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Review written by: headDEEPwithinTHEborderline (
Review posted on: 10/14/02 00:27:35 ET

This was this reviewer's 46&2 Tool show

I have thought long and hard about this, and i am ready to make and offer: I will give someone my left arm for their seat at this concert, and in the event someone has a General Admission ticket to sell, I would be more than happy to throw in a leg! TOOL FUCKING TOOL

Review written by: Garion333 ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 02:00:03 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

Awesome once again. Opened with COLD AND UGLY then COMMANDO!!!! Heres the setlist. Jam -> Cold & Ugly Commando (-) Ions -> The Grudge Stinkfist (Extended) 46&2 Eon Blue Apocalypse -> Schism Parabol -> Parabola Aenima Intermission Reflection -> Disposition -> Triad (With Messughah's Drummer and Bassist) (Take feeling speech) Lateralus That was one special show. Just the opening two songs were enough for me. 46&2 was a great treat, was missing it the past couple shows (for me). Friday in Boulder, I was in GA up in the front. It was nice to be back in the seats and appreciate the lighting and screens and the other visuals. The sound was also better cause the bass wasn't drowning it all out. It was also noce to be in a slightly bigger venue without it being massive because the crowd was big enough to give awesome responses. Only downside to the show was that the crowd seemed more into the first half until the intermission and didn't really get into the rest as much. It was noticably different to me, but thats all good . . . besides, it may have all just been in my head. What a show!!

Review written by: Joe ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 02:05:15 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Simply a great show. Others will post a set list, but there was much more variety than I was expecting. Opening with Cold and Ugly and then playing 46 & 2, Stinkfist, Aenima mixed in with Lateralus material was a real treat. Visuals were incredible. They slowed the show a bit more than necessary at the end, but it was welcome as it calmed the idiots in the mosh pits down. Probably the second best show that I have seen in my 8 years of going to see them. Wish I could experience it again.

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 02:10:46 ET

This was this reviewer's 15th Tool show

Once again Tool shows how they are far and away the best band playing live shows these days.

Review written by: Jesus's German Bitch ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 02:13:37 ET

This was this reviewer's Holy Tool show

The Tool played good show they play songs songs they play r here a grudge the stinkfist the ions the patience the unintoxicated persun the intermission the aitch a disposition relfection triad triad the śnema the lateralusis i liked the tool and show with the tool gud show

Review written by: Ringer ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 03:02:11 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

This show was on fire! Unbelievable. Way better intensity and energy than Friday's show in Boulder. Set list was mixed up a bit. I honestly can't remember the first two. Cold and Ugly, maybe? --grudge -- (-) ions --extended stinkfist w/ skinny puppy mix in middle --46 & 2 --Schism --Parabol/ parabola --Aenima --intermission --Disposition --Reflection --Triad...really extended --Lateralus There was incredible energy tonight. Maynard had on his blue paint, flourescent gliphs and black hotpants on. Danny wore a kansas jersey again (go figure). Stinkfist into 46&2 was crazy. The were on fire for Aenima....Justin was rocken. After intermission, the energy from the crowd during disposition/reflection/triad was a lot better than the boulder show. Adam actually cracked a smile and Justin was jamming to the crowd...he was really into it tonight. Maynard was dancing around all over the place. And lateralus was just insane. Great, great show. Lots of moshing....good moshing though.....not that angry shit like during the pepsi center show.

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 03:08:57 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Anyone not going to a show on this tour because it is "similar" to the summer tour is insane. There are too many differences to count. A show well worth it. The setlist was amazing, and i couldn't have been more pleased. The opener was something id never expect, but its Tool so i guess its kinda expected...Cold and Ugly. So glad to hear something from Opiate. I dont recall exactly what order, but the other songs played were Stinkfist, The Grudge, 46 & 2, Schism, ∆nima, Disposition/Reflection/Triad, Lateralus...and i think that might be all....They had the Gues drummer and keyboardist come out for Triad like they have for other shows, and the whle concert was simply amazing. I lost a shoe crowd surfing, so i might have forgotten a song somewhere in the middle. Also different from the summer tour was the images projected on the video and improved in my opinion. For someone who is undecided about going to a future show, GO!!! You won't be disappointed. Most of my fellow conceert goers were awesome. Most everyone seemed to take care of each other rather well, with the exception of a few Monkeys, but you will find a few at most any show. And as for opener Meshuggah, they did alright. Opening for Tool is not an easy assignment, and they handled it well. They were much more welcomed then Tomahawk in denver during the Summer tour. Anyhow, all around it was an incredible show and i strongly urge whoever can go, to go.

Review written by: guy ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 03:18:35 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist.

Review written by: leetrice ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 03:35:22 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

New setlist not intended for the complainers. Cold and Ugly Commando -ions Jamming... the Grudge Smelly Fist nice A.J Guitar work I never heard and then...Schism 46&2 parabol/parabola aenemia intermission Disposition/Reflection/Triad Lateralus Sound was great except maynard was drownd out at times by the sing along crowd (He sings much better in my opinion, however the crowd's intentions were in the right place). High energy audience, Highly explosive show. Triad was the most complex I have ever heard it live and the jam in stinfist continues to be a show highlight. To start with Cold and Ugly and Commando....intense, and 46&2 is always a memorable. Reflection seemed to be very crisp, loved Justin's bone crunching bass that carried over to Triad. All is well and at peace after experiencing the virtuoso quartet. And meshuggah was very good as well. Their lighting and play was better than the boulder show (new lighting and projections for Tool as well (Maynard's stage was on fire for a while). Two small meaningless mosh pits developed during Meshuggah; one contained a very large man that the others avoided, the other mainly contained flies who actually threw some punches. Very active GA was jammed towards the front with the first row occupants oozing through the barricade. Finally, after the show Maynard apparently requested to see some of Tool's fans and the chosen lucky few were greeted with a, "Down to earth guy who looked like someone you would see jogging with his adidas pants and sweatshirt. He was very kind and asked us if we enjoyed the show (of course we sad it was more thatn pleasurable)," This all compliments of CO Springs 94.3 KILO. Maynard and the boys, what a awesome group of humans.

Review written by: MORZA ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 03:39:52 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

i got home from the show about an hour ago and let me tell ' was awe inspiring. no other show i've seen can even compare with tool and it's energy, especially they're super infused special effects and (freaky) videos/images. i don't want to ruin anything for someone who hasn't seen this tour yet but one major highlight are these large freaking spinning things (that look like giant raspberrys) which move and spin in midair. meshuggah was also very good, but i might add i probably enjoyed them more because i have listened to them before. both bands were very good to colorado springs and their performances were amazing. well worth it. -morz.

