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Review written by: h (h@h.h)
Review posted on: 11/09/02 00:04:17 ET

This was this reviewer's h Tool show


Review written by: musick ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 00:40:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

Intro Cold and Ugly The Grudge Ions-Stinkfist (extended) H Parabol Parabola Intro Schism Third Eye Intermission Disposition Reflection Triad (guests: Drummer from Messhuggah and a guitarist doing synth work) Intro Lateralus Tool comes to Baton Rouge. No one ever, ever with the status that Tool has comes to this town. The centroplex doesnt have the best acoustics but the boys put on a fucking show. The set was perfect and the fans were actually not bad as I thought they were gonna be. The boys joked around on the intro to lateralus, they wouldn't stop and Maynard, all smiling and shit says "We love it" with NO reaction from the crowd.. I laughed. Front center and I saw tits.. not saying I liked them but I turned around to screams to see huge tits... anyways...I could give the whole detail thing but I just want to say that this show has to be the most repesctful show of our time...ever.

Review written by: B Money (bday at lamarhq dot com) Review posted on: 11/09/02 00:58:38 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

All I can say is "Holy Shit!" I was absolutely blown away by Tool just now. The show went even beyond my already lofty expectations. The set list was very similar to the past shows I've seen over the past few days, and I'm sure someone else will post it here. They did play Third Eye. I could have listened to Triad for hours. It was just entrancing. I consider this my first Tool show, because the only time I saw them prior to this was on the Lollapalooza tour in '93. I was truly mesmerized, and it's an experience I will never forget.

Review written by: niel ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 01:00:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Watching tool is like jumpingout of an airplane into a bottomless sky and floating for hours. Tool brings you so far up and so far down you will definately cross any spiritual boundary you held. I just got back from the baton rouge show, and I was just in awe. The music was the multi leveled emotional crescendos of tool where you're in the gutter one minute with the animals and in heaven the next with the angels. Everyone I saw from the sweaty jock to the college intellectual was literally lost in the music. Women sitting next to me were dancing like something out of lord of the flies while big guys with colleg3e footbal hats were staring drooling at the awesome visuals. The snake eating it's tail during 46 and 2 the bird flying through the fire for song number 10 on lateralis with the huuge 8 sided pentogram at the center of a 150 foot spiral of eyes behind the stage. It sounds crazy and thats exactly what it was an expansion of perception. It was completely worth the money. Go see tool. On a side note Maynard told us to listen to a lynard skynard cd on the way home and masterbate to it. "Have a good masterbation" he said as the band began the intro of the last song.

Review written by: LysrgcNoise ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 01:11:52 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

MIGHTY FUCKING GOD!! This was quite possibly the greatest night of my life. Meshuggah wasn't bad, but they in no way compared to TOOL.. THIRD EYE and H. My night was made. Thanks to the guys who gave me a boost, but a nice big middle finger to the chick who started beating the shit out of me while i was crowd surfing. and kudos to the girls who gave us a nice "show" during the intermission. danny carey is a fucking GOD, man. Blah! don't know what else to say.. my voice is gone, but dammit, I feel fucking great. Later people.

Review written by: Aņova ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 02:31:02 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Great show...Good crowd (showed respect) Third Eye....Need I say more? If you dont catch them now...who knows when the next time will go. -Aņova

Review written by: ben ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 02:56:21 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

THE SHOW WAS FUCKING AWESOME!!! That is by far the best concert I have ever been to. My favorite song(s) of the ingiht was the Disposition/Reflection/Triad combination (they never fully stopped in between each song). I was quite suprised that they played as much stuff from Aenima that they did. But I would have like to have heard something from Undetow...oh well. But anyway, Danny Carey is fuckin amazing at drum performance I have ever heard. Justin Chancellor is truly creative at bass. Adam Jones....words defy an explanation of how fucking awesome he is. And Maynard of course was his usual self (a very good thing). P.S. I noticed some guy talked about the 'show' between songs with the tits....yes they were nice (I was about 4 feet away from them, a good distraction from the break in Tool songs).

