Toto’s Manila Concert: We was robbed!

The Stage of the Toto ConcertWe weren’t able to watch Toto in their Aliw theater concert a few years back, so I was happy that they came back again to let me listen to their hits live.

So the venue was at the Araneta Coliseum and the date was April 3, 2008 at 8:00 in the evening. My brother and I bought tickets the Saturday before the event. We were ready for Toto. Yeah, baby!

So how was it? In all honesty, it’s a wenk wenk moment – a big disappointment. Usually the opening song would be that would make people get up from their seats and get their groove on, but since they played something hardly anyone is familiar with (I think it’s one of the tracks in their newer albums), the Pinoy audience just watched. How sad. Their vocalist can’t do vocals anymore and he tried to manage this by letting the audience do the significant part of the singing. Now what the heck was that? The worse part is they just breezed through their four hit slow songs, which I think is the main reason why a lot of people went. Now they said that they were only jamming. What the heck!

From the nosebleed area, there’s this one guy shouting “lugi“. I guess this summed up the whole experience.

Oh well, at least there’s Swing Out Sister this coming Monday.

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