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Review written by: big daddy (big
Review posted on: 10/19/02 20:39:13 ET

This was this reviewer's 3 Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist. make no mistake tool is god

Review written by: nathaniel ( Review posted on: 10/19/02 20:43:50 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

Tool fuckin rules. concert was awesome as shit i wont bore everyone with the set list but the show was one of the best ever. maynard is the shit thanks tool spiral out........

Review written by: Pertristis ( Review posted on: 10/19/02 22:43:48 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Before I begin, the setlist. For all of those who think I'm lying, think again: (jam) Cold and Ugly The Grudge Stinkfist (extended) (jam) Schism /w extended intro 46&2 (jam) Parabol Parabola Third Eye -intermission- Disposition Reflection Triad (jam) Lateralus Now, the review. I love Tool with every part that I am, but I am one of the detractors that say that Tool should mix up their setlists. For some reason, I didn't check the setlists for the two shows before KC. I had seen the setlists for every single other show on the tour, though. It was nearly verbatim the same setlist as I had seen in Wichita, minus 4 Degrees, so I wasn't really hyped about it. Tool puts on a phenomenal show, no doubt, but I'd seen the same show before. I personally pay little attention to the animations on the screen, to the actual set (their sets are top-notch, I admit,) and to all of the extraneous crap. When I go to see Tool, just like when I go to see any concert, I go for the music itself. I don't know of a lot of people who buy a Tool record for the album art. Granted their album art is amazing (and I have a signed Alex Grey poster in my room,) but my love of Tool is for the music. Blindfold me during the concert, and I'm going to be just as happy, I'm going to receive just as much of the energy that the band is sending out. That said. I arrived at my seat just as Meshuggah started playing. The same person has gone to see Tool with my all three times now, and he hated both Tricky and Tomahawk. I liked both of them, but Meshuggah was, I think, the best opening band. I had a single word for their setlist: brutal. They're fucking brutal. People on here have complained that they're just playing a few power chords over and over and screaming. I suggest these people listen more closely. For an extreme heavy metal band, Meshuggah displays a great deal of diversity. I tried figuring out the rhthym patterns for all of their songs. I heard one, perhaps two songs in 4/4 time. The rest, I couldn't figure out what sort of time scale they were in. Playing in odd time scales is hard enough, writing music them is incredibly difficult. (Remember that for Tool too, with Lateralus, at least the main part, being in 7/4, 8/8, 9/4, then repeat time signature.) It was good stuff. I wandered off for the set setup, though I wish I didn't. It seems that Jeff Carey (that's Jeff, not Danny) wandered down to where I was sitting and chatted with a few folks. For those who saw Tool at least in Wichita and KC this time, you might remember that Danny was wearing a KU basketball jersey. It's number 22 - Jeff Carey. I came back down, and soon the noise/music that Tool starts every show with. After five to seven minutes of that, the lights went out, and Tool came on. I waited for Sober. Justin and Adam starting jamming a bit. It was a very ... controlled, methodical jam, so much so that I thought they were starting a song that I hadn't heard before, most likely a cover. They stopped that, Adam pointed to Justin, to get ready to begin. I was expecting the booming D bass powerchord of Sober. (Remember, I hadn't read the reviews of the past two or three shows.) Then ... Cold and Ugly. Loud power chords. Maynard screaming. It blew me away, took me completely by surprise. I lost it, started convulsing, swaying, flinging myself everyway. It was amazing. Then The Grudge. More powerful than I remembered it. Maynard only held the scream for eighteen seconds (3/4 the length of the album.) It doesn't really matter though, the song was so furious. Maynard: "Kansas City." (loud cheers) "Sounds more like St. Louis." (a mixture of more loud cheers and loud boos) Stinkfist was Stinkfist. It did have the added verse, it did have the extended portion. Then, Danny, Justin, and Adam jammed for a bit. I wondered if they were going to pull out something new or different, but Maynard put his microphone on his stand, pulled out his guitar/midi guitar/irish bassoon/whateverthefuckitis, and the started into Schism. Schism has turned out to be the Pushit of Lateralus for me. It doesn't quite have the same ... variations of emotions, the same raw emotional potency, but instead it's more refined, but still quite powerful. Maynard: "Thank you for your support." 46&2 was nice, as I don't remember hearing it before. The mosh pit decided it liked this song, too. Adam walked off for a bit, Maynard stripped to his speedo-type undies, then Adam came and started playing with his synthesizer. The guy beside me mentioned something about them playing Third Eye a show before or something, but that still seemed kind of trippy to think about. I thought the synth might be the intro to Third Eye, but as Adam stopped, and walked back to his normal position, I realized he didn't have his Silverburst, but his Natural instead, so I realized it was Parabol and Parabola. After, Maynard said something to the effect of, "You've heard us say this before, but with the political situation as it is now, take heed of this next song." I figured it was Aenima, though I was hoping for Opiate. I was way off. Maynard, "Think for yourself, question authority." Jamming. Maynard, "Think for yourself, question authority." Bill Hicks: "See, I think drugs have done some good things for us ..." Yes. Third Eye. We heard Third Eye for either the first or second time since 98. It was just amazing. Since I've written enough as it is ... the last four songs were as they normally are, but still very cool. Before Lateralus, instead of Maynard doing his normal, "Go home, do something positive speech," he says: " ... well, we hope that we've been a positive experience for you tonight. Maybe a healing experience. Or maybe we made you horny. So go home, if you're by yourself, curl up by a fireplace, pop in a tape of Caligula, and masturbate until air comes out. Or, if you're with others, go home, get sweaty, write poetry." Amazing show. Purely amazing. ----chri.s-

