After 44 years of gig-going, and over 35 years of seeing this band, I have just seen one of my favourite gigs of all time. Those perennial Aunt Sally’s, Toto, came to town on Tuesday and are currently being chased across Europe,by Hammersmith Council, for funds to replace the roof of this venerated venue. They have a new album to promote, and it got 5 tracks aired tonight. It, ( Toto XIV) is bloody fab. The setlist was a brilliant run through some faves, some ‘deep cuts’ and the ‘3 biguns’, Africa being saved for the THIRD encore. We did the full ‘sound-check, meet ‘n greet’ ticket and it was worth every penny. They were funny, humble, grateful and interested in everyone – a rare gift. The setlist was fab, the sound was great and the night was a feckin’ brilliant example of how a terrific bunch of musicians can make the best sound you’ve ever heard.
Brilliant. Loud. Polite. Up for it. Cheerful. Polite. Friendly. One Louder. Polite.
It made me think..
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