Review written by: Johnny Superhyper ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 03:45:22 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show


Review written by: sohoftehg0t ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 04:02:32 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

not 100% positive, but im pretty sure it was: Cold and Ugly Commando (Ramones cover) The Grudge Stinkfist Schism 46 & 2 Parabola śnema -------------------- Disposition Reflection Triad Lateralus best. show. ever. they were on the fucking ball tonight, played so damned well. and maynard wasnt in his usual attire, he was covered in black paint with all these neon orange parts, hard to tell what they were from the distance i was though. "like a sexy gollum with racing stripes"

Review written by: Terry J. ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 05:04:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

WOW! WHAT A SHOW! I almost did not buy tickets to this show(wonder what was wrong with me) anyhow I got GA seats the day of the show from ticketweb...yeah! seen the show at the pepsi center in July...thought I wa amazed then, this was incredible..perhaps since I was on the front row and the mere precence of these guys rocking the world arena in colorado springs was just enough to blow anyone away and if not..something is wrong with you...opening with a romaones cover and just plain out kicking ass though the concert,,they played soooooo well...the energy, the moshers..the slowing them down to make them appreciate a tool show..maynard was painted blue and he had his bikini's on as usual...he moved about..gyrating and ripping the roof off the damn place....and mishuggah..damn they were good at ozzfest BUT they were incredible here tonight...for anyone out there bitching about tool's set list's in general..please just see the show and enjoy it..they are an amazing band,,I was so happy to not have to drive 102 miles to go see them..just a mere 37 miles away...toool fucking rocks enough said! thanks for coming to springs...hopefully you will be the way maynard said we sounded like cool! EXCELLENT SHOW!

Review written by: overfloater ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 05:56:41 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

Perhaps people who've seen Tool before might have been disappointed, but I absolutely fuckin' loved it. Pretty sure this is how it went: Cold and Ugly Rammone's cover? The Grudge H. Forty Six & 2 Eon Blue Apocalypse Schism Mantra? Parabol Parabola AEnema Intermission Disposition Reflection Triad Lateralus Again, I absolutely loved it. I didn't know what to expect. Perhaps Maynard wasn't as talkative as usual, but the visuals and the sound were top fucking notch. I was fairly surprised how well behaved the crowd was, other than the monkeys tearing each other apart down on the floor. I completely fuckin tranced out on Reflection/Triad there, maybe the highlight of the show. Shame that there were so many people smoking pot around me; I got pretty fuckered off second-hand pot smoke on the second half of the show, but I'm not complaining. I think Maynard said something like this: "Is this Colorado Springs? *crowd goes nuts* Oh, I thought it was Bedlam."

Review written by: Eric ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 08:30:37 ET

This was this reviewer's 666 Tool show

You all got Cold and Ugly???? You lucky bastards :)

Review written by: Tool Jayhawk ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 10:38:37 ET

This was this reviewer's 9999 Tool show

I know that this is reserved for reviews but I am extremely jealeous about missing the show. I had tickets for the show but could not make it due to work and no one bought them from me (too bad for them). I saw the show in Boulder which was pretty low on the crowd energy although the band played wonderfully. I guess Tool was too much for the Hippie- wannabe Boulderites.

Review written by: forty6andtool ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 11:10:58 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

Amazing setlist, totally different than Boulder. High energy all around. I am no expert but I think if Maynard performs in the speedo you can assume it it going to go off, and he and the guys performed incredibly. I know Maynard almost always gives the "Be Positive" speech, I am just wondering if anybody listens. Walking out of the show I saw two dudes brawling, real positive. Thank you Tool for Lateralus, thanks for the tour, thanks for playing 46&2.

Review written by: it doesn't matter ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 11:39:11 ET

This was this reviewer's 3 Tool show

Meshuggah keep trying. Someday you will grow up, cut off the 80's hair and be a real rock band. Their set was one dimensional and weak. As for Maynard and the boys... They never let you down. Danny, UNBELIEVABLE drumming! Not only did you come to my home town, you played 46&2. WOAH!!! Thank you guys for coming to our part of the world and blowing the lid off of the world arena. Oh...Maynard, thanks for the water.

Review written by: Tool fan (thejew21) Review posted on: 10/14/02 12:17:19 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Wow, only way to describe it, after being a long time tool fan and wanting to go to every show thats come to CO for that long and never being able to, i think it was worth the wait. Amazing set list, loved Cold and Ugly, ∆nima was awesome, and 46&2 was great, i must say i was into the older stuff more, until the intermission, coming back in with reflection disposition and triad was great, the crowd instantly mellowed and let the music flow through them. i was lucky enough to spend the concert with my girlfriend and my best friend/band mate, i wouldnt have wanted it to be with anyone else, thank you tool for the amazing experience, it will inspire the creation of something positive from me

Review written by: Anonymous fan ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 13:11:37 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

Alright... despite all the rave reviews already posted to the site, I feel it's my duty to express a less popular opinion, one that I hope someone out there may share. I have been burning to see Tool since I first heard Undertow, however, the concert was... a diassappointment. I know it's partly because I feel that Lateralus is not Tool's best work but I guess I should have been better informed as to how the show would run. Although I appreciate expirimentation and understand it fully with this specific band, I feel that it went too far. Instead of hyping the crowd with songs we all know and recognize, they played a lot of inteludes and instrumental breaks. Normally, this wouldn't be so bad but the music played was redundant and way too drawn out. In short, too much time was spent on non-energizing, unfamiliar music which, I felt, alienated the crowd quite a bit. Now for the positive. The songs I did know and recognize were awesome. I mean, A+ great quality and exactly what I would expect from a band like Tool. For that portion I give them a great review but when figured in with the boredom I had through their interludes and lyric-less moments, it brings it down quite a bit. I *love* Adam and Justin, don't get me wrong, but it's just the wrong thing for the expected energy of a concert scene.

Review written by: lotusblossom ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 13:34:50 ET

The Deadheads had Jerry...I have Tool. Can't express enough gratitude to Tool for coming to Colorado 3 times in one year! The show was amazing. Their music has evolved into such wonderful depths and beauty. Ive been following them for almost 10 years and at this point in my life I dont want to mosh anymore or feel anger, I want to meditate, reflect, expand, evolve. They inspire and motivate that within me. I want to thank Tool for being such an uncomprising and diligent band. Keep creating. Energy follows thoughts.

