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07/17/2002



Review written by: jolly goodness (jewgoodness@hotmail.com)
Review posted on: 07/17/02 11:47:46 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

have some jolly good fun, my friends

Review written by: Tool Fan (none) Review posted on: 07/17/02 15:50:43 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Sorry, this not an review but a call to all Bootleggers, If you have bootlegs, send them to www.deadohiosky.net, so we can all enjoy the beauty of this great band. Thanx in advance. TOOL!

Review written by: LIFE OF ZEN (loz@tool.com) Review posted on: 07/17/02 22:09:40 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

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Review written by: Joe (peps8114@aol.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 01:44:31 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

Well I must say after reading the reviews for a few years now TOOL lived up to everyone of my expectations. I am sure somebody will post the setlist so I won't go into it. I gotta say Sober is a great intro, got the crowd totally pumped. The crowd was pretty much well behaved. I gotta say a big THANK YOU to all the TOOL fans here in EL Paso you guys came out in full support of a great band tonight. The one thing that stuck out in my mind was Maynard saying " Nice to meet you El Paso" That got a great roar. Maynard also said, "They tell me EL Paso is enthusiastic" "Are you enthusiastic?" "Well prove it to me." I really hope we proved it to you Maynard and hopefully you guys will come back and see us. Highlights of the night were: 46&2, Stinkfist, Aenima, & Triad. That was such a great jam. The stage was amazing and the animation as well as movies were surreal. In closing I must say this is one of the best shows I have ever been too, if any of you get the chance to check them out, do it by all means you will not regret it..........

Review written by: Alex (carcassworm@yahoo.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 02:35:28 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. It was a perfect summer night. The clouds passed through the dark Chihuahua night occasionally denying the moons reflection, but this did not matter. Tool's reflection was full and bright! The audience was anxious and full of anticipation after Tomahawk exited the stage, but their patience was well rewarded when the lights went out. The dark brooding bass sounds of Sober hit the airwaves sending us all in a frenzy. The mysterious Keenan stood in the back captivating us with his powerful lyrics. Song after song the energy level remaind high. Then came the soft mystic sounds of Eon Blue Apocalypse which put the audience in a trance. Adam Jones and Justin Chancellor were mesmerizing while Danny Carey pierced our souls with his new weapon of choice. Tool concluded with Lateralis, sending us out riding through that divine spiral. Overall the music and art work were presented in a flawless fashion. Each member of Tool proved how essential their contribution is to their art and music. SET LIST Sober Flood The Grudge Ions Stinkfist (extended version) 46 & 2 Schism (extended version) Parabola (long intro, not Parabol) Eon Blue Apocalypse The Patient Aenima Intermission (cosmic sounds) Disposition Reflection Triad (with guest drummer from Tomahawk) Lateralis

Review written by: Jake Alvarez (defile3@hotmail.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 04:26:32 ET