Review written by: DaeMoNiCus (DaeMoNiCus@hotnail.con) Review posted on: 10/19/02 22:49:04 ET

This was this reviewer's 15th Tool show

They were great as usual. Opened with Cold & Ugly ...... Oh Yeah Played the usual songs from the tour, but added 46 & 2 and Yes..........3RD EyE The crowd went freakin nuts :-) They all seemed a little more "playful" tonight than usual. Well worth the $$$ and Cold and Ugly + 3RD EyE made it even better. Thanks guys for comin back and puttin on a kick A$$ show.

Review written by: shuga ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 01:13:15 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

My meager verbiage cannot do justice to the spectacle I witnessed 10/16. The setlist included (not necessarily in this order) Cold & Ugly Stinkfist 46 & 2 Third Eye Grudge Schism Lateralus Disposition Reflection Triad As always they delivered, creating a aural and visual experience which must be seen and heard to be appreciated.

Review written by: JimmyHendricks ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 02:33:11 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Well, it was quite the experience. I'm not going to write a book here or go off on some long, poetic tangent about being spiritually moved or anything, but I will say that it was a terrific show. Maynard came out in a cop outfit, which was awesome, and of course eventually stripped down to his short shorts. I don't know the entire setlist, but I do know that they opened with "Cold and Ugly", which was surprising. "The Grudge" was in there somewhere, followed by "Stinkfist", "46 & 2", "Schism", and "Parabol/a". They played a terrific version of "Third Eye" which Maynard introduced with a speech similar to the one before "Pushit" on Salival (the whole "We're trying a new look this song, hope you can enjoy it" along with "Think for yourself, question authority, and the Bill Hicks quote from the album) The intermission before they came out for "D/R/T" was really annoying because I was right in front of the stage, and although the visuals were cool, 10 minutes of constant static gets REALLY irritating after a while. Of course, there were the stupid dipshits who just HAD to run around on the floor and of course, mosh. I had one idiot cut in front of me about 6 different times. I swear he must have been running laps. There were a few dumbasses who were actually huddling together, planning how and when to start moshing. Good lord, just enjoy the music! Mushuggah was good, but after a while it all started to sound the same and I just wanted it to end. Tool sounded great, but there was WAY too much bass and Maynard was drowned out at times. Kemper Arena is ancient and wasn't built for sound like this. Maynard didn't talk too much during the show (the occasional "Thank you for your support") but before "Lateralus", he said something like "We hope you have been inspired or healed in some way. So go home, curl up in front of a nice fireplace, pop in a copy of "Caligula", and masturbate until all the air comes out. Or, you could bring a friend, and get all hot and sweaty, and write poetry". Sorry if that wasn't word for word, but one of the dipshits was yelling in my ear the whole time trying to get me to give him a boost so he could crowdsurf. An awesome show, but next time I'm definitely buying a seat instead of floor.

