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Review written by: kabir akhtar (
Review posted on: 07/12/02 04:56:47 ET

This was this reviewer's 17th Tool show

As always, that was a real good time. My view of Tool shows has changed a little after having a) seen so many and b) gotten to know the people behind them; but it still was really amazing. My girlfriend, who had never been to a Tool show before, was likewise knocked out of her general admission seat. The projections consisted of many of the same elements, but combined with a slew of new animations, all of which were really cool, especially the halftime face-pull-skull thing. The backdrops and hanging bits of Alex Grey art (20 to 30 to 50 feet big) were pretty neat as well. Ahh, arena rock ;) But of course it was the music that really mattered. The sound wasn't bad for a hockey venue, but it sounded a little like an echo-y hockey venue. The band was killer, as always, and had a setlist which consisted of (I'm fairly sure) nine songs off Lateralus, three from Aenima, and two from Undertow (including Flood which made my night). No doubt they will tinker with it as the tour goes on. I'm sure there are lots of folks who will have other details to fill in the the gaps I've left here, but I did just drive 200 miles round trip tonight, and I am really excited about going to bed. Special thanks to Kevin Moore for hooking us up with an extra ticket -- who says you never run into folks from your middle school 15 years later across the country? =)

Review written by: Berj ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 04:58:27 ET

This was this reviewer's 8th Tool show

I don't have the setlist, but they played H. (which was a real treat.) No footage of Danny's set being vandalized, but his new one looks badass =) Cool visuals, backdrops.... um... that's about it. i'm tired, time for bed =) More to come on Monday, after the LA show! -Berj

Review written by: John Fausone ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 05:36:48 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

The show was amazing. Wish I knew that Kabir was at it, it would have been nice to see him at a show for once, since I've been visiting his site for 6 years or so. Anyhow on with the review. I've never heard anything by Tomahawk before, but I like Mike Pattons other works. They totally rocked, and I will be buying their album sometime in the near future. Now onto the big stuff, Tools show. They played (in an attempted, but flawed order. I should write this stuff down) Sober (Opener) Flood H. Stinkfist The Grudge Ænema Mantra Schism Parabola (with a sorta Parabol intro, no singing though) Disposition Reflection Triad w/Sascha (I think) from on a separate three piece drumkit Eon Blue Apocalypse The Patient Lateralus (Closer) The setup was like previous setups on the Lateralus tour. Adam stage right in front; followed by Maynard to the left of him in the back; then Danny also in the back; and Justin stage left in the front. There was no video screen behind Maynard like there was in previous Lateralus tour shows, and Maynard was a bit more active, a bit more like he was on the Ænima tour, more animated. Danny's drumming was amazing as usual (the set looks awesome). There were various pieces of Alex Grey artwork used in the new stage set, all very nice stuff (which I won't ruin any further) As usual Camille (I think that is her name) did a great job on the visual display, with many images from previous tours, and a few new ones. I'm really tired, having driven a total of like 7 hours today, so I'll stop with the review stuff. Kabir (or anyone else) if you read this, and are going to either the Oakland or Sacramento shows, and want someone to chill with, drop me an email. To those that were at the show tonight, it was great. To those that will be seeing shows later in the prepared for one of, if not the greatest concert experience you have ever had. Until tomorrow -John

Review written by: Jon Mauerhan ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 05:40:58 ET

This was this reviewer's 8th Tool show

Truly Amazing! Great setlist, excellent sound mix, awesome visual art and lighting. Maynard pinted blue with orange detail and Danny was killing his custom Kraft kit. Once again, several unruly aggressors were present in the crowd starting shit as always, but all in all...a very pleasant, positive crowd with healthy response. Tool was tight. One little fuck up from Danny on Flood. Adam turned his head to Danny in shock but no one really noticed. Setlist: Sober Flood (colorful lighting illuminates a simple cutain behind band) The Grudge (Lateralus theme / Alex grey art appears) Stinkfist H Eon Blue Apocalypse (illuminated metal shavings descend) The Patient Schism (Maynard on midi? guitar)...uses it on several tunes) Parabola Intermission with looping Bass growl from Justin and trippy screen art. Disposition (6 Alex Grey sacred mirror backdrops appear) Reflection (7 sided star descends slowly) Triad (with guest on Rototoms, Adam plays synth for intro) Lateralus (with Maynard's brief postive speech) Band concludes with a communal hug and says goodbye. Beautiful! Cant wait till L.A.

Review written by: Andee ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 06:04:18 ET

This was this reviewer's 8th? Tool show

Made the almost four hour drive from San Jose to Bakersfield to catch the opening night of Tool. Below is the correct set list and order of the show (the previous reviews have some flaws): Sober Flood (minus long intro) The Grudge Stinkfist H. Schism Parabola Eon Blue Apacalypse The Patient Aenema -intermission- Disposition Reflection Triad Lateralus Although the venus was only 3/4 full, the crowd near the front (where I was smushed most of the show) was very energetic and knowledgable of Tool lyrics. One scary moment however: just as Aenema ended a bunch of fans were yelling madly to stop the show. When I looked over, there was a person in his late teens flat on his back, not moving an inch. He was carried of the floor by the staff members who thankfully reacted quickly. Other than that, it was a great opener. I will have set list from Oakland and Sacramento as well.

Review written by: J. Wright-NINeSIN ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 06:07:01 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

"IT'S NOT WANT OF DRUGS; IT'S A WANT OF PERSONAL FREEDOM." -Bill Hicks- In-F'ing-credible!....First time on the floor!!!...(I LOVE General Admission it works for the fans…stupid world famous radio stations…) I have no clue what the entire set list was, but who cares they played "FLOOD" and “AEMINA” that was certainly, my highlights for the eve. The visuals of Gray's art on the stage set-up were defiantly worthy of some awww, especially with Adams art playing along side it all. I was happy that Maynard acknowledged the fervor and appreciation that the fans have for TOOL (and what the band may or may not represent). He said something along the lines of, "It's coming to places like this that remind us of why we do this." So the crowd was a lot of fun...with the good show and good people it was an experience I will never, never forget. Regardless what this band is truly about, they can certainly help to open your eyes (Third or whatever...) to the world. They are artist and musicians in every sense of the word. Thanks guys... Wow that 107 degree heat and driving 170 miles will really get to yaa…g’night all!!! “NOT ALL OF THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST” -Unknown- (to me at least) J. Wright

Review written by: j lebowski (cherry69@hotmail.cp,) Review posted on: 07/12/02 10:33:44 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

"It's not a WAR on drugs, it's a WAR on personal freedom." Read Lord of the Rings.

