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swaps
05-02-2006, 11:24 AM
SETLIST --

Lost Keys
Rosetta Stoned
Stinkfist
The Pot
Forty Six & 2
Jambi
Schism
Eon Blue Apocalypse
The Patient
Sober
Lateralus
Vicarious
Ćnema


*DO NOT POST IF YOU WERE NOT AT THE SHOW!

Boooger
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
An absolute KICK-ASS concert from start to finish. Got there five hours before the doors opened (General Admission seating) and got front row, lower balcony. Set list was the same as previous (pretty sure anyway) and they performed pretty much flawlessly from what we could tell. Some VERY stoked fans to say the least.

Maynard was fairly talkative all things considered. Mentioned "Kansas Fucking City" a couple of times, also said that they didn't sell quite as many albums as they were targeting the first week: 666,666.66 (and yes, he said the "point six six"). Said he should blame his niece(s?) for downloading the MP3 version. Also cursed the scalpers and suggested we "scalp them right back" - but then added "not literally, as we can't legally say that." Pretty funny stuff

AWESOME concert!!

harbong
05-11-2006, 08:30 PM
pretty much the same setlist as before
adam fucked sober, started the song a whole step sharp.
great to see no moshing (except for aenima)
security was lame as expected.
I attempted to steal a shirt from the bootlegger outside but he snagged me. I asked if he had medium shirts, he just threw one at me and turned around. you wouldn't have?

fearxile
05-11-2006, 08:40 PM
Amazing show. I was directly in front of Justin. Me and my friend were 2nd people against the gate. What a fucking awesome show. When they got done playing Lateralus and Danney threw the 2 sticks, I grabbed one and immediately stuck it in my pants so no one could grab it.. lol. Everyone around me thought it fell on the ground and they were like animals looking for it. Security was shining their lights on the floor trying to find it. I leaned over to my friend and told him I had it.

MemphisM
05-11-2006, 08:44 PM
Set list was the same:

Lost Keys
Rosetta Stoned
Stinkfist
The Pot
Forty Six & 2
Jambi
Schism
Eon Blue Apocalypse
The Patient
Sober
Lateralus

Break to sit on Maynard's platform

Vicarious
Ćnema

The show was amazing. I was in the top balcony on the front row, maybe 35 feet above the floor and on Justin's side of the stage with an amazing view of everything.

Lk/Rosetta Stoned fucking rocked live. Adam and Justin came on stage first and began the intro, then Danny came out, followed shortly by Maynard. All got huge cheers and applause. During RS, it seemed like Maynard knew he owned the crowd. I actually wasn't looking foward to Stinkfist. At first I felt that there were other songs I'd rather hear, but I was wrong and I'm extremely glad they played it. After those two, I decided to quit taking mental notes on the show and just enjoy it. I couldn't help but notice, however, the annoying fucking security guards endlessly shining flashlights in people's eyes. Even when it wasn't in my direction, I still noticed it and it took my attention away from the show for a few seconds. After Lateralus, they all sat on Maynard's platform and Danny started playing drums on Maynard's feet. When the show was over, they all hugged and waved to the crowd and seemed to truly appreciate us coming out.

All in all, it was truly an experience...well worth the $200 ticket (which I still have to pay my buddy for) and the 17 hour round trip drive from Memphis.

A few Maynardism's

"Kansas fucking City. I think that's now the official name, Kansas fucking City"

"Our new album just came out. It's called 10,000 ways to thank you for your support. We were hoping to sell 666,666.666. Satan was dissappointed. But its ok."

"Sorry about the scalpers. I would suggest that you scalp them back. Not literally though, I could legally get in trouble for saying that."

Not exact quotes, but pretty close.

audiophile42
05-11-2006, 08:50 PM
Man,
I was the guy next to fearxile, and he almost got hit for grabbing that stick, lol. Justin was INSANE. Btw, i don't know if he's on here, but the guy right in front of justin with the long black hair headbanging, you're fuckin crazy. Did anyone else notice about 15min before the show started, a guy came out and pulled all the setlist up off the various spots in the floor, and taped new ones down. But tonight the setlist was exactly the same. Who knows, maybe they were gonna mix it up a bit, but decided against it.

Sckb6b
05-11-2006, 09:22 PM
Great show. The security was rediculous with the lights and shit, they took my battery and memory card out of my camera my girl took in, but the show was great. Danny was killer on the drums, I wasn't real impressed with adam's playing and maynard wasn't loud enough for that small of a venue but they were great. I still can't hear shit, but I hope they come back in a few months.

yac03
05-11-2006, 09:22 PM
Being the TOOL junkie that I am, I'm a little embarassed to admit that this was my first show...maybe that means I'm not a junkie, or that I'm now officially a junkie...but I digress. Great show. Can't expect much more than that from a round of warm-up gigs. I thought 46 & 2 was a little hollow and it took the first few minutes of Rosetta Stoned for the guy running the sound-board to set the levels appropriately to accomodate the mediocre accoustics of Memorial. Stinkfist and Aenima blew the roof off. Danny Carey's a beast. Going into the show, I was already well aware of his ability but actually being able to watch him play was hypnotizing.

Maynard's stage presence is incomparable.

The hippies banging on the side doors before the show were priceless.

Visuals were great, lighting was perfect. Sound was bass heavy and loud as fuck.

Big night for me. TOOL's been my fav. band for a long, long time and being able to see them for the first in an "intimate" venue was a treat. Glad to finally be able to cross them off of my "must see" list...they were the only ones left...seen everyone else.

fearxile
05-11-2006, 09:27 PM
Anyone notice the mics and cameras they had set up in the back?

ladycommish
05-11-2006, 09:30 PM
Anyone notice the mics and cameras they had set up in the back?

They had those last night in Denver too. I would love to get my eyes and ears on whatever they caught on sight and sound. *sigh*

fearxile
05-11-2006, 09:33 PM
Yeh I also seen an ipod hooked up setting ont he mixing board when we left... I wonder if they record all shows like that.


Also to note: They were selling tickets at the will call booth about 30+ minutes before the show started. A lot of people went up there and came out with tickets.

trentollyopolis
05-11-2006, 09:37 PM
Great fuckin show..

I felt bad for all the people that got ripped off by scalpers though. About 45 minutes before the concert some employees came out and said there was 30 seats still available for regular price. There was so many pissed off people when that news came out, but 30 happy ones I suppose.

Great show, i was about 15 ft in front of Adam. There was one mosh pit right behind me, which was annoying to say the least, but even it managed to slow down at some points.

