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Date: 17 - 04 - 2008 at 06:57:59
Name: Daniel Bernat
E-Mail: dannykay150@yahoo.es
Country: Spain
Comment: Thank you very much for the pleasure you
give me when I listen to you and try to
sing along all the melodies. You are so great and make very creative songs, so
I hope you still be on the road for ma-
ny years. Good Live Toto!

Date: 13 - 04 - 2008 at 15:20:01
Name: Mariska
E-Mail: mariska_otte@hotmail.com
Country: The Netherlands
Comment: I really love Toto!
Jeff was one of the reasons I start playing the drums, and I'm a huge fan of Steve!
Man, I hope these guys will go one for ever!
Everytime you're in the Netherlands, I'll try to be there!

Thnx for the music!
Mariska

Date: 08 - 04 - 2008 at 15:44:25
Name: Roberto Orozco Escobar
E-Mail: managua@t-online.de
Country: Nicaragua
Comment: I am really sure that TOTO is the best band that I ever heard in my life.

Truly

Roberto.

Date: 06 - 04 - 2008 at 20:40:50
Name: Lt bing jose
E-Mail: joetondo@yahoo.com
Country: philippines
Comment: met lee sklar and simon philips and greg at the airport on their way out of manila. It's quite amusing these super accomplished musicians who can have at their disposal any musical equipment created in this universe have another facet of interest and a fascination on our "equipment", my team's m4 semi snipe and mp9 assAult machine pistols hehehe.. next time ur around guys just let me know and we'll dedicate a whole day of familiarization firing those weapons with u.. nice meeting u guys and don't 4get to post our fotos on this website. e-mail me.. ciao!!!!

Lt. bing jose
oic-apd sru/bomb squad

Date: 06 - 04 - 2008 at 07:23:02
Name: joey
E-Mail: twochimez@yahoo.com
Country: philippines
Comment: Regarding the concert in manila last april 3, TOTO should have played their old love songs completely, not go into a three minute segway of lea/i wont hold you back/ ill be over you and not even sing the lyrics, practically asking the audience to sing the whole time with the old songs. The vocalist was having difficulty hitting the high notes to rosanna/ hold the line/pamela. It sounded like he was having a sore throat. The TV ads promoting the show played all the old hits and only the old hits and of course, we expected the same songs that evening. We understand that the band wants to promote their new album, but if they took a careful look at the audience they would have seen that it was a thirty/fortysomething crowd. We went there hoping to hear the songs we wanted, in the way they were originally meant to be played, but no. It was a letdown from one of the greatest 80s bands. We took time from our lives to prepare for this concert and we wish the band would have been just as prepared. It would have been more respectful if they cancelled the show than not be ready. I understand also that this show was at the tail end of a world tour so fatigue plays a part but then again, the paying audience deserved more, much more. My compliments though to the drummer and keyboardist for their professionalism.

Date: 04 - 04 - 2008 at 04:28:20
Name: Norberto E. Sison
E-Mail: nsison@hotmail.com
Country: Philippines
Comment: I am providing a letter I sent to the producers of the Philippine Toto concert of April 3 in the hope that the band would be aware the something was lost in their performance in the Araneta Coliseum venue of that date.

4 April 2008


Gentlemen:


My heartfelt congratulations on your being able to bring in Toto for a Philippine concert. It was with great anticipation that I had purchased two tickets a month before the actual date so I could take my wife to witness the performance of a legend in the music industry. With such noted personalities as Steve Luthaker, Bobby Kimball, Greg Phillinganes and the rest of the band, I knew it would be such a treat to see them live.

Unfortunately, my joy and anticipation had turned into a mild disappointment as the concert proceeded and it could be traced to the awful sound equipment set up that was used during the show. Our seats were definitely offset from the stage center line but our usual experience at Araneta had shown that it wouldn't have been a poor seating choice. But I was absolutely appalled when I realized that the speakers seemed to be only focused in the direction of the center audience and thus only those that were seated in the middle would have enjoyed the full clarity of the performance. It's as if the band was playing only to those who paid the big ticket prices and to hell with the rest.

From where we were, it was clear that none of the higher frequencies were audible. It sounded like a tape being played on a cassette player with a dirty head. Even the vocals were unintelligible at times and we barely heard the clarity of the piano and acoustic guitar throughout the performance.

Considering the band's reputation for outstanding sonic quality (their 1983 Grammy award for Toto IV did include best engineering), I couldn't imagine that they'd allow such an imbalanced sound to fill the concert venue, but that is exactly what happened. We absolutely felt that we did not feel the full impact of the performance. You could barely hear the high-hat cymbals and even when the drummer was pounding the crash and rider cymbals for all its worth, you could barely hear them. The sound system absolutely did not do justice to the band's performance, which for all its worth, was indeed outstanding. It felt like you were an outsider to the performance and as if (assuming the thing had taken place in Fort Bonifacio where you had a perimeter wall) you were seated outside the wall listening to what was being played.

It's so sad that such a great band had such a terrible sound set up. Who's to blame can only be surmised but if that is an indication of a trend, then those who bought tickets for Swing Out Sister may be in for a similar disappointment. It was interesting to note that this detail of sound clarity seemed to not have been noticed by the audience around us (they were having too much of a good time), but we are not your typical audience. We value great sound and what we heard last night couldn't even compare to the 5.1 surround system we have at home! By golly, even the performances of the Petrified Anthem band from the 70's (they are close friends of ours) using modest 15" speakers sounded better than what we experienced last night.