This was this reviewer's 2st? Tool show

wow what an amazing night it was, it was hell all day because we had so much crap to do all day but when we got to the venue, we felt the vibe of what was to come.I ended up going with some awesome friends. We got the to venue at 6:30 and went inside and saw the huge crowd already in the floor. We went down to the floor and and saw even more of our friends there, it was so great. When Tomahawk started playing he was saying some things in spanish.Tomahawk was pretty good, Mike Patton is truely talented. After Tomahawk, we sqeezed our way unto the front and made it.At this time i knew it was gonna be a tough crowd to deal with but i said ohhh well, as long i get to see Tool up front.The wait was about 30 min or so for Tool to come on. When the lights turned off, everyone started pushing for dear life was completely excited. We were getting crushed hardcore. Sober souned awesome as an opening song, people went nuts for that.The preformance was excellent, this show was truely better than the one i saw on Oct.30.01.Maynard was wearing only a bra and black underwear thing with a thick black line going down his face. He had alot of energy tonight, they were dumb assholes that were acting like idiots throughout the show, thats the only thing that pissed me off at the show, there was some negative vibes from people just trying to be shitheads(you know who you are).....and also another thing, PEOPLE ON WEELCHAIRS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO GO TO THE FRONT OF THE FLOOR. This one guy was taking advantage of running people over with his weelchair, that guy was pissing off everyone and they even got him to crowd surf(crazy people). The intermission was nice to get a breather, the security gards were cool by handing out some water and throwing water in our face(a big thank you for you guys) Being on the rail was hurtful but fun because i saw them all very close.The new artwork stuff was pretty cool too, i really liked the stage backgrounds with eyes. During disposition and reflection, dumbasses were trying to start mosh pits which was really dumb, people were trying to relax to the music and they were fucking it up. Triad was a big highlight for me, it was really intensed. During the last song, Maynard was still very much into the show These are some quotes from Maynard throughout the night "Nice to meet you el paso", "I've heard el paso is very intensed" "Thanks for bringing us here","Hope we have inspired you guys to do something positive after this experience" and so on. After the show, they got together in the middle and the band all had huge smiles on them and huged each other, with Adam padding Justin on his back, When they were waving buy to the crowd, they were over whelmed buy the response of the crowd of 9,000 fans, no body wanted the show to over. The fans kept chanting "Tool Tool Tool". They were truely surprised from the crowds reaction of the love the el paso crowd showed Tool. I night i will truely not forget. The stains of yesterday will hurt.

Review written by: Hubert (umbilikal@hotmail.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 09:53:34 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

Well, this was my 2nd TOOL show....and this time I got to experience it with friends instead of alone like last time October 25th in Selma, TX. I am glad TOOL played El Paso, since I hail from there and to my knowledge they have never played here. Tomahawk was kool, considering I never liked Faith No More. Their songs were erratic and wild, but damn original. Maynard was dressed in a black two-piece women's lingerie set. (I think he stuffed his bra!!). His tattoo was clearly visible, and I think he got a little chunky in the love handles. He also had ablack stripe running from his chin to the back of his head. Justin, Adam, and Danny all looked like they were going to a picnic: meaning that they were dressed normally (as normal as hotshot musicians can dress, one of whom is British and with really long and bushy permed hair). I think the setlist went something like this: Mantra [or something resembling it] Sober Undertow The Grudge 46&2 Ions (-) [with some really kool stage effects] Stinkfist [extended] Parabola Aenema The Patient Eon Blue Apocalypse [or something quite similar] Disposition Reflection Triad [extended] Lateralus I might have missed something (or messed up the order) seeing as the whole experience was one big unbelievable memory. Osseus Labyrint did not perform, but the art work that Alex Grey provided for the stage production was more than sufficient. The drummer of Tomahawk performed with Danny on Triad. One thing I was again happy about: the band did a group hug after Lateralus just like at the other show I saw. THen Maynard left and the guys stayed on stage bowing and waving and tossing water bottles and drum pads. I can't wait for my next show.

Review written by: Oz (tool0213@yahoo.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 12:18:50 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

