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While I will agree with some of the others that the sound quality was off, Arnel made up for it with high energy and great vocals. The set list included many of their iconic hits and featured a couple of new songs which I wasn’t familiar with. Overall a great show, would have been five stars had the sound quality been better.
Todd H Forry from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
JOURNEY? IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED THE NEIL SCHON SHOW!
Journey was a former shell of what they were. The singer was great but you could tell he was just being pushed out of the way by the "look at me" guitar playing of Neil Schon. Their sound was absolutely horrible with the blasting almost heavy metal guitar and a solo after every single song. Jonathan Cain spent more time playing rhythm guitar than the keyboards and they had a second keyboard player with them. Sorry, but this is not the Journey I remember. The setlist was filled with all the hits, so thankfully there was some good to this. We were lucky and got free tickets which dampened the sting a bit more than if I had to pay the $89.50 which some people paid. Sorry Journey, but it might be time to hang it up.
Toto on the other hand was amazing. The sound was incredibly balanced and everyone in the band looked they were having a great time.
Deb from Albany, New York
TOTO WAS AWESOME!
Let me start by saying that Toto was incredibly awesome and the sound was amazing! Journey on the other hand was disappointing! The lead singer could not hold the long runs in the songs and frequently had to take breaths in between to get through the run:(. At times he even sounded off key. The song set was amazing and all the popular songs were sung. Neil Schon did a nice job on the guitar but for some reason he was the only one that came through clear in the sound system??? They tried and we still had an amazing time but unless they’re going to really start training for a concert again – it may be the time to hang it up:(
Heather from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ARNEL'S VOCAL CHORDS NEED A BREAK!
The entire show I felt his mic was either cutting out or he was. At times he sounded flat. The band was great and I think they amped up the band sound to mask the truth that Arnel's been pushing it too much for too long. I lost saw them perform at Summerfest and the vocals were spot on. Time to gargle some salt water and see an ENT Doc!
Angie from St. Louis, MO
5 STARS FOR TOTO, 3 STARS FOR JOURNEY
Toto was amazing! Better than we could have ever expected. Their vocals were spot on, the sound, the musical talent, etc. was top notch. Would pay to see them again and again!
Journey was "ok". They played all the hits, but the sound was horrible. Not sure what was going on, but it was super disappointing. Sound guy needs to be fired.
Journey Fan from St. Louis, Missouri
JOURNEY SOUND IMPROVEMENT
Not sure if it was the sound system, mic or vocals not reaching the notes but something was definitely off. I have seen Journey in the last 10 years and they were amazing compared to what I recently saw.
Gregg from Seattle, Washington
JOURNEY-PREDICTABLE. TOTO...TOTO...STOLE THE SHOW.
Took my two adult kids to this as I wanted them to experience Journey. What a great surprise. Toto came out and kicked ass. Sound was good even though we were in the rafters, and the musicianship was top notch. Every song was fantastic and most of the show was a sing-a-long. My kids kept saying they were so surprised how great this concert was.
Then, out came Journey. Right off the bat, oit was evident that the sound team had a different idea of what great sound was, since the volume was lower and you could barely hear Arnel as he tried to live up to Steve Perry's legend. I assumed they would dial it in as the show progressed, but they never did. Sound was barely passable from start to finish and the show was so predictable. they played the hits, most of which are still great, but are really not something you need to see in person. Highlights of the show were Neil Shons guitar work, Dean Castronov's drumming (exceptional) and singing and the song "Wheel in the sky", which is truly GREAT in person.
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