Wish the t-shirts werent so expensive ;o

BartenderBryan
05-11-2006, 09:50 PM
This was the first Tool show I've seen (been a fan since Opiate). It was bass heavy, and other than Adams "Glitch" on Sober they seemed in mid-tour form. I was 4 rows back in the upper balcanycorner stage right. Perfect seats for the visuals. The stage seemed a little empty up front, with Maynard singing in the back, but I'm told he does that to focus on his singing. They played a killer set list, and I would pay the same price to see it again!

o00mega00
05-11-2006, 09:52 PM
I'm reminded after a night like this, why it is that I like Tool so much.

Seeing them live is an incomparable event of intensity and emotion. At least that's how I feel.

I've seen where people have complained about the visualizations being lame and just reproductions of the video when a single is played, but these were for the majority videos I've never seen. I was impressed with how well the seemed to fit the mood and tone of the songs. Really added to the overall environment.

Excellent show that I would recommend to everyone.
(well, except like your grandparents)

BartenderBryan
05-11-2006, 09:53 PM
I also heard at the show that another new cd may be comming out later this month. Has anyone else heard this?

BartenderBryan
05-11-2006, 09:56 PM
Everyone around me loved the visuals MEGA. I thought they were perfect for every song. All of them were timed well with the music.

harbong
05-11-2006, 09:57 PM
if anybody saw a dude in a glow in the dark simpsons shirt, that was me.
I saw two people pass out, they just crumpled.
I'd assume the ipod was for the music before/after the show.
it almost sounded like 'nard had a head cold, his voice sounded a little nasal. (compared to previous shows - could have been the mix)
overall the sound was the most powerful that I've experienced tool.
the vibe was extremely positive, smiling faces all around.
I loved having elbow room.
Seeing tool at eye contact distance is another fucking experience.

trentollyopolis
05-11-2006, 10:36 PM
I also think Danny Carey's parents/family were sitting off to the side of the stage. They looked like older small town type people. I kept watching who I assumed to be Danny's mother. She was watching him the whole way through lateralus with a smile on her face, she looked so proud. That was probably my favorite part of the show

scar
05-11-2006, 10:43 PM
how good was THAT?!? anyone at the kansas city (or as Maynard said, "it's official, kansas fuckin' city) show tonight got rocked in that little cracker jack box of an auditorium. very intimate, very loud, very wonderful.

it was a strange seating arrangement to start with. everything was general admission. first come, first sit. we were on the steps to get in at 12:00pm. doors didn't open until 7:00pm. we spent some quality time with people we had never met before. super cool people who had great thoughts about music and stimulating conversation. we were all waiting there together for so long, and we all had our choice of seats when 7:00 rolled around.

the seats we chose were in the front row of the first section on the right side of the stage (facing stage.) Danny Carey's family and friends were sitting directly to my left (Danny is from paola, ks.) like i said before, this place was so intimate, the band was simply right in front of us.

i don't have time to go into everything. i need some sleep, and some time to digest what i just experienced. it was lovely. Maynard really seemed to be into this performance, having fun and dancing (i mean, really dancing, not just flailing or bobbing.) Adam was great. Justin hit that bass so hard at times that my whole body vibrated, and my heart seemed to capture all of the energy (i wasn't even on any drugs this time.) Danny was on. he's obviously infuckingcredible on a daily basis, but this was a home game for him, and he did not disappoint anyone.

lost keys (instrumentals only) was awesome. they could have gone on with that for the first hour.
rosetta stoned was just so loud. i could barely even hear Maynard. it fucking rocked.
i think stinkfist was next. i can't remember the complete set list right now, but i'll let other people take it from here. please add what you experienced. i hope everyone had a beautiful time like i did.

by the way, i was in the front of the line in a black coat, jeans, and sunglasses. i'm tall and some of you referred to me as "the guy who looks like adam sandler." it was great meeting all of you. thank you for making the day go by so fast. almost too fast.

p.s. TESS! you are a trooper. you stayed in the front of that floor crowd THE WHOLE SHOW! you are a great TOOL fan, and it was fun meeting you and your friends.

tool8928
05-11-2006, 10:52 PM
Damn, i have to work at 7am this morning and i am still covered in sweat and wanting more. my first tool concert. i paid $800 for three tickets. for me, my sister, and my girl.
We arrived, and found a place to park immediatly in an almost empty parking lot- the drunk business owner demanded five dollars - (when we left after the show we had to wait 20 minuites for the same lot to clear out enough for us to leave.)

The Wait:
arrived early stood in line with the rest of the sheep, baaahing about everyone wearing tool shirts and black. i of course wore my tool shirt under pressure from my girls who also sported theirs. I really wish i had a peach shirt or green jell-0 or something cool like that.
The two bongo playing hippies trying to get free tickets and banging on the side doors was entertainment.
finaly make it to the front- frisking was a joke - people just slid in skipping past security without any problem.

The show: fortunatly for my first show i got tickets on the floor to be up close and personal with the band. bad idea when you are trying to look out for two girls.
and someone tell me if they remember the white haired crazy guy with bad teeth
"ive been to every tool show, if your bitching get to the back, if youre bitching get to the back"
a very drunk but cool guy in the front tried to calm the schitzo down by saying lets all just enjoy the show - i mean this guy was out of control and would not shut up
The band comes out to play, maynard shirtless with a walkie - the vocals were all distorted even with the regular mic.
The Schitzo is banning his head, slamming into everyone and pissing everyone that he pushed into me and my girls off, when my sister pushed him i got pissed that she was bothered
all of the sudden the music hits hard and the crazy fucker runs forward slamming into a crowd of unsupecting, relaxed, fans enjoying the show, he pushes me back
and my sister is yelling and getting pissed. i grabbed the back of the guys neck and started punching him in the head, he turned around and tried to freak-me-out to death and the next thing i know the entire crowd around me is throwing the bastard up to the front security guys to deal with... and they even looked scared and upset to have to deal with this fucker.
the show was awesome
i learned a lot about tool and developed some theories about the connections of the music to the crowd. the lighting effects were interesting - the video behind the band was awesome. ADAM JONES IS A FUCKING GOD. Maynard is the voice, and a brilliant poet. also a prankster who is definetly obsessed with his penis.
The whole crowd was singing (off key and awfully) gawd. i just listen and mouth the words and yell when they are done playing
back to the lighting - it was like a joke a test - you could see maynard singing all of the well known words refrains etc... and when it got down to the complicated stuff the lights shined on the crowd...... maybe that is how the band knows if the crowd really knows and listens to the music/lyrics or they all just hum and sing along with what they think they know. i duno great set blah blah
i am putting together an archive of things to remember the show in a cd/dvd form with a case designed of wrist bands and ticket invoices. hopefully i can d/l some sneaky bastards live video of the show and maybe some recorded live songs.
ITS NOT LIKE I AM GOING TO SELL OR SHARE THE SHIT. i just want to remember.

trentollyopolis
05-11-2006, 11:09 PM
Damn, i have to work at 7am this morning and i am still covered in sweat and wanting more. my first tool concert. i paid $800 for three tickets. for me, my sister, and my girl.
We arrived, and found a place to park immediatly in an almost empty parking lot- the drunk business owner demanded five dollars - (when we left after the show we had to wait 20 minuites for the same lot to clear out enough for us to leave.)

