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Review written by: John (
Review posted on: 10/31/02 23:59:34 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

The Voice of God. I was delighted with 3rd Eye, i thought i'd never get to hear that personally. But overall i found the show to be rather short, could be just me, or the fact that the high wore off during Cold and Ugly (the very first song!) I found the show at Continental Arena in NJ to be a better performance, but, much like they say: though you look different in different pictures, it's always the same you. These guys are the prime example of the beauty, symmetry, and positivness that can be created through organized chaos, and we all have much to learn from their art. Think for yourself. Question Authority.

Review written by: Dignan ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 00:28:44 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Setlist:(This is so easy as they seem to be using a template) Cold & Ugly The Grudge Stinkfist (Extended) H. Schism Parabol Parabola Third Eye (Finally saw this live, not disappointed) INTERMISSION (or encore break? No jerking off of the audience. Must be intermission then.) Disposition Reflection Triad (w/Meshuggah) Lateralus Before going to this show I was getting a little down on Tool. I came and read setlist after setlist that didn't seem to vary. I saw them last year at MSG twice and the two setlists barely deviated much from each other. Many bands do this, I know. But I used to say to anyone who would listen, that Tool was so much better than other bands. They play every song they have recorded, if you saw enough shows you could see all their songs played live. Unfortunately that is not the case since they released Lateralus. Even the few things Maynard would say to the audience were the same things he said in Cleveland two nights ago. Word for word. Well, I wasn't in Cleveland two nights ago. Tonight was great. They can play the same ten songs night after night, and if it doesn't bore them, (I question how it couldn't) then why should I complain. They don't play as if they are bored with the material. The real problem is me and this website. I came here and read the reviews. I knew that right after The Grudge that Tool would play Stinkfist, because they have been doing it for the whole tour. But I know this because I couldn't wait until Christmas morning to open my gifts. If you are going to a Tool show in the near future, stop reading this now! Be surprised. Bang your head against the wall until you have forgotten the above setlist, save yourself the dull predictability. "learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open-mindedness; chaotic, confused, vulnerability to inform yourself." The show was great, general admission wonderful, Tool is great. Final Thought: I like moshing, I like moshers, I hate jerk-offs. Enjoy the show however you please. Just don't be a total asshole.

Review written by: bullhead ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 00:33:31 ET

This was this reviewer's nope Tool show

i know this isn't a review, and i'm sorry about that. i just wanted to point out that there are TOOL songs written about killing people like "the rapist". if you're sick of bullshit like the above examples. come join the collective unconscious. TOOLARMY. thank you for all of your precious time ~bullhead~

Review written by: Tom C. ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 00:34:47 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

The show was beyond unbelievable. Just got back, my throat burns from breathing in that damn marijuana, and I can't sleep. I'll get into detail in a little bit. But first, the set list. It may be a little out of order: Cold and Ugly The Grudge H. Stinkfist(extended) Schism Parabol Parabola Third Eye --Intermission-- Disposition Reflection Triad Lateralus Well me and my friend arrived at the Coliseum at around 5:00. Only a few people were on line. Most scraping for tickets and hanging around near their cars and trucks, listening to TOOL and rave remixes of some songs. Well, doors opened at around 6:30, got inside at 6:33, bought a shirt, got a drink, took my section 216 seats. The time before the show was interesting. Several people had costumes and Meshuggah-style face paint. One girl recieved many cheers for her nurse outfit, and another one for her dancing and "Osseus Labyrint crawling" on the floor. Well, the lights went out at about 7:45 and Meshuggah took the stage. Damn, they kicked ass for a thrash metal band. I loved Future Breed Machine and New Millenium Cyanide Christ. The crowd was giving good cheers to the band, but I heard some "Turn this shit off"s and "You Suck"s. Just wish I could understand the lyrics more. Lights came back on, the ultimate drumset and gong was uncovered, guitars were tested, projections tested, etc. The moment came at around 8:45 or so. Lights went out, crowd goes nuts, and 'they' take the stage. Justin was wearing a mask of Maynard and a tight purple suit. Maynard was painted all black with reflective spots throughout his body. Danny and Adam dressed typically. The lights remained off, then blurry purple lights started to come on, and TOOL went into Cold and Ugly. Holy shit. It sounded so much better and clearer than on Opiate; a total adrenaline rush. I couldn't help but get up to dance and flow with the music. Right when the song ended, you know that the band was putting a lot of effort to making this show a good one. The Grudge started and went into H., Stinkfist, Schism, Parabol/Parabola. The Alex Grey backdrops look great in real life. The videos played were cool as well, ranging from clips from music videos, to the snake swallowing itself, and the face from the introduction to The molecules, or whatever you want to call them, came down during Parabola. Well Parabola ended, and after about a minute, the Timothy Leary video came on after Maynard's "We are glad you are we could share this moment with you"(I'm not sure if that's what he said)"and now a word from our sponsors." The think for yourself video came on. I thought it was the typical tease, but then the Bill Hicks lines from Third Eye were recited. The heartbeat, the buzzing, then the Third eye started. Third Eye ended, then a short intermission. There was a positive reaction when TOOL came back on the stage, then Disposition started. Many people sat down; some enjoying the music, and you can tell most were board out of their mind. Many remained seated and unconcerned through Reflection, and even Triad. Sheesh. Meshuggah's drummer made played with TOOL during Triad, and some fat guy with a thong was doing God-knows-what on the stage. Well, Maynard gave his speech about "taking the feelings you have now, create something positive with them, especially in the chaotic times we live in now." Then Lateralus began. Wow! and everyone actually woke up and got back into the music. I didn't want the show to end, but at 10:45 it did. Everyone from the band threw water bottles into the floor area, some to the side sections of the stage. Danny threw his drumsticks out into the crowd and hurled his drumheads into the middle section. There was the group hug that made me feel happy just looking at it. Danny took a bow, the left the stage. ::FUCK!:: Well I would definately attend another TOOL show in the future. You could really tell that these guys weren't just doing a half-assed performance that most bands do. TOOL gave us a very very very great show tonight. Maynard was very active, performing his precise manuevers on his platform in coordination with the music. I don't know how Danny can play precise as he does during the songs like Cold and Ugly, Third Eye, Triad, and Lateralus. He is good, perhaps too good. Adam and Justin may not be the best guitarists around today, but they can pound out some awesome licks and riffs and beyond. Danny, Maynard, Justin, and Adam, and the rest of the TOOL crew...Thank you very much for providing me with this experience, and for making the crappiest holiday of the year the best holiday, at least this year. And if anyone has any Video or Audio of the show, please email me at . I will be willing to buy any and all. Bye, all

Review written by: broken ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 00:42:29 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Wow.. simply wow.. this show was absolutely incredible. General admission tickets.. so I was, thankfully, lucky to experience the show with more movement and perspective. The climax of the night was when they played Third Eye. Absolutely amazing!! I'm starting to question whether Tool's live shows are better than Nine Inch Nails. Big NIN fan.. so I always chose the latter. To all who have tickets and will be going.. enjoy the show!! It's gonna be amazing!!

Review written by: llllll ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 00:43:01 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

The show sucked man. I left after that 4th Eye song. I had better things to do like go egging and walk around Uniondale for candy. Fuck you all

Review written by: steve (steve@steve.steve) Review posted on: 11/01/02 01:07:25 ET

This was this reviewer's 69 Tool show

Ok, here's the *real* set list. Eulogy Schism Cold And Ugly Forty Six & 2 Tubthumping (live Chumbawumba cover) Parabola Parabol (yes, they played it backwards) Opiate Intermission (here's where things got interesting) they all came back out in costumes, Maynard was Ronald McDonald, Danny was Mayor McCheese, Adam was Hamburgler, and Justin was a Fry Guy Lateralus Triad (really really really long drum solo) Suddenly the arena went black and when the lights came back on all the members of A Perfect Circle were on the stage. They closed the show with an super tight version of Judith. This song was worth the price of admission on its own. It was that good. They easily played for a good 15 minutes. Unreal.

Review written by: Reviews ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 01:11:52 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

I must be the only one who sees Tool's so called "intermission" as their encore. Don't be fooled, they do and encore no matter what they say!

Review written by: mark ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 01:16:23 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

i'll state the obvious-awesome show, sweet costumes, unbalanced crowd :) seriously, i couldn't even keep balance, but man was that fun. much better crowd than in CT. peace people. oh yeah, stop throwing shit! we all love tool, let them perform without getting fucking hit by a fucking bottle. peace

Review written by: Josh S ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 01:24:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

This was my first TooL experience, i've been to many-a concerts, and i've love listening to TooL. So about 5ish we drove to the Nassau Coliseum yelling at everyone HAPPY TOOLAWEEN! We walked around, made some cool friends around our section (115) and saw some interesting costumes and stunts (ooh la la, that girl doin' that dancing show...aww we didn't get to see any boobies oh well). Meshugga came on and let me say...the actual band itself the music was ok but the whole 80's/death metal thing didn't catch too many fans....but that's just cuz we all came to see TOOL! Tool came on around 8:45-8:50 after 5-10 mins of loud intro noise and they blasted through an amazing set (I am upset however, no Aenema and the set was basically like any other show no added songs) however Danny Carey's amazing 5 minute drum solo had us all cheering, and all the songs and videos were amazing as hell. Going to a TooL concert is like an having an aural orgasm. I won't post the set list since most people got it (except those losers who say they did Sober and they didn't and a cover of Chumbawumba which they didn't either). Before I post my last thoughts, to those who spam like morons get a damn life nobody cares about your immature 12 yr old flaming, if you don't like TooL don't post here, if your gonna spam go to some other site. This is for Tool fans only, not assholes like you. Lastly, TooL is amazing. Thank you Maynard, Danny, Adam, and Justin. Thank you Uniondale you all made my boring Halloween amazing. HAPPY TOOLAWEEN EVERYONE!!