Review written by: Kelly ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 13:37:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Hi everyone! toolshow good (that qualifies this as a review, right?) me bad...Now down to more pertinent business-Please bear with me, dear Tool-loving readers...this is something that could be important to you: I love the Toolexperience as much as life itself (IT IS LIFE) and have indeed seen this phenomenal band as many times as possible (Biloxi is #5 and my 44th b-day present- the best gift EVER) I have a question to pose to only serious, devoted, toolarmy recruits (the rest of you can fuck urself-thank you): If there were a way to cut down on/help separate us from the monkeys/meatheads/idiotmoshers/hatemongers, would you participate in it, if you were in GA and wanted to be close and not get the fuck beaten outta you just for trying to be up front and close to the Genius whiich is Tool? I ask this b/c my fondest birthday dream is to experience the aforementioned Toolshow in the proximity of people who I don't have to be afraid of hurting me. I have been to 3 other shows in which I somehow made it to the front, only to be nearly beaten, knocked over, and LITERALLY trampled to death by the "you know whos". Nijmegen Holland was the worst-you could ever imagine-it was an outdoor festival, and Slayer, of all bands, played right before Tool. It was truly the most hideous and traumatic experience of my life-kinda like I would imagine being the unwilling recipient in a two-hour gangbang-but you know what I mean when I say I would do it all again and again, just to get close to these guys. All I could do is keep repeating the mantra "all this pain is an illusion" to get me thru it. I am a faithful reader and reviewer of Toolshows (look at my review for the Alltel Arena in Little Rock Arkansas a coulple of months back if you need proof, o non-believers) What I read over and over are reviews by devoted fans like me who are small/women/pacific and suffered needlessly only b/c they love Tool so much that they are willing to take anything to get as physically close as possible to our priests of the NWO. I don't know if anyone heard @ it, but here's another very scary example of what can and does happen all too frequently: a shitload of people were trampled nearly to death at Voodoofest/New Orleans last year this time (I should know-I was one of them) THIS KIND OF STUPID SHIT SHOULD'NT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO HAPPEN!!i I BELIEVE IN "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST" AS MUCH AS ANYONE, BUT MAYBE THAT MEANS USING YOUR HEAD NOT YOUR BODY TO GET SOMETHING YOU WANT. Doesn't Maynard say, "Think for yourself, question authority?" Well, guess who we have let be the authority???" Haven't you ever wondered if maybe the band lets this happen just to test us, to see if anyone will take a stand against it? I for one and SICK of assholes ruining my most special of times. Isn't it time we take a stand against this??? I say, yes, high-fucking-time-thank you, amen. Here's my suggestion; please let me know if you have any ideas @ it either way: What if someone(me) were to hand out a goodly number of small paper banners to serious Toolfans in Biloxi, with the banner bearing an identifying symbol, like the Lateralus eye on it, that we up front could use to hold up and recognize each other and congregate with as the peaceful ones who just want the holy experience, not the pain of getting the shit moshed out of us Maybe the belligerent fuckers who are there only to otherwise hurt us would then, upon seeing our solidarity, be, as a result, persuaded to select a killing ground away from us (hey, there IS strength in numbers) lest THEIR health and happiness be threatened by our impressive numbers... Whadda say, people? Would it work... or not? I need to know this, cuz I am ready to do just about anything to try to have this one last (better) chance to be with people of my own kind who JUST WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE while they share this magickal experience, which I personally don't think will happen again too very soon, if at all. If Nibiru hits, that is! (learn to swim!!!) Toolfans, I implore you, PLEASE help me on this one-all intelligent comments welcome. Kelly ( p.s. Thanks Kabir-remember me? i wrote u @ joe and me finding each other, thanks to Tool ;) PEACE, LOVE, AND TOOL

Review written by: Kerry ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 13:38:15 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

The show seemed designed with a more improverstional feel than the Pepsi Center show. It seems this bugged some people. Starting with 2 lesser played tunes (did somebody gripe about the set list yet?) several numbers went for extended versions and there was even moments when I thought band members dropped notes. But that is the beauty, the fallibility of art! Throughout, particulary Triad, when some people were standing around like zombies waiting for a catchy phrase to shout out, I was thinking, "My god people, this is TOOL jamming; it's not radio, it is improvisational metal!", which not enough bands will even attempt to pull off live. But given TOOL phenominal energy, there were some glimmering moments tucked in between the songs, and the folks waiting for something "recognizable" are missing half the beauty of energy and vision realized. It is of the moment; close your eyes! Let the energy coming off the stage wash over you, let the pummeling lather you. Forget the crowd, forget what you know! Merge in the moment.... If you saw this show, consider yourself very fortunate... - I'd like to thank my son for buying me a floor seat for my 44th birthday. You rule Shane.

Review written by: Mountain Man (Pain@pleasure.orgasm) Review posted on: 10/14/02 14:30:20 ET

This was this reviewer's 5st Tool show

Smiles on my face. Took 3 hours to drive down from the mountains of Vail, and 3 hours back, so I needed sleep before posting. But naturally, I woke up beaming. First off - Cold and Ugly!! Fuck yeah! That was a fantastic opener from the first scream on! *Never* thought I would see that live, that's for sure! Beautiful show to see all in all, better than the Pepsi Center show in July (at least in sound quality). I agree with another reviewer who said that Relfection and Triad put me in a trance. I am happy with the set list, they diverge it just enough from past shows to keep me happy. It's been said before, but I do wish they mixed their set up a bit more (at least they didn't play Sober - it's not that I do not like it, but with SO many good songs they can play, I like to see other stuff - "Jimmy"/"Flood"/"Cold & Ugly" anyone? Oh wait ... scratch C & U, hehe ;) Really felt that Maynard came out strongest for Lateralus at the end of the show. He seems to pace himself and only takes it up a notch now and then. This is the 3rd time in a year I have seen Tool and it is something I have noticed from experience. But for Lateralus he was clearly in the sound mix and sounded very strong. I was just totally mezmerized by Justin during 46&2, Schism and in AEnema. That fucker can jam, no shit! Hat's off, mate. As for Adam, he's so consistent in providing the musical texture that I have found myself not directly noticing him. I paid more attention to him this show and was impressed by his myriad techniques. Some of the sounds that come from that man are just plain incredible (what I wouldn't give to play on his equipment!) Lastly is the man with the spotlight on him the whole show. How the hell can he look so relaxed up there? He doesn't even appear to be breaking a sweat (ya, I know that not true, but it's how he freaking *looks*!) Honestly, there were so many times last night that I turned to my friend, shook my head in awe and could only mutter: "Fucking sick, man." Danny, you are just fucking sick. No other words come to mind. 46&2 solo and ending, AEnema, TRIAD with Meshuggah's drummer!!! Play till you die and record everything for future prosperity to learn from!! Thank you for everything, fellas! Colorado loves you! Please make sure you all have kids so that they can all play music together later in life! Give us generations of talent please! Peace through human revolution.

Review written by: tool virgin ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 14:31:16 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist. I would just like to say as one who has no apprecation for this band I LOVED this show it was amazing with high energy particularly the first half, and the entertainment value scored huge!!! Many thanks to the guy that dragged my sorry ass to this awesome show!!!

