So you got the song list already. All three artists were great in my opinion. Not flawless by any means but if I wanted that I'd sit home and listen to the cds.....or watch Ahslee Simpson play live on SNL.
The sound!!!! I was three rows from the back and it sounded like Todd was singing and playing through a megaphone. Kind of a piercing sound. I don't believe it was too loud I just think that whoever is mixing this has a horrible ear for sound. That was the only thing I didn't care for this evening......well that and Todd's shortened set.
The Somerville 2003 show will also stand out in my mind as the best acoustic show I have witnessed to date. This show however has already immortalized itself for what Todd called "The Big Payoff!". The shows 4 finale songs with all three artists playing is outstanding and amazing. Would have been nice to see a full hour of all three artists on stage.
To sum up, Ethel, Joe Jackson, Todd Rundgren, any one of these artists were worth the ticket price. I'd say I got more than my moneys worth from this show. Go see it. Stop worrying about who might screw up and go and see these guys. They won't be around forever.