through much of the first set. While David Pack is indeed a talented guy and a great singer, I heard more than enough of Ambrosia during their heyday. And when I've got TR, and Entwistle on the stage, "How Much I Feel" is not the song that I'm wanting to hear. Add to that the fact that the man who is arguably the greatest rock bass player on the planet is on the bill, having him off stage taking a smoke during the Ambrosia tunes which were filled with key/synth bass was a sin.
As has also been stated, TR's lack of guitar work (particularly in the first set) is unimaginable. Yes, Godfrey Townshend is one heck of a guitarist, and Pack did a good job on some of those APP solos, but having Todd sitting as 3rd chair guitarist was just unnerving. You could see the absolute boredom on his face as the strummed the rhythm guitar (or played the shaker and tambourine???) line to those APP and Ambsosia tunes.
Yes, the second half was better. But still, the best that can be said is that what this tour amounts to is the presentation of an unbelievably talented cover band doing Beatles tunes. Which is in my mind a questionable use of the talent at hand. One heck of a barmitzvah band, but it left something lacking for a legitimate concert experience. As the "Union Jack Gal" from Jersey (why didn't I ask your name?) commented, "Just too damn many people on the stage." BTW- send me copies of your pictures! After having seen both the Power Trio and Who tours last summer, I would have traded either of those shows for this one in a heartbeat. An interesting idea, an amazing assemblage of talent, but it just didn't work for me. And the cheesy graphics that ran endlessly on the screens didn't help.
Strip it down to Entwistle, Rundgren, Townshend and the drummer, playing their own tunes and I'd probably come back. D. Pack summed it up for me when said at one point during the first half, "This is quite a bargain, isn't it?" ( At 30 bucks a pop.) Reckon it's true that sometimes you do get what you pay for.