Review written by: Tender Branson ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 14:32:34 ET

This was this reviewer's 3 Tool show

I was fortunate enough to see tool three times in the past months, which were my first tool shows ever. I really appreciate them coming through three times. Thank you. Hopefully they will settle down soon and write another album. Hopefully they wont break up. Peace, love, anal sex. "Please fasten your seat belts as we begin our terminal descent into oblivion."

Review written by: Glen ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 14:43:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Kelly, I am with you. We should all be able to express ourselves in our own way without destruction or fear. Are we to evolve as TOOL fans, the way TOOL has evolved as a band. Or are we left to react to TOOL's progression with the same hostility found at the local punk dive. IT IS TIME TO THINK FOR YOURSELF!! ACT FOR YOURSELF!! Thanks to TOOL. 4 shows in 15 months. None of us can complain.

Review written by: Dargan ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 15:06:44 ET

This was this reviewer's 4 Tool show

Tool blew the fucking roof off the csprings world arena! We were at the show in Boulder Friday night which was pretty good but the energy of the band at the show last nite was insane. there were sparks flying off the band members. danny as usual was thrashing like a maniac, both Adam and Justin were rocking back and forth and getting way into the music. Maynard was writhing dancing and banging his head like I havent seen yet on the Lateralus tours. He just seemed genuinely siked about the show. the music and the band was super tight and they were improvising, tweaking and adding to and expanding every song they played last nite. I would give anything for a bootleg of last nites show because it was perfect evolution in progress. Did anyone notice the guitar riff during the intro to the opner Cold and Ugly. It was Workingman off rushs first album. At first I thought they were going to open with it and then they busted into Cold and Ugly and I freaked my way through the whole show from that point on. Last nites show put a fist you know where to all the people posting negative reviews and talking shit about tool. Last nite that band blew the head off every person there with an intensity I have never seen in any band Long Live Tool. I was sober for the whole show and this is how I remember the set list. intro jamwriffs from oldschool rush commando cover by ramones The Grudge Stinkfist Schism 46and2 parabol parabola Aenima Int. DRT with messugha Lateralus

Review written by: mesomuch ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 15:34:47 ET

This was this reviewer's 1.8 Tool show

just wondered if any of you yahoo (butthole)surfers noticed the rev's very own review of the show on 10/9 (posted at 23:23:??). actually i think it's just a review of the useful idiots talking like they know a thing or two. WAKEUP!! BTW-can't wait til MIchiGAN--do the kyuss cover--you'll be even more appreciated than before.

Review written by: Jimbo (iliketool@tool.tool) Review posted on: 10/14/02 16:25:55 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Opened with Cold & Ugly Then a Ramones cover - Commando everyone who posted a setlist so far forgot that they played Flood - it was incredible. So much better than the Boulder show - better acoustics, better setlist, better crowd, better triad jam, etc. Thanks for an unforgettable evening Tool!! PS - I liked the visual of the Sephirot tree on the screens between Reflection and Triad (see: Kaballah, Foucalt's Pendulum).

Review written by: dylan ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 16:33:07 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

well.. to be honest with everyone i was kinda dissapointed with this show. dont get me wrong, i still love tool very much, but they whole playing the same songs every show is really getting kind of old. i kept thinking that if it was my 1st time seeing them i couldntve been much happier, but it wasnt, and the 3 4 times theyve played in colorado for the lateralus tour theyve played a very similar setlist, and havent played any of the rarities like ticks and leeckes, jimmy, h., eulogy etc... who knows, maybe im the only one who feels like this, but ill bet im not, and since there are so many positive reviews here i thought it wouldnt hurt to have a critical one. those are my thoughts -d

Review written by: Master Reviewer (k) Review posted on: 10/14/02 17:56:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

what the hell are you talking about the rev's post nothing was posted on 10/9 at 23 : 23 ?? dumbass

Review written by: wouldnt u like to know ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 17:59:19 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

I live in North Hollywood CA and i took the GreyHound all the way to Colorado Springs and it was totally fucking worth it. and i cant wait to go to my 6th tool concert at Long Beach. TOOL FUCKIN KICKED ASS even though i wanted to hear cold and ugly and opiate but eh it was still great

Review written by: lauren ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 18:03:21 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

This show was awesome, a richer experience for me from the show in July @ the can probably because I my senses were better tuned, me no longer being a "tool-virgin." Hehe. Not EVEN as many meatheads on the floor as the one in July either so I did not come home with bruises and a black eye. Yay! The setlist was different from what I remember of July, Cold and Ugly for Sober as the opener (one word: WOW), and everyone I talked to that had an idea said the second song was a Ramones cover... shweeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!! No complaints here. They could have gotten onstage and played nothing but Culture Club and A Flock of Seagulls covers, and I still probably would have enjoyed it. Tool are musical geniuses and I hope one day I can possess a FIBER of talent equal to that of just one of those 4 men. I feel so fortunate that I decided to go to this show instead of the one on friday in boulder. My intentional reasons were actually a bit immature, but no harm done. ***On a sidenote, Meshuggah were good openers, but I think I like Tomahawk more... is that bad?*** I feel that tool is worth anything. Even if you reek of beer/pot/perspiration and have to go to school/work the next day, they're still worth it. Just like Maynard sings, "crucify the ego." Keep evolving, Tool... can't wait until 2008 (maybe?)

Review written by: Glen ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 18:16:24 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Look at the show on the eigth. Use dat and time. Its is there.

Review written by: B ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 18:24:34 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

The perfect show.... TOOL gets better every time I see them. With this in mind I had high expectations. Let me tell you they were met and then some. TOOL opened with "COld and Ugly" and from the begenning I knew this wa going to be a great show. Next they played a cover song. Someone told me it was the Ramones, it was cool to hear a non TOOL song (i never thought I'd get to hear a cover). Then the usual "Stinkfist" "Grudge" "46&2" "Schism" "Anemia" thing. All good so far. But the best was yet to come... After the trippy ass intermission (and a little help from the friend sitting next to me...thanks JEFF) they came back on to play the last couple songs from Lateralus. They must have tweaked with the sound during the intermission because when TOOL took the stage again the sound was absolutley flawless/crystal clear. Did anyone else notice this? Or was it just my seats? Now I've seen this second set done 3 times already, each time has been really great and loved it, but this time it was defferent...?perfect? They have been tweaking with the songs/video/lighting ever so slightly and man...words just don't do it justice. I can't believe it that TOOL keeps getting better every time I see them. Did anyone else notice what was being said after the lights turned on there was a voice (muffled maynard?) saying GET OUT...GET OUT...GOOOOOD...Thats right...GET OUT....GET OUT....Thats right....ect. It made me want to stay (thinking it was some kind of reverse pshcology). I was the last one out of there and nothing unusual happened, but it was cool to see all the work it takes to but on a production like this. I mean it is a lot of work to put all that stuff up and take it all down again. These people never get any recognition. Thank you people who put all that stuff up take it down and truck it out, you guys are awsome!!! Keep TOOL going!!! And thank you TOOL. Can you possibly get any better. We'll be waiting. Peace.