Review written by: Cody Howard ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 11:15:56 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist. HEY!! i bet it was a grreat show, im bending the posting rules a little bit, but im just letting you know that you should grab all the confetti that you can at those show!!! read my review for tommorrow's show. if you wanna hang out at the SACRAMENTO show, email me!!!

Review written by: Holly ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 12:51:04 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

the concert was so fucking awsome yesterdai. we got there a while before it started and since we had seats (pretty good ones too, but not great.) and we waited dilligently in line, we were in the first 100 seated, i think. i'll skip the part about us buying stuff. Tomahawk was okay, but i was kind of expecting more from them, y'know. when the got to the middle of their set, that slow song, that was really cool. we also had these really drunk guys stumble over us and one was talking about "Ted Nugent in '84" gah. oh by the way? anyone else who went, did you notice that crazy BLITZ sign that kept flashing? it seem to have caught my eye a couple times. after giving us a tiny taste of what to come (i think they threw on Aon Blue Apocalypse while the tecchies finished the sound check) they finally came on stage. loud screams galore. they opened up with "sober" which everyone thought was excellent to start with. wait, i'll just give you the list, if i can remember it: Sober( great opening song for the show) Flood (minus long intro which made me sad, but still rocked) The Grudge (*smiles* so happy they played it!) Stinkfist (they extended part of it, it was mighty awsome) H. (oh god, it was wonderful, *thinks of Rajani*) Schism (fucking great as usual) Parabola (crowd reaction= insane) Eon Blue Apocalypse The Patient (very nice) Aenema (played with lots of energy from the guys, this is when the stumbling drunk guy got his foot stuck in one of the seats and bitched to us though :[ ) -intermission- Disposition ( beautiful song which went into...) Reflection (which was awsome, to...) Triad (which fully took the show, when the other guy [forgot who] came out there) Lateralus (and in closing... spiral out! very happy it was included) Maynard had a bass or guitar, we couldn't really tell from the lighting, on a couple of the songs. i was dissapointed they left out the "flood" intro, but it still was great. "triad" if you ask me, was the coolest part of the show, even if the guitar part was diff at the end. playing "H." was awsome since thats my fav song, it was kind of suprising they played it though. y'know? i so thouroughly enjoyed this. it was this feeling i can't explain. and what Maynard said was very... oh god, whats the word? thoughtful? he was talking about this is why they do this and hoping that the feeling we had at the concert would transfer over for days and months. i can't say it because me saying it takes out all the beauty of how he said it. the onstage hug was so beautiful, to see that they were proud of what they had done that night, and Adam waiving to the crowd was a nice litte goodbye touch. mighty awsome, go see Tool as soon as you can, its worth much more than you pay for tickets and crazy drunken fools next to you, trust me. its worth it... <3 holly

Review written by: auntie ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 13:05:10 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Setlist -Sober -Flood -The Grudge bit of ions -Stinkfist -H. -Schism -Parabola -Eon Blue Apocalypse -The Patient -Aenema -Disposition -Reflection -Triad -Lateralis Great show, great setlist, great lighting and visuals. Highlights for me were the opening pair of Sober and Flood, Parabola, and the extremely powerful Triad. I'll be in Sacramento on Saturday, hope it's as good as this show was

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 13:55:18 ET

This was this reviewer's / Tool show

I am wondering how Mike Patton's new band Tomahawk was live (???) Someone, please fill us in! Thanks!

Review written by: Sr.mal (?) Review posted on: 07/12/02 14:01:46 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist. The show was awesome. They opened up with sober and ened it with lateralus. I only wish they had played pushit, but that didn't matter I was enjoying the experience too much to care. Go see their other shows, I know I will.

Review written by: Morgan ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 14:30:31 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

I saw them in Irvine on Nov.1st of the lateralus tour... it was amazing, i didnt think it could be topped.... But this was truely amazing, The enourmous artwork by alex grey was just amazing, and the setlist was awesome,, I've always wanted to see them play H... The energy was intense, i just wish the majority of tool fans werent so fucking stupid, crowd surfing during disposition/reflection, what the fuck is that all about.. anyhow, it was awesome, thanks tool.

Review written by: DoctorE ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 14:31:46 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

A last minute drop out left me and my friends with an extra ticket. They arrived on time and saw Tomohawk but I was late because of an emergency patient. I am a chiropractor. I zipped from LA to Bakersfield, found some random fan who was crying outside because she did not have the money for a ticket. I brought her in with me. As we entered, a very dirty drunk dude wearing a black slayer tee was screaming TOOL as he was escorted out the tunnel. I had GA tickets and they are without a doubt the best tickets to have. Get there early and get into the pit. I got there just as Tomohawk finished and the lights were on so I managed to make my way through the crowd and into the center pit where I found my friends. The vibration of being connected to everyone else who is connected to you and everything else is amazing. You have to let yourself go, be vulnerable, and just feel it to understand. Then the show started with Sober and the connection surged. I had been reading the European ozzfest reviews so I immediately knew we were going to get a little more TOOL than the Europeans. Since this is a headliner tour I figured we would -ya know. The setlist has been posted so you know the show was awesome. Just as Eon Blue started I made my way out of the pit, grabbed some water, and made my way up to the last row of the colonade to sit a minute and watch with two friends. The arena was about 3/4 full and everyone moves down when they can so there is always a resting place for the weary. Check out the show from different vantage points you will get a different feel. It was cool up there. Definately less energy than down low and a lot of people were sitting the whole time which surprised me. You could see the small mosh pits develop on the floor and the occasional flash light processional chasing someone who no doubt broke "the rules." Three ladies (early 20's) in front of us were singing and dancing to every song. They were full of love and you could feel their connection to the band, to the music, to the universe. They and I for that matter did not want to be anywhere else at that particular moment. Thank you ladies! During the intermission we walked around the arena people watching. The alcohol vendors had already locked out the needy so my friends and I grabbed some water and went back to the pit. Looking at the stage from just left of the sound station we could see everything and I had enough room to dance as much as I wanted. Triad blew me away. Maynard's appreciation for the fans was appreciated by the fans. Then Lateralus started and I knew the ending had just began. Lateralus was awesome - as was the whole show. I am so glad to have seen the opening night of the North American leg of this tour and I can not wait to see TOOL in LA on Monday and Vegas next Friday. Those reviews will be more show oriented. If you are reading this deciding whether or not to buy tickets to a show stop reading and go buy. Get yourself into the pit if you can. You will not be disappointed. It was one of the best shows I ever have seen.