Review written by: OGjen ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 03:10:39 ET

This was this reviewer's 11th Tool show

Yeh.. gets better everytime.. don't know if this was as good as the Tabernacle or Woodlands Houston show.. but.. DAMNIT.. they were on tonite.. hope the same vibes are abound tomorrow nite.. They never cease to amaze me.. Just beautiful.. makes me happy.. to be.. alive. Cool notes of interest: Nard was painted black with flourescent orange/yellow dots and flameys.. he added paint right before Lateralus.. soo cool.. Lateralus. What a great song... Triad.. amazing.. again.. Rambling.. tired.. Go see Tool. Spiral out. -jen

Review written by: J.C. ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 03:25:25 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Cold and Ugly, H, and Third 46 & 2 or Patient. I have closure from the NOLA show on July, 31st. This show was so much better than the one in July. Smaller crowd and much more laid back except for the drunk rednecks beside me that continued to yell "Eulogy, Eulogy" even after the band had left the stage. Also had the pleasure of experiencing a deflowering as I was in the company of a young and beautiful TooL virgin. I believe her words to me were: "I have never experienced anything so powerful or amazing in my life." My mission is it is time to rest and ride the spiral.................

Review written by: simon ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 03:48:31 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Meshuggah was a great opening band they played fucked up off beat hardcore metal and it was crazy but it got me pumped for TOOL This is the second TOOL show in a row I partake in Magic mushrooms and I'd have to say It still blows my mind. I saw them in New orleans at the end of the summer tour very similar set lists but it still brought me to a higher level of concisness. The Timothy Leary part and the Bill Hicks drug part was awsome especially with the security and cops being dicks. Hearing third eye was awesome so was cold and ugly as an opener. The only problem I had was with stupid people around saying Meshuggah sucked and yelling for Tool while they were playing. I want to see Tool too but I respect music . Also I was standing at my seat and the people behind me kept asking me to sit down in the middle of all the jammin songs. TOOL is FUCKIN AWESOME again!!!!

Review written by: jeFroooo (II wildebeest Review posted on: 11/09/02 04:26:40 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

WOW i'm sure somebody will post the set list,but i got cold and ugly,H,and third eye,and that's what i was hoping for. one of the best TOOL shows i've seen.well it's in the top 3 it blew away the new orleans show 3 months ago. maynard said a few things but 1 thing caught my ear after he said to get a lynard skynard cd and masturbate...ect. then after a pause and a roar from the crowd he said "happy masturbating" and another roar from the crowd and then he said,,,,,,"you love us." more.......he was painted allover and it looked really cool the shake down security was a trip i stood in line for hours and still missed half of meshuggah. well i have to get in bed now i'm tired goodnight.

Review written by: wayne ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 10:28:40 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show


Review written by: PsychoJoe724 ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 10:44:12 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Alright....the show was great...otehr then some morons moshign aduring disposition/reflection...i heard a bunch of people "what song is this ive never heard this before?" and things like that...then there was the bstard next to me screamng his lungs off out of ky and it was distracting...i ahve to say i didnt even get in the building until messugah's last song...whic totally blow though i wasnt here to see there were thousand more behind me...hope they all got in before they started...i wanted to hear sober/aenima/pushit but was very happy to hear third eye and H. Cold and Ugly was also a suprise....anyway here is the setlist: Cold and Ugly The Grudge (-) Ions into Stinkfist H Schism Parabol/Parabola Intermission(not the intro to jimmy just an intermission) Disposition Refelection Triad(with two dude from Messugah) MAynard talked about being inspired to doing something creaive, masturbating while listeing to Lynard Skynard. The four of them gathered around Danny and fooled around a bit making noise all the time laughin and talkng amongst them selves then Lateralus Maynard waves and threw some water bottles, they did group hug and Maynard ran off stage...Danny Justin and Adam hung around and waves and all those nice things... Anyway it was a great show although he crowd definatly sucked...but cant let tat te away from experiencing he greatest bad in the world

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 11:17:19 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

Hrm...I have to say for my 1st Tool show I was pretty disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I love the music, but the fucking lines through downtown Baton Rouge just to get a cursory search by a rent-a-cop didn't really start the night off in line at 8, got inside at 9 and missed Meshuggah. Then come to find out they seemed to have over-sold the show, because people were standing along every railing and sitting on every stair, sometimes 4 or 5 people deep. But I guess ranting about the seating situation should be kept for somewhere else...on to the show. Like I said, I love the music, but I was just disappointed. Maynard didn't move from the platform the whole time (except during the three or four 10-minute breaks they took), and except for a few changes, all the music sounded exactly like the CDs. I don't know about you but I didn't pay $70 to hear selected tracks from their catalogue, reproduced exactly. The stage was beautiful, and the screens on each side had some pretty awesome ideas and graphics (I loved the snake eating itself), and the backdrops for the band were just mind-blowing...but coming into my first Tool show I expected more from the band themselves, some riffing and ranting maybe. A little deviation on the musical side would have been nice is all I'm saying.

