Toad was Great!

Wow, holy smokes, Seattle loves Toad the Wet Sprocket.

And Seattle loves Toad’s opening act, Matt Nathanson (matt nathanson at the point Matt got on stage with his guitar in one hand and soon had the crowd in the other hand. Through a little bit of dialog, Matt managed to set up each song with a bit of an erotic state of mind (“slappy, tickly love makin’!” and “imagine you’re soaping up in the shower and, mmm, you spend a little bit of extra time down there…”) and he really had the audience when he did a cover of Journey, getting the crowd to sing along. Who the hell knew that so many people in Seattle would know the lyrics to an old Journey song

Then Toad came out and started playing and it was all over. Happy, happy people. They said it’s been twelve years since they played in Seattle. I have never been to a concert in an auditorium the size of The Moore when the crowd put out so much loud, raucous love for a band. And Toad did two encores. They always save “Walk on the Ocean” for the encore.

Glen Phillips shared a simple perspective on his life that explains some of the lyrics, “When something good happens to me, I keep expecting it to end at any moment.” The song “Something’s always wrong” is an especially good example… and something that resonates with me a lot.

Looking over the band’s website, I realize they have one live CD I don’t have… hello Amazon wishlist.

Anyway, there are few bands I would go see anymore and I’m still all a-buzz and happy for seeing Toad. Life is good.


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