Review written by: Cliff Ridley ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 15:08:52 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

What a night! The temperature was hot and TOOL was the fuel that ignited one unforgettable evening of thunderous sights and sounds. Beginning with Sober, the band was as tight throughout the show as Danny's skins. I don't need to give you all the specifics on Set List's, because I've seen TOOL enough to know there's only one thing constant in their show, and that is: Nothing is ever the same! That's what makes TOOL the best at want they do. You wait to hear sounds that no other band delivers. You study lyrics because the music takes you physically with so much force that at times you feel just hearing that song will get you through another day in the shit. You not only hear TOOL's music, you are driven by it. It's not the excellence of any one member, it's the fact that four unbelievably talented artist's can make music that has no order, no rules, and no equals. You simply can't find a more talented group of artist's, (and they are Artist's in every sense of the word) in thier genre. TOOL lays down the foundation for one to explore the endless possibilities of the human mind and spirit, by awakening your imagination. Opening the door, you either grasp the Brass Ring and explore how much you really didn't know, or you close the door on your foot and talk to the guy who thinks Enema is really cool because the word F**k appears so many times. This is why you are here. You have survived. You will continue to pry open your imagination and it's amazing just how much knowledge and wisdom you've yet to discover. TOOL doesn't preach to it's fans. They reach inside them trying to get them to reach inside themselves. Whether they do or not, is not the point. The fact that TOOL is thinking on a higher level than 95% of it's fans isn't what makes TOOL the band they are. The power behind TOOL is in the sharing of that knowledge. It doesn't have to be Right or Wrong, but knowing the difference between the two is Knowledge with a Wisdom chaser. Ater all, I'm sure TOOL would like more than Four people at Arizona Bay? OK, five if you count Justin? (Ha Ha) Back to the concert: Sorry for the interlude. I also drove 2 1/2 hours to get there from the coast but I'm still up and I'm not going to bed until the sun goes down! I took my honey, my buddy and an extra, (sorry Wayne, I missed ya Bro but I know you couldn't make it). It was an experience that if you have the chance to go to, I suggest you don't pass it up. For those of you planning to go this summer, nothing I could say would change that unless I was your best friend and said it wasn't as good as Scooby Doo, (No, I would see that in this lifetime). But then if that was my curve for grading, we would be pretty pathetic individuals and we would have no other friends. But you still want to know about the show, right? All I can say is this. I'm 43 and my baby's 39. From the moment we heard the first cord of Sober until the last bow by the boys after Lateralus, we were on are feet the whole time kicking ass with the band for the nearly 2 hour set. I must point out that we did have seats, (after battling cancer in my spinal cord, standing is a bit of a bitch at times) but we never used them. Even during the so-called intermission, but that would just make me kinda stupid, so forget I mentioned the intermission part. And even though I have little moment and control in those limbs, TRIAD was just too damn good to stay still. I'm sure the people behind us felt sorry for my honey. Although she kept yelling in my ear over the ball- busting sounds of Danny, "Run Forest Run." The lights, the sound, the experience was just another wonderful journey with a band I've grown with over the years. What was special about this episode was that, not only did I have someone with me that loves TOOL as much as I do to enjoy it with,............but she loves me as much as I love her. Thanks for being there for me Jocelyn. I love you! TOOL, Thanks for the company through all the tough days and nights, the pain and the loss. Better days are coming, or at least Tidal waves........Maynard, Adam, Justin, Danny. Have great TOUR....Welcome Home! Cliff Ridley S.M. Calif.

Review written by: Tim Thurston ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 16:00:28 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

OK, TOMAHAWK, wow, they were good. However, I think anything Mike Patton touches is brilliant. Now, someone like that should no be boo'd, it was good to see him opening. Now unto TooL... I DONT KNOW IF YOU GUYS SAW ME, I WAS IN SECTION 106, ROW B AND I WAS WEARING A "COLD" SHIRT WITH A SPIDER ON THE BACK. My neck hurts today, I was rocking out the whole night. I got to hear Flood, Aenema, and Stinkfist, however, still no Jimmy. Great show, great visuals, great drum set, great musicians, great great great, I could go on forever with the greatness of this show. Bakersfield, Opening night, was the onely thing that threw me, but hell, I was there, it made me happy. Long Live TooL!!!