Review written by: Kevin Smith ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 18:28:05 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Here is my review of the Tool show at the World Arena. Meshuggah opened up and I give them a 7 on the 1-10 scale. Anyways, the played like 6 or 7 songs and between each song the singer would say "thank you" or talk to the crowd. He asked us if any of us in the crowd had a band, and he said it will keep us off drugs lol. Well they played and they were pretty cool. Then it was like a 30 minute interval after Meshuggah, and then Tool came on. From what i saw Maynard was wearing black spandex shorts and had black and orange on him. I was being thrown around in the crowd so i didnt get the best view. Adam looked tired, he was just standing there playing guitar. Justin was also kind of just standing there but it was cool. Danny Carey's drumming was out of this world man. Bad ass show. They had these 2 huge molecule/berry looking things made up of a bunch of balloons floating towards the back of the stage. Maynard was constantly playing a weird looking guitar without a head on it. It was cool. They had this drum solo kind of song with 2 guys from Meshuggah joining them. Then the show was over and we went home. From 1 to 10 i give the show a 10.

Review written by: Big Nasty ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 19:05:43 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

FUCK YEA! This was the first show I saw from the floor and now I know why those tix are like Heroin for us! After writing down Sober- >Grudge down on my setlist in the parking lot, I was blown away by the opner they gave us. For all those other bitches out there I hope they continue to mix it up for your sake. Watching Rev. Maynard all painted up like a gyrating hindu diety up close was a personal highlight in my concert career. I drove 3hrs to see them and they did not dissapoint. The crowd eneregy was great and most people behaved up in the front. There was moshing and a few "pits" but nothing mean. Which brings me to my next point. TOOL IS A METAL BAND. If you don't like to experience organized chaos then don't come to the front of the stage! Stand in the back by the soundboard with some binoculars if you need to see the band's faces. The front of any hardcore concert is a place for people to release energy and act as a giant amoeba. I f you can't handle that reality, then STAY THE FUCK AWAY! Bitching about other's behavior up there is like pissing into the wind. If you want to start a support group, great, fine, spiral out... but dont try to change what people are wanting and creating in the primordial zone. It was an unreal experience for me and I'm glad I stayed up there for the whole show. Thanks to all those who shared, especially the Jose. It was nice to see him b4 the show. By the way.. did anyone else catch that PinkFloyd/Zepplin? riff Adam played during one of the extended jams. I recognized it but could not come up with the name. Post if you heard it too and know the answer. Good luck in having a good show. Its all in your mind. Choose positivly and it will happen..... S.D. homies look out! TOOL is comin' for ya!

Review written by: John ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 19:22:54 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

This was supposed to be my fourth TooL experience, but since I couldn't make the Boulder show on Friday, it got bumped to third...a very pleasing third. Although I have yet to have ANY kind of experience that exceeded their Red Rocks show last August, this one was damn near as pleasurable, and much better than the SLC show in July...the crowd was more affirmative, good-natured, and not nearly as violent as those fuckers in Utah. The mosh pits were modest, and people (for the most part) were fairly sensible through the whole show, looking out for one another. After "Schism", when I could find a better spot a few feet from the first row, I felt much better, much more at home. When I finally just let my body/expectations go during "Parabola", it became a sonic orgasm; in other words, exactly what I was looking for. The Show: 1.) Opened with "Cold and Ugly"...who expected this? Who didn't enjoy it? I think the answer to both of these questions is 'fucking nobody'. 2.) Although I was up at the very front up until about "Forty- Six & 2", from what I caught of the videos, a lot of them have changed since the last tour...I'm glad they stuck with the "Disposition" video, though, that one is beautiful. 3.) The lighting and other visuals are better than ever. 4.) Meshuggah...heavy as fuck. Their energy and momentum were truly incredible. Their vocalist was really getting the crowd (me included) riveted, and they seemed to be a very, very tight unit, musically. Justin and Danny came out and watched them during their part of the show (only about 45 minutes, tops); Danny filmed them playing for awhile. 5.) The encore was what really made the show worth it...maybe because I was letting my body do whatever the hell it wanted by now, dancing and bobbing and what-not, but the "Disposition"-"Triad" trio was truly enchanting...but me in a trance. 6.) "Lateralus" was, as always, the highlight of my show this evening...amazing, uncredible, awesome. 7.) Has Maynard been using the body paint on this tour before tonight? He was decked out all over with dark blues and neon paints that accentuated the tatoo on his spine...very tribal, very engaging. Oh yeah, in case anyone remembers, I was the blonde kid with all the braids up in his hair and the long-sleeved tie dyed shirt with all the skulls on it. Got in line at 2:30 that afternoon, it was worth every second waiting. The People: 1.) Although the crowd was much more enjoyable than my last show, like I said, there were some exceptions...lots of crowd surfers, including one girl who tried three times to do it, failing consecutively. If you can't crowd surf, do the rest of us a favor, and don't fucking try. Take gravity's hint, and just stay on the ground. 2.) To the blonde behind me that wouldn't stop screaming during the first fifteen minutes of the show...go star in the next Halloween sequel or something. "It's just a rock concert, man!" It's just my fucking ear drums, lady! I was just as excited as you about seeing the band live, but get a grip on your vocal chords next time. /end bitch-fest 3.) To the three kids that talked with us while we were waiting up front in the guys seemed cool. I found one of you later on in the show, you were exceptionally fun to talk to, man...hope you guys keep going as long as you can. Listen to Dredg. 4.) To the guys behind us in line out seemed pretty kick-ass as well. Thanks for the tequila offer, even though I declined. You are the kind of fans that make TooL exciting and fresh at each show...maintain your dedication. 5.) To the tall, unenthused woman behind me half-way through the show...I hope you were having more fun than you looked like you were having, man. 6.) To the girl I gave my extra GA ticket to...I hope I made your evening. Enjoy the fucking show. 7.) Finally, to all the fans that didn't mosh, sang along with the songs, let their bodies do their talking for them, and had the time of their lives at this concert...thanks for feeding back energy. You make the trip worthwhile. Most importantly, thanks to Adam, Justin, Maynard, and Danny for giving us this moment...these songs. Hallefuckingjulah. The boys still got it.