Review written by: Kippwinger ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 12:12:58 ET

This was this reviewer's 5th Tool show

First show I saw sober This was a great show. I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY PLAYED "COLD AND UGLY." My friends and I were on the barracade. Great place to experience the show. TOO MANY LITTLE PEOPLE! I felt like th oldest person at the show. Did anyone else notice when Danny Carey messed up on the sample at the beginning of "Lateralus"? Maynard also came in on the vocals a little early for one of the chorus'. It was funny. I just think its great that the greatest rock band can mess-up. I WILL DEFINETELY GO AND SEE THEM AGAIN!

Review written by: Sacklunch ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 12:18:14 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

What a great show. No one ever plays the Centroplex in Baton Rouge. The last act I've seen there was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back whenever they toured ten years ago. I was a little kid then, now I'm just a big kid, and last night was amazing. The setlist has already been posted and it's correct. I was hoping for H, Cold and Ugly, and Third Ugly. Luckily, I got all three. The Timothy Leary stuff was amazing. People were moshing during Disposition and Reflection. People are idiots. The people in front of me were dancing like they were in a Disturbed video during Schism. The had their right hand in the air, bouncing it up and down. I wanted to vomit on their grandparents. People are idiots. When did moshing idiots get all spiritual? They were slow motion moshing, it was a joke. The last thing Maynard said to the crowd was 11.

Review written by: Tony LaBot ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 16:42:14 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

This was my third Tool show and it just keeps getting better everytime. I was happy to hear Cold and Ugly, H., and Third Eye! since i have never heard them before. Maynard had tons of energy tonight. it was basically in constant motion throughtout the whole show. it crowd was alright, I dont see how people can mosh to Disposition/Reflection, or Parabol. But it seemed that if people want to do something bad enough, they will find a way. I screamed so damn loud during the Grudge and Third Eye that i near about passed out. Maynard starts out in his black leather suit, then before Third Eye strips down to his underwear and sings the rest of the show that way. He looked to be painted all black with flourescent paint that glew in the dark. set list: Cold and Ugly Maynard " Baton Rouge", crowd screams, says " you dont sound to sure", crowd screams again, says "Nice to meet you" The Grudge Stinkfist (w/ extended lyrics) H. Schism Parabol Parabola Third Eye (w/ intro) Intermission Disposition Reflection Triad (w/ special guests Meshuggah) Maynard "thank you meshuggah, inventors of the hand free penis pump" Then the positive speech (in summary) "Go home, put on some Lynyrd Skynyrd and masturnbate until all you hair falls out" Then maynard says "11" Lateralus Group hug, throw water bottles, drum sticks, etc. into crowd, and wave for about 3 minutes. I just want to thank Tool for being such an awesome band, and they have really inspired me, which I think is the message that they have been trying to get across. Can't wait for the next time Tool plays around here. Spiral Out*

Review written by: Boudreaux (coonjunkie@bullflop.dig) Review posted on: 11/09/02 16:56:28 ET

This was this reviewer's lost Tool show

Some of you, I'm sure are alright........but it bothers me at the amount of dumbfucks.......the crowd where I was fine and the show was fucking baddass.....if you can't deal with some guys playing music somewhere people can come share it with them, rather than doing it at home FUCK OFF!!! I'm sure you could catch Korn next time they're around and be a bit more satisfied........FUCK LOGS.............peace

Review written by: BigSkinny (1@1) Review posted on: 11/09/02 17:09:58 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