Review written by: bottomfeeder ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 03:49:16 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

third eye- third fucking eye. when maynard was talking about politics and then said" think for yourself, question authority". i knew it was coming. tool sounded great, thanks to adams guitar tech and everybody else who sets up the stage. they make tool shows what they are. i couldn't beleive the visuals. the alex grey sacred mirrors backdrops were cool on disposition, reflection and triad. some other highlights were 46&2, cold and ugly, and stinkfist, all nice. perfect closing with lateralus, a great way to end ther night. they ended with a group hug of danny and adam throwing water bottles and drumsticks out to the crows. thank you danny, adam, justin and maynard for the best night of my life.

Review written by: titty-bops ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 06:28:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Oh my gosh, once again TOOL rocked. I would let the whole band gang rape me and fuck on me for hours, thats what the music does for me. During sober my pussy was so wet My boy friend and I was grinding hard( I was pretending he was one of the band members). If you want see and awesome show see TOOL. I LOVE ALL YOU TOOL MEMBERS. FUCK ME HARD PLEASE. Gotta change my panties again again. PEACE. Jenn

Review written by: johnverse1 ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 09:52:56 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Will not give setlist...will say was this one of the best show this veteran concert goer has seen...been to dozens of concerts over the years, TOOL's level of technical perfection gets better with each show, doesn't matter if the setlists begin to resemble each other, their show is amazing. For those interested, they didn't play sober as stated in the silly review containing "wet panty" lines, they DID play Third eye! The band is now in the very upper echelons of rock history after the performance in Kansas City on October 16, 2002.

Review written by: Nick ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 11:31:24 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Cold and Ugly The Grudge (-) Ions Stinkfist 46 & 2 Schism Parabol/Parabola Third Eye!!!! Disposition/Reflection/Triad Lateralus Incredible set list, and honest to god they did play Third Eye no bullshit set list here. Maynard introduced it by saying something to the effect of "You may have heard us say this before but we encourage you to think for yourself, question authority, Think for yourself, question authority. Think for yourself, question authority" Then the Bill Hicks portion of the song is played and we all freak out cause we know what it is and well it was absolutely amazing. This was my highlight of the evening, thank you ladies and gentlemen and no once again I am not bullshitting, it's not funny to be a dick and post a fake set list, that's not funny and that is why I am telling you the truth. I would not lie on this. This may seem made up because of all the BSer's who do that crap but I for one am not one of them and I would bet my life that they played that song. Sorry, I shouldn't even have to refute all the possible nay-sayers because of all the fake set lists but I thought I'd do so to try to prove my legitimacy. Thanks once again.

Review written by: Pismo ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 11:42:06 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

The show was amazing. For the most part the set list posted by Pertristis was right on. I've touched it up a little bit to reflect what he/she missed. Cold & Ugly The Grudge (-)ions Stinkfist (extended) Forty Six & 2 Schism (alternate intro) Parabol Parabola Third Eye *Intermission* (sounded like a an extended rhythmic variation of Mantra) Disposition Reflection Triad (w/Meshuggah) Lateralus This is the second year in a row that Danny wore a #22 Jeff Carey KU basketball jersey at Kemper Arena. He knows...... Go KU!

Review written by: Zeke ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 15:25:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

The best of any that I've seen yet. I can't remember all of the setlist, I'm sure someone else will, but the most surprising thing: THEY PLAYED THIRD EYE! If anyone knows what song they play for the last ten minuets before the show starts (when all the house lights are still on), please write me an e-mail and let me know. Please! There were a couple of times when the guitar messed up, but it was bairly noticable. Other then that, performance was flawless. I'm glad someone siting next to me had a joint to share, it made the show so much better. One of my favorite parts is the intermission where they have that computer animated skull. I think that would freak out anybody, sober or not. (Here's some extra shit that's not important, but funny to read).....Before the show started, there was this guy (I've seen him before) dancing like a cracked out hippie. I told a friend of mine about him from the last time Tool was in KC, and I couldn't beleave it! He was there AGAIN! That weird guy was down on the floor, dancing like crazy to some prep music before tool was on stage. I wasn't down on the floor so I had a pretty good view of the guy at both shows. Last time, he went nuts, the crowd at the back of the arena started screaming and claping at him, and the people on the floor area in the front started flipping out cause they thought something important was going on (they couldn't see)