Review written by: EydRieN ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 01:38:47 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

all i have to say is ..... big shout outs to mike jean jenilee ashely and jonathan we had a blast mike lost his virginity this night yay third eye third eye....thats it thanks to the guys in the pathmark deli for giving us the right directions band came out in funny costumes ...peace EydRieN

Review written by: dsprink ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 01:39:11 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

if consequences dictated... oh well. wonder how many of the flamers were actually there. i've seen the boys 4 times, unfortunately all since lateralis came out, and not surprisingly there wasn't much variation in the set format. it seemed to me that the band was having a raucously good time, were incredibly tight even for tool, and sounded fantastic. some people i spoke to said the nassau colleseum is a really bad space acoustically, so kudos to the road crew for tweaking it so nicely. dignan's setlist is correct. i think the "guy in white with an enormous PENIS" may have been static from collide; anyone know for sure? he was playing synths on triad only. the drummer from the opening act played as well, but i believe the sound guys may have riden his levels into the floor for parts of it where he looked like he was going extremely nuts (but completely out of step). it still sounded amazing. speaking of the opening act, their rhytmic complexities and technical aptitude were impresive. the singer comes from the pantera school, which is not my flavor, and seeing as how they had two axes i thought they could have expanded their soundscapes a little more, but if you like post-death metal (wait, what comes after death?) they're good at something like it. in my experience, they pulled out all the stops for extra parts in songs. they cut the intro to the grudge a bit, which wasn't missed, and expanded virtually everything else they did. stinkfist didn't have the added words, alas; H. was unfuckingbelievable. maynard knows how to pronounce lonG island. third eye began with a "word from our sponsor," which was evidently our very own son of man, lsd. i think they had some technikal difficulties at the end, as a roadie ran on stage to fuck with adam's pedals, but if all that noise wasn't planned it should be. triad was awe inspiring; they went off in so many directions and did so much independent stuff that i suspect they were basically jamming for most of it. it was probably 15 minutes long. did i mention how tight they were? 'bout wraps it up. i can sympathize with those who feel their sets are predictable, though imho there's not a bad tool song and in this style of music with such a coordinated road show there's little room for experimentation and they do a damn good job keeping it creative through so constant touring. if a bootleg of this show does become available, it will be one to find. i'm not sure if they're ever "off," but they were definitely "on." btw, i noticed the rigging above the stage was a septagram. that's badass. ...dp

Review written by: Wally ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 01:51:22 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Meshuggah owned. Most people seemed kinda bored by them as 90% in attendance where there only for tool. But they played New Millennuim Cyanide Chirst and Future Breed Machine along with about 4 others. Then Tool came on and just played incredibly. I have to say that the crowd had a very weird vibe(at least in GA). About a third of the people were really into it and the rest were just kinda hanging out or smokin pot. I guess thats too be expected tho. And yeah, the crowd was really offbalance especially up near the stage (also to be expected i imagine). Third Eye would have been the biggest highlight if it wasnt for the drummer from Meshuggah coming out during Triad and ripping shit up completely. It started out as Triad and then the song just kinda turned into a jam session and Danny Carrey showing off his amazing talent. An excellent show all and all.

Review written by: kirkhead ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 02:28:48 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Didn't see that anyone mentioned this in the other reviews posted for said show, but the very brief riff they jammed before busting into Cold and Ugly was A Passage to Bangkok by Rush. Interestingly enough (taking the Leary/Hicks/etc. references during the show) probably the only Rush song that actually glorifies drug use. Cool shite.

Review written by: smajda (smajda79@yahoo) Review posted on: 11/01/02 02:34:39 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

amazing show (for the sixth time), I Almost Sh!t my self when adam started off the evening by playing the opening riff to "Passage to Bankock" by RUSH. It's great to see an amazing Band like Tool give a nod to an amazing band like RUSH.

Review written by: smajda ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 02:36:25 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

does anybody know if they have ever covered Rush before?

Review written by: seeyouauntie (cant Review posted on: 11/01/02 03:06:11 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

unfuckingbelievable show. happiest halloween of my life. i didnt even have tickets and things looked grim when i finally got someone to let me use their credit card at 5 and they werent onsale online or by phone. so i begged the fam for some cash and got my ass to nassau around 745 when meshuggah was wrapping the set up. because i was alone i got really good seats to the left of the stage. real good view of the band. my best view of the boys since hammerstein. cold and ugly was the perfect song to open with on halloween i dont know about any other nights. stinkfist had the extended bridge with the chupa pica lyrics kinda wanted to hear suspicious minds but i wont complain same stage setup as radio city. i was under the screens so i didnt get a good view of the projections. third eye stole the show (and now a word from our sponsers) especially the tim leary and bill hicks excerpts. i wont waste anymore time saying what everyone else already has but i noticed that the intermission (which i always read reviews calling it loud noise) is faipp de oiad howcome im the first to mention this does noone else pay attention just because theyre not on the stage. oh yeah i think danny was supposed to be shaquille oneal or kobe bryant afro was a nice touch but he got sick of it after the intermission. and one other thing pissed me off why are people getting up to go to the bathroom during songs like third eye the people in 228 who you know who im bitching at. the band doesnt take an 8 min break for their health, they do it for your blatter and so you can go get refills. i very disappointed in assholes who have no appreciation for art. in out in out in out in out in out in out.... a childs rhyme stuck in my head...said that life was but a dream

Review written by: seeyouauntie (icantremember@toohigh) Review posted on: 11/01/02 03:10:05 ET

This was this reviewer's oops Tool show

oh yeah the guy from meshuggah stole the spotlight on triad un believable performance on the roto toms...PRYING OPEN MY THIRD EYE

Review written by: lempto ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 03:55:40 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Maynard had more energy tonight than he had in the last four shows i went to this summer...put together. Ohh how he fluctuated and twisted and turned in those damn little speedos and orange spots all over his body. Ah how small he is really...this show was unbelievable, UNBELIEVABLE. setlist: cold and ugly the grudge stinkfist H. Schism parabol parabola THIRD EYE ---Intermission--- disp./ref/tri lateralus a few things: ~first of all, third eye, live, is the most amazing piece of music you will ever experience. ~danny had a black afro on for most of the show. and black face paint? couldnt tell. ~justin had an orange mask on. wasnt sure what his costume was. ~i was one person away from being front row---can i just say that tool fans fucking suck. i saw some people who seemed to be taking the music with a bit of damn intensity but these jappy long island girls that happened to be in front of me , Front Row!!!...they were sending text messages on their cellphones! absolutely compelling subliminal show.

Review written by: Lachrymologist ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 05:16:38 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

Check out the 1994 issue newsletter, located in the Community section of this site, for Tool's Recommended Reading List.

Review written by: BlakNo1 ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 09:14:05 ET

This was this reviewer's N/A Tool show

"drinking by the lighthouse, smoking on the pier" Quote from "Lakeside Park" by Rush The OTHER song by Rush that glorifies drug use We now return you to your regularly scheduled Tool page

Review written by: Flare ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 09:30:42 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

First off, let me just say that Maynard, Adam, Danny, and Justin are gods and deserve to be prayed to every fucking night. Got to the concert at around 6:30-ish. I had a small flask of whiskey tucked behind my belt, but the guy who frisked me managed to catch it. Luckily, as I shifted to lift my shirt up, it fell down my pant leg, leaving him confused and apologetic. However, as I started to walk, it fell out of my pant leg and onto the ground, where I was forced to abandon it. No big loss. We grabbed some quick grub and then headed down to our seats in section 106. We were soon approached by a shady looking usher who offered us GA wristbands. As soon as the lights went down for Meshuggah, the trade took place, and my friends and I put on our newfound ticket into the pit. Meshuggah was alright... I saw them at Ozzfest over the summer as well. They were nothing special there and nothing special at Nassau either. I wish their vocalist would do some actual singing once in a while. A little melody wouldn't kill them. I guess that's why I prefer bands like Tool and Mudvayne. After Meshuggah left, some dude started puking in the middle of the pit. A couple people started an "asshole" chant and made him wipe it up with his shirt. Sucks for him. At about 8:45, the lights went down again and Tool launched into "Cold and Ugly." Everyone went nuts. Maynard was in his standard blue body paint, black underwear, and glow-in- the-dark spots. Danny was dressed as a basketball player with a huge afro wig. Adam looked pretty much normal. Justin was in a purplish body suit with an orange ski mask. After the song ended, Maynard played with the crowd a little. "Anybody here?" he asked, elliciting a huge response of screaming and cheering. "Just checking." He then said, "I want to see some violence," before launching into "The Grudge." I can't even describe what happened afterwards. Up until the intermission, it was an entirely spiritual experience. Once they resumed with Reflection, Disposition, and Triad, however, I felt kind of drained. Didn't have much energy left, and it looked like no one else did either. However, Tool quickly remedied the problem by jacking it back up with "Lateralus" and leaving everyone on a high note. Can't wait to see the next one.

Review written by: Ryan ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 09:31:53 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Hey The show was amazing. I was with 2 friends. All of the videos played on the projectors added to the spectacular performance. The drum solo with the guy from meshuggah was nuts. I recorded some songs on audio. Props to the guy in the crowd dressed as jesus and the annoying guy standing up the whole time in seats with light up devil horns. oh yeah and the devil girl with her "crawling". If you sat near me let me know I sat by section 18 seats i think. Tool you kick ass

Review written by: Jared ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 09:59:55 ET

This was this reviewer's 6 Tool show

Unbelievable show once again....Saw Cold and Ugly AND Third Eye for the second time this week... Thank you MJK, Danny, Justin and Adam for 4 awesome shows these past few months...

