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TOTO&PAT BENATAR Show Review

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Posted September 18, 2017 by Ron in Live

Pier Six Pavillon
Baltimore MD
September 12th 2017

ALL THE HITS CAME OUT TONIGHT. WE WENT DOWN TO AFRICA AND EVEN BRAVED THROUGH A BATTLEFIELD OF LOVE

In a day of age when musicians come and go, it’s always a pleasure to see bands that have been going strong for decades and still haven’t lost that touch.

Tonight I got to see ToTo which started in 1977 and is still just as amazing. This was my first time seeing the band that I have listen to throughout all my life, Toto’s music has always been a band that not only makes great music but makes you feel good too.

Right out of the gate ToTo opened up with “Only the Children” and you knew you were in for a night of amazing tunes that you have loved forever. Singer Joseph Williams was on his game tonight, his vocals were amazing and he has a stage presence that just makes you want to smile. On a side note when they announced the band, they gave a little bit of trivia out that I didn’t know, that his father is the one and only John Williams who has composed every great movie for decades.

My favorite on the stage tonight was keyboardist David Paich who was supporting a Orioles jersey. He was the life of the party. With his crazy antics and even crazier hats, he was a pure enjoyment to watch perform. All of the band was on point tonight. Toto sounded amazing and just like how I imagined from listening to their albums for years.

Toto pulled out all the greatest hits tonight. From “Rosanna” to “ Stop Loving You”. But before the night ended for ToTo they came back on stage to do one more song. The song that everyone in the crowd was ready to hear and even if you have no idea who the band is( which means you been living under a rock for decades) you know “Africa”.

Was such an amazing set from Toto. I was blown away by how good they are live. I hope that I get to see them again in the near future.

 

 

 

As the fans waited for a stage to change, we all anxiously waited for Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to embrace the stage. This would be the first time that I have seen Pat and I was super excited to see and hear all the great songs that I have been listening to since I was a young child.

When Pat and Neil came out they both still look and sound amazing. Pat still has those amazing chops that she’s known for, the vocal range on that woman is simply beautiful.

 

 

They came out “ All fired Up” which is how everyone in the crowd felt that night. Pat and Neil were on point and you can see why they have been together not only in the music but in life, they have such amazing chemistry together.

Pat told a story about the how we were getting into the “Holy 14” which is the 14 songs that they must play or the will get a shit storm of backlash from fans on social media. These included “ Hell is for children”, “ Love is a Battlefield”, “Hit me with your best shot” and “ Heartbreaker”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was such an amazing show and really showcased that no more of age, sex, or genre of music that if you are a kick ass band, write bitching tunes and are a prime example of not only pure talent but just grace and poise, you can decade after decade still rock and still be just as loved as the moment that you broke into the scene. I can’t wait to see Toto and Pat Benatar again, was an amazing show.

 


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Ron
Ron

Ron has keen eye for talent and a love for the underground and has a tremendous love for music of any genera. You'll probably bump into him at a horror convention or some seedy club checking out the next new band.

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