If you're reading this, by now, you know the set list. From my perspective, the band does a great job on the two cover songs and they fit in nicely with the set. Banter of note included Todd dedicating "Lunatic Fringe" to sarah palin. Also, the money-back guarantee prior to "Courage" included a quip about "the only people who would rip me off on the guarantee probably left after the sarah palin joke"
Despite reports to the contrary, I thought the venue was good - the acoustics sounded great from the front row, the bar service was good - what else do we need? Only complaint was that there were chairs set-up on the floor. This show is not a sit-down show! And despite some repeated attempts from those of us up front, the crowd did not get on it's collective feet until the encore!
And, finally, how could a show review be complete without mentioning the great time seeing old friends and meeting new friends? I'm originally from Cleveland, OH and there are a number of us who have been "Todd friends" for 20+ years. So the night included seeing a number of the Cleveland folks, a number of other Ohio friends, some friends from Michigan and a surprise visit from a fellow Toddstocker! The camaraderie enjoyed by the fans is very special and tonight was no exception.
Thanks, Todd - for the show tonight and for the spirit that never ceases to inspire.