Review written by: Metalanarchist (noneofyobizness@whereiam.whatever) Review posted on: 11/01/02 10:55:57 ET

This was this reviewer's 8th Tool show

What an amazing show... what insanity that this show date's page is the worst of all the review pages so far (see above—ugh)... I'll try to mention some things that haven't yet been said. We made it through awful Westchester and LI traffic to arrive just in time for Meshuggah. The double bill added a new overall intensity to seeing the same show (my fifth on the Lateralis tours). But like a favorite movie, you like seeing it over and over again because you identify subtle details with each viewing... and Tool throws a new bone or two out there each time. In addition to all the Lateralis songs (except Ticks — only played in Sacramento), I got to hear Prison Sex and Undertow and Eulogy and Pushit last October, Aenema and Opiate and Sober and Forty Six & 2 and H. this summer, and last night Cold and Ugly and Third Eye!!! I am VERY grateful. If I have a complaint, it would be that I anticipated that Tool might throw in an additional Trick or Treat for Halloween and New York, but the different songs they played tonight were also offered in the Midwest, so the only distinctive thing were the costumes. And because we had seats in the back of the arena (thanks, Ticketmaster presale), we couldn't really see what the band members were wearing. Same goes for Meshuggah's costumes. People from the front who know what they are talking about, can you answer this? I also missed Jens Kidman's (Meshuggah frontman's) dialogue between songs — anyone? MESHUGGAH are gods of technical metal. Their performance was tight and really riled me up. These kids behind me were just SHOUTING to each other to be heard over the music throughout — I finally turned around and politely asked them to cool it, and was pleased that they basically did. So the finishing three of "Soul Burn," "Rational Gaze" and "Future Breed Machine" was utterly crushing. I thought Kidman was entertaining when he bent his back and raised his arms in a kind of Satanic spell-casting pose. Then he was whipping his neck from side to side in pace with the rhythms. Terrific. I was kind of bummed that the sound, while good, clearly wasn't as clear as Tool's. Not only that, but they had hardly any light on them on the stage. It was all about the music — not even a backdrop, so in a sense this was even more true than for Tool. Thank you, Tool, for recognizing outstanding, challenging music from the underground (Fantomas, Tomahawk, Meshuggah) and bringing them to share the larger stage with you! Thanks especially for taking Meshuggah throughout the country — I was clawing my eyes last year when you only brought them to the Midwest — there was no way I could travel to see you and them then, so this was a dream match come true. Got their "Deviant Swedish Audio" grey tee afterwards. Also liked the "Halloween" spooky piano theme from the movie as an intro. Folks: buy "Destroy Erase Improve," "Chaosphere" and "Nothing." Repeated listens will burn the songs into your brain. The majesty cannot be denied. During the intermission, I noted the metal barricades set up just inside the rink walls with security spread out along the sides and back. "Ah," I said to myself, "the Coliseum has learned how to handle crowds and there won't be a surge tonight." Last time I was here (Rage ATM in '99) the floor was packed but as soon as the headliner started people just went nuts and PACKED the floor tighter than sardines. Well, the obstacles just delayed the inevitable for but a moment. As soon as "Cold and Ugly" started shredding, folks from around my section (106) started storming the floor. Like lemmings, the many followers among us joined the tide. Security just let 'em go. What can you do? Try to stop 'em and somebody's gonna get hurt. Wisely, they let the show go on; why not, since there was plenty of room to accommodate them. Let this be a lesson to all about how social change works: when people unite and are determined to accomplish a common goal, it is inevitable that they will succeed. Although talking to Long Islanders about social change is like showing a dog a card trick, as Bill Hicks once said… I’d say maybe 33 percent of the audience was in costume. I was surprised to see so many normal-looking people. Anyone see some really good costumes? The Joker and Robin were one section over from us. Someone wore a full orange tiger suit — that must’ve been hot. Watched the cat woman do her dance, flash her skirt and do an Osseus Labyrint crawl at one point. From where I sat, the crowd seemed mostly well behaved — surprising, and making for a good concert experience. I was also surprised to see how much new footage Tool weaved into their videos. The mainstays were there: the bird with four flaming eyes on its wings and the top of its head, the snake eating itself, the lines of clones sucking each other, the "Parabola" man transformed into energy. But then there was trippy kaleidoscope stuff, and other stuff that I can’t remember as well — anyone? Maynard stripped off his leathers early, a good sign of the band’s mood. But I was surprised he didn’t make any jokes tonight about Meshuggah having their own brand of sugar cookies or penis pumps tonight, and he didn’t tell us to have sex or masturbate. Like I said before, no tricks or even the usual treats. That feeling of disappointment comes when you read this site so religiously. But the thing that makes me most sad is that I realize this is the last time I’ll be seeing Tool, most likely, until they have a new album, which might take years. Tool is unique and irreplaceable from the music world. Their absence will be HUGELY missed. What they gave tonight — completing their tours of all the local concert venues (Hammerstein Ballroom, Madison Square Garden, Continental Arena, Radio City Music Hall, Nassau Coliseum) — was a tremendous gift I’ll never forget. I was looking forward to this for weeks — now that it’s over, I’m experiencing major letdown. Sure, I’m seeing Rush in NJ next week, but for me it’s not the same (although Rush also put on a tremendous show — folks, if you’re not going yet, tix are still available I think — it is VERY worth it). Need I mention that this version of "Triad" with Tomas Haake on rototoms was the BEST one yet? Ten minutes of pure carnal and visceral POWER. I wish I could have seen Danny’s and Tomas’s facial expressions. What else can I say? I’m feeling a little heartbroken, but hoping the energy I got from the music will help me tackle a difficult subject this weekend (creating something positive). Peace.

Review written by: holly ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 11:27:07 ET

This was this reviewer's 8th Tool show

the displays of love OK here it goes....this is my 8th tool show.. and last night was to the venue after a 10 hour day of school and was psyched as hell... went with two guys who really love tool....we got there and the first person i see is Alex Grey i swear to god i think he noticed us star struck so he smiled and made motions with his hand,,,,the night could only get worse from this point.. we were like third row in front of the stage...some guys were pretty drunk and disgusting as hell...7:30 came around and Mesuggah came on and i think they were really cool....They are bad asses and i enjoyed them...i was really waiting for tool 8:50 they come out and go into an intro for like 4 minutes or so....amazing....Adam was his normal self....Justin was in this orange masky thing god he must have died from heat under that all night and yes he kept it on for the entire show...danny was a clown tonight although i think he took the wig off sometime later and MJK was painted black or grey with refleting orange circles.....From then i think i went mad to a paralleled universe the set list Cold and Ugly---oh my god i know they were playing it but i went with no expectations...really crushed by the pit so i moved behind them and got seperated from my boys.. The Grudge---this song gets better everytime i hear it...tonight it was as effective.. Stinkfist....the crowd goes mad when they extent the buildup but it is so intense when they do that. H......yeah yeah yeah fuck yeah we got it last night, i started crying at this moment Holly could not believe what she was hearing... Schism....this song is so personal to me....during this time i met some guys two exactly who took me under thier wings and you know protected me in some way....tool was really sexual for me tonight in some weird, way that i can't express started at this point though.. Third Eye....yes i am not kiding the did play it and it was amazing completely awe inspiring,,,left me thristy, breathless and on the verge of something spiritual and orgasmic..... Parabol/a--- my fave for the night everything was perfect and i rocked out so hard i thought my body would leave is amazing how strangers can move from that to people who you share the most beautiful intense moments with you in a pit full of people who reek of weed and sweat.... D/R/T...oh god sweet, intense....felt invincible and glorious....damn thank you tool so much i have so much love in my right now..... Lateralus....el fin...i know that i wont see them again in a long time so it was bitter sweet...there is no words to express the feeling in me then...Amazing song...Amazing concert tool...thank you Adam, Maynard Justin and and peace will conquer

Review written by: Plop ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 11:27:43 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Meshuggah was eh. At times they played decent odd-time thrash. At other times, it really sounded like they had no idea how to play their instruments. It was nice to see the girl in the thong with the short skirt flashing her ass and touching her toes for all of us in the 100's sections. it made up for not being on the floor. Oh, and major props to the guy from the 100's who was trying to join everyone else in rushing the security and getting on the floor. This guy took a flying leap over the guardrail, caught it with his foot, and ate the ground HARD. I couldn't stop laughing. It was almost as entertaining as that girl's asscheeks, but not as entertaining as watching Justin hug the fat naked guy with a skimask on his head after Triad. Tool was good too. Better than the last time I saw them. I like the new intro to Schism, and Third Eye was nice. I'm a little annoyed that every time i see them, they play a replacement song for Aenima. First time, they played Eulogy instead (my favorite song, i'm not complaining), then, they played Opiate instead, and now, Third Eye. I'll cursed to never see Aenima live.

