Overall, I was pleased with the show. However, it appears that Todd is reaching his breaking point concerning the technicians behind the scenes. After a rip roarin first couple of tunes, Todd was obviously pissed not only with the sound, but with the apparent lack of urgency on behalf of the crew to keep him supplied with fresh axes. The second set found Todd pleading for a properly made martini, which it seemed to take forever to get.
I attended this show with two friends who had never seen Todd live. They were blown away by the first set and amazed at the bossanova renditions during the second set.
I think the crowd really came to life during, "Love In Action", and "World Wide Epiphany" seemed to rally the audience as well.
"Born To Synthesize", became a twenty minute showcase, with Todd and Kasim hamming it up at the end. "Love Is The Answer", still sends chills down my spine, and blends beautifully into the Tiki Lounge.
Fortunately, I had the pleasure of meeting Kasim after the show. He was very cordial and seemed geniunely humble to my compliments and appreciation of all the years of great music he has help to create.
I will also be attending Friday's show in Chicago (at the zoo!) and will rcheck in witha review.
Happy B-Day Todd!!
Set1: The Surf Talks Fix Your Gaze Black and White Drive Unloved Children Love In Action Hammer In My Heart Trapped Worldwide Epiphany
Set 2: I Saw The Light Influenza Can We Still Be Friends It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference Fidelity Neverland Love Is The Answer Born To Synthesize I'm So Proud Ooo Baby Baby I Want You Espresso Dream Goes On