Review written by: Doubleak ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 21:56:02 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Wow! This show blew me away! Much better better than the Boulder show, although the that show will always be remembered since I got an aftershow pass and got to meet Danny! I was very pleased to see they changed the setlist for this show. Very classy on TOOL's part. I was on the floor, about 1/4 back from the stage, in the middle. Perfect listening position! I focused more the band members themselves this time, since I'd seen the visuals before. I thought the setlist the and sound was excellent. Anyone complaining they 'jammed' too much and/or played non- mainstream songs should have gone to the Denver show in July. This small arena tour is for the fans who know and love all of TOOL's songs, especially when they mix it up a little. I thought the crowd generally loved every minute of it, I sure did. The guy standing next to me was taping the show - here's hoping he puts it on the Internet! This is probably my last TOOL show for god know how long, so I consciously tried to soak up every second. Thanks to TOOL for giving me the oppertuniity to see them 3 times in my area within the last year. COME BACK SOON!

Review written by: CAR N CO ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 23:22:15 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Start it off with a little Rush, then hit Cold & Ugly? Can it get any better than this? Not even if the swedish bikini team dropped from the catwalks. My seat was in the nosebleed section and I took it a step further and climbed up into the rafters of the world arena to watch the show. That's right, i witnessed all that is TOOL from above all you other fuckers. I saw the stage from above, saw the riser Maynard was performing on duplicate the two gigantor screens images beneath his feet. Triad was the best i have ever heard. pepsi center, Omaha, Boulder on Friday and then CO Springs. Began my journey at Coachella in California in October of 99. Missed last summers tour (01) du to life in the Sequoias. My buddies in CA are hating life for missing this show. Cold & Ugly are enough to ensure this! Came back to my seat and spoke indepth with my set neighbor about different bands of interest. Spiritualized was one that I will have to check out. he was a cool guy, he brought his nephew to the show. It was the 13 yo kids first concert EVER! Great job Uncle! Over all I was extremely pleased with the show. THose apathetic Fuxx in Boulder did not know what they were seeing. To many lectures by big brother and the learning company. Hhippies sitting all around me, GET THAT BOB MARLEY WANNA_BE MUTHER FUCKER OUTTA HERE! YEAHHHH! High in the mountains, calerity beyond belief, live to the fullest, listen to TOOL!

Review written by: CAR N CO ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 23:22:40 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Start it off with a little Rush, then hit Cold & Ugly? Can it get any better than this? Not even if the swedish bikini team dropped from the catwalks. My seat was in the nosebleed section and I took it a step further and climbed up into the rafters of the world arena to watch the show. That's right, i witnessed all that is TOOL from above all you other fuckers. I saw the stage from above, saw the riser Maynard was performing on duplicate the two gigantor screens images beneath his feet. Triad was the best i have ever heard. pepsi center, Omaha, Boulder on Friday and then CO Springs. Began my journey at Coachella in California in October of 99. Missed last summers tour (01) du to life in the Sequoias. My buddies in CA are hating life for missing this show. Cold & Ugly are enough to ensure this! Came back to my seat and spoke indepth with my set neighbor about different bands of interest. Spiritualized was one that I will have to check out. he was a cool guy, he brought his nephew to the show. It was the 13 yo kids first concert EVER! Great job Uncle! Over all I was extremely pleased with the show. THose apathetic Fuxx in Boulder did not know what they were seeing. To many lectures by big brother and the learning company. Hhippies sitting all around me, GET THAT BOB MARLEY WANNA_BE MUTHER FUCKER OUTTA HERE! YEAHHHH! High in the mountains, calerity beyond belief, live to the fullest, listen to TOOL!

Review written by: realitycontrol ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 23:30:30 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

meshuggah was great! i think a hardcore band opening for tool was a good idea. tool's show was very similar to the pepsi center show a few months earlier, but some new CGI on disposition, reflection and triad was made it better. This is the first tool show that i've been to where i was in the front (well, for awhile) and maynard looked at me. to the dude who kicked me in the head; ha! ha! i still have your fucking shoe and i'm keeping it forever!

Review written by: realitycontrol ( Review posted on: 10/14/02 23:30:31 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

meshuggah was great! i think a hardcore band opening for tool was a good idea. tool's show was very similar to the pepsi center show a few months earlier, but some new CGI on disposition, reflection and triad was made it better. This is the first tool show that i've been to where i was in the front (well, for awhile) and maynard looked at me. to the dude who kicked me in the head; ha! ha! i still have your fucking shoe and i'm keeping it forever!

Review written by: tool lover ( Review posted on: 10/15/02 04:38:55 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist. my Head is still spinning...... this was by far the best tool performance I have seen in Colorado.only 2nd to Chicago on sept.9 of last year. I saw them 2 nights earlier in Boulder ...which was great,but nothing like this show. thank you tool for blessing the evening and cold and ugly,what a great way to start the show. my friends and I waited in line since 1:00 p.m. to ensure that we would be as close as humanly possible to the stage....which worked out fine until about 6 songs into tool. at that point we decided to excape all the imature fucks...for lack of a better word, that kept trying to push us from our spots in the front. next time you dickheads decide you have to be in the front. wait it out in line like the rest of us had to for 7 hours before the show. use your petty measures of testosterone for something more constructive instead of forcing your way in front of people who deserve to be there. aside from all of that....what a great show.

Review written by: chase (chase@hotmail) Review posted on: 10/15/02 10:34:16 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

chris is gay, the one in mrs coles 3rd hr

Review written by: hardcore tool fan ( Review posted on: 10/15/02 10:55:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 6 Tool show

i saw them tour for this album last year and saw them 3 times during the first leg of the tour this year they were all totally amazing shows nonetheless but i question ticks & leeches is also on the this album , why isnt it being played, merely the sickest song on drums and perhaps vocals.i find it kinda weird. but im very happy with what i get, im just asking? i have 3 more shows to look forward too this year. (all GA) im one of those who will try to see them as many times as i can around my area even if it means driving sum miles away,,its well worth the trip. it is totally a wonderful feeling that flows through me at the show, ive alwasy left in awe and left to tell everyone and anyone about it even if they aren't a tool fan. everyone should be aware of tool,,tool cannot be denied!!!!! i propose a toast to alex grey& his artwork & those "wacky" tool guys and their fierce artwork.

Review written by: Whatwouldmaynarddo ( Review posted on: 10/15/02 12:28:19 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Read the FAQ people! The reason Maynard doesn't perform "Ticks and Leeches" live is because it'll throw his voice out for part of the tour. So quit bitching.

Review written by: ColdandUglyJerk-Off ( Review posted on: 10/15/02 13:58:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

I don't go to concerts much, but I'm glad I didn't miss it cuz it'll probably be the best fucking show I'll ever see! Meshuggah was brutal--it was pathetic how no one really cared for them, and Jens Kidman had to keep asking "Are you ready for Tool?" or some shit like that to get the crowd going. The American audience needs to broaden their fucking musical horizons! Anyway, it was a special privilege to be seated to the right side of the stage since I could get a clear view of Maynard (THE MAN) when not everyone could see him. I respect the fact that he stays intentionally out of the spotlight--it's very humble of him, especially at the end of the show when he left during the massive standing ovation. That's all kiddies, I will never miss another Tool show from now on!