Review written by: CoolToolPoolDrool ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 11:53:31 ET

This was this reviewer's 8th Tool show

Setlist: Useful Idiot (Remix) Prison Sex Jerkoff Cesaro Summability March of the Pigs (w/ Trent Reznor) Message to Harry Manback Part 3!! Swamp Song Aenima Intermission (Mantra repeating) Bottom (w/ Henry Rollins) Ticks and Leeches (w/ Trent Reznor on guitar) Pushit (Salival) Faaip De Oiad Eulogy Disgustipated 46 & 2 Did I mention that it was a setlist I'd like to see ;-)

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 12:27:17 ET

This was this reviewer's 8th Tool show

I love NY...If and when you dont have a GA ticket. Get as many people as you can in the seats section and rush the gate. Everyone who wanted GA got there. Me and my friend where able to hop the gate no problem. Very nice nurse and girl with devil mask before tool, showed us here ass. Thought we would get something special or unique, this beening Halloween and the greatest city in the world, NY. But not. Must have missed the rush intro. I will have to go back to the bootleg to listen for that. Overall good show. Costumes were cool. Cold and Ugly, Third eye, and Triad defenly the highlights. Triad never gets old, only better every time I hear it live. Peace

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 12:27:54 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

I am still in awe of what i experienced tonight. There are no words to describe the state of mind i am in right now. Every show i go see them, they seem to take it up to another level. I guess i'll post the setlist: INTRO COLD AND UGLY THE GRUDGE STINKFIST (EXTENDED VERSION) H SCHISM (EXTENDED) PARABOL PARABOLA THIRD EYE (I ALMOST FAINTED) ---------- DISPOSITION REFLECTION TRIAD (EXTENDED WITH MEMBERS OF MESHUGGAH) LATERALUS amazing.. since being halloween the show had to be a lil more special for us.. Meshuggah came out and i was pretty pumped to see them.. they started playing the halloweeen theme first which was incredible.. their setlist was sik!! those guys are psycho thats all im gonna say. the singer thanked us and told us we were looking pretty in our halloween costumes. no one booed them, but didn't really cheer for them- they got respected clapping from nassau... during the wait for Tool it was interesting to see the crew members all dressed up in different costumes setting up the stage.. Finally after about a 40 minute wait Tool came out. Justin was wearing a bright orange mask over his head while Maynard was painted gray and black in his usual black speedos.. You could tell Maynard was into it tonight- he was going nuts... After Stinkfist he wished us a happy halloween..The big surprise of course was Third Eye.. Maynard- "Now a couple of words from our sponsers"-- then on the screen Timothy Leary started telling us to think for yourself and to question authority... then when Bill Hicks voice came on the screen- everyone lost it... The show was amazing- Triad as always was crazy with members from Meshuggah and finally Lateralus- what can i say? Song is beautiful--- no complaints tonight and thanks a lot Tool...See you on the otherside

Review written by: sober jerk-off (red8998) Review posted on: 11/01/02 13:01:18 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

cold & ugly the grudge (-) ions the grudge H schism parabol parabola third eye ---------intermission---------------------------------------------- disposition reflection triad lateralis Just woke up, ears still ringing, trying to find ways to create somthing positive....for brekfast. tool was incredible as usual. Looks like all the bitching about the setlists paid off as third eye appears to have become a fixture. The meats seem to get bored as t.e. flows through disposition, reflection and triad but, everybody blows up for lateralis. The song kicks ass and the band really pour themselves into it. It is always fun to see neaqndertal mosh-pitters need to be carried out by emts. Sounds cruel and it is but if you've ever seen some girl get busted in the mouth by one of these mooks while all she was trying to do is watch a show then you know some of them deserve a little retro. THINK FOR YOURSELF!!!

Review written by: Alan H. ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 13:11:17 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

it was a very hyped up evening and it was very special eveyone looked so freaking cool in all the getups and the band sounded amazing tool never dissapoints setlist cold and ugly ions the grudge stinkfist H schism third eye intermission parabol/parabola triad disposition lateralus maynard was painted blue with yellow spots justin looked like a dieer with i think a mask on he had like a glowing head it was cool danny wore his yellow lakar suit adam wore striped pants and a black shirt with a design on it couldnt make it out maynard usual comments wished us a happy halloween and said long island and introduced thid eye with now a word from our sponsor as i was walking back to the car i realized that i had just seen the best band in the world ok enough from me oh and thanks aaron again keep going spriral out oh and if anyone has a video of this show email me please thanks kabir out

Review written by: sokE froM brooklyN ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 13:11:27 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Wow is all i can say....I was being crushed and swayed back and forth by the energy of the crowd got knocked in the head by a crowd surfeR but nonetheless this show was the musical highlight of my life......the correct setlist has already been posted multiple times....i was a few heads back from front row on the floor...and had a clear view of the band members except for when those tall bastards in front were in front of me.....adam was normally dressed ripping the guitar effortlessly....justin had on a orange wool hat over his whole face with eye and mouth holes and a purple jumpsuit and was rippin up the bass with wool gloves on....he musta been sweating balls much respect...maynard was painted fully black with orange iridescent spots throughout his body...and danny had the bottom of his face painted green with a black afr0 wig.....maynard seemed fond of us as a crowd and the guys couldn't have dont a better job....third eyeeeee omggggggggggg maynard was thrusting in all directions adam was primarily calm jus tearing it up HHHHHHH they played h cold and ugly was perfected......and the great lateralus regulars were torn up as well.....and any tool sisters on this site wanna chill throw me an email lol .....TOOL OWNS ALL.....MUSICAL GENIUSES AND THAT SUMS IT ALL UP!!!!

Review written by: eric ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 13:17:26 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

They played Third eye. I am not kidding or being a dick. They fucking played Third eye. Thank you

Review written by: eric ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 13:17:47 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

They played Third eye. I am not kidding or being a dick. They fucking played Third eye. Thank you

Review written by: Abhi Shah ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 13:18:11 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

As soon as the band tore away at the first riff of “Cold and Ugly” a herd of freaks, dirtbags, jocks, halloween chicks, and frat(ernity) guys swarmed down the steps and jumped the gates to get to the general admission floor or as I like to call it, the PIT OF DEATH. Pushing people out of our way we made it to the front of the stage. never in my life have I been so close to the mysterious enigma known as Maynard James Keenan. the Saint Ide’s Special Brew from the Hispanic Hempstead Corner Deli was still in my system fucking me up to no extent. Keenan, painted from head to toe and adorsed with red pocadots looked fucken ill. Very reminiscent of ancient Hindu depictions of Krishna, the pimp daddy deity himself. The stage was flanked by 2 projection screens on each side showing completely surreal tripped out images. If you’ve ever seen a Tool video you know what the fuck I’m talking about. Keenan bellows, “I want to see some violence” as the first riff of THE GRUDGE is torn through the amplifier. I look to my partner in crime Ben in reassurance that this was not a dream. We thrash our arms, jump around to the rhythm of this solid fucking song. Danny Carey, quite possibly the greatest drummer on earth pounds away at his set. My right hand, clenched in a fist goes up as Maynard sings, “Saturn comes back around! Lifts you up like a child! Or drags you down like the stone to consume you ‘til you chose to let this go!” The crowd shifts back and forth in a hypnotic frenzy. Highlights of the night include a video sequence of the late Timothy Leary proclaiming “Think for yourself, question Authority. Think for yourself, question authority.” All of a sudden the words of the late Bill Hicks sear through the monitor. “I think drugs have done some good things for us I really do, and if you don’t think drugs have done some good things, you know what, you can take all your tapes and all your CD’s and burn em. Cuz the musicians you like that have inspired your lives throughout all these years... REAL FUCKEN HIGH ON DRUGS.” This was the signal to start the 15 minute epic opus known as Third Eye! “PRYING OPEN MY THIRD EYE! PRYING OPEN MY THIRD EYE! PRYING OPEN MY THIRD EYE!” Yet another reference to Hindu mysticism, Spiritual enlightenment, and Hallucinogen induced Revelation. The paintings of Alex Grey drop one after the other during the period of Disposition/Reflection/Triad. Check out Alex Grey’s art if you can, you won’t be disappointed. In any case, GO SEE TOOL, you will not be disappointed! However, you will be transported to another dimension dominated by not just visual beauty and symmetry, but every emotion you have will be experienced in full during their set. Here’s the fucking setlist. Cold and Ugly, The Grudge, Stinkfist, H, Schism, Parabol, Parabola, Third Eye, Intermission, Disposition, Reflection, Triad (with Meshuggah), Lateralus.

Review written by: Laura ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 13:41:34 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

I dont know where to start out except by saying holy shit they played THIRD EYE!!! The show was amazing. This was the sixth time I've seen them and everytime I was blown away. I had so much fun because I was the closest I've ever been thats probably why I can barely hear right now. I was right up against the fence in G.A. Maynard was painted with what looked like big poka-dots all over his body, Danny had a big afro wig on and his face painted black, Justin was wearing an orange ski mask with a one piece pajama looking suit, and Adam had nothing special which is still cool. I was also glad that the set list was diffrent from the last few shows. I could understand if some people were disapointed because they didnt play songs like 46and2, Aenema, Pushit, or Sober but the show was completely satisifying for me because not only have I seen those songs already, they played Third Eye which is the one song I really wanted to see but honestly didnt expect them to play. Even before they started playing and they had the begining on I didnt think they were actually going to play it but then the music came on and I almost had a heart attack and it took a while for it to hit me that they were actually playing it. Wow it was so amazing. The entire show was great, the whole night I felt like I was in my own world of tool. It was very moving. One thing that annoyed me was that they collected ticket stubs and kept them. I have a stub from every show I've been to except this one, but I'll save my bracelet. I know I'll remember this show and how it made me feel for the rest of my life and I encourage all tool fans who have not had a chance to go see them, I know I will see them as many times as possible. Well I'm going to shut up now, but I would like to finish by thanking Tool for another amazing and inspiring show and I cant wait to see them again.

Review written by: Zach ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 13:54:26 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

First off let me say that this show was the best concert i've ever been to. It was completely amazing. I got there at a quarter to six with my 2 friends, and we smoked and drank a bit, until 6:30 when the gates opened and we went in to find our seats. Our seats were in section 306, the top level and they were pretty bad seats. We sat there for Meshuggah, who was good but would have been a lot better if we were closer. Then Tool came out, and opened with "Cold And Ugly" which I was happy to hear since i heard they didnt play anything from Opiate anymore. In the middle of the song, I look down and see about 300 people running from the bottom level of seats, knocking the barracades and running onto the floor into the pit. So me and my friends got up, ran down, outran secuirity guards and made it to the bottom. We gradually made our way through the crowd, and by the start of "stinkfist" we were right in the middle of a moshpit maybe 30 feet from the stage. I could now see the members clearly. Danny was wearing a big afro wig thing, Justin was wearing a ski mask, Adam was wearing some sort of alien mask or something, and Maynard was painted completely black and almost naked, and had big golden cirlces on him. The scenery on the stage was very trippy and so were the videos being played. They played a bunch of good songs and then the lights went out and it went to intermission. The sound and lighting gradually worked its way back up over about 15 minutes until Tool came back out and played the second half of their show. This half was more slow and trippy and was really cool. Then during I think it was "Triad", the drummer from Slayer (a great drummer) comes out and plays on the roto toms in front of the stage and a keyboard player also came out. I dont really have any complaints, I just wish they would have played an encore. And I was kinda hoping to hear "Aenima" "prison sex" or "hooker with a penis", but besides that it was a great amazing show. Any Tool fan should go to this. And if your not a Tool fan, go to become one.