The setlist are correct on this page so I wont post it. First, FUCK YOU!! TO ALL YOU DUMB USELESS IDIOT PRICK FUCKS, WHO THOUGHT IT WAS SO AWESOME TO BE THERE 5 MINUTES BEFORE DOORS OPEN AND DECIDE TO CUT EVERYONE WHO HAD BEEN WAITING IN LINE FOR HOURS TO GET IN. YOU ARE ALL DUMB FUCKS WHO APPARENTLY DONT CARE ENOUGH ABOUT THE BAND TO GET THERE EARLY ANYWAY. BY THE LOOKS OF THE ONES WHO DID CUT EVERYONE, THEY DIDNT LOOK SMART ENOUGH TO TELL TIME ANYWAY, SO MAYBE IT WASNT THERE FAULT. It doesnt matter, because i along with my friends were in the front row anyway! Meshuggah well they were Meshuggah. I am in no place to say that they suck are not, they have more money than i do. They believe in what they do, so more power to them. They were different. Tool......Holy shit!! I seen them last year at Voodoo Fest, and this was just so much better!! They killed everyone! First I would like to say Thank You TooL for coming to Baton Rouge, because nobody ever does! I didnt even know Baton Rouge had an arena till Tool came! So thank you!! The show was awesome, Stinkfist everyone went apeshit on the floor and balcony, it was really cool to see! H. was awesome!! The crowd sang the "i dont mind" part , that was great! Everything was just awesome, the crowd was really into it! And Maynard told us to put on some Lynard Skynard and masturbate!! That was hilarious! Also he wore the black leather suit in the beginning. For Third Eye, he was covered in black paint in just his underwear with orange dots all over his body, after that i dont remember! Just an awesome show!! I hope they return!

Review written by: Chris ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 17:23:49 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Increadible Show. The crowd on the floor was better over-all than the crowd at N.O. Less moshing. The crowd here was full of drunk idiots though, didn't like that much. Did appreciate the tits though.

Review written by: Drunvalo ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 18:04:58 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Great show, it was also a great experience..good to hear new songs played..such as third eye :) cold and ugly and H. thank you for being such a great rock group and always bring out great albums...take it easy -so good to see you, ive missed you so much-

Review written by: The Fan ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 20:13:22 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Ok This was my first TOOL concert and I was extremely impressed. I saw A Perfect Circle back in 00 or 01 im not sure, and it had nothing on This show. Shugga was like other people said, their own music. The cant compare to tool. But I respected what they did. Im glad we got decent seats, and for a few minutes some ass's where standing on the stairs to the level blocking me and other peoples enjoyment. so fuck it, we couldnt beat em we joined them.. I wasn't blowing my only opportunity to see the one band i respected the most. Also when Maynard mentioned 11 i was thinkin they where gunna play Jimmy. I didnt think nothing of it at the time. They ended up ending with Lateralis. But its the next day later and thinking about the 11 thing.. It came to my attention that in Jimmy... "11 and she was gone" I dont know the story behind that. Was Maynard paying rememberance to something? I thought it was cool that they mentioned Lynyrd Skynyrd. Im not a Hick or anything... But Its cool to know that Maynard is just an ordinary Joe that listens to the same music that most of us do. And that he can create such sophisticated and intellectual (sp) music that has inspired a shit load of us. I hope the Biloxi show tonight is as good as the BR show. Id love to go see it. I just hope theu dont play Pushit or The Patient over there. Those are the 2 songs i would love to hear live.

Review written by: Matthew ( Review posted on: 11/09/02 21:58:42 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Fuck what everybody says about Meshuggah. They are the best metal band in the world. period. I'm suprised they didn't fall through the stage they were so heavy. this was their setlist(to the best of my recolection). if anyone cares. elastic humiliative closed eye visuals soulburn new millennium cyanide christ rational gaze future breed machine a little out of order, and I think I skipped one, but you get the idea. they fucking murdered this city. I felt like my brain had been fucked after they finished.fucking amazing. and then there was tool. what can I say that hasn't already been said? they are the musical equivelant of god. My 3rd show, and definitley the best. I'll never forget it. peace out.

Review written by: Grem ( Review posted on: 11/10/02 16:08:57 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

The setlist was right so I won't go there. The show was fucking killer. It's sunday the 10th and I'm still recovering. I think I have whiplash. The show was very intense and the rear-projection screens were great. The purple lights shining in my eyes were a little annoying, but that's ok. I did take Maynard's advice and listen to Lynrd Skynrd on the way home. Definatly one of the best shows I've ever been to. Maynard's black-light body paint was cool too.