The night was perfect for a Tool show, it was rainy and with some scattered thunder... gates opened a little before 7:00 and at 7:30 Tomahawk started the show, it was cool that all of them were wearing cop like uniforms, Mike was funny when he said 'Que pasa El Paso, nosotros somos la migra" they did a good job in getting the crowd all fired up, mosh pits started just as they began playing. They went on for about 45 minutes. Tool's set was unreal, they had two big screens on each side, a courtain on the back which would also become a projection screen, amazing light efects, and Dany's drum set was really immpresive, he even had a gong on the back. Then the REAL shit started, the lights went off and the music began, they started with a brief intro which sounded a little like the end of 'Merkaba'. When the band came out all hell broke loose, all the people started screaming, Maynard was wearing a black paded bra and black underwear, he had a black stripe painted from his chin all the way back to the back of his neck, Justin, Adam and Danny were dressed pretty normal. When the first sounds of 'Sober' started the crowd went nuts and the first of many mosh pits erupted. A lot of possers and pseudo fans pretty much ruined a lot of the fun during the show and some stupid jerks actually threw things to the stage, but the band kept their cool. 'Flood' was second, then 'The Grudge' which also fired up the crowd, after that they did a little bit of 'Ions' as an intro for 'Stinkfist' during which they played the video on the screens. 'Fourtysix & 2' followed which was awesome, hearing that song live is an amazing experience next to it they did 'Schism' and the crowd went nuts cuz a lot of them just knew that song so I expected it to be like that, dumb posers... 'Parabola' followed and the response was the same as before, they also played the video during the song and on the back of the set they floated some purple ballons like the one that stomps the little figure from the video. Here is were I thought they would do an intermission, but surprisingly the started to play 'Eon Blue Apocalypse' as prelude to 'The Patient' which was to me the highlight of the show, during the song they poured some confetti made of Danny's old drum set and they used a red light so it looked very impressive... after this song they did the intermission, it was about 10 minutes long and then they camed back to play 'Disposition' and it changed the atmosphere to a more laid back and reflective state, some dumbasses tried to start a mosh pit during the song but it looked lame and it died down pretty fast. 'Reflection' Followed and it started to pick up the pace, 'Triad' was next and on that one John Stainer from Tomahawk played the drums along with Danny, duing this set of songs some banners wiith Alex Gray's artwork came down. When the first sounds to 'Lateralus' Started we all knew it was pretty much over, the band was very much into it, Maynard was going crazy and doing circles while singing "spiral out... keep going... spiral out... keep going..." Danny finnaly used the gong almost at the end of the song, the closing was simply fenomenal they couldn't have picked a better song as a closer for this tour. The song ended and the band got toghether in a tight embrace, then they turned to the crowd to thank us and waved goodbye... Maynard threw some water bottles into the fron crwod, Dany did the same with his drumsticks and he also pulled the top of some drums and threw them to the right side of the crowd were I was standing... it was a most rewarding experience and as Maynard said "I hope we've inspired you in someway to go and do something positive" I think in someway he did touch some of us in the crowd... thank you guys for stoping by El Paso...

Review written by: daniel (ehdanny@hotmail.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 13:22:39 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

TOOL... what can I say, the show was everything I was looking for and then some. I was really glad that El Paso went and supported TOOL. When Maynard said "Thank for giving us a reason to come." sorta made me think they were having second thoughts about coming to EL PAso. As far as the show goes it was intense. I was 10 feet away from the man. Every word he spoke iI already had them in my head. The way he dressed up was whicked. The bra, panties, and the strip down his head was awesome. I dont know what else to say... It was a tOOL show, My friends and I got to experience what we had been longing for for a few years. I really want to thank TOOL though.... and i got a question... since when does Maynard play bass?

Review written by: Oz (tool0213@yahoo.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 13:52:30 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