Review written by: BIG TIMO ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 14:00:00 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

setlist Cold and Ugly The Grudge H Stinkfist Schism Parobol/parabola Third eye(fucking amazing) Tim Leary and Hicks intro (intermission) Disposition Reflection Triad, With Meshuggah(it was the best song they played) Lateralus. Tool was absolutly brilliant last night it was the best show ive ever seen, Maynard had on full blue body paint with neon circle like stickers up and down his body. Justin was wearing this orange ski mask and a blue jump suit the whole concert, danny had on this weird mask, and adam was dressed normal. This show was so amazing because i was right up there in the 2nd row. The only thing that pissed me off about the show was these macho assholes that didnt deserve GA tickets and were just looking for a concert to mosh too, there not real tool appreciators, and infact during triad one of them yelled hurry up to tool, these assholes dont deserve those tickets real tool fans do. On another note Meshuggah was amazing those guys dont get nearly as much credit as they deserve they are so talented and they were just awsome, I can see why tool picked them to tour with. Well thats all i have to say ill see ya next tour tool.

Review written by: Panda (im not telling) Review posted on: 11/01/02 14:19:40 ET

This was this reviewer's 4TH Tool show

Best show so far. partly because of the visuals but mostly because of the band. they were the tightest yet. the arrangement of some songs. like stinkfist, H., and a few others made it for me. Thanks

Review written by: jonathan ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 14:27:42 ET

This was this reviewer's 4rth Tool show

for a setlist since others were kind enough to post one already. So then in that case before I get to the positives of the show and believe me their were amazing highs that I would have never thought possible. But their were also some astonishing lows as I bring you concert etiquette by an artist who only wishes to enjoy art. 1. No one should be allowed into a concert if they are wearing a "wife beater" tank top this only gets worse if they have a shaved head and a lot of nazi tatoos. Please stop these men at the door and tell them "sorry, not tonight fella." 2. I am personnaly not a fan of the mosh pit I see no need for it really unless you fall into slot 1 or have lots of deep seeded issues. But please don't turn the whole floor into a mosh pit. I was moved and stepped on so much that many a time came where I had to use my 250+ frame to move people out of the way so the cute small armpit height girls I was with didn't get sucked underneath into a sea of horrible misguided testosterone. 3. This deals with the armpit height people, I am not one of them standing 6 feet small but, please remember when your going to be part of a great big mass of people where deodrant or at least a shirt. 4. Try to make sure your drug intake wont be a problem for other people. Being high is onething its another to be fucked to no end so that you make it hard for some else to enjoy the music and ultimate sensory experience. 5. Don't be a DICK. It's just that simple Now the concert. One of the best I've ever seen there are so many words to describe it and not nearly enough of them can come out of my mouth or my hands to type them in this review. TOOL sounded tighter than most shows I've seen, even if H. sounded a little wobbely and off in the begining but, like all other things in life eventually fell into place. Cold and Ugly was a treat, Third Eye was a privilege. Triad was the best I've ever heard it. it just grew and grew and grew till I wanted more. The new intro to Parabol is great but very misleading. Unless you have perfect pitch It can be easily mistaken for the salvial version of pushit which while is a personal favorite I was just as blown away by Parbol/a it also sounds remotely like Eon blue apocalpse as well. All in all amzing. The drums to Lateralus were also incredible. I'm only sorry I didn't get to see Alex again that would have been nice. Tank you for recording this show TOOL I hope to see it on a shelf or DVD soon. Adam- amazing there are no bands out there for record lables to sign because they sound like TOOL because of your intricate gentle bone crushing guitar work. Justin- you don't get nearly the amount of credit you deserve what your able to do with a 4 string is what people like Fieldy of Korn and Sam Rivers of Limp Bizkit wish they could do on 5. Danny- I just don't how you do it. Your amazing and thhats all their is to say. You give drummers complexes because their measuring them selves to you. Maynard- As a singer your a lone voice of melody and soul in a world full of rappers and Cobain and Vedder wannabee's your a voice of something different and something beautiful. Thank you and come again.

Review written by: fromby ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 14:39:44 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

Wow ...4th time seeing Tool but never have I seen them open with an homage to another great band like the Passage to Bangkok riff which kicked things off right before Cold & Ugly - much respect to other reviewers who caught that. As usual, an awesome performance by the boys, who are always on their game - just tight and ripping through each overwhemingly powerful epic one right after the other. Mysteriously, the crowd seemed to lack consistent energy - hyped up right at the beginning, the end (Lateralus) and withcertain tunes (obviously 3rd Eye - wish we could have had Pushit too) ...I was amazed at the mausoleum-like atmosphere when Justin first and then the rest of the guys came back on stage after the intermission and launched into Disposition and Reflection - nobody seemed to care ... dead silence. Not sure if this is a New York thing or what - same thing happened at MSG in '01. Definitely not the case in Boston this summer, which was one of the most complete band/crowd connections I have ever experienced and was truly one of the all-time great live performances. At any rate, brought a Tool virgin who had never seen 'em and didn't really know the music well. Let me just say he was in complete awe of the entire aural/visual/sensual/spiritual experience...he almost left his chin on the floor. Good crowd down in GA, moshers animated but not out of control, and had some teen-aged lad boot right next to me which is becoming a standard feature of all Tool shows ...learn how to handle your booze, lightweights! Of course, had the brain trust at Nassau Coliseum not banned beer sales for the show (still annoyed at that one but fortunately was in the proper mood after a few doses of Ketel One) then you might not have had as many fools binge as much as their distended bellies would hold before entering the arena. Feeling a letdown today as I realize they won't be around for a while - let's hope the next album doesn't take 4-5yrs - maybe no disputes with the Ticks and Leeches - er, the record companies will help. 'Til then, will keep reaching out to embrace the random... reaching out to embrace whatever may come... thanks to MJK, Danny, Adam, and Justin for the dedication, and the awesome and awe-inspiring experiences.

Review written by: Ryan ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 15:26:06 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Hey anyone hear in section 211???

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 17:16:27 ET

Anyone have the Meshuggah setlist?

Review written by: johnny ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 17:22:30 ET

This was this reviewer's 2 Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist. wow i have just experienced tool for the 2nd time amazing show heres the setlist cold & ugly the grudge jimmy schisim parabol parabola HOOKER WITH A PENIS YES U ARE READING RIGHT!!!!! part of me intermission disposition reflection triad lateralus well i hoped they would play third eye tonight but they didnt oh well i got to hear hooker which was fuckin awesome maynard was very talktive tonight he came out wearing a black leather jacket and leather pants and leather boots that went almost to his kneecaps . but the show was good and adam jones is one amazing guy on the guitar any spiral out

Review written by: FR (heugh Review posted on: 11/01/02 17:37:05 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Messuggah was crap - after hearing 2 songs my friends and I left and was outside for till they stopped playing. Waiting for tool...... the intro comes on....... there seems to be activity on the screens ...... a circle of eyes appear and the lights are off.... ROOAR!..... COLD AND UGLY- and a rush to the floors (was in section 209). YES FLOOR AT TOOL! (why didn't they sell more floor tix i don't know, but who cares i was on the FLOOR!). The grudge comes on and the crowd gets really into the show....Stinkfist comes on, crowd goes wild and so do i. H. Wow didn't think i'd hear that tonight, beautfily done. Schism - could have been replaced w/ Aenima or something from Undertow but was still great. Parabol/a - just when parabol was about to end and go into parabola the crowd went wild and boy did i go nuts - WHAT A HEAVY AND AMAZING SONG. .... Timothy Leary .....Opiate or 3rd Eye?....... ::Heart beat:: THIRD EYE!..... the entire croud is tripping out in this song. Intermission and kicked out of floor. Made it back to my seat just intime for Disposition....Reflection comes and it was very relaxing .... triad (i've been hearign about the drmming0..... AMAZING DURMS, DRUM ORGASM.... DRUM HEAVEN...Danny Carey is the greatest drummer right now. Triad was AAAMAAZING. .... felling a little down cuz i know only Lat. remains to be played..... opening beats to lat and i lose my self between the sounds.. Fantastic Show.

Review written by: Gill (jukhead46 Review posted on: 11/01/02 17:38:40 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

I thought I was in for the same show watching Tool the third time around, but I was wrong!! Totally fukin' sick show. INTRO- PASSAGE TO BANGCOCK~~RUSH COLD & UGLY THE GRUDGE STINKFIST~extended H. SCHISM~extended PARABOL/A THIRD EYE INTERMISSION DISPOSIOTION REFLECTION TRIAD~ with Meshugah LATERALIS Anyone in New York who missed this should smack themselves. Meshugah was an awesome opening act. Got me pumped with their new songs from "Nothing". Maynard went fuking crazy from the start. Justin had a neon orange ski cap kinda thing on the whole time. Adam and Danny wore their usual attire. The crowd was really positive as was TOOL. maynard gave us good words to go home to. Thank you once again TOOL for giving me an awesome fuking night. See you on the other side.