Review written by: Jon Eaton ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 15:56:10 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Set List Cold And Ugly - a nice treat... explosive live, for sure. The Grudge - 3rd time seen live and still a riviting song early on. Stinkfist (extended) - i loved hearing the douchebags moshing screaming during the extended interlude. ahhh. 46&2 - i like H. better but i hadn't seen this live... nice. very moving. Schism - probably my least favorite song of the night but still great. Parabol Parabola - absolutely sends shivers down my spine every time. pure beauty, almost in tears again. Third Eye - amazing surprise. i was ready to hear Ćnima... and then the bill hicks sample comes in. i was blown away, purely brilliant. completely amazing. -intermission- Disposition - still puts me in such a peaceful state of mind that is only brought out by this song. Reflection - glorious. i love these 3 songs on the setlist, i hope they always stay. Triad (w/ members of Meshuggah) - MEZMORIZING. i could do nothing but applaud for 10 minutes following it. so many people on stage contributing, it turned out totally orgasmic. Lateralus - as per usual, the classic closer that moves you and finishes off the night. what a set. i stil enjoyed the wichita show last july better, but the set list was WELL worth the visit. messhuga was pretty good, but tomahawk is still my favorite opener. crowd was pretty annoying around me, but the band for sure loved them.

Review written by: mediawhore ( Review posted on: 10/20/02 18:03:03 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

I feel sorry for all you suckas out there who don't live in Kansas City for only two reasons; first, we have better BBQ than you've ever had. Second, Tool plays by far their best show in OUR town. Danny Carey is the driving force behind Tool, and he is from Payola(KS). I know all of you Tool nerds know this, but sometimes it's fun to state the obvious. Just look at the facts; WE got Cold&Ugly AND 3rd Eye. Maynard talked to us quite a bit and was in top(cop outfit)form, very old school for Lateralus, lots of movement on his part. Little fella can sing pretty good to.I don't know if anyone else noticed all the alt. lyrics Maynard is doing, but I think he's saying sone funny shit("chasing the trail of smoking reefer") Inbetween songs he would mock all of the smokers in the crowd by pretending to smoke and talk with a pretend cigarette.Adam was the usal shoe gazen, overly trebley guitarist, Justin rocked of course, Danny couldn't get enough love, as he played like a motherfucker. Must feel good to be able to come home and knock all your old friend's heads' off. I think this is the setlist, correct me if you think I'm wrong; jam\intro(lots of eye contact between band members, must be new) Cold&Ugly The Grudge (-)Ions Stinkfist(x-tra meat) 46&2 Schism Parabol Parabola 3rd fuckin Eye! (break) Disposition Reflection Triad Lateralus I was very happy with this set list, and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Review written by: ( ) Review posted on: 10/21/02 10:49:50 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

Ok Leaving my 1 month old nursing baby and having truck drivers stair at me pumping breast milk on the way there was worth it.This is the 2nd time I've seen them somewhat sober.I highly recomend it.It still feels as good and you can recall details a lot better. Well anyway with the hint of hash in the air and a very cool crowd.This band is amazing everything they've done is friggin' great.I loved the big ol'black raspberries in the back ground.I get goose bumps just thinking about it.They are so great together.I have never heard muscians blend so well and you can pay attention to each instrument,like a good jazz band. Danny and Justin have taken the lead roll of rock gods while adam and maynard hang in the shadows which is ok with me and I just love hearing people biatch about not being able to see what maynard is doing like he might beable to do something so profound that it might change the sound of the music,like having a sucker or a cig or a chocolate penis in his mouth.Adam,what a guitar player only someone so talented could be so strange and mysterious.I just love to watch him play, so emotionless.It just blows my mind. Next time they come to Mi. I want them to play in my back yard for me only and I never want it to end.