The night was perfect for a Tool show, it was rainy and with some scattered thunder... gates opened at about 6:50 and at 7:30 Tomahawk started the show, it was cool that all of them were wearing cop like uniforms, Mike was funny when he said 'Que pasa El Paso, nosotros somos la migra" they did a good job in getting the crowd all fired up, mosh pits started just as they began playing. They went on for about 45 minutes. Then they had to set up Tool's stuff. Tool's set was unreal, they had two big screens one on each side, a courtain on the back which would also become a projection screen, amazing light efects, and Dany's drum set was really immpresive, he even had a gong on the back. Then the REAL shit started, the lights went off and the music began, they started with a brief intro which sounded a little like the end of 'Merkaba'. When the band came out all hell broke loose, all the people started screaming out the top of their lungs, Maynard was wearing a black paded bra and black underwear, he had a black stripe painted from his chin all the way back to the back of his neck, Justin, Adam and Danny were dressed pretty normal. When the first sounds of 'Sober' started the crowd went nuts and the first of many mosh pits erupted. A lot of possers and pseudo fans pretty much ruined a lot of the fun during the show and some stupid jerks actually threw things to the stage, but the band kept their cool. 'Flood' was second, then 'The Grudge' which also fired up the crowd, after that they did a little bit of 'Ions' as an intro for 'Stinkfist' during which they played the video on the screens. 'Fourtysix & 2' followed which was awesome, hearing that song live is an amazing experience, next to it they did 'Schism' and the crowd went nuts cuz a lot of them just knew that song so I expected it to be like that, dumb posers... 'Parabola' followed and the response was the same as before, they also played the video during the song, and on the back of the set they floated some purple ballons like the one that stomps the little figure from the video. Here is were I thought they would do an intermission, but surprisingly they started to play 'Eon Blue Apocalypse' as prelude to 'The Patient' which was to me the highlight of the show, during the song they poured some confetti made of Danny's old drum set and they used a red light so it looked very impressive... after this song they did the intermission, it was about 10 minutes long and then they camed back to play 'Disposition' and it changed the atmosphere to a more laid back and reflective state, some dumbasses tried to start a mosh pit during the song but it looked lame and it died down pretty fast. 'Reflection' Followed and it started to pick up the pace, 'Triad' was next and on that one John Stainer from Tomahawk played the drums along with Danny, during this set of songs some banners with Alex Gray's artwork came down. When the first sounds to 'Lateralus' Started we all knew it was pretty much over, the band was very much into it though, Maynard was going crazy and doing circles while singing "spiral out... keep going... spiral out... keep going..." Danny finnaly used the gong almost at the end of the song, the closing was simply fenomenal they couldn't have picked a better song as a closer for this tour. The song ended and the band got toghether in a tight embrace, then they turned to the crowd to thank us and waved goodbye... Maynard threw some water bottles into the front crwod, Dany did the same with his drumsticks and he also pulled the top of some drums and threw them to the right side of the crowd where we were standing... it was a most rewarding experience and as Maynard said "I hope we've inspired you in someway to go and do something positive" I think in someway he did touch some of us in the crowd...

Review written by: Ramon (jtelles1@elp.rr.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 14:14:11 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

I'll I got to say that the show was the best I've ever seen. Damn cool. The gates opened at about 6:00 PM, I know cuz I was in line at 5:30 PM. Once we (my friends and I) got in, there was a mad rush for the floor seats. At around 7:30, Tomahawk took the stage. They were ok but not great. Mike Patton did sound pretty good. He kept knocking over the mikes for the drummer. After their 30-45 min. set, the wait was on for Tool. Once the lights went out, the excitement was great. Sober sounded badass!! All the songs sounded damn good. Just a great show overall. The crowd was into the show and were singing along very loudly to all the songs. Enjoyed the backdrops and also the videos. Can't wait to see them again.

Review written by: Vince-Stinkfister (badgeman2000@yahoo.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 15:00:51 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

As far as TOOL goes, if you were there then you'll understand what I say next...Mere human vocalizatons cannot sufficiently relay the impact this band of musicians can have on an audience. If you flaked and missed the show or are just a drone...'nuff said. TOOL is beyond any other live experience many of us will ever be a part of. I saw many older folk in the crowd, Pink FLOYD junkies who were eager to see the mantel carried on by a truly progessive group of musical shaman. Although I believe the venue was a bit dank, musty and was an overall trial for both preformer and fan, the sheer energy displayed so openly by all was humbling and overwhelming. I apologise to Tomahawk and TOOL for the heat and humidity...bloody wretched! I think all the old schoolers will agree with me when I say "TEAR DOWN THE BARN!!" El Paso is a very lame town in terms of providing progressive, creative and astheticlly pleasing and suitable venues for large performances. Thank you TOOL and Tomahawk for deeming us worthy of the kind gesture. I won't bog you down with playlists of nonsensical suggestions on the meaning of the visuals or the art...think for yourself. However, I have never heard so much gossip regarding the guys before...even on-line. Tales ranging from MJK's battle with Luekemia, to TOOL's directive NOT to have the AC turned on in the CC. People, they call it the BARN for a reason...last night you discovered why. On the upshot, the heat made for a rather revealing peep show of eye candy...Yo! tell that old hippie to put his shirt back on! Thanks TOOL, for another Transcendantal experience! See you fellow Toolheads next tour! "You guys have no idea what's coming up next....No way old hippie you don't know what the fuck is going on here!"--Mike Patton to "CRAZY" Simon TEARDOWNTHEBARNTEARDOWNTHEBARNTEARDOWNTHEBARN