Review written by: Mike ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 16:55:36 ET

If possible can someone post a setlist from Tomahawk's set? Like to see more responses on Tomahawk's set...Really looking forward to the show in Sac this Saturday..1 day away! I'll post a review of that show the night after the show if i'm up to it..if not then, then definately sunday

Review written by: Chris ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 17:10:42 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

I have been a 10+ year Tool fan now, but growing up in the woods of northern Maine you don't get to see many concerts and our only two radio stations only played country and top 40. A friend of mine, who was stationed in San Diego for the military, turned me on to Tool back in the Opiate days. I've been hooked ever sinse. I moved to California about five years ago to seek a more advanterous life. I'm twenty-nine years old and finally cought my very first Tool concert at Shoreline last year. For a huge venue and for the band being on the last few dates of there tour, and they were surely tired, they totally blew me away. It was truley an unforgetalbe experience that I never thought could be topped. Bakersfield on the other hand. A small indoor hockey arena. Now this was a totally different setup. A small venue, indoors(good thing because it was 107 degrees outside), and the first show they played in over a month. You could tell that the band was fresh, alive, and ready to go. My girl friend and I started the concert right in front, hanging onto the front gate. We were waiting while they got the stage set. A crew member uncovered the drum set and the entire statuim roared. Right then I knew this was going to be good. I've been waiting to see tool play up close for a year now. Now the stage is set and the lights are still on and everyone is waiting. Then I noticed that the speakers were becoming louder and louder with a kind of a millow shreeking sound, if that makes sinse. This went on for about 15 minutes. At this time the lights went out and Adam, Danny, and Justin come out and took there places. The statium roared again. I was standing right in front of Adam, about 8 feet between the gate and the stage. The shreeking music stopped. Then you see Adam, lite up in a red light, playing the beginning of Sober. The statium went crazy and I felt the force of about 1500 poeple pushing from behind. Maynard then takes the stage in his speedos with blue body paint and a bunch of designs on his body with a flourescent redish-orange paint. The opening was truely amazing. I thought for sure that they would start with The Grudge, but they started with Sober insteed. Unfortunately, by the 3rd song, the girlfriend had enough of the crown, and I had to push her over the security gate. I stayed up front until intermission, where I then fought my way backwards through the crown and meet my girlfiend on the other side of the floor in our predesignated "if we get separated, meet me here" place. We hung out back there for the rest of the concert and enjoyed the music and screen show. I couldn't see the screen where I was up front so I missed the first half, but being so close to the band and feeling the energy was worth it, and that was my goal for this concert. I felt that I enjoyed the second half much better because the music seemed to flow together better standing away from the stage, and I could actually enjoy the music insteed of fighting the crown the hole time. So, I have decided that Tool is much more enjoyable from afar where you can see and hear everything. I'll let the young-guns fight the crown and miss the hole feeling, flow, and meaning of the music that the band has so greatly displayed. I'm attending the Sacramento show on Saturday, and I'm planning on getting a seat in the upper level far back where I can relax, drink a beer, and watch the most amazing band that I have ever heard and seen in my life. And maybe then I'll have some more insight on the special effects, which from the little I did see in Bakersfield, they were awesome.

Review written by: Nate ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 17:14:58 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

It was a very awsome show...I loved it. Even though it was my first. But i really belive that they sound better live than they do on their records (thats just my oppintion) But all in all I thought it was the best live preformance ive ever seen

Review written by: Pitta ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 17:27:37 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Just wanted to say I thought it was killer. Tomahawk was decent. And had the best company in the world to enjoy the show with. untill tomorrow for the Sacramento Arco show.

Review written by: dan & sarah ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 17:36:29 ET

This was this reviewer's 8th Tool show

accuarte setlist: afro-celtic intro (same as the last tour) sober flood grudge one minute of (-)ions stinkfist h schism (m on guitar) mantra parabola eon blue apocalypse patient aenema disposition relfection triad the classic "use this experience for something positive" talk from maynard lateralus see you all in oakland and sacramento

Review written by: trevor ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 17:43:44 ET

This was this reviewer's 18 Tool show

Wow what can I say. Tool blew me away again last night. I'm not gonna get into the specifics but Alex Grey is gnarly and the new stage set up is amazing. Tool was insane and seemed to be very pleased with the crowd. Maynard said:"sometimes after we've been doing something for so long we forget why we do it and its times like these that really remind us, thank you". Tomahawk was great.....Adam came out an gave Patton some depends during there set and the whole band was dressed as cops.Tool just continues to step it up a notch everytime and right now their the stringest they ever been.heres the setlist. Sober Flood(just ending) The Grudge(not straight into it) Ions Stinkfist(extended) H Eon Blue Apocaplyspe The Patient Schism(extended) Parabola Short break..............lots of crazy new computer graphics stuff. Dispostion Reflection Triad Lateralus I'll write about the new set up next time. See you at the rest of the shows in cali.

Review written by: Charles ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 18:39:15 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

I sat in section 103, killer killer view of Danny. AWESOME. I also saw that instead of Maynards screen behind him, there is a projector directly above him projecting onto his "dance floor" the same images as on the two big screens up front. I know maynard said...thanks for making us remember why we do this.....and his normal positive speech, but what else did he say???? SOmething about making us (people at the show) wonder why they do what they do????? Anyhow, I loved getting TOOLED. charles.

Review written by: reena ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 19:07:26 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

first i MUST absolutely state, i have never been to a concert before! yes... i have lived a sheltered life. i mean, i’ve seen korn play a year or so before they were labeled at a bar, but living in bakersfield, that’s norm. it’s like living in saugus and knowing your way around magic mountain by heart. well, anyhow, enough of my rambling. OH MY FUCKING GAWD! that show was totally awesome!!!!!! now mind you, i’ve nothing to compare it to, but it was maynard in the flesh! they were definitely better live then in my car via speakers. i was completely lost in the vibe. there was soooooo much behind their performance. almost one with the music. i was completely enthralled and impressed by the show. tool gave to the audience their essence and i’m sooooooo glad i was apart of it!!! an experience i’ll NEVER forget!! as i said before, i’ve never been to a concert. i think i’ve broken myself in quite well. i gave maynard my virginity and he fuckin rocked my whole world!!! t.

Review written by: twinkie ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 19:08:05 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

The high light of the night was when tool played Triad. I just closed my eyes and i felt the music run threw my body. Thank you for that moment tool. If I could have changed two things, it would have been to hurt the guy that kept telling maynard he sucks. And to smack the idiotic drunk ppl that tried to start fights during a fucking TOOL CONCERT. get a life man.

