Mike from Cleveland, graciously came over and said hello. He recalled for us the first time he brought his kids to a Todd show in Cleveland. My older brother Michael was probably at that show! He put my kids at ease. He then proudly displayed his Cleveland Indians tattoo on his calf. Only at a Todd show right? Thanks Mike!
My 10 year old son Grayton, who is also impractical and stubborn... like his father, decided to put ear plugs in and pull his jacket hood over his head in protest. I must say it was mighty loud under the PA. That being said, Marcus, my seven year old, was just fine (see photos). They asked me after the show, if that was louder than the Who concert I took them too last Spring.
The show was very similar to the show at the State last with Tony Levin et al. It's great to see Todd is back as a lead guitarist. Mike Urbano did a fine job on a very Spartan drum kit. Todd was very funny. I did not detect any issues with Todd's voice. He managed Hawking just fine. He asked at one point "are there any children in the audience under the age of 16", before launching into Lowest Common Denominator , which he said "was about sex". He later treated us to a political diatribe on neoconservatives.
Good show. I hope we see some albums and a New Cars tour soon!