The Wait:
arrived early stood in line with the rest of the sheep, baaahing about everyone wearing tool shirts and black. i of course wore my tool shirt under pressure from my girls who also sported theirs. I really wish i had a peach shirt or green jell-0 or something cool like that.
The two bongo playing hippies trying to get free tickets and banging on the side doors was entertainment. as well as the drugs.
finaly make it to the front- frisking was a joke - people just slid in skipping past security without any problem.

The show: fortunatly for my first show i got tickets on the floor to be up close and personal with the band. bad idea when you are trying to look out for two girls.
and someone tell me if they remember the white haired crazy guy with bad teeth
"ive been to every tool show, if your bitching get to the back, if youre bitching get to the back"
a very drunk but cool guy in the front tried to calm the schitzo down by saying lets all just enjoy the show - i mean this guy was out of control and would not shut up
The band comes out to play, maynard shirtless with a walkie - the vocals were all distorted even with the regular mic.
The Schitzo is banning his head, slamming into everyone and pissing everyone that he pushed into me and my girls off, when my sister pushed him i got pissed that she was bothered
all of the sudden the music hits hard and the crazy fucker runs forward slamming into a crowd of unsupecting, relaxed, fans enjoying the show, he pushes me back
and my sister is yelling and getting pissed. i grabbed the back of the guys neck and started punching him in the head, he turned around and tried to freak-me-out to death and the next thing i know the entire crowd around me is throwing the bastard up to the front security guys to deal with... and they even looked scared and upset to have to deal with this fucker.
the show was awesome
i learned a lot about tool and developed some theories about the connections of the music to the crowd. the lighting effects were interesting - the video behind the band was awesome. ADAM JONES IS A FUCKING GOD. Maynard is the voice, and a brilliant poet. also a prankster who is definetly obsessed with his penis.
The whole crowd was singing (off key and awfully) gawd. i just listen and mouth the words and yell when they are done playing
back to the lighting - it was like a joke a test - you could see maynard singing all of the well known words refrains etc... and when it got down to the complicated stuff the lights shined on the crowd...... maybe that is how the band knows if the crowd really knows and listens to the music/lyrics or they all just hum and sing along with what they think they know. i duno great set blah blah
i am putting together an archive of things to remember the show in a cd/dvd form with a case designed of wrist bands and ticket invoices. hopefully i can d/l some sneaky bastards live video of the show and maybe some recorded live songs.
ITS NOT LIKE I AM GOING TO SELL OR SHARE THE SHIT. i just want to remember.

I know exactlyt he blonde fucker you're talking about. I was the tall red haired guy (6'6) that was standing near the blonde dude. It was so awesome when everyone started cheering when blondie got carried away :D

tool8928
05-11-2006, 11:22 PM
Great show. The security was rediculous with the lights and shit, they took my battery and memory card out of my camera my girl took in, but the show was great. Danny was killer on the drums, I wasn't real impressed with adam's playing and maynard wasn't loud enough for that small of a venue but they were great. I still can't hear shit, but I hope they come back in a few months.
dude when they shined the little flashlights up front. they were showing the band the chicks who were flashing them - security wasnt so bad up front

Chino
05-11-2006, 11:36 PM
This concert was the shit. There are no words to explain the show. Just fucking great. Happy Birthday Danny. Thanks for the great show tool. Can't wait to see you again in the fall. Got there are 2pm and was worth the wait. The show was unbelievable. For all of you that got to smoke some bomb ass nuggs, your welcome. See you in the fall. Oh about the bootlegger that was selling shirts for $10. I snagged one extra one from him for all of you that didn't get a chance to. Dont forget to fuck scalpers. I loved the fact that he mentioned fucking scalpers and that we should scalp them in return. I am one of the fortunate ones who paid face value for my tickets. But I would have paid a lot more if I had to. It was worth every penny I did not spend, and now I can die a happy man.

lachrymotion
05-12-2006, 12:59 AM
Amazing show...I think my body is still resinating from the bass

Was on the first balcony...center mass 5 rows back. Great view. Setlist was amazing. The highlight for me was Lateralus. For the half step pause twoards the end, it seemed like the crowd all at once was silenced, only to be remerged by Danny's bass drum kick in.

Got there around 3ish. Waited in line, spent alot of cash on merch, tried to watch Adam play some of the new stuff to get a feel of how to play...and was fucking rocked hard. Hope someone out there has a nice boot of it. Would love to have the memory preserved in audio form.

Croud was great...no complaints on my part. Wish I could be stuck in Groundhogs Day and do it again tommorow.

tool8928
05-12-2006, 03:52 AM
ATTN ALL WHO SNUCK CAMERAS INTO "Kansas Fuckin City" Show

check out http://www.flickr.com/groups/toolshed/pool/
please for the benefit of all the fans who want to remember -
post your photos of the KC show!

The group was created by Chris_Brightwell who posted:
"I've created a group pool at Flickr for folks to upload and share live pictures from cameraphones, smuggled digital cameras, or any other imaging device you might happen to sneak into a show.

Want to join the fun? Sign up for a Flickr account and join the t.d.n group. Then, when you upload a new photo, it'll give you the option of including it in your group pool(s), including t.d.n."

To join and post sign up at http://www.flickr.com
and to post in the right place at http://www.flickr.com/groups/toolshed/pool/

mark.bender1
05-12-2006, 05:41 AM
fucking great. the best show ever. and to all you fuck sticks that have shit to say about how they fucked the sound up or that danny fucked up on sober i want to see you get up their and pull off the shit they do every fucking night and still come out the best fucking prog. metal band ever. and fuck all those gun toteing hip gangster wannabies, you know who you are.

cantkeepmeaway
05-12-2006, 05:59 AM
fuck yes took 2 x pills about 7 30 so they started to kick in like minutes before the show....the best experience ive ever had god that was amazing...i was upper balcony front row could see everything wouldve rather been on the floor but i still could see everything fucking great show my first tool show and i wish i could just relive it over and over....mdma+tool=THE BEST TIME EVER!!!!!!!!!!

