Was it ALL worth it?.......................OH YEAH! Got to the theatre about 4:00PM for a 7 PM show.
Sitting in the HOT Florida sun for 3 hrs by the stage door with my lovely wife waiting for THE BOYS to show up! About 5:30 a white Lincoln pulls up and out jumps a long haired guy with black and blonde hair. My wife says "Hey, thats Todd "....as I approach him he is getting a guitar out of the trunk and dropping things ALL over the place, and asks if the Band is here yet? I ask for an autograph to ADD to his confusion and with NO VOCAL RESPONSE he reaches out for my pen and signs! A real wonderful guy :) I've never seen or met TR.
Oh, sorry, now about the show. Well the ticket change has us sitting on the side of the stage about 7 rows back, about 25 ft.away ....and I thought "These seats SUCK!" The band is announced and out comes TR in a very colorful dress (my wife said it was a sarongue) black spandex shirt and barefooted, and sets up right in front of us. I didn't know what to expect at this point. He starts the intro to "It Don't Come Easy" the band joins in and out comes Ringo. I now feel I had the BEST seats in the house.
TR was awesome. "Hammer in my Heart", "Bang on the Drum" (with Todd playing a Timbale drum and cymbal) were ALL great. He also played the CREAM songs with Jack Bruce to a "T"(R).
Ringo, Simon, Jack and Timmy were ALL having a good time and sounded great. Although Ringo didn't show up til 6:30 (in a white Lincoln with Barb on his side) and signed no AUTOGRAPHs. It was still a great time enjoyed by both young and old. This was was their 2nd to last show on the tour and the band showed NO signs of being tired [they are older :) ] and being indoors beats being out in the Florida HEAT. So, the change in plans worked out well.
Long Live Todd and The ALL Starrs and Thanks for a great time!
- mark & stacia (long time Beatle fans & now TR fans!)