Steve Lukather’s vocals shredded on the lethal “Hold the Line,” and the band moved right into a heartfelt Beatles cowl, “With a Little Help From My Friends,” earlier than closing out the present with their two largest hits — which had the group swaying, dancing and singing alongside. At the top of their set, Toto gave their temporary intros for the bandmates whereas saying their goodbyes and thank yous with a healthful bow earlier than they left the stage.
As quickly because the lights dimmed, the whispers among the many viewers changed into yelling and whistles. It appeared as if the seats had been charged with electrical energy, inflicting each member within the crowd to leap to their toes in pleasure on the similar time. Nobody was sitting again down anytime quickly — it was not a superb day to be quick.
Journey acquired their karaoke-favorite tune “Don’t Stop Believin'” out of the best way instantly. The guys nonetheless have it. Arnel Pineda dominated the stage along with his presence: throwing the mic out into the group, leaping, dancing, interacting with each bandmate throughout the stage with out dropping a single beat. The dude was flash.
There additionally wasn’t a lot banter from Journey — in addition to the occasional “Thanks, Dallas!” “You guys ready?!” or the basic “How are we all doing out there?!” Lights flashing, guitars ripping, keys thrashing, Journey put one one in every of their greatest exhibits thus far.
Once they performed “Wheel in the Sky” and the proper “Separate Ways [Worlds Apart]” it was clear they had been near their huge finale. Giant funnels had been on the entrance of the stage, a gang of individuals all clad in black began throwing shirts to the bottom viewers. We’re not simply speaking about a couple of dozen shirts, both: For the final three songs you’d simply see black rolled-up shirts being thrown nonstop.
The second Jonathan Cain struck that first unmistakable chord on piano for “Anyway You Want It,” these funnels erupted in an explosion of fog, confetti and streamers that engulfed the sector. Seeing all people chant the lyrics to that final tune whereas confetti was slowly fluttering its technique to the ground was a sight to behold. What a wild Wednesday night time.