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 18:00:31 ET


Review written by: Carl Y ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 18:48:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

instead of saying how awesome tool is, which they were last night, every song was dead on i would like to make a comparison...i saw the show in trenton over the summer, and maybe since it was over the summer the crowd was collectively drunk as hell that night, and everyone was going insane. last night, since people have work the next day, no one was rockin out, everyone was just sitting in the seats, and i saw someone fall asleep. that was really dissapointing, i mean tool isnt gonna tour for a long time, the last time you see them, your gonna sit down and act like your bored? the crowd pissed me off especially when people were beggin for 3rd eye, people went crazy for the intro and then it was like whatever...i guess i just didnt feel any energy, not to say because there was

Review written by: Philippe ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 19:07:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

All in all i don't think i could have been in a better place for halloween night. the setlist followed essentially the same format as when i saw them at the continental airlines arena but honestly i don't really mind. Third Eye was an absolutely astounding experience as was cold and ugly. I have to say that this concert except for cold and ugly and the grudge did not seem nearly as heavy as their concert in august at the caa, but i also appreciated that fact although some of my friends did not. I always enjoyed the new direction the band has been taking since undertow. The only minor gripe was that the new intro to schism sounds a little too similar to the intro to the salival version of pushit. Got all excited for a little while then justin played that very familiar riff which was just as good to hear.

Review written by: Colonel Forbin ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 20:26:49 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

This show was great. I have seen Tool since about 96 and every show is great. Maynard, Danny, Adam and Justin always work hard and perform with great emotion and love. Whether or not they play old or new songs or the same set, they are guarnteed to play with intensity. To me, the playing of the newest music shows the amount of musicianship they actually posess. The new songs are so complex and melodic and offer a wide variety of musicial talent. As always maynard sang better than any concert I have ever attended. The power and depth his voice can reach is truly amazing, almost bringing me to the point of tears. Danny is the best drummer I have ever heard and of course the guitar rifts and base are teh perfect complement. I want to leave you all with a very good experience I had with tool last october. I saw one of the shows in MSG in NYC in early october last year. Pushit has always been the song I can connect with the most and hearing it that night fulfilled all the craving I had to hear it. Hearing that song and the power in Maynards voice actually made my eyes well up with tears and to this day was the single best concert experience of my life. I have attended about 200 concerts in my lifetime of many different bands from Tool, to the Grateful Dead and Paul McCartney, but that single song in October 2001 was the be all/end all experience of concerts for me. I Hope all of you out there find a way to connect with Tool the way i have. Let there music and fill you up. PS -- Read the Celestine Prophecy --

Review written by: Nova ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 20:28:28 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

This was 6 years in the making. I have been listening to TooL for 6 years, since the first time I heard "Stinkfist" in a freind's basement while skateboarding. The things TooL have done for me spiritually are inexplicable and have changed my life in a positive way. "H." made me shed a tear. It made me tink of choices I have made in my life and the tears shed were positve. I have turned my life around from being a burnout without a cause to a spiritual person whose main goal is to live life for the beauty we should all embrace. "Remember we are eternal all this pain is an illusion". I'd ike to thank Maynard, Danny, Justin, Adam, and all those who showed support last night and "shared the moment" with me. Thank you for changing my life...

Review written by: The F#!k Dress Chick ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 23:03:12 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

I am emotionally, mentally, and physically drained after last night. Seeing Third Eye twice in one week is beyond description, all I can say is thank you, Adam, Danny, Justin, and last, but most certainly not least, Maynard. What your music does for me I could never properly express in words. You have become my lifeboat in this "ocean of chaos," so I thank you, once again, for lack of any other way to express my gratitude and intense love of your music...thank you. P.S. If any other devout TooL fans want to email me, I could use the support while waiting for the next tour! I'm jonesin' already...

Review written by: mark ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 23:38:35 ET

This was this reviewer's 14 Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist. Ok so the!!!! Let me just say it's interesting reading everyones OOH I wish they plyed this or i wish they played that...shut the hell up people...did u see tat performance last night??? I was lucky enough to see them at some killer shows...Hammerstein in NYC, Drove 10 hours to toronto for edge fest, MSG shows and Mannsfield Mass show (best sound ever) after he attacks and on the Ozzfest and all I can say is last night topped them all for me. yes even over the club show. Third eye...H...two songs I never heard live...I was praying that while the question authority monologue was running it would happen and it finally did. I have never had a band hold me in a trance for each song the way tool des. They are fucking off the hook. We got to attend the soundcheck and tour the stage and soundboard before the show at 4:15 (won on krock) which was real kewl...they played for like 15 minutes and after while we were on stag danny wasa still there and he signed some authographs. His fucking kit is amazing. The production manager was explaining it all to us and he aid that they got a counter on it that measures how many hits danny puts on his kit in a show...I think they guy said something like 12000--wow!! His kit is all custom built and heavy as hell...mad syntesied drums .. really kewl cymbals and mini cymbals ... they told us it is one of only two kits both custom built for danny. My friend got to walk on maynards platform...he did a little gyration up there All I know is I have a whole new appreciation for the crew..espcially the sound man..without him and the crew tool couldn't do that - there sound is incrediblew..equal to that of roger waters and metallica All and all I was totally stoked with the evening even though nassau colliseum shut downthere alcohol sales for the night..thank god for the hydro

Review written by: Ralph ( Review posted on: 11/01/02 23:45:37 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Wow. I had waited almost 4 years to see this band, and it was worth every second of it. Even though I had seats in section 321, The view was great, and it was a nice change to get to watch the GA section instead of being in it. Either way, I could not have asked for anything better. Third Eye was perhaps the best 10 minutes in my recent (and even distant) memroy. Every single song was flawless, and the visuals and effects were astounding. A perfect end to a hectic week, and the total peace and fulfillment I felt the day after (even with an exam to take) was a welcome feeling. Thank you to the band members, and to all the fans who appreciate the real meaning of music and made this concert a life changing experience for me

Review written by: True Listener ( Review posted on: 11/02/02 05:55:22 ET

This was this reviewer's X Tool show

sorry you are all wrong! the true setlist was: Merkaba/ Flood Cold & Fugly Grudge Stinkfist Schism Parabola Third Eye ------------- Disposition Reflection Triad Ticks & Leeches (Maynard wearing drag!) what a night! fucking bollocks..

Review written by: jessie ( Review posted on: 11/02/02 10:32:51 ET

This was this reviewer's 9th? Tool show

this was my 8th or 9th tool show, 4th for this year. they just get better each time i see them. ga floor tickets are the only way to go and the freaks were out in costumes. i was the cat girl. great costumes that i saw included marilyn monroe, johnny depp's character from fear and loathing, and lots of cool face paint and devil horns. their setlist has gotten a bit repetitive, but i was so excited that they played cold and ugly (which i haven't seen them play ever) and third eye (haven't seen in years). the instrumentals were longer than the last shows i went to (trenton and continental) but it just shows that these guys are real musicians with a lot of talent and they can just rock out. tool is awesome and i would go to every ny/tristate area show if possible. hope you all enjoyed it as much as i did. this was one of the best halloweens i've ever had.

Review written by: Grandma Hands ( Review posted on: 11/02/02 10:53:04 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

The last show I saw was in Aug. 15th in NJ and wow, this show was definately better. The setlist threw in Cold and Ugly, H., and Third Eye. I don't think any true Tool fan could complain with that. They sounded amazing, especially Maynard. The opening band, Mushugga (sp?), completely sucked and it was a bore sitting through it. I try to give opening bands a chance, like Tamahawk wasn't bad at all, but these guys were just terrible. Eh, whatever, I got Third Eye.

Review written by: ToolFan ( Review posted on: 11/02/02 12:08:05 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

hello. i was one of the lucky fans who was able to see TOOL on HALLOWEEN NIGHT at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, NY. it was by far the greatest concert i have ever been to. The visual effects were amazing. Maynard was painted all black, justin had a freaky mask on, adam wasnt really dressed up, and im not positive what danny was wearing. i was told by my friend who was closer to the stage that he had some sort of preist's costume or robe on. i do not know if this is the truth though, considering my friend was stoned off his ass. in case you didnt know already, they have two screens hanging above the left and right sides of the stage. the light shows were also amazing. it was an experience i cannot explain in words as many of you who saw the show know. they are a truely amazing, talented band. My favorite song they played was reflection. it sounds so incredible live. being a drummer, danny carey is one of my idols, and to see and hear him play that song live was unbelievable. stinkfist and lateralus were also up there. i was so amazed to hear them play third eye also. i cant put this into any other words. all i have left to say is THANK YOU TOOL for putting on such an amazing show, and that this was an experience i believe everyone should have...

Review written by: Boris ( Review posted on: 11/02/02 17:39:58 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

Aight I wont bother wit the setlist since its been posted already. The show was absolutely amazing. I was about 3 or 4 rows back form the stage, so i could see everything up close. The set was awesome, the lighting effects were great too. Except for some dickhead throwing beer on by head, the corwd was good. Danny was wearing a hlarious afro at the begginiing of the show, which he took off later. Although the base and drowned out most of maynards voice, it was still awesome. (if yu dont' know the kyrics to the songs and dont know most of tool's songs by heart, i suggest you sit in the stands and dont get floor tickets, since you have to know the songs pretty well to folow along up close.) Me throut was hurting from singing along and screamin all night and my neck was cramped form all the headbanging. I never got so into a show as I did at this Tool show. Thank you so much maynard adam justing and danny.

Review written by: Puscifer ( Review posted on: 11/02/02 20:55:08 ET

This was this reviewer's 6 Tool show

It really irks me when some worthless swine shouts their ignorant opinion in my ear during the pristine Swedish metal pioneers are destroying my preconceived notions of time signatures. Meshuggah is an amazing band. As are the Melvins, Tomahawk, Fantomas. Ive seen tool play with all these great opening guests, and idiotic cave men are booing Freakin Patton. I saw King Crimson open for Tool in Denver and get booed. What the H***? Tool is an excellent band. I might even consider them the best(if one can even label something like that)but the majority of the fanbase are simply ignorant. Perhaps that makes me ignorant as well. Obviously a poor speller. Point! No one seems to give consideration to the fact that Tool might be interested in some way in the opening act. Sorry for this but hey I'm really angry.