Review written by: Luisca (luiscachavez@yahoo.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 16:22:57 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

I have been read the posts so far for the El Paso show and there's just a few things to say. Awsome Concert! I guess is the best I've ever seen. It was a pleasure for me 'cause apart from seein' Tool for the first time, my little sister was with me. It was her first concert and seh told me that it was the most amazing thing that she has seen in her whole life. We traveled from Chihuahua (7 hours due a lot of childish scumbags that were in the same bus with us and wanted to stop in every oportunity to do whatever they wanted), but the show worth every second of traveling to El Paso to see this amazing band The crowde was well behaved. They roared like no time before and was grear to see the place whole packaged. Just some posers and pseudofans were the black spot but that was all. Tomahawk did a fair job and the creativity of Mike Patton is limitless. Apart from all the things that had been said, After the ending of Triad MJK said refering to John, the drummer from Tomahawk and pointing to him "That was John from Tomahawk and formerly drummer of Journey" I heard before he was refering to him as the former drummer from Uriah Heep! July 17 2002: Great weather, great show, great day to be in El PAso, in the County Coliseum and alive . Luisca

Review written by: K M (sproon@antisocial.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 17:00:50 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

WoW! This was my first tool show and I was blown away. I have to say though, I thought Tomahawk was the worst music I had ever heard. But Any way,. They opened with sober wich was awesome. And Maynard came out in the classic Bra and Undies. The stage was beautiful, with alex grey artwork . The light show was very good too. The screen was absolutly amazing, It blended , so well with the songs. When they started to play reflection, I was totaly mezmerized, its such a beautiful song. They ended with lateralus, and gave a "good Bye" hug . I could not be more pleased or happy right now. The show just reinforced why I love tool and what they have to say. Beautiful. If you are still contemplating on whether or not to go; GO!!! You will not be dissapointed in any way.

Review written by: Lojolotol (lojolotol@yahoo.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 21:31:04 ET

This was this reviewer's 3rd Tool show

Great performance by Tool, yet again. The best thing about this show was it was in our home town. The Last two times I saw them was in Pheonix, still amazing, but not like home. Thank you tool for sharing your music with us down here. The only complaint I had was the heat! No Air conditioning in the Barn? You gotta be kidding me. This one guy who was standing next to me on the floor had some serious B.O. To you I got two words "Right Guard" Biznatch. And thank you to the tech who got decked by Mike Patton. That had to have been the best part of their set. Maynard has great tits, too. Adios.

Review written by: TOOLhead (pint88@hotmail.com) Review posted on: 07/18/02 23:44:53 ET

This was this reviewer's 2nd Tool show

TOOOOOOOOL. As anyone who was there can attest to, I have been reborn yet again. I had been waiting for this day since October when I saw the show in Phoenix. I must say, 2 different experiences, this one more intense. Maynard was a GOD tonight, loved the old school black bra. The whole concert was a straight mind fuck, but i must say highlight was the "holy trinity" of disposiition, reflection, and triad. Blew my fucking mind. I was vacum locked into the world of TOOL, and I wish I never had to leave. The new visuals and Alex Grey artwork banners were phenomenal. Oh yeah, Tomahawk fucking rocked too. TOOL needs to come to Albuquerque. Till next time..... Spiral Out......................................... Keep Going..............................................

