Sunday, February 26, 2012

ToddFest/West 2012

Hello everyone--

The date and location have been set for ToddFest/West 2012! We're sending out this notice to give you plenty of time to mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

When -- Saturday, July 28 starting at 1pm
Where -- The Lafonds home in Campbell, CA
Dog alert -- There are sweet, furry critters in this household, so plan accordingly if you have allergies.
Note -- Campbell, CA is close to San Jose if you're considering airports. Let us know if you need recommendations for lodging.
RSVP -- Reply to by July 1 to have your TFW-12 laminate personalized with your name

For those of you who are new to TFW, it's an annual gathering of fans, friends and family to spend a day with like-minded Todd peeps. It's a casual event and a potluck -- and it's free. Every year we have both new and returning attendees. Lots of socializing and all sorts of goings-on such as sharing stories and memorabilia, watching videos, playing and singing TR tunes, and simply hanging out and talking and having a great day! You can find out more about past fests at

The Lafonds have previously transformed their garage into a jam room and that has been fun enough to redux! Steve's rocking band, Ded Ringer, will probably once again perform some TR tunes for us to enjoy and sing along to, and the space can be used throughout the day for all to play/jam in.

Based on comments from last year, I'd like to plan some pre-fest jam sessions and will send out a message to solicit interest on that. So if you want to jam or host a jam (no, you don't have to play or sing to be a host!) then respond to that message and we'll shoot for having sessions in March, April, May and June.

And a little story for those who are wondering why this date -- 1995 was the first fest at my home in Sacramento and one of the attendees was two year old Korie Lafond who has enthusiastically attended almost every fest since then. She's now in college and leaving for a year abroad in early August and didn't want to miss the fest. This is a true sign of the community that the fest has cultivated over the years and touched me deeply!

Lastly, but certainly not least, there are a number of TR shows on the horizon. The wonderful folks at Rundgren Radio are bringing the amazing orchestra shows to the US in Rockford, IL! RR party will be on 5/31/12 and shows on 6/1/12 and 6/2/12. Southern CA "best of" shows are scheduled for early April. Let's visualize those coming to the bay area! And a bay area date is already set for the Ringo All-Star tour. More details and all the best TR info can be found at

Look forward to seeing many of you soon! Let us know if you can make it, have questions or need other info.
Your TFW planners -- Roger Linder, Debbie Sommer, Kim, Steve and Korie Lafond

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