Review written by: dabel ( Review posted on: 11/03/02 14:25:40 ET

This was this reviewer's 17th Tool show

My girlfriend had the wise idea to take shrooms for this show. There could not have been a wronger idea. They were not only duds, but they totally disconnected me from the whole feeling of TOOL. So I just stood there in the front row again with a steroid security guard staring at me and my girlfriend for the whole show. She was appalled at not being able to connect either, she began distancing herself from me and everyone with us. It was very rude of her and I probably should have dumped her for the whole fiasco after the concert where she not only interupted Alex Grey but she became stubborn and almost got arrested outside after everyone left. She would not leave she wanted to stay and wait for the band to come out. The show must have been good, it was the same set list as Philly, exactly the same. The show was more of a movie for me this time, I really felt like a spectator. The seats were half way back so we got a good view of the whole light show and video screen display. I really wish I never took those shrooms, and I never will again, what a waste of time and life. Maynard I think was there, Adam had some kind of bikers uniform on wit a helmet, Justins head was there, orange glowing in the dark, and Danny looked like a cartoon with his enormous afro and such. I don't remember anything in particular other than I had to pee during Dispostion and I left disappointed and hurt.

Review written by: Drea ( Review posted on: 11/03/02 16:38:10 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

I had a really good time. This was an amazing concert because they sounded great and the set list rocked. I got there too late to see the opening act although I had hoped to check them out. You know, General Admission is fantastic because you get to move around and get different perspectives of the stage and screens provided you are in the back and not stuffed next people. I wore a devil mask and a cool swing dress. I had fun flashing you guys in the back of the stadium while striking exotic poses before the concert started! I am really happy I got to hear Cold and Ugly, H, and Third Eye live at last, AT LAST!!!!!! I want to thank the band and the crew for giving us such fantastic aural sex.

Review written by: Dan ( Review posted on: 11/03/02 18:50:20 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

The show on halloween was probably the greatest experience of my young 14 year life. It was my first time even hearing TOOL anbd they are now my favorite band. I with my friends james and mike got to the show straight from school two hours early. After waiting in the cold for two hours we were finally in. We made our way to our seats in section 212 and said "FUCK THIS". the seats were too far from the stage for us so we snuck down in the lowest section of seat for meshuggahs set, (which was dissapointing and sucked). during the time between the end of meshuggah and the beggining of TOOL we were kicked out of our newly found seats by the people who were sitting there. We didn't wnat to go back to our seats so we proceeded to plan out how we would get to GA. I enbcouraged my friends to come sneak under the railing with me. I was first and was nervouse that my friends would get caught, but they weren't. As soon as the music started i ran into the pit where i was punched in the mouth (i know have 5 loose teeth) but i didn't care. I was so happy that i was in GA. This was my first time hearing TOOL and i can think of no better way to do it. The first song i was kind of overwhelmed by being cruhed and pushed around but eventually i got used to it and starte really enjoying myself. P.S. thats to the guy who threw me up to crowd surf. It was awesome

Review written by: Maynard's Little Girl ( Review posted on: 11/03/02 22:36:39 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Some things never stop to amaze me... Tool concerts are one of those things... It is always a pleasure to spend quality time with Tool; the Long Island (or Lon-guh Island, as Maynard referred to it) show was no exception. A solid set list with the usual amazing stage set-up provided the audience with a great show. Maynard even threw in a "Happy Halloween" to us all. Thank you to Tool for the best Halloween I have ever had. Until next time...

Review written by: Enes Memic ( Review posted on: 11/04/02 01:47:56 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

This was only the second time I've went to see Tool live (the first was at the NJ Meadowlands this August). They played essentially the same set both times, but unlike the NJ show (which I wasn't too thrilled with), the LI show was amazing. First of all, I'd like to say that Tool did the right thing by ditching Tomahawk and going with Meshuggah (hope I got the spelling right) as their opening band. I hope this is a permanent move. I've seen some awful bands in my time, but Tomahawk was far and away the worst. I think anyone who's seen them perform can attest to this. Tool opened their set with "The Grudge" and "Cold and Ugly", before moving on to an earth-shattering rendition of "Stinkfist". I kid you not, folks, their performance of "Stinkfist" was so good, it was worth the price of admission alone. Another highlight of the night was Parabol/Parabola. Absolutely kick-ass is the best way to describe it. It was a powerful rendition, and the fact that the song contains such a positive message made it even more sweet. "Reflection" sounded great, also, and was accompanied by a graphic of what I assumed was a phoenix in flight. "Triad", however, was mindblowing. A percussion set was placed in the middle of the stage and Meshuggah's drummer came out to play it, brilliantly accompanying Danny Carey's drumming. It was a jaw-dropping spectacle. I should also mention that the band played "Third Eye" (awesome), "H" (excellent), and of course, "Lateralus" (super-tight). I'd go into more detail about them, but this review's already too long. Suffice it to say, Tool had us more or less mesmerized for the entire show. I've seen a lot of bands play live, and I've seen some truly awesome shows. However, I've never left a concert feeling as good as I did when I went home on Halloween night. That feeling is still with me, and hopefully I can hold onto it until I see them again.

Review written by: Suzan G ( Review posted on: 11/04/02 09:54:08 ET

This was this reviewer's 5 th Tool show

HALLOWEEN NIGHT---TOOL !! It was such an awesome show. The band played their heart out to perfection. Maynard snaked around, twisted around, and thru around his body thru each song. They opened with COLD AND UGLY, Which was insane!! and then moved into stinkfist, the the grudge. By the time the second sond started, people in th stands started running down to the floor. It got az lil crazy for a moment, but it was all good. Maynard had his body painted grey and had these sticker things ( kinda like at a hospital) all over his body. It wopuld change color to the lites. it was bugged out. Danny was a lakers dude W/ a big black afro, Justin i couldnt figure out, he ha a glowing orange mask' hat thing covering his head. adam was hiself i think! In the middle ofthe set the intros on aenima ( rrrrrrrreaaal f8ckin high, and timothy leary " question authority" ) started playing , i was suprised , and then they went rite into Third EYE, it was crazy!!!!!! They also played H. Great song. The rest was lateralus songs, They closed with Lateralus. IT was the best concert ever, the music the visuals, maynard doin his own stage show, everything was amazing. This was the 5th time i seen them. Tool is the best. The perform so perfectly. The visuals bug u out. Its awesome. So yeah it was an insane show.!!!!!!!!!! but of course its Tool.

Review written by: Alex (blah) Review posted on: 11/04/02 17:07:07 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

holy shit.... its the next week and im still in shock.... ive even seen another concert since this, and this is still the best performance ive ever seen..... its outdone even other tool shows ive seen..... just look at the fucking setlist.... COLD AND UGLY The Grudge Stinkfist H. yeah! Schism Parabol Parabola THIRD EYE (Intermission) Disposition Reflection Triad Lateralis ive seen them 3 times in one year (10/02/01 and 8/15/02) and ive seen many other bands but this kicked the shit out of everything!!! just note: COLD AND UGLY!!!! H.!!!!!!! THIRD MOTHERFUCKING EYE!!!!!! yeah!!!!! and we had awesome seats to begin with, but we got down on the floor, and i was 20 feet away from Tool when they played Third Eye... yeah, it was fucking cool.... yeah..... peace, love, and music

Review written by: Alex (blah) Review posted on: 11/04/02 17:08:42 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

need i even mention.... TOOLOWEEN!!! TOOLOWEEN!!! TOOLOWEEN!!! TOOLOWEEN!!! TOOLOWEEN!!! TOOLOWEEN!!! TOOL - O - FUCKING - WEEN!!!!!!!! yeah, it was cool.... heh.... third eye.......

Review written by: Luke ( Review posted on: 11/04/02 17:32:25 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

