Intermission was upon us and after enjoying a wonderfully flavored “hoppy” beer, we went back in for the second part of the show.
At the start of AWATS, just hearing that buzzing sound really loud at the beginning gave me goosebumps! I knew I was in for one helluva ride! Todd comes out with a space suit on for “International Feel”. WOW!!!!! When “Never Never Land” played, mirror balls flooded the room with stars for a grand effect! Costume changes were many for Todd and all fit the songs. Todd voice was strong and the music was very polished. With this being only their 4th appearance, I thought things came together very well. With “Cool Jerk” being of odd measures (musically speaking) I thought all were spot on and didn’t miss a beat. Bobby Strickland’s sax solo in “Zen Archer” was absolutely amazing! What feeling he played with. That was one for the books! Todd’s vocals on “I Don’t Want To Tie You Down” reminded me of days gone by. Knowing the show was coming to an end soon, I really was looking forward to “Just One Victory” which was the anthem ending song for many a Utopia concert. I hated seeing the evening come to a close but all good things must come to an end. Another memory added to my many Todd shows.
One parting thought is, I had the pleasure of talking to many fans and we were all there for the same thing. Everyone was happy and very pleased to talk to one another not knowing who we were talking to, but it didn’t matter. We all shared one common denominator!