HCjarric
05-12-2006, 06:05 AM
Great show. I was to meet someone and pay $120 for a ticket which was a hell of a deal. While I was waiting for the guy to get there they came out and said they had 30 extra tickets. I got one for face value and I was one happy bastard. Sorry Pat about the ticket situation, I just got extremely lucky. I felt bad for my buddy and others that had to spend $225. The show was amazing though. I've seen Tool 5 times and this was definitely the best one. Lateralus gives me chills everytime they play it live. We had front row top balcony which were awesome seats. I just sat there and soaked in everything from the show. Can't wait to see them again in the Fall.

meatstick
05-12-2006, 06:47 AM
Great show, high crowd energy, great setlist, yadayada.
Security was fine, I didn't notice to much harasssment. If you are a Tool fan, you know they don't like cameras, what do you expect? Second THERE was quite a bit of moshing on the floor (I was there) there was a group of meatheads over towards Justin that kept getting rowdy, and security was spotting little fights every 20 minutes or so. As for the cameras and mics in back, I wouldn't think to much of it. the camera wasn't high enough to get a great shot, plus the camera was a panasonic PD170 (not the greatest) My guess was that the lighting director was recording for reference on light cues. Probably to look at the show, so he can make changes, etc. As for the mic, I would guess the audio guy was doing the same thing. If they were recording the show for audio, they would just tap into the board. Although they could be using it for crowd noise. Met some people at Tanners before the show, from Oklahoma and Baton Rouge, hope you guys enjoyed the shots. Also, that was Danny's mom on the side of the stage, proud mother watching her ginormous son beat the living hell out of some drums. Does anyone know the computer program Danny was using during some songs, what is on the LCD screen? Hope everyone had fun. Moshers and shasta beast fighting can suck the collective Tool cock.

AgentOrange
05-12-2006, 07:04 AM
my comments area about the same as the rest. Me and my buddy were on the top balcony dead center of the stage about 3 rows back, i had my doubts about being up there instead of the floor, but as soon as i sat down and saw danny's kit i knew it was gonna be well worth it.

Me and my friend had a seat open on each side of us and bout 5 minutes before the start a guy and his girlfriend asked if we could move down so they could sit together.... we obliged and he proceded to smoke us up the entire show which was glorious....thanks mystery dude.

Lost Keys was extremely loud live, fucking beautiful... I was a little dissapointed with RS. Maynard was using the megaphone for a majority if not all of the vocals in the song, which was fine except he had it strapped onto his belt and angled at the ground....could'nt really hear any of it from the balcony... but another buddy who was on the floor in front of adam said it was the clearest part of the show, so go figure....

Stinkfist vocals were a little difficult to pick up as well, more because of the crowd geeking out and singing so loud... those two songs were the low point of the show for me, still damn good though. Adam was pretty spot on for this song, nothing major in the shit the bed department as it were.

The Pot plays pretty good live, but you can tell Maynards voice is starting to go which worries me in regards to future albums and tours... he cut the scream at the end of this song very short....only been to one other show so i dunno if he does that often or not.

46&2 was the best performance of the show.....all four guys were on the ball for it... the crowd was really into the song jumping in unison and such on the floor which is fun to watch from the rafters.

Jambi was excellent... the talk box was almost inaudible from the balcony which dissapointed me... adam fudged it up a little too i think....

schism and The Patient together is a wonderful grouping of the songs.... you just kinda get to fall into a lateralus kinda mood for awhile which is cool...The Patient was fucking moving live, i kept closing my eyes for a few seconds at a time just drifting away, then i would remember that i had payed 200 bucks for the ticket and i needed to keep em open and see as much as i could, lol....

Same long extended intro they have been playing for Sober, ive only heard it on bootlegs so that was a treat to hear live...soon as the opening riff kicked in the aformentioned mystery dude sparked another joint and passed it our way....by the end of the song i was ripped, lol. Sober was surprisingly good though, i like the song but its one of my least favorite but they really played the hell out of it...im no music expert so i could be wrong but it seems to me that Adam plays undertow era shit the best...i dunno.

They did they're little sit down/pow wow thing here....they played drums on maynards feet and held they're hands to their ears and asked for a crowd reaction of some sort. If you've ever been to or seen a Chiefs game on tv... you know that KC folks know how to make noise and on cue the fucking place exploded....i'll put that noise level up against any of the other venues on this mini tour.

Lateralus as always was unreal....Danny looks like he's a cartoon when he plays as fast as his hands move.... his family was on the side of the stage and they were really geeking out during this song, it was a cool moment...really old lady over there....possibly his grandma? Props to her if so...that granny's a real trooper ...

Vicarious didn't come off that well live to me for some reason... adam bothched a part during the, "drowned by the ocean, shot by his own son", part, where it was only justin playing, or maybe thats how its suppose to be, not sure.

Aenema was a great way to end it... i thought that they would only close with that at cali shows...but i was glad they kept it in.... everyone sang along to this entire song which made it sound very cool mixing in with maynard...

All in all another amazing tool experience.... some closing comments include a funny moment where Nard asked the crowd if the drugs had kicked in yet... the crowd cheered just as justin started playing a bass lick to whatever song was starting and Nard stopped him and said, "Sorry Justin, i just wanted to make sure everyone was on drugs first." And lastly thank you to the hippies who entertanied us in line by playing the tiny bongo, begging for tickets/money/food, like any good hippey should, and then of course by flipping their nappy dreds around in the pit which made laugh hysterically at a few different points during the show, Someboy had to have caught a dred in the face....

Great show, im sure nobody read this but oh well i needed to get it all out of my head and onto cyber paper.... peace

pseudostratified
05-12-2006, 07:32 AM
Last night was by far the best concert I have ever seen and ended up being one of the coolest experiences of mys life.
I won't repeat what everyone else has said about the awesome fucking show except to point out that I was the lucky fucker who ended up with Danny's AUTOGRAPHED DRUM HEAD after he made an impossible fucking throw deep into the lower balcony. Check out my avatar bitches! That shit seemed like I had a homing beacon the way it curved right to me--and the four other people who had a hand on it until I emerged victorious!! A fucking mind-blowing experience

AgentOrange
05-12-2006, 07:36 AM
Last night was by far the best concert I have ever seen and ended up being one of the coolest experiences of mys life.
I won't repeat what everyone else has said about the awesome fucking show except to point out that I was the lucky fucker who ended up with Danny's AUTOGRAPHED DRUM HEAD after he made an impossible fucking throw deep into the lower balcony. Check out my avatar bitches! That shit seemed like I had a homing beacon the way it curved right to me--and the four other people who had a hand on it until I emerged victorious!! A fucking mind-blowing experience

fuck you buddy.... i thought that thing was gonna get clear up to me at the top but it just died like 15 feet from the rail and curved down.... damn you :)

aka_PTT
05-12-2006, 08:10 AM
Great show. I was to meet someone and pay $120 for a ticket which was a hell of a deal. While I was waiting for the guy to get there they came out and said they had 30 extra tickets. I got one for face value and I was one happy bastard. Sorry Pat about the ticket situation, I just got extremely lucky. I felt bad for my buddy and others that had to spend $225. The show was amazing though. I've seen Tool 5 times and this was definitely the best one. Lateralus gives me chills everytime they play it live. We had front row top balcony which were awesome seats. I just sat there and soaked in everything from the show. Can't wait to see them again in the Fall.