Review written by: paradox ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 20:06:33 ET

This was this reviewer's 46 Tool show

PART ONE As I wake from my comma like state, I notice the world is still here. I actually figured it would be, but ya never know. Glad I stayed SOBER last night. As we flew over four crop circles, I wondered, why this place? Why is Bakersfield the choice for lift off? My thoughts were even more confused when I exited the plane and realized the baggage claim was actually outside in 100+ degree heat. As I waited for my two black bags, I spoke with some dude that had just landed as well. He was there to race a bike in 100+degree heat the next day. I would have said, "COOL!" but I knew that wouldn't be cool. As the guy and three friends tried to steal my cab, I wondered how I could ever bike, let alone walk in this heat. After realizing this was my cab, the spinners moved aside as I slipped into the cool chilled ride. I arrived at the hotel before the band, and noticed that we may have a problem. The woman working the front desk was as hot as those bikers baking in the sun back at the airport. There was already someone getting kicked out for wandering around looking for the band. Erika checked me out, then checked me in. I felt a need to share, so I ripped off her shirt. After replacing it with a TOOLUNITY shirt, I was happy to find that I was on the bands floor due to the fact that she thought I was in the band. After meeting with the tour manager and exchanging shirts, I retired to my room for some rest. Looking out the window I saw the guys pull in. I chilled out awaiting the doors. About 30 mins before the doors scheduled to open, I see Maynard running around in back of the GARDEN. I realized he was running outside the fence area, and trying to sneak up and scare the bus driver. He was sad to find that a fence seperated him from the drivers window. He got to the fence and jumped up and screamed. I couldn't see the drivers reaction, but did see Maynard take off for the road. I was laughing my ass of when Maynard bolted out along the road, behind the GARDEN. I really shit when he ran out and turned left on to another road and ran a complete circle around the whole hotel. He was running so fast that anyone seeing this passed it off as some crazy running down the road. I thought one person would notice it was Maynard, but no one did accept a few roadies. -Sober -Flood -The Grudge -ions -Stinkfist -H. -Schism -Parabola -Eon Blue Apocalypse -The Patient -Aenema -Disposition -Reflection -Triad -Lateralus I met a cool guy named Jarod and his three friends from AZ. I also met a guy named David that had some kick ass artwork. I invited them up for a cold beer prior to the doors. We sat and talked TOOL for a bit, trying to figure out what will be our opener. My guess was third eye, flood, or the grudge. I went to the entrance of the GARDEN and waited for entry. I know why they call it Bakersfield now. You are baking in a field. Im also glad the first TOOLUNITY shirts are white. Black would have changed the town to BACONFIELD. The GARDEN opened and we headed for the floor. My new friends and I sat next to the stage and awaited General Patton. He came and went with little impact on me. As we all waited for our makers, I noticed a large disco ball in the center of the arena. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. The lights dimmed and we were off. I closed my eyes and drifted off to the sounds off monks humming. My eyes opened from the crowds welcome to the bands arrival. SOBER!!!! Wow is a word that came to mind ironically from us being in the meth capitol of cali. I enjoyed this choice although a later viewing would have been my choice. I was lookind for some pounding beats to GET us OFF for our journey. Whoops, I spoke to soon. We are experiencing a FLOOD!!!!!! The one song I needed to see on this tour hit me in my soul. The song ended only to flow directly into THE GRUDGE. During the line,"LIFTS YOU UP LIKE A CHILD," Four guys lifted me level with the band. Danny smiled and Maynard pounded his fist at me. We were now ready for our normal fix of STINK. I never stopped singing through all four songs. As stinkfist ended, I already was tired from jet lag, and four TOOL favorites. Although I was already tired, I said to myself, "I DON"T MIND." We have H!!! I thought it was time to slip away, and fade away to the back for a bit. I wanted to see the production from a far. I walked back to Camella and watched as the band played on. Camella was teaching her replacement for the remainder off the tour. Yes Miss Grace is leaving for a bit to work on her own material. She promised that he would do the job and some for this tour. She plans to pop in hear and there. Maynard was bare foot and dressed in a speedo. He had orange glowing veins painted on plus a couple bluish dots on his head. Here is their stage possitions.- LARGE BACK DROP OF SWILRING EYES SCREEN MAYNARDDANNY SCREEN top left ADAMJUSTIN top right Maynard had no screen behind him. I think he left his shadow at home Schism caught the crowd from heading in opposite directions. Some were getting a little too much physical contact and were about to diss-member a few TOOLs. Others enjoyed the physical contact too much and needed some spiritualality. This song reminded us all of where our next position in life needed to start. I need to be cautious not to release to much info, due to those of you who want your own personal experience. Parabolla came next to remind us that we brought ourselves here. Then we forgot. Then we scramble to remember where we left our keys. Now we remember what was loss, just have to remember where we lost it. What came next was an enigmatic PATIENT. As the room filled with love and sorrow, we all tried to rest. Finally at peace we were ripped from our meditation and given an enima. I was a little angry that the band was toying with our energies so much. UP&DOWNUP&DOWNUP&DOWN. The only thing to add would be a little left and right. That would be primus man. Time for lateral thinking. First we needed to find out our Disposition, by working out some ego problems. Ya know, take a good look in the mirror at youself, your REFLECTION. Mad are you? Well instead of banging someones head for mental health, bang on some drums, try and add=TRIAD. Extend it if you like. Now your ready. Now its time for lateral thinking. So.................................................................................. ...... .............................................................................LATER ALUS

Review written by: Jeff Guidry ( Review posted on: 07/12/02 21:12:36 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Hello. I was really anxious to see Tool on this tour, because it marks almost exactly 10 years to the day when I first had the surprise pleasure to witness Tool open for the Rollins Band at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO. The years have been spent well, and they have transformed themselves from an intriguing rock band into one of the few live bands worth paying $50 to see. Not many bands get my psykik motor in gear, but the trippy visuals combined with the killer, solid music set my mind in motion, flowing quickly and effortlessly from though to thought, from revelation to revelation. After their stunning rendition of Triad, Maynard said, "Thank you for sharing this moment with us. I hope that in the days weeks and years to come that you use the feelings you experienced to create something positive." Only one other experience in my left opened my mind wider than the Bakersfield show, and that was my experience in the Catacombs in Paris. If you are reading this review to decide whether you should see the show, my recommendation is that you follow this link: If you already have your ticket and are looking to see what you can expect, stop reading. You can't be prepared for the intense personal experience you are going to have. And if you are reading this review because you can't make it to any of the shows, I am truly sorry. Hopefully someday you'll have to money or the time. When you do, you're going to spend one of the best nights of your life.