Review written by: Glenn & Addison ( Review posted on: 10/21/02 11:52:03 ET

This was this reviewer's 3 Tool show

Tool was great, they played thirdeye and cold and ugly. which I was extremly pleased with and literaly shit my pants when they were played. Set list--- Cold and Ugly The Grudge Stinkfist (extended) Schism 46&2 Parabol/Parabola Third Eye intermisson------- Dispositon Reflection Triad Lateralus

Review written by: meshuggah fan (gwallace11@yahoo) Review posted on: 10/21/02 12:15:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 5 Tool show

this was my fifth tool show and my third time seeing them on the lateralus tour. tool gave another awesome performance. it was nice seeing third eye and 46 & two. Triad is still the best instrumental song i have ever heard live. I was really excited to see meshuggah since i've been a fan for many years. setlist (from what i remember) -rational gaze (heaviest riff ever) -perpetual black second -closed eye visual -new millenium cyanide christ - track #3 from destroy erase improve -future breed machine (heaviest song ever!!!) also another song that i was not familliar with meshuggah was very tight . better than i could have imagined. there music is not for everyone but it is nice to see a band that plays the shit out of their guitars. also some of the best headbanging i've seen in years. the crowd didnt seem to hate them but there not the type of band that most people will love after just one listen. also side note about danny carey's Kansas Basketball jersey. I noticed on some other reviews that other people noticed that it was a #22 Jeff Carey jersey. In last years KU media guide Jeff Carey listed DANNY CAREY as the most difficult person he has ever played basketball against. maybe they are cousins or something because they were both born in this area. I would like to thank Tool and Meshuggah for putting on a great show. AND I HOPE TOOL PLAYS THE SAME SETLIST AT EVERY SHOW THEY EVER PLAY AGAIN JUST TO PISS OF ALL THE dumbassesout there. Any meshuggah fans out Email me gwallace11@yahoo.

Review written by: Reverend SLappy ( Review posted on: 10/21/02 13:32:49 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd? Tool show

You know, I have to agree. We got third fucking eye and Cold and Ugly, as well as a talkative Maynard stripped down to his skivves. They obviosly like the KC people. ANyway, i thought this show was better than the last KC show, if not for the addition of the above mentioned songs as well as 46 & 2. Watching Danny (the best drummer in the hitory of music and fuck off to anybody who says Neal Pert or some pre- pubescent frat fag follower of the DMB who says Carter Beauford) Carey do the solo in 46 was by far the best. Man, muthafucka can play the drizzies. Great show. The only thing that made me upset was watching people who were constantly on their fucking phones calling people and holding up the phone to get the music. Jesus Christ, pull your jaded head out of your ass and listen to the show. If your low-life buddies can't afford a ticket, fuck'em thats their fault. Don't hang around with losers, for future reference. Clueless people like that suck. Anyway, great show. the reverend p.s., it was a lot easier to get chronic in there than i thought!

Review written by: Milk ( Review posted on: 10/21/02 13:54:10 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

the oct.16-kansas city show was my first TOOL show, and i must say i didnt leave disappointed. i have listened to TOOL now for quite sometime and they arent just a band to me, as cliche' as that sounds. the show was "incredible" and thats the only word i could find to describe it. it moved me, and it helped me grow as an individual. the cd's dont compare to them live and i think most who saw them can attest to that as well. can't wait for their next show. farewell.

Review written by: larry bockleman ( Review posted on: 10/21/02 18:33:44 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

third eye, 46&2, cold and ugly, these songs need no words. anytime this band is close to you spend the $40, you will never be disapointed. peace ~the bockleman p.s. thank you danny for your solo in 46&2, and thank you adam for your solo at the end of 3rd e

Review written by: Uncle B ( Review posted on: 10/21/02 22:21:54 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

first off, an amazing goes... cold & ugly the grudge stinkfist 46 & 2 schism parabol parabola THIRD EYE--and yes they really did play it!!! intermission disposition reflection triad lateralus just an awesome show...Maynard was very active and energetic. he also spoke more than usual. great new and different video graphics. think for yourself...question authority... thank you TOOL for yet another out of body experience. uncle B a.k.a Bryan G.