Review written by: C. ( Review posted on: 11/10/02 18:01:16 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

I was going to write following my return to New Orleans Friday night but alas, I was too physically and emotionally drained after the experience of the night's performance. I cannot imagine how Tool can do what they do night after night and not collapse before exiting stage right. Again, as before, Tool have blessed those who have come to them with a memory they will never be able to forget. Setlists that have been posted are correct. Personal highlights for me were: H.--beautiful song, wonderful visuals Parabol/a--acoustically, this was the best song performed in the extremely non-music friendly Centreplex Third Eye-- Triad--On Lateralus, it is the weakest part of the DRT suite (imho); live, it is the strongest. Lateralus--quite possibly the greatest closing number ever. There is no need for an encore. Couple of things in closing: 1. The crowd was much better than i thought it would be after waiting in line with many of them for upwards of 3.5 hours. extra cudos for their good behavior based on the strip search at the entrance and meandering ticket-taking at the gate. I'm surprised everyone got in by the time the first notes of Cold & Ugly were launched. it appears that some of the citizens of Baton Rouge have stereotypical beliefs against those who attend rock shows. People, we only behave like animals if we are treated as one. I felt utterly violated at this show and was not subjected to NEAR the shit others were. Thanks to all for allowing class to exist along with your disgust; hopefully those who put us through the wringer this time will think twice when no one shows the next time a show touches down in Baton Rouge. 2. To all of those who love to bitch about the setlists: it's your right to do so but please, can't you just enjoy the fact that you experienced an evening with Tool? Lest we forget, it's not our music, but theirs; we just happen to be drawn to it like moths to a flame. Sure, I'd love to hear "crawl away" or "pushit" or "4 Degrees" a little more often, but they are at a stage where they feel the newer stuff more. As great as the older stuff is, most of it is no where near the level of the tracks on Lateralus; hell, only about 3 songs on undertow (swamp song, 4 degrees, flood) even attempt to conjure up comparison to the new material. We have been rewarded for partaking in this summer-fall adventure with the re- emergence of 3rd Eye--isn't that enough? Obviously, this response is, and I will now bring it to closure. Once again, lousy security, horrid arena, wonderful show--all made possible by one of the few bands that really matter. Thank you Adam, Danny, Justin and Maynard for your tireless artistry Friday night in Baton Rouge; "for one sweet moment I am whole" Reaching up and out, C.

Review written by: steffy ( Review posted on: 11/10/02 18:37:02 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

OH MY GOD, it was soooooooo awesome. i was seated in the top row of seats, then i got lucky and a friend gave me his vip pass, then I got to see the show front row!!! was not appecting that. I cant believe they opened up with a song from opiate, that was the shit! Adam Jones totally ruled on his Les Paul. Danny Carey is soooooo big he looked like Hulk Hogan. Thats why he is the best drummer ever!! and MAYNARD I LOVE YOU!!! Thank u guys for playing Third Eye that was unexpected and i had like 500 orgasms, no lie!! I cant believe i got to see the show that close... mmmmmmm and i went home and masturbated(like maynard said). to everyone who loves TOOL, there is no other band like them. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!

Review written by: Raume ( Review posted on: 11/10/02 20:39:28 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

It has all been said already. TOOL was TOOL. The crowd was 100 times better than the shreveport show. The cloud I was on was the best seat in the house by far,they shouldnt even have a pit for TOOL. To sum up an incredible night in a few words....i can honestly say that i just had the most complete spiritual, enjoyable, and entertaining night of my life. Thank YOU

Review written by: Caff ( Review posted on: 11/10/02 23:38:30 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Where the volcano meets the ocean Solid ground forms Contemplative gems do form Our transcendant ecstasy Enveloped in those precious moments

Review written by: CHRIS LEBLANC (SDL7@AOL.COM) Review posted on: 11/11/02 10:26:27 ET

This was this reviewer's 3RD Tool show


Review written by: nick ( Review posted on: 11/11/02 11:50:53 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

No words can describe the degree of greatness tool displayed. The Bossier show was awesome, but Baton Rogue was on such a higher level. Danny is a true drum god. The seven-sided star represents tool very well . tool=perfection

Review written by: steveo ( Review posted on: 11/14/02 00:23:30 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Tool was great. Played Thrid Eye, and Cold And Ugly. Great show. People should get to shows earlier if you want to get a good seat.

