DOMA Showcase 2011: The Toadies


Wrapping up the main stage activities on Saturday night was Fort Worths' own, the Toadies. And as the first notes of I Come From The Water rang out, it quickly became evident that they weren't there to pace through another set. Instantly the air became electric and the crowd was easily whipped up into a fist pumping craze which helped feed the aggression of the band. It was becoming clear that this night was going to be a special night in DFW music history, not to mention the sports history that was being made by the Rangers on the Jumbo-Tron across from the stage.

Midway through the set the Old 97's Rhett Miller and Philip Peeples along with Centro-matic drummer Matt Pence joined the Toadies on stage to add some extra percussion to "I Burn." Random fun fact: This was the first time that the Old 97's and the Toadies have shared the same stage in their illustrious and long running careers.

As for myself, I was as giddy as the 16 year old version seeing the Toadies at Madhatters on Magnolia for the first time. It had been a long time since I had seen them live, and it was a perfect beginning to a long evening ahead.