We brought our 14 year-old daughter along, because she's a musician and a music fan herself, she knows what a giant Todd fan her old man's been, and I thought she'd enjoy it. (I also wanted her to see Chrissie Hynde and to Adam Seymour play guitar.) She wasn't familiar with a lot of the material (she wanted Todd to do "that song about how he wants to change the world") but I think she had a genuinely good time.
The Pretenders put on an excellent show (though, I thought, not quite as good as the one a few years ago at the old now-defunct Sunrise Musical Theater).
High points- Todd looked and sounded marvelous. It was a treat to see him again and I wasn't the least bit embarrassed for the middle-aged guys who were singing along and pumping fists into the air. I don't think I was even embarrassed for the guy behind me who actually shouted "Todd is Godd". I've never seen an even mildly disappointing Todd show.
Low points- Not crazy about the venue. Folding chairs lashed together make for very crowded seating. Drunk Boca Ratoners in their forties and fifties (okay, I'm in my forties, but I was sober) are an obnoxious crowd to see a show with. I was terrified to drive home because I knew I'd be sharing the road with those same clowns. I'd have liked to have seen Todd pick up an electric guitar, and I'd have liked his set to have been longer.
Fact is, we had a great time.