Review written by: iliketool ( Review posted on: 10/22/02 17:05:46 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

O my god, I have listened to Tool for a while now and that was my first show, but definitly not my last. The way Maynard gets into it like no other out there should inspire anyone who saw him, bless MJK!!!!!! Second of all, the setlist was bitchin, i know i havent seen them before but the last song i played on my comp was cold and ugly, and it was the first song i heard out there, i was blown away with the setlist. and 3rd I was also i think the most brilliant song they played bseides parabola. not to mention that was my uncles second time in 2 weeks he saw them (saw them at The Mark of the Quads in Moline, ILL) he said they played 4 an hour longer than they did here than in illinois. god bless tool and the show they put on. im out

Review written by: Carl ( Review posted on: 10/23/02 14:28:20 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Absolutely gorgeous. The addition of "Cold and Ugly" was a great touch; I had been missing some good old-fashioned Opiate action. "Third Eye" more than made up for the lack of "Aenima" and "The Patient." The visuals were absolutely beautiful, too. Last time, in New Orleans, I was on floor and missed out on many of them, but this time I had seats at the very back of the arena in the middle of the lower balcony, so I saw everything! Personally, I feel that Tool has taken too much undeserved shit from their "over-dramatized theatrics," but I believe that Tool very well could rely solely on their music, and I think they fully realize it as well, but there's a reason that they rarely ever appear in their own videos ("Hush" and "Sober" the only examples) and try to "distract" people from them while performing. Tool aren't important. They aren't the music. They can't speak for the music. The music is a self-realized, stand-alone entity, fully capable of defending itself. Adam's filmmaking ability stands on its own, also, as well as Cam de Leon's and Alex Grey's artworks and inspiration. Scary Lobster's CGIs and effects only serve to heighten the experience, to make it a complete sensory feast, and to give us synesthetic people fodder for our ever-expanding hallucinations. Tool's music is not merely meant to be heard, it should be felt, seen, smelled (along with the massive amounts of weed smoke permeating the environment). They believe in what they do, and so do I.

Review written by: Dan Doedtman ( Review posted on: 10/23/02 23:22:24 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Again, a great Tool show. The crowd is getting more like most of you want them I think: less moshers, people are starting to dance around on the back of the floor (and I mean FrankZappaDancinFool-style dancing), and the collective IQ of the concert seems to be rising. Personally, I don't care who else goes to the concerts. I don't feel like I'm more entitled to a band because I'm a different type of fan. But maybe that's just me. Rock over London. Rock on Chicago. Take it all in.

Review written by: jiggy ( Review posted on: 10/25/02 01:13:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

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Review written by: just some girl (maynard' Review posted on: 10/25/02 10:12:21 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

I don't want to rant on and on about how tool is the greatest band ever, yada, yada, because we all know this, but I have to say god damn, they never cease to amaze me. When Cold and Ugly began, the crowd swayed in awe. The sound was great, Maynard was on, everyone seemed to be in great spirits. Maynard was somewhat social this evening, firing up the crowd. He said when we go home, we should read some Caligula and "masturbate until only air comes out...or bring a friend and write poetry." The setup was the same as everyone has described the rest of the tour, Danny wore his Kansas jersey (and at the end of the show, displayed it proudly to the audience, shoulda thrown it!) and Maynard stripped after a few songs. Third Eye was fucking amazing--jjust unbelievable. It was a seemingly endless rhythmic, pulsing journey. Everyone on that stage is so passionate about what they do and that ís the key to their success. There is a unity and an energy that people sense, unaware. The show was hypnotic. Triad is more moving every time I see it. And while I hate to interrupt such a positive flow, what is up with the meatheads who will mash to any and everything? When the Hicks montage came on, one guy next to me started throwing punches at his friend. I'm talking repeatedly punching him in the shoulder. I laughed and said "are you fucking kidding me?" The receiver looked at me and said, "dude, it's all right." Right, you're all good, but Iím trying to watch a show, not you being a jackass. Keep your sadistic shit in the pit or in the privacy of your home. No one else cares. To my other side Iíve got this guy who is bitching during the intermission, "Just fucking play, man. Just play Sober." Ya know what, shut up. And if you insist on being a tough guy who just loves tool, leave your whiny girlfriend in the seats. They left during Triad. Yeah, learn to swim, bitches. Common courtesy goes a long, long way, maybe if everyone wasn't so fucked up, they'd realize that there ARE other people who want to see and hear the show! But ya know what, no one can ruin that experience. Tool is an amazing band. They aren't gods, they don't need to be deified as such, but they demand to be respected and admired for their individual and collective talent. They put on a unique show. Few others can achieve that level of greatness, so don't miss it.