Review written by: STILL_UNKNOWN (YOU KNOW IT:>) Review posted on: 07/13/02 00:43:29 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

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Review written by: STILL_UNKNOWN (YOU KNOW IT:>) Review posted on: 07/13/02 00:44:04 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

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Review written by: Big Tool Fan ( Review posted on: 07/13/02 01:33:13 ET

This was this reviewer's 11 Tool show

The show was awesome indeed. This is the third time I've seen them on this tour (saw them @ Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, then again in Houston). If you've seen them already on this tour, well worth catching them again. New stuff for the 'real' Tool fans, trust me. I was hoping he'd come out in drag or costume like the Aenema tour, but I think body paint is the most we'll get from him this tour. He is still a god in my book, a truly gifted artist in others. Whoever the idiot is that keeps trying to be the setlist police, "Fuck you buddy!"

Review written by: jason kuhlman ( Review posted on: 07/13/02 02:28:05 ET

This was this reviewer's 11th Tool show

to the reviewer who was looking for a Tomahawk setlist: they opened with "God Hates a Coward" and closed with "Laredo." in between, (not necessarily in this order), they played: Flashback. 101 North. Point and Click. POP 1. Sir, Yes Sir. Jockstrap. they also played two songs not on the "Tomahawk" record that were fantastic. they played an awesome show. TOOL... always a treat. the new stage is absolutely beautiful. it was also wonderful to hear "Flood." it's been a while since i've heard them play it. kabir, sorry i didn't get to see you and say hello. perhaps at the Forum...

Review written by: Alexander de Large ( Review posted on: 07/13/02 04:23:05 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

Well, after several years of waiting I was finally able to see TOOL live in Bakersfield. Just one word: great. I can't wait till they come back to town. They started off with the older stuff and finished up by playing almost every song off of Lateralus. The visuals were eye-catching and they were on the ball as far as the music is concerned.

Review written by: Clark ( Review posted on: 07/13/02 04:35:46 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Wow...this was an awesome, awesome show. The sound was superb in the arena, the crowd was pretty good, the lighting and visuals were amazing as usual, and the show ended with that feeling that TOOL gives people I knew sober was going to start off the night after adam played those last three notes of merkaba. the crowd didn't mosh at all that much from what I saw. Sober was awesome live. Last year at Mountain View and Sacramento, Tool didnt play it...nice surprise to start the show... then came flood; the grudge, with a full scream; a nice extended stinkfist. I think H. was next: UN-FUCKING- BELIEVEABLE. First time seeing this song live as welll...Tool couldn't have played a nicer rendition of it...Schism and Parabola were in there somewhere too. The grape-like ball from the Parabola video shot up and floated during Parabola and the songs that followed...Before intermission, they played aenema, which was REALLLYY sweet. The songs that followed intermission were sick as well....ending with lateralus, like last years's tour. BEST TOOL SHOW I'VE BEEN TO SO FAR!!! My mind feels expanded, I felt like I was in a totally different universe. Thank You TOOL...

Review written by: steve ( Review posted on: 07/13/02 12:14:15 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

the show was..... well perfect is an understatement, i have been following the guys since undertow, and like the experience i had with that first album i bought, this first show of mine was something that has changed me.... forever....

Review written by: cheezy mcpheezy ( Review posted on: 07/13/02 14:23:37 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

I was thouroughly disappointed with this show. I drove five fucking hours from the bay area, to the worst place ever (I hate Bakersfield), just to see the first show of the tour. It was a waste of time. They played every goddamned song off of Lateralus and only five others. I saw their Lateralus tour show at the shoreline in mountain view last year. I loved it. I was overwhelmed with emotion. This time, however, when they started playing parabola all I could think was, "They better do something hella hardcore after this song." But no. They played the patient. I didn't need to hear that. The highlight of my evening was aenema. That was good. After the break, when they started playing dosposition, I was hoping they wouldn't play reflection. When they started playing reflection, I was hoping they would go into triad. But they did. I'm sorry, but I just could feel emotionally connected to what was going. When maynars was telling us to take the feeling we had right then and make something positive out of it, my feeling was of anger and disappointment. There wasd no opiate, no undertow, no 4 degrees, no 46 & 2, no was bad. Argh. I'm so pissed at them for only playing shit from lateralus . I talked to a few people after the show and no one seemed to agree with me except my best friend who had been there with me. Are we the only two people that like aenima more than lateralus? Are we the only ones who had been hoping to hear songs we hadn't heard the last time we had seen them? Apparently. Whatever. I did not enjoy myself at this show.

Review written by: cheezy mcpheezy ( Review posted on: 07/13/02 14:28:54 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

oh yeah, I forgot to mention the fact that Tomahawk blew my ass. Fuck them. The singer (if that term really applies to him) needs to shut the fuck up. He's fucking stupid. He sounded like shit. Fuck all of his godamned equalizers and affects. They weren't helping. They were terrible. They just added to the degree of failure that the entire evening was for me. Thank.

Review written by: Aquarian ( Review posted on: 07/13/02 20:10:53 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

I know we shouldn't reply to other people's reviews, but I have a suggestion for "cheezy" that could really help him with what seemed to be very painful experience. First, you must go outside and find the nearest bus (must be running). Next, you need to wrap your lips around the tailpipe so that there is a tight seal. Lastly, and the most important step, begin to take slow deep breaths. I'm sure you will feel your disappointment slowly drift away. If that doesn't work you might try and remember that there were probably thousands of people who would have gladly traded places with you at such a beautiful experience.