Review written by: Sloth (Master_Sloth@whatthefuck.com) Review posted on: 07/19/02 01:00:39 ET

This was this reviewer's UnO Tool show

oh my god.. this show had to be the greatest show i had ever seen. they are soo tight with their music. i didnt really see the 2 screens to the left/right of the stage cuz i was right in front of adam. (next to that jesus guy.. you know who im talking about) anyways. i was there like at 10 in the morning. chillin. stealing beer from the concessions/(did i say that??) well about 8 hours later the doors opened. after tomahawk the crowd when fuckin crazy man.. during sober there was a constant flow of surfers.. im mean constant. they played awesome. i was (still am) hurting so bad cuz the weight of a shitload of sweaty ass fucks behind me. but there is nothing like a T00L show. nothing. i just wanted to add IF ANYONE TOOK PICTURES SHARE THE WEALTH.. I HAD A CAMERA BUT IT FUCKED UP. please please anyone gimme pics. with that said. if this tour is going anywhere near you. pawn ur shiit and go watch tool blow your fuckin mind for nearly 2 hrs. trust me u wont regret it.

Review written by: don65 (nospamatall.net) Review posted on: 07/19/02 01:22:17 ET

This was this reviewer's 666 Tool show

Still no Ticks and Leaches, no nads either. Sad but true666

Review written by: Bobby (Lateralus8305@aol.com) Review posted on: 07/19/02 13:03:50 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

Well....Where do I begin? I have waited about 6 years for this. I am from Albuquerque, NM, and I missed them in 96. I could have fucking killed myself for it, but hey, I survived, and was truly impressed. I loved every minute of it! There are rumors circulating about where TOOL will go on their second leg this Oct. and Nov.......PLEASE COME TO ALBUQUERQUE!!!!!!!!!!!!! The highlights for me were The Grudge, 46&2, Aenima, and Lateralis. If I had to name one bad thing about the show....it was the absence of EULOGY. It's my favorite TOOL song! Hope to see the guys this fall in ALBUQUERQUE!!!

Review written by: Pat (pmob7714@yahoo.com) Review posted on: 07/19/02 16:02:13 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

Well, finally got to see em live! It was well worth the wait, and the drive. I feel better than the moring after the first time I had sex, all smiles. More like losing your virginity to jenna jameson. I started out three people from the barrier, watched the unique quartet that is tomahawk. I was drenched in sweat, and breathing hard from the openers. I had to stay up front for at least one tool song, and sober did me in. After that I moved back to watch the band from a more comfortable distance. It felt so good to dance, and let go during the grudge, stinkfist, and 46&2. After aenema I moved all the way to the back to get a full perspective during the second part of the show. I put my self in a state of vulnerablity, and triad set me free. Not to mention reflection, my face tingled. The dropping of the alex grey art during lateralus was a beautiful begining to an end, and the song sounded 10x better than i've ever heard it before. The long drive home wasn't a problem cause there was no way I was going to sleep. Awesome evening.

Review written by: Sowrhead (sowrhead@elp.rr.com) Review posted on: 07/19/02 16:11:29 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st Tool show

