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Review written by: Jonathan Ergueta ( Review posted on: 12/23/02 04:09:33 ET

This was this reviewer's 4 Tool show

Steating in the front was pretty hard to hear the vocals. But Triad & Lateralus made the day for me.

Review written by: Worship my dick on Stage (fuck you i won't!!) Review posted on: 12/25/02 19:45:16 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

Well, what can I say? I little gliche here and there, and then no one will remember what the fuck happend on that night, 40 years from now. How ironic is that? Than again, how ironic was that show for those who saw it for it's non selfish glory. That show is on my mind many times, and I still don't know what to say about it. BUt then again, we all know what to do with our lives. My brothers and sisters, keep going........spiral out....... remember it always. A concert review is not what is needed here. What is needed, is jsut a funny remembrance of how we were at the center of the universe that night, together, one. For just a brief, yet vital moment. Over thinking, over analyzing seperates the body from the mind. If we treat every situation as a philosophy that Maynard sings, then we are free, free to think for ourselves, and question authority. Quit making fun of your body, and see that the body is equal and one,and cannot function without the aid of another. The body is just as important as the mind. So quit degrading it, calling it fat,ugly and whorish. For whatever a Tool song has done to each and everyone of our souls, let that be a holy moment in our search to feel connected in this world, connected to our past which ultimately links us all together as one, revealing our true identity. I am you, you are me, and I there for love you, if I love me, and hate you, if I hate me.

Review written by: asdf (asdf) Review posted on: 12/25/02 19:46:59 ET

This was this reviewer's asdf Tool show

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Review written by: cp ( Review posted on: 12/27/02 10:06:20 ET

This was this reviewer's ? Tool show

Finally got to see them from the floor again in like 7 years....I couldn't hang trying to stay right up front like I used to, so I stood back a bit and since i'm kinda tall i had a clear shot of Danny for the whole show. It's been said, but this band is absolutley amazing. It's crazy how they have progressed since the shows I saw way back for Undertow. There is music and then there is TOOL. The visuals at this show were very cool, as usual, but there is nothing like what you can see in your head when you close your eyes and just hear/feel the sounds these beings make. Every show I see now I truly feel I am a better person for having experienced it. I have to separate TOOL from other music, 'cause otherwise they ruin all other music for me. I'm very glad I got to hear Third Eye live since I had missed them on their Aenima tour. Third Eye was absolutely amazing. I would have loved to hear/feel Eulogy, but the guys seemed in better spirits that night....just interested in getting through to the other side. And lastly, although this has already been said as well, Danny Carey is truly in his own league of drumming. It blows me away when he can go right into a jazz beat in the middle of a heavy song and then just come right back in with the rest of the guys like it was nothing....he is possesed.

Review written by: Dave ( Review posted on: 12/31/02 05:17:45 ET

This was this reviewer's 9th Tool show

Woah - No Setlist? quick merkaba intro... Sober The Grudge Stinkfist Eon Blue Apocalypse The Patient new intro... Schism Parabol Parabola Third Eye intermission (cessaro summability?) Disposition Reflection Triad cool intro... Lateralus The best Tool show I've ever seen, but probably more because of my own mood at the time than anything else. A little too much movement on the floor more my taste, but by Third Eye it became easier to stand in one spot. I was about 30 feet away dead center and the sound was crystal clear. Maynard's speach at the end was not the normal one from the 01-02 tours. He said he welcomes the idea of becoming obsolete. He hopes that something Tool has left us with could inspire us as a new generation of musicians. I think Tool especially enjoyed this show since it was their last for a while. I thought that it might be the last we see from them, but the next day I read that they were already getting on new material. Woo hoo more Tool more us.

Review written by: nobody ( Review posted on: 12/17/03 23:44:29 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

saw them in new zealand in auckland. the set up here didnt give me an option for it. awesome concert. the soundmans birthday so maynard stopped the show to make a deal of it. ..then it got LOUDDD!