We made our way to the theatre and ran into Ed O'Brien. Ed is touring with Michelle as her lighting/sound/roadie and this was their first show of this tour. Shortly after running into Ed, i ran into Lea from Manhattan! What fun!!!!
The concert is increadible but really made this special for me is Todd's costume when he enters the stage. The cape, the skirt and the boots really made an impact on the performance and am amazed how he can dance, sing and just move in it all.
I made my way to the restroom during Lunatic Fringe and low and behold, it was air conditioned! While waiting for a stall, two women behind me started complaining. "This is torture.." i replied "At least we can get some relief down here with some air". One woman said " I mean the show". She continued on..."what happened to him? what happened to the music from the 70's? blah blah blah" I just replied "He put out a new cd, he's not 18 anymore, and are you doing the same thing now that you did when you were 18?" A stall opened up and i got away from them. Who are these people?
Truth Buffalo Grass Mammon Facist Christ ISP Unloved Children While My Guitar Gently Weeps God Said Liar Beloved Infidel Lunatic Fringe Soul Brother Green Onions Sweet Born To Synthesize Feel It Want Of A Nail Hello It's Me Just One VictorySet list was fantastic, though still hoping to see Love Science. Just a few observations:
Truth is an incredible, powerful opener. When he gets to Mammon, Todd swoons around the stage with his cape in the dark like a silouette, then once up at the mike, he turns around and starts conducting like in the Nearly Human & 2nd Wind days. The band in their light boxes seem so far away, it's hard to make out their movements and costumes when you are in the back of the theatre, but during Born To Synthesize Jesse jumps down and plays a mean guitar. During 'God Said' Todds mike tapped out for the first few notes, but quickly fixed it. Todd's voice was soulful and flawless, i couldn't get enough of it.
I don't have to go on more, everyone has already written about the magic this show brings. It's all true and we can't wait for the west coast shows.