TOTO!!!!!!!!!!!

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Me with the Toto banner...can't believe I am actually in Seoul!!!

OMG!! Can't believe the day is finally here and I am seeing Toto live in Korea on their very last show of their two year world tour!!  It's their last planned show indefinitely!  While planning this trip to Seoul, I reached out to a fellow TBer that I knew was stationed in Seoul.  I told him why I was coming out there and he went and checked out Toto's website and music and ended up liking them so much, he bought tickets to the show as well!  How cool is that?!?! 

I've had several people ask me who Toto is or why I like them so much.  Most people know who they are, but may not recognize the band name right off the bat.  My parents listened to them when I was young and I sorta just grew up on their music.

Meeting Josh (wdwparkboy) and his friend Sudip
  Two of their very popular songs were Rosanna and Africa.....which in fact, I think there's a horrible Geico commercial right now making light of the Rosanna song!!  Bad Geico! HA HA HA

Anyways, I was to meet up with Josh before the show if possible to say hi at least!! LOL.  I was worried it might be hard to find each other so I emailed him our seat numbers so he could track us down.  There was a HUGE line to get in the venue and as I started to check out the people in attendance, I quickly figured out it would not be too hard to spot each other.  Before the show started, I went to restroom and Scott wandered around the lobby. When I came out of the restroom, Scott had found Josh already so we got to talk a little and goof off before the show!

I started looking around the theatre after we got inside and noticed 98% of the show attendees were Korean and there was only about 8 of us were weren't.

Me and my honey Greg Phillinganes!!!
  I am not sure why I was suprised but I just assumed with the US military presence in Korea, there might've been people off the bases.   I have to say though - this was without a doubt the best concert and the best crowd ever!  Everyone in that house stood up the minute they came on stage and never sat down again!  These were die hard fans and they knew every word to every song the guys played.  It made the whole experience even more rewarding for me because I realized how lucky I was to see this final concert with such amazing and enthustiac fans!

Anyways, I've included the pics and an entry here because it is the reason for my entire Seoul trip but I will be putting the full report of the show and all the craziness on my devoted Toto blog.....In Search of Toto Euphoria!  Whoo hoo!  

Let's just say this.

Lee Sklar, Me, and Bobby Kimball
..it was the best show ever for me, I got to hang out with them for a bit after the show, AND, I ended up with a special birthday wish from Lee Sklar and he did one of his infamous mashcasts of me to put on their website, complete with birthday wishes from the band!! Here is a link to my 5 seconds of fame on the Toto Network:  http://www.totonetwork.com/node/5688481  I look like dork but who cares...I was on the stage after the concert!! YEAH!!!

OMG!!  Beyond dreams coming true....it was the best night of my life!!

pearcetoyou says:
You are getting to know these guys pretty good, Erin. Maybe you can invite them to perform at a meetup! haha
Posted on: Apr 17, 2008
TYoungTX says:
Glad you got to live the dream!!
Posted on: Apr 17, 2008
mellemel8 says:
woohoo erin :) glad you had a blast.
Posted on: Apr 16, 2008
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Me with the Toto banner...cant be…
Me with the Toto banner...can't b…
Meeting Josh (wdwparkboy) and his …
Meeting Josh (wdwparkboy) and his…
Me and my honey Greg Phillinganes!…
Me and my honey Greg Phillinganes…
Lee Sklar, Me, and Bobby Kimball
Lee Sklar, Me, and Bobby Kimball
The Toto Banner when you walk into…
The Toto Banner when you walk int…
Scott had to copy me...LOL
Scott had to copy me...LOL
Toto - Falling in Between Tour - o…
Toto - Falling in Between Tour - …
The line to get in the concert
The line to get in the concert
Sudip, Josh, me, and Scott
Sudip, Josh, me, and Scott
The stage prior to the show
The stage prior to the show
Crew setting up
Crew setting up
Crew setting up
Crew setting up
Almost ready for the show.....
Almost ready for the show.....
OMG!! In Seoul, watching Toto and …
OMG!! In Seoul, watching Toto and…
LUKATHER!!!!
LUKATHER!!!!
Lee Sklar
Lee Sklar
The finale with the crew on stage …
The finale with the crew on stage…
Another shot of the crew on stage …
Another shot of the crew on stage…
Another Luke shot!!!
Another Luke shot!!!
Bobby and Steve
Bobby and Steve
Steve and Greg
Steve and Greg
Still the finale with the crew
Still the finale with the crew
Lee
Lee
The final bow......bittersweet!
The final bow......bittersweet!
First pic of me and Greg...no flas…
First pic of me and Greg...no fla…
And with that....the Falling in Be…
And with that....the Falling in B…
Scott and I with Lee Sklar and Bob…
Scott and I with Lee Sklar and Bo…
Josh and Sudip with Lee
Josh and Sudip with Lee
Scott and I with Lee and Bobby
Scott and I with Lee and Bobby
Another pic of Josh and Sudip with…
Another pic of Josh and Sudip wit…
The banner outside the show!!! Had…
The banner outside the show!!! Ha…
Banner outside concert hall
Banner outside concert hall
Video of Toto performing
Another video of Toto from Seoul
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