Review written by: Ashley ( Review posted on: 10/25/02 13:34:24 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Show was great... I can't say enough about it because they're aren't enough words to describe it. My first Tool show I was on the floor, this one I had seats... GREAT seats... smack dab in the middle of the arena. Meshugga was good... that kind of aggression isn't really my thing... but I loved the way the lead singer moved to the music... The visuals were outstanding.... I think my favorites were the ones for "Reflection." And... my fav. thing they did was the whole "Disposition"/"Reflection"/"Triad" Man, I just didn't want it to end.

Review written by: aphex nun fucker ( Review posted on: 10/31/02 08:21:17 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

this show sucked!!! the band played horibly and they couldn't stop puting strange objects in there butts. danny instead of banging on his drums was banging some transvestite and cumming all over the stage. justin was making shaddow puppets with his poop. adam couldn't keep his eyes off my mom. I mean c' mon man she is a nun with her tits hanging out but thats no reason to make your grandma have an abortion. maynard..... oh where should I start? maynard was doing his taxes while sucking president bushs' penis. he told the audience he was a white house inturn and liked to be gang raped by uncle sam and big brother. he told us all BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING us masterbate to pictures of ducks with our mothers faces on them. I don't know where he gets off. screaming and ranting about society and life and then crazy gluing his ass hole shut. it's almost like he doesn't live in my back yard anymore. he sits there and plays video games until his eyes blead. sacraficing children in my basement and drinking their blood. he's evil. well I've decided to kick him out. he's a grown man now and old enough to live on his own. I love him and all, but I'm hurting him by holding on to him. be free little may may (thats what I call him) be free. I remember when may may first discoverd his penis. he masterbated all over the kitchen then fucked the dog. DXM DXM DXM DXM DXM DXM DXM DXM

Review written by: Gus ( Review posted on: 10/31/02 09:49:27 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Yet again maynard never failed to amazed me. After that show i feel like a new person. I never had so much fun in my life. The people at the concert were great. I had to drive from saint louis to KC because they werent touring in Saint louis. But well worth the drive. but about the show, Maynard hung out in the back of the stage with the rest of the band. The reason i think he did this, is because he didnt want to outshine the rest of the band. They are all equil. But on the screens they played the music video for each of the songs they played and for the songs that didnt have music videos they just had wierd shit displaying. Meshuggah and tool did a song toghter (with no vocals) very good drum session with meshuggah. If you have a chance to see tool during this tour PLEASE DO. Tool is WELL WORTH the 35 dollars.

Review written by: Tony ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 12:24:28 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. Yeah Yeah the setlist was already posted. Anyways this was my first tool show and it freakin blew me away. I got there as soon as Meshuggah started and honestly I thought they sucked. Sorry all but that lead singer acts like the biggest jackass on stage walking around like he has something stuck up his butt and turning his head to the music. Anyways back to Tool. They came on with Cold+Ugly which which rocked then it was The Grudge which rocked as well. Then Stinkfest which I think got the biggest roar of night. Then 46&2. Then Schism. Which was good but it was too long. They should have just played it without the extended intro. Then there was 3rd eye which I thought they would leave out but it timed out I think in a little over 15 minuites, and it was awsome. Then came the oddest intermission I have ever seen at a concert. They came back with a medly of Disposition/Reflection/Triad. I thought Reflection was the greatist show of the night, but Im a drummer and that beat rocks that he does. They closed with Lateralus which was awsome as well. It was all good. ( Despite th

Review written by: iii ( Review posted on: 11/05/02 14:05:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

cold & ugly the grudge (-) ions stinkfist [white lines] forty-six & 2 schism [with quiet preceeding jam] parabol/a third eye [with bill hicks sample] disposition / reflection / triad lateralus simply amazing triad featured three guys (presumably from meshuggah) on keyboards, rototoms, and bongo drum, respectively.