Review written by: Tools_lil_angel ( Review posted on: 07/14/02 06:29:43 ET

This was this reviewer's 2end Tool show

Well i went to the Bakersfield show, the first to start out the summer 2002 tour. This show was THE most amazing show i think i have ever seen preformed by a band. The vibe you get off of the band playing is so amazing, i swear you not i feel like i am in a different realm of life while watching them and listening to them. To feel the music take over your body is a feeling i cant even begin to put into words. The Band plays with so much love for there music that is is so amazing. The only thing i was having a problem with at the concert is to many people not letting the concert be a spirital thing, but never the less i enjoyed the show so much. Thank you TOOL you do amaze me by what you do and i think you for it all you sure did make my day! :XMUAH:X

Review written by: Stephanie ( Review posted on: 07/14/02 14:53:28 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

What follows is how the concert made me feel, from the moment Tool entered the stage to the the time I decided to write about it. I have never had such a strong desire to be creative as i did after that concert. I wish I could thank Tool for sharing such a wonderful experience with me and the rest of the audience. July 11, 2002, Bakersfield I am here before you, waiting, hoping, watching for the sign. And now is the beginning. Like the golden thud of a sunrise it comes, and a rush of ridiculous joy rushes through me, swirls from my feet through my whole being and settles in my chest, shining, and I think i must be glowing now, I must be floating, how could my body possibly hold this in or gravity keep me down? I am spinning, I am dreaming, but I am more awake than ever. There’s so much to see, so much to feel, I can’t possibly take it all in, and I scramble to grasp hold of what I can, while each moment slips through my fingers like droplets of some fragrant ethereal rain. I cannot catch it all, so I let it surround me like a gossamer cloud with no focus, just a enveloping mist of light and sound. Then I feel it, rising from the floor, a wild but patterned thudding like the beating of my heart. Without resistance I let it overtake me, and I feel myself beat in unison. And now I realize, everyone in this room feels this same thing, that we are all one now, sharing one heartbeat, and it’s the most beautiful feeling I have ever known. The concert’s over, we are released from its spell. But its beauty still captivates me. Even now it exists, as real as my hands before me, a light to keep forever in my heart. And I can’t help but smile.

Review written by: brian ( Review posted on: 07/15/02 01:50:52 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

took me 3 freaking hours in traffic to get to bakershell, (with a complaining girlfriend in my ear, no matter... im seeing tool. got up to Hellsville, and as usual someone left the thermostat on 100,000,000,000,000,004 degrees. damnit. walk in and get comfy. one thing about tomahawk. they arent my cup of tea. i dont know if anyone notiiced this, but the sound sucked. it kept feeding back, and it sounded like crap. my opinion though. tool. a speechless beauty. amazement. left me wide eyed and hopeful. widely hopeful and wided eyed. it was amazing. cant wait till they come back round again. (pardon the pun)

Review written by: indio ( Review posted on: 07/15/02 14:04:24 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

Drove 7hrs through the desert to see my 7th show. I was not dissappointed. H and flood were the highlights of the evening. I had GA floor section(first since coachella). The Alex Grey artwork kicked ass. My only dissappointment with thursday night was I was too close to see the screens on both sides of the stage, no center screen or screen behind maynard. Next show is Tucson. Damn I hope ticks and leeches is on that nights setlist. Oh yeah, you think bakersfield is hot, try phoenix this time of year. It actually felt cooler to me. Laterz.

Review written by: J. ( Review posted on: 07/16/02 03:52:30 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Best fucking show ever... sober flood grudge stinkfist h. schism parabola eonblue patient ænema dispositionreflectiontriad lateralus maynard was blue danny is god tomahawk sucked goat asshole visuals were insane it was fucking hot in bakersfield - j.

Review written by: Entheogenic ( Review posted on: 07/16/02 13:18:25 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

my first concert/first tool show...amazing...

Review written by: Jacob ( Review posted on: 07/16/02 17:29:41 ET

This was this reviewer's 6th Tool show

I flew all the way from Ohio to see TooL. I was on the floor and it was fucking great. I was a little disapointed they didn't play ticks and leaches once again, but I saw it in Sacramento, so it was all good. TooL is the best band in the world. -Peace-

Review written by: tensak ( Review posted on: 07/16/02 20:26:17 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Once again......I am speechless!!!! Words cannot describe the show!!!! The set was awsome!!!! Flood and Triad were the highlights!!!! Tool kicks ass!!!! Thanks Nick...see you at the next show!!!!

Review written by: exit ( Review posted on: 07/16/02 23:18:43 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

Saw TOOL in Bakersfield, CA last Thursday. Left Phoenix and it's sweltering heat at 11:00am, walked in at 8:30pm. Oh my fucken GAWD!! What a killer fucken show. Rocked out to Sober, then to Flood, got molested by some chick during H., then tripped out the rest of the way. I want to send shots out to the folks from Mississippi that were staying at the Motel6 down the road. My sister said she smoked you guys out there. We had six floor tickets, five of us plus one lucky toolhead that was standing outside got to see a kick ass show. I'm headed to the TCC Arena in Tucson this Thursday. Tucson: You'd better get ready!!!!!!!! Roll that shit up. Drink that shit up. Shoot that shit up. Snort that shit up. Do what the fuck you gotta do. You're not gonna regret it. If you ain't got shit, well, get some shit. Cause the shit's gonna hit the fan. My mind is still fucken blown from last week. By the way, you're a pretty cool crowd Bakersfield. That was cool. Did someone say you guys were the meth capitol of cali? cooooooool.... cool moments: 1) Flood 2) H. 3) Killer ass graphics on the screen. Lotsa new ones. 4) Tied to a tree, hanging on a limb, a fly trap with a fly drowning in the water. Learn to swim! 5) Bakersfield crowd 6) The cooler weather 7) Free parking 8) Tecate 9) Horny, outta control chick cumming on my leg. Talk about a moving song. and finally, 10) All the smiling faces Thank you for your time. "Dude, you saved my life!" -guy outside the venue after I sold him my extra floor ticket for face value. "I can't believe we got away with it!" -kids sneaking onto the floor.

