I've gone to Tommy's once before a Foo Fighters show and it was really good. I think my dad just prefer Mel's because the parking lot, which is understanble. Plus I've never disliked a meal there.
I think my main problem is I'm usually not in center rail, which is why some of the sound from the opposite side of the stage is covered up. I could usually hear them pretty faintly at most. I'd rather be closer to the experience that have the sound be absolutley perfect myself, but it's always cool when you can hear everything clearly. But the way I see it, I know the songs so well that if I can't hear the solo, placebo will kick in and I'll "hear it".
I'll definitely read your review bro!