Jeric!

You tool loving crazy S.O.B!


To all who read this post, I am the "someone Jeric was to meet and pay $120.00 for a ticket which was a hell of a deal". I have to give the proverbial "major props" to Jeric. First, the guy is in the right spot at right time and scores a ticket from box office earning the "early bird" award

Second, upon getting value buy he did the right thing. Jeric didn't know me at all and could have easily walked away from our deal without any problems. My dumbass would have been walking around with ticket, "anyone see Jeric?" But no, Jeric immediately picks up phone and calls to tell me that he basically won the lottery. I live in St. Louis and was ripping through Odessa when he called. Luckily, I thought, I could place ticket withone of the others who had inquired about ticket.

Much to my dismay, for a variety of reasons none of which was price there were no takers. I get to Memorial Hall at 8:29 pm hearing band begin as I am walking up hill behind building. (I saw four dudes sneak in through side exit while walking up. Epic..) I check with police on whether I would be able to sell ticket in front of theatre. He said it was ok, smiled winked at me while saying, "face value only of course". I went to six differnt pairs of people standing out front looking for tickets. At this time, I was asking $100.00=$66.66 face +$13.36 charges+$20 transportation cost. Call it $20.00 over cost.

Each one of these dudes would look at me and say, "if you have two we will buy for $100.00". I was getting more and more frustrated finally saying to the crowd, "you mean to tell me that you are going to miss this show because you can't spend the next two hours without your buddy holding your hand. Are you guys on dates or something!" F-n unbelievable.

Finally a meteor hits one of them on the head. The band was about 100 yards away inside and he wasn't going to see because Bob would be alone for a couple hours. boing. He says he will buy it. finally! I say $100.00 based on above reasoning. He thinks for a bit and SAYS, I'll give you $90.00!

What the hell. $10.00 freaking bucks. The show was on and I had enough, so I said whatever and made the deal.

The dude who bought it was also from St. Louis. During the show he was kind enough to buy 3 beers for me total cost of $21.00 and hooked me up with pack of smokes! I was scratching my head but thankful for the generosity.

All in all, I want to say that I paid $225 or roughly 3x face value+charges to see Tool at a venue which is 4x to 5x smaler than an arena. By this metric the price is not only reasonable bui a value. I would do it again tomorrow. I felt like I was at a VFW hall. It was so cool.

I still give Jeric all the respect in the world for being stand-up guy when he really didn't have too. And Jeric sorry I couldn't hook up with you guys but once inside I didn't move. I was memzmorized. Fifth time seen the act. I think this peformance was better than previous. What a differece 10-15 years can make.

Finally, to all of you who contacted me in regard to ticket and choked at any price over face value, I say to you.......FOOLS!

PTT

ChristianTroy
05-12-2006, 08:43 AM
Agent Orange,

I was probably right next to you. I remember those goddamned hippies. I got hit in the face by dreads about 10 times.


I've seen this band five times now, and it gets better every time. Last night was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. For those of you debating whether to pay big bucks to see this band in a small venue, do not give it another thought. It's worth any amount of money you have to pay. I'm fucking deaf right now from sitting 10 feet from my favorite band in the world. I'm still speechless.

kseverin
05-12-2006, 08:51 AM
Concert was the highlight of my life. Second Tool concert I've been to and the small venues beat the shit out of the bigger ones. Danny was wearing his Jayhawks jersey as usual, proving he is the biggest badass in the world. I'm surprised no one has mentioned that Maynard messed up they lyrics in stinkfist, instead of saying "Elbow deep inside the borderline. Show me that you love me and that we belong together" He said "This may hurt a little but it's something you'll get used to" He said that line twice. Oh well i dont even give a fuck that concert was sweet. Can't wait till the come back.

CatWithAGatt
05-12-2006, 08:53 AM
I'm gonna try to be the first person to post without using the F word, hehehe. I'm also not going to repost something that someone else has already said, in order to try to keep this short.

To me, this was fan appreciation night. One of the coolest parts I noticed was during Stinkfist, when Maynard sings, "I'll.. Keep.. Digging.." and so on, the entire band put little mini-pauses in so you could hear the entire crowd singing along clearly. It seemed that they knew this was a crowd fave to sing along with, and were giving us a chance to be heard. Perhaps not why, but there were very audible band pauses that I've not heard other times I saw Tool play live.
My friend, who's a guitarist, noticed Adam break a string during one of the first few songs, like 5 seconds from the end. I, as a drummer, noticed Danny break a stick also early in the show.

The 'Mega Feedback' before Sober was accompanied by a cool little miniSolo from Danny that last about a minute or so. A gift to his hometown crowd? Or a birthday drum-abration? We'll never know.

Probably the most hilarious part of the evening was the recurrence of Maynard doing kicks in his cowboy boots.

Also, before Vicarious, we were treated to a happy little keyboard duet from Adam and Maynard while they seemingly worked on Adam's guitar off stage, before bringing it out for the last two songs.
Since I've read all the pages on here about the setlist not changing, I knew there were only two songs left. = / But the guy behind me was screaming for something off of Opiate. I wanted to turn around and make a $20 bet with him that Vicarious, followed by Aenima, followed by the end of the show were coming next.

On a note of speculation, it seemed like this miniTour could also be the retiring of Sober. It's a great song, but with how they've progressed, I don't see it fitting in with their set list any time after this tour, which has consisted mainly of fan favorites. (No 10,000 Days or Right In Two)

As for Danny on Sober - he didn't mess anything up playing it, as he's mentioned in interviews, sometimes he plays certain parts different live, so fans might not always get to hear that "one lick" they want.

Apologies if I've repeated anything someone else said, as I wanted this to give a more complete review of the show, not reiterate something previously posted. I skimmed the other 30 posts, but may have missed something.

To aka_PTT: You're openly admitting to scalping tickets. To a show where the lead singer hates scalpers. If you weren't going to the show anyway, then why would you buy tickets, and if you were, then why would you charge transportation fees on somewhere you were already going? If you must rationalize your greed in your own head, fine, but don't call us fools because we wouldn't pay for your gas. It sucks if you had to pay more for a ticket, but don't buy more than you need, perhaps?

