Todd vs. the Cols. Ohio resident drunks!
Review by Debbie Smith Stokes (Switch to
Well the big news from the Columbus show is
that a group of audience members who somehow snagged
front row tics, 1 row in front of us to our right,
almost had Todd walking off the stage by about the
4th-5th song! These people talked loudly and
continually through all of Royston's set, spilling
their beers on the floor, then setting the 1/2 empty
glasses on the stage.. geeeze! By the time Todd came
out they were well lit and Todd was in no mood for it!
Todd finally told the one guy to "shut the f**k up"
after trying to reason with the guy a bit. After they
still continued to talk loudly Todd said "I'm serious
here, if you don't shut up I will walk off the
stage".. damn, shut up already! They finally did quiet
down and Todd seemed to come out of the upset after
about 3-4 more songs. The saddest part of all of this
is that he was and still did put on another truly
inspired show, a few flubs on the piano yea, but all
in all another great Todd solo show! The only set
difference from Cleveland was no Tiny Demons. My
friends and I may be able to take a little credit for
brightening up Todd's mood when the Tiki set started.
We had purchased lei's, an inflatable Ukulele, a 3
ft.inflatable palm tree, and a plastic maracca sized
pineapple we hand stuffed with navy beans to make the
noise! He opened the pineapple maracca and found the
navy beans and pelted a few high above the audience,
what a treat this was for myself and my friends. Now,I
just have to say that if any of you go to any of the
shows left on this tour and you experience audience
members like this, do Todd a favor and try to tell
them to chill so he doesn't have to have his whole
evening ruined. Seems like this has happened in many
preceeding shows too so lets help the guy out here.
Todd remained the veteran professional through the
whole ordeal and even shook the hands of some of the
loudest audience members after the encore. What a guy!
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