I got to the coliseum at like 3 something. There was already a crowd there! Its good El Paso has die-hard Tool fans. I waited forever and just chillin` and finally the doors open. I wanted to go on the floor, but I decided to all the way around on the right side near where Justin would be. Tomahawk opened up. They were ok. Mike Patton has an amazing voice, but their music was not exactly my thing. I thought he was a real asshole for knocking over the sound guy trying to fix a mic that Mike had almost knocked down. When they finished I was amazed to see the floor so packed. I don't remember it ever been so packed. Then the lights went off and after an intro Tool came out and played Sober. I swear my eyes got wet during this song. I almost cried. Iíve been eating, breathing, and sleeping Tool for the past 4 years and to finally see them and hear them play that song was surreal. Again my eyes got watery for a couple more songs after that. Maynard hit every note. (He was wearing a black bra and black panties with a strip of black coming down the middle of his face.) His scream on The Grudge was 20 seconds. Pretty damn good. I love the way he moved and stomped. Danny is such an amazing drummer. He plays his really technical rolls like nothing. Of course Adam and Justin were plain awesome. I was amazed to see Justin play a lot of parts which I thought were guitar. Maynard change the lyrics around here and there, but I know he does that. It was pretty funny to hear Adam mess up on Aenima. I guess thats what happens when your songs are in weird time signatures and having each instrument do something different. I also found it very interesting watching everyone trying to bang their head to some of their more odd meter songs. After the intermission I didnít really get into it as much. I think I needed to be on the floor. I was really pissed off, because for some reason their immense vibe was not hitting me. Nevertheless, it was still pretty awesome. Their stage looked cool and I loved some of the whacked video clips they played. The long jam at the end of their set was pretty sweet, though I couldnít hear Tomahawks drummer. So yea I had been waiting forever to see Tool. I canít wait to see them again.

Review written by: Master (cjs822597) Review posted on: 07/19/02 17:08:04 ET

This was this reviewer's 89th Tool show

I am the master and i have been to every tool concert there has been and i have loved each and every single one of there concertes and i also sell tickets for and and i would love tpo see more people going and see Maynard and Tool play the put on a great show and they have so much eneregy on stage and they sound much better live then in the recording studio!

Review written by: Tenny (tenm10@yahoo.com) Review posted on: 07/19/02 20:51:46 ET

This was this reviewer's 19th Tool show

Great Show!!! Completely blew away Monday night's show in Los Angeles. This show had better everything - like the old Tool I whined about missing in my review of the LA show. Special thanks to Danny Carey for being so nice.

Review written by: Joseph S. (-) Review posted on: 07/20/02 02:36:44 ET

This was this reviewer's 1st? Tool show

The Tool show in El Paso was one of the most energetic shows I've ever been to. I would definatley pay to go see them again. The show first started with Tomahawk taking the stage dressed up in cop uniforms. Mike Patton greeted the crowd in Spanish and then went into an awsome performance throughout their part of the show, which hyped up the entire crowd. By the time Tomahawk had exited the stage, the crowd was so motivated that they could hardly wait for Tool to come out. Tool first started the show with something that sounded similar to Mekaba or Mantra. Justin, Danny, and Adam were the first ones out on on the stage. Then later, Maynard came out wearing a bra and panties with black face paint and started off the show with "Sober". Everybody went crazy and started singing along with Maynard. After that was "Flood", then "the Grudge", and a series of other songs off of "Aenima" and "Lateralis".The band had 2 huge screens at the side of the stage that showed various video clips to their songs. At one point in the show, Maynard took the time to greet El Paso by saying: " They tell me El Paso is enthusiastic" which hyped up the crowd even more. "Are you enthusiastic El Paso? Prove it". Throughout the entire show, the colesium was full of energy. Of course there was an intermission which lasted for about 12 min, but then they returned to the stage with more songs. On the song "Triad", the band invited the drummer of Tomahawk, John Stanier to perform with Danny. The show finally came to an end when they peformed "Lateralis". Maynard even went crazy when he started spinning around in circles. After "Lateralis" ended, the band all got together in front of the stage and gave each other a group hug. Maynard faced the crowd and held up the "peace" sign and everybody went wild. Maynard, Adam, and Justin started throwing bottles of water into the crowd. Danny tossed his drum sticks and even took off the cover to his drumset and threw it into the crowd. As Tool exited the stage, it was apparent that everybody was satisfied with the band's performance. Even Maynard had said during the show: "Thank you El Paso, for giving us a reason to come back". Thank you Tool for coming back and giving us such a kick ass performance. TOOL KICKS ASS!!!