Review written by: Momoko ( Review posted on: 07/17/02 05:45:10 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

Ok, well I'm from Bakersfield, and I can say that aside from Tori Amos this is definitely the only good concert to come here. It was my first Tool show ever, so I was absolutely stunned by the visuals, and the definitely the music. There was so much to take in, the screens, the backdrops, the lights, the sounds, the band, the energy. It was fantastic. Words just can't express how amazing it was. Yes, Centennial Garden is a pretty crappy hockey arena, but it was still the best concert I've had the priveledge to attend. I know everyone's seen the setlist, and there have been quite a few vivid descriptions here, so I suppose I shouldn't repeat everyone else. ^_^ But I will share with you my favorite moment of the show. When I heard them start up "Disposition" I was in complete shock. I had NOT expected them to play that song, it being the one I wanted to hear most aside from "Jimmy", it brought me to tears. There's no possible way for me to describe the emotions this concert, let alone that song stirred. It was a most beatiful experience, as one would expect from one of the greatest bands to grace our ears. I was surprised by the amount of people who were drinking though.. I'll never understand why you wouldn't want to be completely sober, and able to completely enjoy and remember every second of an event such as this. Blah. Oh well. All in all, it was utterly amazing as I expected it to be, even though Tomahawk was awful [They just sucked, and then sucked louder... x_x;]. I hope everyone else had a wonderful time, just as I did, and now I will stop babbling. Good nite. ^_^

Review written by: brendan ( Review posted on: 07/18/02 23:35:09 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

The first Tool show Ive seen since 98 when they headlined Lollapalooza, and I still consider that show to be the best performance by any band I've ever seen. They seemed to be less into the music tonite, but maybe it's just me. Tomahawk opened with a super set that had to be close to an hour and a half. Mike Patton does it for me in every way, and as big a Tool fan I am, I truly believe Mike + co. put on a much better performance. Me and a friend of mine headed out to CA from CT to see the opening night. Adam's guitar playing impressed me, but with Danny f'ing up big time during one of the songs and Maynard being drowned out during his scream at the end of The Grudge, they just seem to not care as much as they used to. When you have to crank all other instruments to drown out the singer, it just doesn't feel right.

Review written by: Panko ( Review posted on: 07/20/02 01:09:58 ET

This was this reviewer's 7th Tool show

So, WE flew from Manchester New Hampshire to Cali to do the west coast leg of the tour and welcome the best band in thew world home. After struggles to get a rent a car because im only twenty, we made it to bakersfield and was blown away. Crowd was ok, I was on the floor but I found some breathing room and a decent view from the side. Set List: Sober Flood Grudge Ions Stinkfist(extended) H!!! Schism Parabola Eon Blue Patient Aenima intermission Refleciton Disposition Triad Lateralus Intense show all around. Backdrops and lighting were great, as were the visuals. Highlights were H, Triad with second percussionist and maynard on bass was the most intense TOOL moment until they improved on the same jam in Oakland, and then again in Los Angeles. This was my least favorite of the three shows I made it too but It was breathtaking none the less. Maynard thanked the crowd, for reminding him why they do what they do, but I think the band deserves all the thanks, along with Kamir for the site.

Review written by: steve ( Review posted on: 07/20/02 03:24:13 ET

This was this reviewer's 4th Tool show

I would like to say thank you to all the people who made this show so incredible... you know who you are. The diversity blew my mind, from the drunk guys (plural) getting thrown out (thought you were there to see slayer??) to all the different genders/ages/races/sexual preferences/wierdos/people on something/..... people! Thank you all. The expereience of seeing the band play live is something personal for each individual to behold I just wish that people would quit being such CLOSED MINDED AMERICANS. I am from Ca. but have been living in Germany the last 9 years and have had the chance to see Tool play 3 times in Germany before this show making this my first in the States. It amazes me that anyone could write in and say the show was not good because they didnt play what YOU wanted to hear. Think about the the people in other counties who dont have the opportunity to see them 10 times on one tour then go fuck yourself for criticising people for doing the best job they can do to make you happy. This show was absolutly fantastic thank you all again and if you enjoy the band as much as I do chew on this..... maybe there is a reason they take so long to release new albums and tours....btw anyone at the Best Western just across from the venue that I met, hope to see you again sometime.... maybe in a few years!!! Cant wait, but I guess I will have to... small price to pay if you ask me.... mail me if you like. Peeces.

Review written by: steve ( Review posted on: 07/20/02 03:39:38 ET

Afterthought.... why didnt anyone mention the intro to Eulogy played by Justin during Stinkfist. Am I missing something or am I the only one that heard it??? I loved the playfulness of it as well as all the other "little things" can anyone confirm the bit just before the show started, the German.... I think it was someone conducting an autopsy, but by the time I caught on that it was German I missed half of it..... thanks.

Review written by: Master Reviewer ( Review posted on: 07/20/02 20:59:55 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

Hey you! Read reviews already posted for your show to see if somebody already posted the setlist. Overwhelmed with joy. This was my first TOOL show, and it was absolutely wonderful. Although I never have seen a performance before, I know in my heart this show was special. They opened up with "Sober", and I nearly died. I was so amazed that the sound was so clear and almost identical to my collection of TOOL cds. I sat with tears in my eyes, overlooking the crowd of young kids who were also affected by this powerful event. I respect the group so much more now since the performance. I felt an addiction after the show. Craving the sounds and sights again. I can not begin to think of anything that was wrong with the show, (only the location of my seat). They played three songs from the latest album, which was really cool. Everything was perfect. Thinking of that day brings the joy that I felt then back into my heart. I'm greatful for the experience.