You need to do better. Sayang ang galing ng mga artista. (What a waste of an artist's great talents)


Respectfully yours,


Norberto E. Sison
507B Halcon Mandaluyong City
0921-978-8520
nsison@hotmail.com

Date: 31 - 03 - 2008 at 18:42:43
Name: Mr. Maia Smith
E-Mail: maiabro@myway.com
Country: New Zealand
Comment: I've loved your music since the first time I ever heard one of your songs! I really miss seeing Jeff?!...
God Bless you all!

Date: 25 - 03 - 2008 at 08:00:06
Name: Dave
E-Mail: dsheedy@sbcglobal.net
Country: USA
Comment: Does anyone know if Toto plans to tour the Midwest, Chicago area in the near future?

Date: 25 - 03 - 2008 at 04:07:50
Name: Victor Francis
E-Mail: vicmix@gmail.com
Country: Malaysia
Comment: Greetings ToTo! Been to your concert in Malaysia - 16 march 2008. It was the best moments of my Life! Will cherish the memories always. Which you will put Malaysia on your list again for all the music fans. Notice that the crowd was bit shy and conservative that night but don't let that deter you. Malaysians are normally very very down to earth especially when they happen to be audiences in their mid 40's and 50's...
Do Visit Malaysia Again soon and sechedule another fabulous concert for us ALL. God Bless and safe journey Always Wherever You May All Roam....

Date: 24 - 03 - 2008 at 15:31:06
Name: Hiroyuki Hori
E-Mail: hori5150@aol.com
Country: Japan
Comment: I cannot send you my review of the concert on Friday,Mar 21st.
I'm send this to Guest book instead.

TOTO and BOZ with special guest with David Paich,
This special package tour has just started in Japan from Mar 20th. I was lucky to see second show of the tour on Mar 21st. The show was awesome and one of the best shows by TOTO for me over decades. The show was programmed as below:
1.Boz and his bands
2.Boz and his band with Paich
3.Boz and his band with Paich and Luke
4.TOTO with Paich
5.Jam by TOTO and Boz with Paich
(with little help my friends < Joe cocker style>)
David Paich was joining Boz' band for 5 tracks including Miss Sun,&#12288;Georgia, Lido shuffle, and We are all alone. Luke and Paich were playing with Boz for Breakdown dead ahead. Paich's play was stunning. His play is influencing on both Boz and TOTO like chemistry. Paich was playing with TOTO for all tracks, too. He got piano solo for Rosanna and lead vocal for Africa.I'm sure that&#12288;the show is upgraded by Paich. With two keybords for TOTO, the sound of the band was thick but tight. The combination of Greg with Paitch reminded me of Pitch and Steve P. Both Greg and Simon had great job tonight, too. For Luke, always great and marvelous with dynamic guitar sound. Will this high tension be continued to last show in Japan? I will strongly hope so.
Hiroyuki



Date: 21 - 03 - 2008 at 20:37:38
Name: bibiana
E-Mail: bibiana5gomez@yahoo.com.ar
Country: argentina
Comment: su musica es radiante, electrizan mi piel, me encantan, algun ddia espero escriban una cancion con mi nombre.

Date: 21 - 03 - 2008 at 16:23:23
Name: Axel Cowburn
E-Mail: axelcow@hotmail.com
Country: Wales (U.K)
Comment: AWSOME, LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO. I WAS AT THE CONCERT IN BRISTOL 12.03.07. I WAS NEARLY IN TEARS WHEN TOTO WALKED ON. UNFORGETABLE, HOPE YOU TOUR AGAIN I MISS IT. I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST GUYS.

Date: 17 - 03 - 2008 at 17:43:20
Name: mike zarcone
E-Mail: mikeyzzo@yahoo.com
Country: u s a
Comment: I WISH THERE WAS A WAY TO GET STEVE LUKATHER SOME U S AIR PLAY. THE NEW CD EVER CHANGING TIMES IS AWESOME NOT A BAD SONG ON IT . IT HAS SOME THING FOR EVERY ONE. GREAT JOB LUKE YOUR THE BEST.. GOD BLESS TO ALL

Date: 16 - 03 - 2008 at 23:12:05
Name: Victorino D. Bascug, Jr.
E-Mail: rubbersoul4267@yahoo.com
Country: Philippines
Comment: for us born on 67, the 80's music will always be great, (but we am still open to other generation of music). but if we talk about 80's music, Toto is always be the band for us. no fancy clothing, no fancy hair, just pure collection of great musicians.
so when I hear that the band will be playing here in the Philippines its dream come true to us here, its a gift for us specially playing here in Cebu, and know what??? on April 2, on my birthday!!!!! Wow.

Date: 16 - 03 - 2008 at 08:23:04
Name: Al
E-Mail: algian64@hotmail.com
Country: Australia
Comment: Saw you guys perform in little old Adelaide in front of a crowd of about 1500.Was a bit dubious about the theatre style room but in saying that you guys still pulled off a great sound.Oh and well done Leland for pulling it all together in the time that you had, YOU NAILED IT.

 

 

 

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