To All those who bought tickets to shows they weren't going to: You're worse than scalpers, imho. I don't even know how many "Have KC want Las Vegas" "Have NY want Chicago" posts I saw off of TDN, but what they heck? You're only making it hard for fans from that area to see the show. If I live in Chicago, why would I buy NY tickets? And if you do, why would you? It sucks that you couldn't get tickets for your local show, but at least go down there and see if there're any Will Call tickets or scalpers selling at the legitimate face value. Don't try to gain leverage in trading tickets by robbing someone else's chance of seeing a band they love.

tainednarf1014
05-12-2006, 09:10 AM
Did anyone else notice how much Maynard was fucking around with the keyboard. Did that replace the guitar he used on the Lateralus tour? I noticed he was using it when they did the slow breakdown on Schism during the vocal harmony part. Also seemed to be using it before each verse and chorus maybe as a Key refrence.

kutter1424
05-12-2006, 09:56 AM
I got to the concert at 4.30, the doors opened at 7. I walked onto the floor and placed my ass against the barrier in front of Adam. The guys came on at 8.30. Adam was 3 feet in front of me, fucking amazing. Cannot believe I got to see them so close up. The funniest part was when Adam snapped his D guitar string at the end of The Pot. Maynard started laughing but looked a little concerned. Rosetta Stoned was great, always liked the song but wasn't my favorite, on the way home it was constantly playing throughout my three hour drive back to Springfield. The Patient was my favorite song of the night, Danny's bass drums during that song shook the whole place. Everyone was great, good dancing by Maynard. At the end of the show Maynard threw a water bottle that I caught, then I got pulled back and thrown to the ground, I ended up 5 people back and 3 people to the left. Fucking great show, to anyone who still has tickets for this mini-tour, your in for a kick-ass rock show.

tool/rush/mars
05-12-2006, 09:56 AM
lmao at whoever wondered if they recorded onto an IPOD

awesome show

ATF-34
05-12-2006, 09:59 AM
I went to the KC show last night. Let just say i was fortunate to go back stage and then hang out with 3 of the 4 members of the band. This was the second time i was lucky enough to do this. I was the bastard in the back shirt standing behind Danny's mom during the show. Danny was nice as always. Justin acts kinda like he’s still not used to it all or hes really shy. Adam is very humble and is a great guy. Glad to have the experience again. Great show guys!!!

DDoedtman
05-12-2006, 10:08 AM
I got there at noon and bonded with fans all day. I was the guy in the light blue shirt that said stuff about butternut cocoa and the fuzzy jacket. I hung out with some very cool people and had some awesome conversations. That hippie guy who was banging on the door was named Stick. He's a drifter and was looking to get into the show for free. He showed up there with 20 cents, and after having a conversation with someone about money, he gave that 20 cents to a guy who had plenty of it, with the mentality that that guy obviously cared about it more. Stick ended up banging on that door until someone finally let him in. He did get to see the show for free.

I spent all day looking for a ticket and ended up getting one of the will-call floor tickets. The early crowd, knowing I'd been there all day, was kind enough to let me take my place with them in the front of the line, which led me to being front and directly in front of Maynard on the floor. Awesome idea for seeing the band. Piss-poor idea for protecting my hearing.

I remember the loud blonde guy. He reminded me of the suicide bomber from Contact, in looks and attitude--determined to ruin everyone else's fun. He kept repeating that if we were gonna bitch about him, we should move to the back. I thought it seemed much more democratic and logical for the thing that every was bitching about to move to the back. He was the only one who wanted him there. I had resolved to ignore him the whole show, but when I noticed a smaller girl who was getting swallowed and beaten just behind me, I had her come up to the safety and comfort of the rail. Security motioned for the man to come over the rail because he was clearly putting a lot of effort into ruining other people's experiences. The crowd quickly caught on and did security's job, lifting him over, happy to see him go.

Adam cracked me up throughout the show. I know it's his thing to look blase and bored while he plays, like, "Yeah, this is what I do, no big deal." He took it pretty far at this show. At one point he actually rolled his eyes a little. It was hilarious.

I loved the parts of songs that featured Justin. In the euphoria of the experience, I forget which song he was really going all-out on, but I was ecstatic to see it.

Maynard flubbed the vocals at the end of The Patient. He says "Gotta wait it out" a few times at the end. "Gotta" is in the pick up note just before the measure starts. The first time he said it, he missed the pickup and crammed it all into the measure. He quickly looked up and smiled at Adam.

Making eye contact with Adam and Maynard was incredible (although, through Maynard's sunglasses, eye contact almost had to be assumed, but you can feel it when you make eye contact with someone). After the show, Danny threw some sticks and heads into the crowd. One of the drumsticks bounced off my hand and onto the floor where security stood. Damn my poor motor skills.

I busted my ass for weeks to get into this show. It looked pretty bleak at times, especially when I was ticketless at 5 pm the day of the show, looking over at Danny Carey's dad, wondering if he was a Good Samaritan. It was all well worth it, and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat. I'll be first in line to get tickets if/when they come back in the fall, and I'll be there at noon again, if for no other reason than to talk to so many cool people again.

cantkeepmeaway
05-12-2006, 10:15 AM
I was the lucky fucker who ended up with Danny's AUTOGRAPHED DRUM HEAD after he made an impossible fucking throw deep into the lower balcony. Check out my avatar bitches! That shit seemed like I had a homing beacon the way it curved right to me--and the four other people who had a hand on it until I emerged victorious!! A fucking mind-blowing experience

ha props on that man i saw that shit i thought it was gonna make it to the top row...the breakdown to jambi was fucking amazing...haha...mdma and tool best night ever man i wanna relive it over and over.

david allen coe
05-12-2006, 12:27 PM
I've seen a few shows . . . the first one at Memorial Hall was Black Sabbath in 1972.
I thought that was a good show. I saw TOOL the first time they played Memorial . . . I thought that was a good show. And, in my wildest dreams, I never
though I'd see TOOL play a small venue like Memorial again . . . Last night was nothing less than historic . . . those of you who were there know . . . you've just seen the greatest band of our time play in an auditorium no bigger than a high school gym. What a rare moment . . .

bhast2
05-12-2006, 12:43 PM
caught the show in KC it was such a kick ass show,they seemed all in sync
and didn't miss a beat
i was about 20 feet from MJK i could see the whites of his teeth thats how close i was


Great Show can't wait to see them when they come back through

MagFire
05-12-2006, 12:44 PM
To whoever said there was no moshing...hahaha. Nice try.

Props go to: The cool people we hung out with on the floor right in front of Adam: Two drunk and very friendly girls, an awesome girl in a black button-up shirt and her equally cool boyfriend with the two eyebrow rings, the two guys we speculated on future singles with, the guy who was trying to protect his girlfriend from the moshpit and ended up beating some ass, and EVERYBODY who picked up that blonde acid-dropping idiot and let the very friendly identical-twin security guards handle him. Also obviously props to the band and the rest of the crew and staff, everybody I saw seemed to be having a good time. Maynard's dancing was the absolute best, he was getting into it much more than I expected. And of course you've gotta love seeing topless women to go along with your favorite band, kudos.