Review written by: Richard ( Review posted on: 11/14/02 12:20:52 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

This was a great show to say the least. Cant say I enjoyed Mesheguh very much. I think someone once told the lead singer that he was scary, but they lied! I was right up front so i cant comment on the tv screens because I couldnt see them. I managed to sneak a camera in but due to some kind of conspiracy at the photo place, none came out. So if any of you guys have any, please email me But on to Tool. They were awsome. I just enjoy the fact that they can play whatever they want and get away with it. Several of the "hits" werent played but it was still all good. I hope to see them again ver very soon.

Review written by: jamelica ( Review posted on: 11/14/02 21:27:49 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Setlist!!!!! COLD AND UGLY!!!!!!!! THE GRUDGE!(always fucking awsome!) H. STINKFIST SCHISM PARABOL/PORABALA THIRD EYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! freaky shit for a while REFLECTION DISPOSITION TRIAD LATERALUS!! Awsome setlist! croud response was nothing like new orleans`s in july but setlist made up for it. only thing missing would be the patient and opiate. otherwise its was an awsome show and ill see them again tomarro night in biloxi.

Review written by: RADl0HEAD ( Review posted on: 11/14/02 23:30:38 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

i urge you to read the whole review before judgment i guess i expect too much, because i was very dissapointed. i hesitate to say that tool has sold out. as someone else mentioned, there was no variety to the show at all, it was just like listening to the cds. and the fact that this whole tour has been the same setlist has been very dissapointing. it takes away from what should be put into concerts, and that is spontaneity. when a band is playing the same songs night in and night out they tend to get into a routine and never change any of the songs or ever improvise. i felt like i was at a show (analogy to the theatre) and not a concert. maynard said 2 words that he hasn't said all tour, and they were "baton rouge." i got there very early to get a spot 10 feet from the stage, and was pissed when i left the centroplex... however there were a few strong points: i liked the intro to schism, that was tight, but i think i was the only one in the crowd that realized what song they were about to play. third eye was by far the best part of the night. i had heard about them doing the leary intro into opiate, and that would have pissed me off, so i was so happy when they did follow through obviously sucky points: meshuggah... i hope they were not paid for their efforts... the lead singer stood at the front of the stage just bobbing his head up and down trying to say with body language, "yes i am a god." the only thing that i could hear him saying was "yes i am a faggot." when the two members of meshuggah joined tool for triad, i wanted to kill the drummer... he had no rhythm and was basically hitting the drum heads as hard and fast as he could. he needed to be shot. overall a disspointment, i want my $40 back.

Review written by: Saturni ( Review posted on: 11/15/02 03:39:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

I would like to start off by saying that tool put on a very good performance. All the visuals were very intresting and unexpected. The background changed several times thru out the show, showing some pretty trippy images. Tool sounded awsome live. And I also noticed that noone gave any credit to maynards 20 second scream during The Grudge, I was not expecting to hear that and it made my night. As far as all the complaints I read in this post. Me and my friends showed up 5 and a half hours before the show to make sure we got on the floor. The padding down at the door was not unexpected to me, I have been padded down at several other shows as well, so get used to it. As far as the people bitching about all the moshing, well sorry to tell you compared to many other shows I have seen there was very little moshing during Tool and yes I was one of the "little guys" up front jumping around and moshing. It's a rock concert and there will be moshing, so if you can't stand it go sit in the stands with the rest of the pussies. Don't mean to bitch to much, I just don't want people getting any wrong ideas from all the negativaty here. The only thing I didn't like about the concert was all the waiting around for songs to start. That was very frustrating, but besides that it was worth the $40 and I recomind anyone who hasn't seen them yet, go see them it is well worth it.

Review written by: maynard's bitch ( Review posted on: 11/17/02 20:59:11 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist. maynard told everymale to listin to lynard skynard on the way home, and to masterbate untill only air comes out.that was pretty funny. and the did not play sober. the line up was something like this cold and ugly the grudge stinkfist schism parabol parabola H disposition reflection triad lateralus