Review written by: TOOLHEADFAN (KIMMYWISE@HOTMAIL.COM) Review posted on: 10/15/02 17:10:25 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

HOLY WOW!!! At the show @ P.C. in Denver, I became an instant follower/fan...fkn'awesome...went to the show in Boulder, good/different had bad seats too far away, bad venue-lots of great instrumentals...W.A. in Colorado Springs......OH...MY...TOOL!!!! This is THE BEST BAND playing in these times and we are all soooo very blessed to be alive to witness the making of Legends...WOW... AWESOME SHOW...the best part for myself was screaming/singing/jumping to Aenima, it was the most INTENSE/eye opening experiance! THE WHOLE CROWD was into the show, mostly singing along! If you have never been to a Tool show...go...don't it now... Thank you TOOL, you ARE the BEST!!!

Review written by: Jeremy Cheuvront (Jcheuvront@aacademy) Review posted on: 10/15/02 18:29:02 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

I would just like to start by saying that the show in Boulder was not nearly as good as this one and it had nothing to do with Tool. The fans at Boulder were a disappointment and really had no idea of what Tool stands for. Not to say that I am the ultimate Tool fan or could even say that I understand the complex minds and thoughts of this band, but I do understand that they are special and their is NOTHING out there like them. Boulder fans simple had no concept of this and the greatness of the event that they were blessed to see and be a part of. I have been at every Tool event since they came to Red Rocks last summer and every show has been amazing in its own way. The energy and the respect that most Tool followers bring to a show, was absolutly not at Boulder. With that being said, the show in Springs was spectacular. I have not even been able to find the words to express the emotions that this band brings to me. Their ablity to bring a show with excellent visuals, perfect shound, a lead singer that gives you everything he has, and a supporting cast that is simply incredible equals a life experience that I will never forget and will always attend. Moreover, for those of you that have complained about which song sets they have played, get over it and check yourselves!!!!! Just be thankful that your were able to witness an event that compares to nothing else. All that I can hope is that TOOL will return sooner then later. TOOL FUCKIN' TOOL!! The best band treding this world. Thank You TOOL for everything!!!

Review written by: Robert ( Review posted on: 10/15/02 19:24:40 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

My first show, awesome. There was nothing bad about it, every song kicked ass. I listen to tool now on the radio and it has a whole new meaning. Anema was awesome. thank you TOOL!!

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 10/15/02 19:42:41 ET

Are they selling 2002 fall tour shirts for this tour? im going to the show in Knoxville,TN just wondering for any of you that have already been. THANKS :)

Review written by: Brock ( Review posted on: 10/15/02 21:16:01 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Cool show, except for Tool. Meshuggah came out and rocked like they do, perfectly tight throughout. Fredrik played cool, thoughtful solos. And Tomas, the drummer, was rock solid, playing with total precision (mind you, the stuff he plays is incomprehensible to must drummers, Danny Carey included I'm sure). They even busted out the new 8-string guitars. Cool. Too bad their set wasn't longer. Then Tool came out. I've never liked their music, but I at least wanted to see Danny Carey play, since there's been so much hype about him. He was a fucking hack. One of THE WORST drummers I've ever seen. He tempo was all over the place; he played with no feel; and he was sloppy. Tool, as a band, sucked too. I thought long and hard, trying to think of a worse live show that I've seen, but nothing surfaced. Tool took the cake. The insulting part was that they had Tomas come out and join Danny for a drum solo. OH, but Tomas get 4 unmic'd retotoms, about the gayest instrument next to the cowbell and jug/washboard, where Danny got his entire (toneless) kit. Guess he had to try to make himself look better somehow, eh? It was sad that Danny's drumset being uncovered during set change got more applause than Meshuggah did. But hey, the way I look at it, that's totally indicative of our culture in relation to music and the arts right now. People want entertainment, not music/art. Too bad. It's times like now that I'm so thankful that the 70's existed and were what they were to music. Brock

Review written by: Brock ( Review posted on: 10/15/02 21:33:02 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

P.S. I would have left before Tool's second song was over but the guy next to me told me that Meshuggah's drummer was going to come out later and join Danny for a drum duet (I thought to myself, "Ah, this should be pretty funny!"). As stated in part 1 of my review (look up), it was a total load.

Review written by: King Kong ( Review posted on: 10/16/02 00:00:29 ET

This was this reviewer's 666 Tool show

Dont be such a negative dick. You obviously missed the point of the music if thats how you feel. That or you're trying to get some cheap traffic to your pissant website by being controversial. Read the reviews... TOOL KICKS ASS! GO HOME KOOK M.M.F!! Mosh Monkeys Forever!! biatch!

Review written by: Slayerfan ( Review posted on: 10/16/02 00:38:58 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Wow, I was very impressed with the groups level of professionalism and accruacy. Having a wide variety of musical and educational background, I would have to rate the Tool live show with some of the best. More recently, (after the Tuson, AZ show) I had begun to think Tool was living out a self-fulfilled phrophecy by trying to "pine away" by not being in tune with eachother, also by pissing off fans with the same setlists. Yet, I was proven wrong with this last show which was very intellectually and spiritually stimulating. Fortunately, Maynard has finally reached a positive medium (paralleling Zen) and has voiced some of it in his music. I look forward to seeing them when they finally come to Albuquerque. C-U-There...Slayerfan...av

Review written by: jer ( Review posted on: 10/16/02 13:21:45 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

Hey Brock, do us all a favor and never attend a TOOL show again!!! You have no clue what you are talking about and you are absolutely missing the point. Moreover, who are you? By the way the 70's are dead and do I need to remind you that Disco came from the 70's. It is your kind of negitivity that brings this society down. Go tell your story somewhere else. I sure that you and a couple of other negitive assholes can go complain about somethinig else, dream about the days of Disoc, and how you hooked up with a girl once. TOOL is for real and your point of view is clueless. Good luck with you search for your precious 70's.