I have to say that the energy I felt in that arena was remarkable. Sure, every show was just like this, right? Wrong. It was more than the average show. It was one of those experiences that you know comes once in a lifetime. More personal towards me however, as even though this was my third time seeing Tool, it was my first witnessing this experience 1) From Floor and 2) On different both the music and visuals were in so many ways. Here goes...I had seen them twice before, first at Continental Airlines Arena in Jersey on the 15th of August, and then a week later up in Buffalo. I never thought I would begin to worship their music and appearance as I did after these two shows. During the Jersey show, I got whiplash during Forty Six & 2, which forced me to quietly sit for the rest of the show. They didn't play H. WTF. Ahh, but alas, one week and 40 bucks later, they responded to my query. Halloween Night - Long Island - I had been planning this show for about 2 months, and it almost seemed like a reunion because i had missed seeing them so much. I took my girlfriend because she had never really gotten into Tool much. I hoped this would change that. I must admit, it was MY idea to take shrooms. I figured it would enhance an experience that would already be incredible. If only I knew what i was in for. Hopefully people learn from my dumb ass mistake. We got on the LIRR at around 6:30 in the PM. Excited as hell. It was fuckin Tool right? Come on, who wouldn't be. We quickly gobbled down this awful tasting shit. It was gonna be worth it though, i thought. By the time we get to the coliseum, I'm off my rocker completely. We get to our seats, and then get up and move about 4 different times. We end up right behind floor, Section 108 i think. Meshuggah comes on, not too impressed. They get off, I'm in another world at this point. I notice some kick ass costumes, and a whole bunch of guys trying to jump the gate past security to get to floor. (Heh) This pretty much ends any thought i had of attempting the same. For about 10 minutes, while Die Eier Von Satan is warming up the speakers, some girl is shaking her ass at the crowd and everybody's loving it. This is where my girlfriend asks what are you looking at. I promptly say nothing at all. 8:45 PM - Lights go out. Holy Shit. Cold And Ugly pierces through the arena. Seconds later, the entire back part of the arena (literally) floods to the floor. All I see is people dressed in black running down, hopping over, and barreling through security guards and over guard railings. It's a fucking scary site when your trippin man. The music sounds so good, it's adrenaline all throughout. It's like these kids were going along with the music and all together, as an army, rushing to the floor together. It was great. I didn't know what the fuck to do. What was going on? I ask my girlfriend is she's coming. She says no. I say later. I roll down the stairs and easily hop over the outer barracade. Then I try jumping over the metal gate. Not as lucky. I land right on my nuts, and fall to the floor. But i'm in!! I got floor. Oh shit, where's my g/f? No where to be found. (I didn't think she would just sit there while Sections 100-120 rushed to the floor). I get up, get knocked back down, get up again. I squeeze my way into a spot maybe 15 rows from stage. Just in time for The Grudge. I quickly notice Maynard. What a site. He was painted black, with neon orange lights all over his body. Hot shit. Danny was dressed regularly, in his basketball jersey and shorts. (Yes, this is what he normally wears.) His costume i guess was just a big ass afro. I laughed. Justin was wearing a bright orange ski mask, covering his entire face and neck. He must have been hot as hell under that thing. Adam was just same ol' Adam. A nice black hat though. I couldn't see much at this point, but I knew the crowd was loving this shit. As was Maynard. Right before he started singing the lyrics to The Grudge, he whipsers "I wanna see some fucking violence". Roars and cheers. He's the man. (Grudge Ends) Maynard: "Long Island...Happy Halloween" Crowd: Happy Fuckin Halloween!!!! As Stinkist starts, i notice the video images that come along with every Tool performance. Sick Shit. They totally know what they're doing when the create this shit. Like, whoever is fucked up is gonna be freaked out. I was one of those people. Those videos were disturbing. I couldn't believe what i was seeing. Really Sick Shit. And totally different from what i used to see. I won't tell you what i saw, cause everybody interprets those vids differently. But it was some scary shit. Stinkfist was, in fact, an extended version. To think it was just me on drugs. Ha. Everything was different. The music, the visuals, and especially Maynard. He looked like a God up there. At many times he looked a lot like Satan. During the Schism video, I watched as the flames got higher and higher on the screen. And then i saw him, Maynard James Keenan, this dark, orange-litted shadow under the huge steel pentagram. Holy Shit. And then the skeletons overhead. Each flag represented a skeleton coming into human form, and then as the flags reachedMaynard, there he was, in human form. A fucking God. I know this all sounds crazy, but i saw it all man. Every riff, video, and move he made was seen under a different light. The words in his songs made so much sense. (We're all one mind, etc.) Third Eye was nuts. Everybody loved the "drugs have done some good things for us" skit. I wish I hadn't tripped for the show because i could've appreciated how amazing it was that much more. And not to mention the fact that i won't see them again for years. What a show. TOOL ROCKS!!!!! MAYNARD IS GOD!!!!!!!!!

Review written by: eric ( Review posted on: 11/04/02 17:56:35 ET

This was this reviewer's 9th Tool show

First off if anyone has a ticket stub for this show that you dont want please email me i was in the g.a and for some reason they took my stub at the entrance and gave me a wrist band. Another great tool show. Tool is definitly the top live act out there today. The one problem i had was that for some reason the set lists never change anymore i remember seeing tool in 96,and 97 3 times and the set lists were totally different on each show. I have seen them 4 times this year and almost everyshow the set lists were almost the same. Either way another great Tool experience.

Review written by: Heather ( Review posted on: 11/04/02 18:24:50 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

I was so happy to see Tool on Halloween! The last show I saw them at was in CT in august, that show didn't do tool justice, the acoustics were all fucked up in that venue. [The best sounding show was at Radio City which fucking rocked!] But this show totally redeemed them. I can't even tell you, since the first tool show I went to, how badly I wanted to hear them play 3rd eye, they FINALLY did! That song just does something to me that I can't put into words, but nothing could ever top that experience. Tool just does something to me that I can't put into words, so I express whatever it is through my artwork. Every time I see them it just sends this creative surge through me that is, for lack of better words, addictive. I just want to thank Tool for doing that for myself and so many others. My friend Mia and I screamed when Maynard thanked Alex Grey [I go to SVA so I'm an art dork]. I was so excited when I saw them the first time with the backdrop of Alex Grey's painting, because both Alex Grey and Tool together is like, insanity. Yeah so anyway, everyone should see Tool, you'll never come across an experience like it.

Review written by: Heather ( Review posted on: 11/04/02 18:30:02 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

Oh yeah, and GA was pretty tame this time, where i was, I was on the left side in front of adam and maynard and that guy who wore a thong...he did some nice stuff during triad, so thank you :) The only thing that wasnt tame was some drunk fuck who vomited, everyone called him an asshole. He was an asshole...asshole... yes...and thanks to whoever it was who threw water on us after third eye, [adam?] that was good :)

Review written by: Gavin ( Review posted on: 11/05/02 09:00:55 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

All I have to say is fuckin amazing! I will come back to say more when I'm not at work.

Review written by: Vickie ( Review posted on: 11/05/02 21:13:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 11th Tool show

A trip that should have taken 3hours total took a whopping 7 hours!!! 3 hours in and 4 out....who would think there could be so much traffic at 1am??? on a thursday no less.... Anyway, however long it was, it was worth every single second. Third Eye live, for the second time, and it only got better....Cold and Ugly, for the second No matter what they play, each show feels like my first. The crowd i think, sucked. The crowd in Philly 2 days ago was better. I remember way back at the beginning, back to the Pre-Seminal tour, and it was like the people were from a different world. It seemed back then that there was never a silent moment from the crowd, every second was filled with screams of joy, delight, and just plain TOOL overload,...whats the problem??? Its still TOOL. Theyre still giving everything they have, why arent we? Anyway, wonderful setlist, again, which im sure by now has been posted many times, so i wont bother. Hoghlights: Cold & Ugly, Third Eye, and as always, H. I love how Maynard uses the audience during the "I dont mind"s...on the album you can hear him doing i dont mind, but then in the background he's doing "I..I....I". So now he just does that when the audience is done with their part. It's like hes harmonizing with the audience and it always gives me goosebumps....for anyone else that ever wanted a chance to sing with TOOL, thats it. Adam seemed so into it....he was constantly moving and rocking out, nice to see him more animated. Justin's costume was awesome. Nice to see that someone dressed up for the holiday. How the hell did he play the whole show with that mask on??? Danny was just as crazy as ever, loved the afro. Ive started focusing on Danny a lot more in recent shows, and it just blows my mind at how fast that man can move, how precise he is, and how he makes it look so effortless. Maynard I think has just been sointo the recent shows. It really adds to the whole feeling of the show and music when he's into it that much. So, sadly, for the last time for a while, (probably) I say thank you again TOOL for the incredible experience. Seeing TOOL perform live has brought me so much happiness and opened my eyes to so many things. All i can say is thank you for doing what you do, and i hope you never grow weary or tired of it. No one does it like you guys!!!!!! Thanks again, Vickie

Review written by: gautam ( Review posted on: 11/05/02 23:49:00 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

I went with a friend / fellow TOOL fan. He brought his sister (a bonafide 80's metal head) and his girlfriend who didn't even know who TOOL is. I got out of work late and traffic delayed us so I missed the first 3-4 songs. And when we walked in we were greeted by jerkoff #453452 with "Nice of you to fucking show up!" Obviously not in the spirit of TOOL. This show was far more satisfying to me than the last. There was a great balance of energy and mood whereas previously i didn't pick up on the energy. 3rd eye was definitely the highlight. The visuals were wild without being tacky. Seeing a lot of the audience in costume was a unique experience as well. At the end of the show, my friend's girlfriend noted that it was an unforgettable experience and she was going to be listening to a lot more TOOL.

Review written by: Marc ( Review posted on: 11/06/02 13:38:02 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

So Im a huge TOOL fan and will always be even if they never even make another record, simply off the strength of every prior release. I don't want to come off as one of those fans who is complaining about setlists, because I, too, agree that simply seeing TOOL live is enjoyable enough, regardless if they play the same songs in the same order, night after night. But I would be lying to say that I did expect a little more from TOOL tonight, Halloween, NY, and still...the same show as Lowell, MA got. I would be lying to say that I wasn't talking this show up to the 8 friends I took to the show, all experienceing their first TOOL show, saying how they were DEFINATELY going to do something special, Maynard would be in drag, the set would be decorated differently, and without a doubt, they'd play some song(s) that they don't normally play....none of which happened. The only recognition was when Maynard said "Happy Halloween" after Stinkfist. I also realize that Halloween isn't cause for a drastic change in plans, and in retrospect, it really is just another day created by corporate America with help from dentists, to get parents to spend money on stupid outfits and candy and then to have their little kids injest chochalte till thier teeth rot...but I did expect something out of the ordinary, and was given simply another TOOL concert, one in which I knew that they'd trick the crowd during Stinkfist by extending it and not going right into, "I'LL.....KEEP.....DIGGING" and I knew I'd get the positiveity speech, and I knew the opening band's drummer wqould come out, and I knew there would be no just seemed WAY too predictable and rehearsed. Maybe I have this site and my eagerness to see what the band is doing elsewhere to blame for ruinging any sense of "surprise" but I have come to expect a band like TOOL, a band as creative and innovative as TOOL, to display some of that in their concerts, which, unfortuantley, hasn't been the case. Seeing TOOL more than once has become like seeing your favorite movie over know what's going to happen after you see it once.