Unfortunately mother nature turned for the worse and Kailua-Kona had a mean rain storm that forced the concert indoors to the Don the Beachcombers Mai Tai bar.
Due to the sound check earlier in the day being cancelled because of the weather, fans were able to get a first hand look at the band’s sound check inside of the place around 6:00 pm.
KBIG’s Keith Vachon was on hand to emcee the concert as local rocker Eric Gilliom opened the show.
The Eric Gilliom Band played about 7-8 songs.
After Gilliom was through special guest Jim Majors played a few songs for the crowd and then it was time for Toad to take the stage!
Because of the change in the venue, fans were fortunate that they got to be so close to the band!
They were scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 but didn’t get on stage until about 8:30 which is pretty good considering the whole concert venue basically got moved.
The band had people dancing and grooving!
The concert was another excellent concert put on by the folks at Royal Kona Resort.
I’d like to thank the folks of the Royal Kona Resort for putting on these excellent concerts of late as well as inviting me to attend them!
I met with Glen Phillips this morning and this is what he told me about how the name “Toad the Wet Sprocket” came about:
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