Review written by: Brock ( Review posted on: 10/16/02 18:44:57 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

To answer someone's question about my musical background (or who I am)...I was a scholarship student at Berklee College of Music. I've played guitar for 17 years and drums for 14 years. I'm endorsed by DiMarzio. Anyway, I consider myself somewhat educated in the matter (not that being educated makes my opinion right or wrong, but I certainly think that if nothing else, it should suggest that I do know what I'm talking about). Regarding slams on the 70's...dig a little deeper. Disco was the Tool of the 70's...the musical blah-blah. Try Stevie Wonder, Genesis, Steely Dan, National Health, Chicago, or Eberhard Weber (to name a few). You'll probably have to go somewhere with a more expansive collection than Target to find this stuff though. I'll give you guys that I must have missed the point. There were many people who really loved what was heppening. I guess musical blah-blah just doesn't do it for me anymore. Hey if you guys want to see a truly amazing show, check out Me'Shell Ndigeocello. She's going to be here on October 30 at the Bluebird Theater. Brock

Review written by: joel g ( Review posted on: 10/17/02 11:49:46 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

Tool come back to Colorado soon, please. Also, it would be extremely satisfying to see Mike Patton, in some way, shape, or form opening for you guys. For all of you that thought Tomahawk put on a weak performance in Denver over the summer, you have a small penis. As for the Boulder & Springs shows, flawless. Opening with Cold & Ugly and going on to Commando was surreal. There sure were a lot of attractive females at the Colorado shows, I like rubbing up against them. Go Messhugah!!!

Review written by: Culturechrist ( Review posted on: 10/17/02 13:49:07 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

Without question, the most emotionally charged and beautifully intense T00L performance that I have seen thus far... The show's positively dark brilliance flows through my veins even still today.

Review written by: Mungey ( Review posted on: 10/17/02 21:18:32 ET

This was this reviewer's 12th Tool show

Attending consecutive nights with Tool is never disappointing. I've done it three times and look forward to many more. I heard that same Rush riff when Tool played lollapalooza in 1997. It probably is Working Man or the Train to Bangkok? Who knows. Adam and Justin seem to get a kick out of it. When they let the last note of it play for a few seconds and then started Cold and Ugly, I thought it was a trick. Danny, Justin and Maynard join the guitar at the same time and I knew we were in for something special. It seemed to me that Maynard had one big flaming eye painted over his entire head. From the sound board it looked like a mexican wrestling mask. Does Alex Grey paint him like this? I think I saw him. Also, I think Maynardís wife was there. I saw a woman dancing in the fence of the soundboard and I remember thinking that she is the female equivalent of purposeful movement. To blond girl: still thinking about you. I hadnít talked to anyone in the arena until you gave me your (or your boyfriendís) rum and coke. You made the spectacular experience that is T O O L more enjoyable. If I lived in Colorado Springs I would marry you. You would have fallen passionately in love with me if I would have kissed you, but your boyfriend, your girlfriend and your other boyfriend would not have. Sorry I didnít come back after the intermission. I didnít see the point in torturing myself much longer.

Review written by: Zane ( Review posted on: 10/18/02 05:38:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

MOST of you petty people make me sick... if you didn't get what you wanted out of the show such as hearing a particular song or a whole dream fucking set, having the perfect seat, not being near "potheads", not practically getting beat-up, not seeing your ideal opener, not being able to appreciate talented musicians despite the fact they were not playing the sound you wanted to hear instead of pouring their souls into the music THEY FELT and identified with, didn't get that special momento, didn't enjoy the sound in what ever venue they were in, etc.,etc., etc. TO FUCKING BAD!!! I have one word for your ungreatful whiny neophytic asses KARMA. Period stop with you self-pity and washed up desires it don't get you nowhere just let go immerse yourself in the rythmns of life and goddamn it FREE YOURSELVES FROM YOURSELVES. This Has Been A Broadcast Of The Emergency Get An Attention Span System. Tool Mercer Arena '98, Tool Key Arena '02 Get it or forget it ZANE

Review written by: CHOOSINGTOBEHERE ( Review posted on: 10/18/02 10:58:56 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

It is nearly a week later and i'm still buzzed about the show.. but then again i am still tingling from the Red Rocks show. MY FIRST TOOL SHOW!! . Well I'll try to keep my thoughts on this show. First of all hearing Commando was such a surprise and I had nothing else to wear but my Ramones shirt after having to justify myself to my husband for wearing another band shirt to the show. Then it occured to me what a brilliant take it was to play that song at this time. What a great way to state how they feel about the state of the nation and war. What I love most about Tool and their shows are how they dont just come right out and say DO THIS! THINK THIS... hopefully people will go home and read and learn and expand their own minds. Unfortunitly by the trio of teens with their freshly bought and MATCHING tool shirts this message is lost on many. But they were there and thats still cool. Yes the show was amazing, yes Danny Carey is the best drummer, and yes they put on the most amazing show without being the focal point. I did notice the woman near the sound area also "feeling the music" I wish i couldve been there too. I have NO complaints! I feel blessed everytime Tool Chooses to come to Colorado. How lucky are we? Imagine a state with Tool. oh and i liked the very end part... GET OUT...GO HOME..IT'S OVER.. think for yourself!

Review written by: caveman ( Review posted on: 10/18/02 20:35:19 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

Thank-you boys!! That was a great performance. Opening with Cold & Ugly made me Shaky & Giddy. Ramones cover was alot of fun to see Tool play. Saw the Boulder show front and center. Loved how the sound physically felt, and moved me. Boulder had the mellowest pit I had seen, which is fine cause I'm less than huge. And not having trash throwing idiots is fine with me. BUT..... The show at the World Arena in C.Springs was by chance one of my favorite shows. JUSTIN:JAMMIN, ADAM:ROCKIN, DANNY:RIGHT ON, MAYNARD: MOVING PERFORMANCE, EXCELLENT ENERGY FROM THE ENTIRE BAND. It's great being an avid fan of the reviews and listening to people bitch about setlists and stuff. If you follow Tool you know learn to appreciate, what Tool is, & what Tool does. How many times has Tool given you what you wanted. How many times have they sent out requests for what you had in mind? I've never been dissapointed in 7 shows over 5 years in 3 states. I want to see Tool, so when I go to a show, they give me exactly what I wanted, even more than I had in mind. PEACE !

Review written by: caveman (dw) Review posted on: 10/18/02 21:04:43 ET

This was this reviewer's 6&7 Tool show

P.S. Oh yeagh, a theory Floyd and I were talking about: Tool's performance could have a direct correlation with the respect the audience shows for their opening act. I think Colorado Springs pretty well treated Meshuga like we enjoyed them keeping us entertained with some tough tunes, before our band came out. Good job Colorado Springs!! Tool seems to like playing here. I'm sure we'll see them again.

Review written by: boner man ( Review posted on: 10/19/02 19:08:01 ET

This was this reviewer's 59th Tool show

i want to clarify that in the song comfortably numb, by pink floyd, he sings, iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii have become cmofortably numb, not comfortably dumb. you guys are so stupid. get a life. go jerk off. jerk me. jerk you. help me help you. get a life. i hate you. your my friend. your my nipple. lets fuck fuck fuck in the butt butt pussy or mouth. i take in the ass only on tuesdays because wednesdays im really busy and not so. wang. cock. clit. bitch fuck. fuck cocker. cock smoker. smoke dicks. i smoke dick. i smoke dick. i smoke dick.