Bitches go to: That blonde idiot...all I can say is when you elbow your way into the front row while yelling at everybody to go back in the back if they don't like it, you're getting ready for a trip over the rail. The moshers who don't understand that Tool isn't a moshing band (although I'm glad they had fun anyway). The short idiot in the gray shirt who got in my face when I pushed him away from some girls he kept elbowing in the face. Scalpers who observed "Bring your kid to work day". People who waved their finger at the band during The Pot...obviously you don't get it.

It was an awesome concert and we definitely had a blast (and a sober blast at that). Sad to have to wait for 10,000 days and Right In Two in concert, but I guess I'll manage somehow. Thanks to all the cool people we met who made it an awesome show despite the "1% Douchebag" rule that we saw in action last night!

PolyOntology
05-12-2006, 12:51 PM
So I saw Tool for my 5th time last night in Kansas City. I had a feeling that they could still put on the ridiculously awesome show I've come to expect, but had slight doubts because some of the new album comes across to me as being "really good" as opposed to "ridiculously amazing". It started out as just being "really good" but got to the amazingness I was hoping for after a while.... after all, Tool are still Tool.
We got to the venue around 7:45...parked in what I'd been told and what looked to be a very unsafe neighborhood. The venue was Memorial Hall...dedicated to soldiers and all that stuff...pretty ironic. Eventually we got in and found seats, and I squeezed my way through the clusterfuck of people in this tiny ass place to go to the bathroom then get some of that wonderful $3 bottled water (which doesn't come in a bottle and was spilled as a result...oh well). Sit down...wait wait wait...the wait for a Tool show is always the worst. Danny Carey's mom was sitting on the side of the stage tapping her foot, looking about as anxious as me. She sat there the whole show, probably very proud of her son. It felt really nice being in a place about 1/3rd the size of an arena, that meant 1/3rd less obnoxious fans. I didn't notice nearly as much moshing as I'd expected.

Finally they start with Lost keys>Rosetta Stoned...very good stuff. Not as incredible as I'd expect from Tool...the H/Grudge sounding part with electronic drums at the end was amazing though. Next, Stinkfist...another "really good" song, but it wasn't as great as previous shows, maybe because they didn't do the extended version. Next, The Pot...another "really good" song. The instrumental part in it was awesome though. Afterwards Maynard said something along the lines of "Any of you got a problem with that? alright then". No idea what thats about.

Then...46&2, this is where I started REALLY feeling it. They never played 46&2 at any of the other shows I'd seen, and its definitely a classic for me. The drum solo in there is always incredible. Next was Jambi, which was a bit better than the previous new songs, but still not as good as the old stuff. The talkbox solo was great, even though there was a little bit of feedback. After this, the rest of the show was as good as it gets pretty much. Schism, then Ćon Blue Apocalypse/the Patient, a drum solo leading into Sober, then Lateralus...all incredible. Then they sat down on the stage and just kinda looked at the crowd, enjoying the hell out of themselves. Then they played Vicarious, which unlike the other new songs, I actually enjoyed as much as all the old stuff. Then they closed with Ćnema, which of course was great.

The lighting and the video screens were awesome as well. Not quite as magnificent as the Alex Grey backdrops, but still one of the coolest visual shows ever. Lots of new video footage...I wish they'd make dvds of this stuff damnit.

I was surprised at how positive of an atmosphere there was. With the band talking about how upset they are about current events, and the mood of the new album, I almost expected it to be darker, but it was actually very positive and inspiring. Its obvious that they really enjoy what they do, and are really glad that other people appreciate it. Lots of smiles and crowd interaction, lots of hilarious commentary from Maynard...I've gotta say I really disagree with whoever insists that Tool is "pretentious". I left feeling very inspired, euphoric, glad to be alive in the moment, looking forward to the future, and all that good stuff.

ahmad
05-12-2006, 01:37 PM
Alrighty then, picture this if you will...
Get pretty wasted before the concert (bad idea?) pretty much a huge Tool fan, 10 people in our group and its time to hit the road. Two SUVs head to the concert my ride drives to Municiple Hall...in Missouri! Holy Fucking Shit!!! No worries no worries 1 hour till the show, plenty of time to get there. Next thing I know we were standing in line. Head into the venue, didn't expect it to be that small. Would've loved to be on the floor, but opted to keep the group together where we rocked out the whole row/balcony.....Apologies to those I may have flailed into but that comes with the territory. Highlight of the night would probably be during The Patient, lighters flickered everywhere as the venue clouded with smoke. Wish I would've 'experienced' more but all in all, totally worth the money. Next time I'll put down the liquor, open my eyes, and remember to bring the mushrooms.

ATF-34
05-12-2006, 01:38 PM
For my fellow KC Tool fan!!! ENJOY!

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i25/atf34/setlist.jpg

fearxile
05-12-2006, 02:18 PM
Anyone know why the guy ripped up setlist from before and put a new one down.... Gets rinkled during the trip... Gets everyones sweat all over it, What?

jrizzle
05-12-2006, 03:57 PM
I am sooooooooooooooooooo BUMMED out! I was in the front row, god was it the best TOOL/any band show i've ever been to and it had to end! I'm never going to see them in that intimate setting again....it will never be the same!

:*(

kutter1424
05-12-2006, 04:23 PM
I'd like to say thanks to everyone around me that was in front of Adam, the two drunk girls next to me, the two guitar players behind me, and the couple to the right of me,(two eyebrow rings), you guys made this an even better show than it already was, I was the guy in the white hat in front of Adam. Everyone was real cool and die-hard fans, no fuckers except for the blonde acid tripper. Thanks

PoisonSkin
05-12-2006, 05:37 PM
great show. I'd just seen them at Coachella but it was awesome. sound wise though Coachella was far superior. Memorial just isn't built for it. I wish they could play at the Uptown. there'd be no way though.

the worst was after the show, we're standing around outside. plenty of people are. there's a guy selling shirts. all of the sudden this big dumbfuck security guy gets all in this normal nice guys face and is like LEAVE SIR! and the guys like fuck you I guess, so then security fuck goes DO I NEED TO GET A OFFICER? OFFICERS COME DOWN HERE PLEASE!

4 or 5 cops come down and act like hard asses and have this show of force on this one dude for no reason at all. security guy thought he was the shit. whatever, lets leave.

actually fuck kansas city KS. cop infested dump

MemphisM
05-12-2006, 07:23 PM
i grabbed the back of the guys neck and started punching him in the head, he turned around and tried to freak-me-out to death and the next thing i know the entire crowd around me is throwing the bastard up to the front security guys to deal with... and they even looked scared and upset to have to deal with this fucker.


i saw that man, good for you guys getting him out of there. From my view in the balcony, there wasnt much moshing, which i think shows the quality of the fans that were there. Most seemed intent on watching the show and not beating the shit out of each other.

alicetooljam
05-12-2006, 09:42 PM
KANSAS FUCKING CITY! What did yall think? Shouts outs out to SCAR & DDoedtman. Scar, Im pretty sure you remember who i am. I told you I was here as alicetooljam and saved your spot in line while you and your buddy went and ate at the mexican place across the street. Me and my girl also sat next to you and your friend. BTW, I agree with what you are hearing in the jambi lyrics

DDoedtman, I was one of the ones that said come on into our place in line and was standing next to the drunk chick that asked you if your shirt contained lyrics from "the pot?" lol I had on the blue dickies hat and the blue sweatshirt I had to go buy because I didnt bring longsleeves or a jacket.

I got there about 915am and thought Id drive by the venue before going to the hotel for sleep after a 4.5 hour drive from Tulsa, OK. To my suprise there were 2 guys already standing on the steps. ( hello, to Daniel & Roman from Cinci, if you venture in here)I hadnt planned on showing up until around 5pm or so, but got scared at this point that a long line would have formed by then so I sent the woman on to the hotel and stayed there all day.

It was fun spending the day and chatting with the first 20 or so people in line. All of you seemed like old friends by the time the show started. It was a pleasure sharing the experience with all of you! Im suprised, but not shocked so many have mentioned the hippie dude. He was there by 10am or so as well. No ticket, no money and asking everyone to give him a ticket, not to mention cigarettes the entire day. I found him and his buddy pretty damn annoying. I was the first guy he tried to give his .20 cents to. He did make it in the show, I saw him in there too...

This was the 6th Tool show I have experienced and I will honestly tell you it was the BEST. Everyone who attended got a real treat. It upsets me with how many get on here and comment about mistakes. They werent noticable and some of you act as if they disappointed.

I dont know if its just because its a "warm up" tour, but it seemed as though Tool has finally unmasked themselves. Normally they are in the dark for most of the show, but last night, the stage was particularly light for most the evening and they really seemed to enjoy the crowd. This also SCARES me, cause it makes me wonder if this is their last.....NO WAY, cant be. I was shocked when Maynard said the album was 10,000 ways to thank you. Another comment that nobody has mentioned was just after he asked 'have the drugs kicked in," he asked if "anyone wanted some orange juice? Some orange slices and a lil water, good stuff," he remarked.

The band, one by one made their way to the stage and the crowd was going fuckin nuts by the time Maynard started in with "alrighty then." I thought Rosetta, the pot, and especially jambi and vicarious sounded GREAT live. Live shows only make you appreciate new albums and the band it self even more. Sober, schism, the patient, and lateralus just freakin owned. Tool and especially Maynard have soooo came into their own league on stage. They DEFINE what a rock performance should be. They truly all are 4 equal parts that make up a band. When they are performing its almost as if they are all taking turns doing their own thing. Danny and Adam can produce some of the strangest noise together, theres no other way to describe it other than "trance-like". At one point last night when hearing this and again as a song died down, I wondered for the first time if tool is brain washing us with subliminal undertones. That shit is just strange, FUCKING AMAZING, and indescribable. No other band can create that kind of energy and I have seen many.

As others have said, it was Danny's birthday in his home state. He had loads of family and friends there for it. He was outside the venue about an hour before the doors opened about 10 yards away from us on the steps greeting them all as they arrived. I thought it was cool how everyone remained respectful and wasNT rushing over and yelling his name, instead giving him the time and space to greet his loved ones. The band gave him his own time to hammer out what seemed like about a 4 minute drum solo for his Kansas natives.

Danny's mother & father as well as his grandmother were there and sat in a roped off VIP row directly across the aisle from us. We were in the first section on the front row just to the right of the band closest to Justin and Danny. We had a clear view of the band about 20 feet from us with their speakers on the edge of the stage just 10 feet to the side of us. It was loud as shit and that small memorial hall rocked. I LOVED the place and never expected it to be that small, even having stood outside of it all day.

To all who dont have tickets and still have shows coming their way, GO GET TICKETS, regardless of what they cost. I spent $280 on a pair of tickets, $110 on on 3 shirts, $100 to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn (1/4 mile away) to walk to the show, and another $80 in gas to get up there and back, plus whatever it took to eat and it was WELL WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF THE ENTIRE DAY.

Thank you Tool and thanks to everyone who hung out with us and enjoyed the show, I felt like I was at home. I hope to see some of you again. Ya'll are more than welcome to come to the Oklahoma show when they come back later this year and Ill probably come back to KC as well when they return. PM or email me anytime! TOOL FANS ROCK...

insaner
05-12-2006, 10:03 PM
Last night was by far the best concert I have ever seen and ended up being one of the coolest experiences of mys life.
I won't repeat what everyone else has said about the awesome fucking show except to point out that I was the lucky fucker who ended up with Danny's AUTOGRAPHED DRUM HEAD after he made an impossible fucking throw deep into the lower balcony. Check out my avatar bitches! That shit seemed like I had a homing beacon the way it curved right to me--and the four other people who had a hand on it until I emerged victorious!! A fucking mind-blowing experience


heh i saw you after the show and saw that kid in the car say he wanted it cause he almost caught it.

alicetooljam
05-12-2006, 10:16 PM
insaner where were you in line, inside, and what did you think?

ATF How did/are you getting backstage????

insaner
05-12-2006, 10:17 PM
did anyone else meet jimmy "motherfuckin" siljaner?

insaner
05-12-2006, 10:21 PM
insaner where were you in line, inside, and what did you think?

ATF How did/are you getting backstage????



i came right as the show started, as i always do, and i stood at the very top, against the back wall, which i NEVER do. i am always close, but it just wasnt worth the hassel cause the place was so small and i had balc tickets. the show was fucking incredible, even from there. and i think it might have been the 2nd best performance of Ćnema ive seen. lateralus sounded incredible as did the patient. hell i even enjoyed schism, which is rare for me. the new stuff needs some time in my opinion, although vicarious killed. they still need to work out that groove on the pot, but it was damn close. great show, great vibe, and great bbq for two days made it an awesome trip all together.

insaner
05-12-2006, 10:21 PM
oh and the gong and the subs were badass. very loud.

ATF-34
05-13-2006, 08:37 AM
I went to the show with 5 friends. Should have been more, damn scalpers and ticketmaster messing up everything. Anyways, I had a couple of other friends show up. One of them has been very generous with me. We will just say that he knows the Carey family. The past 2 tool shows they have done in KC, this one and Kemper, he got me a back stage pass. I used to work with this guy at Sprint and one day the decussion came up about a show i was going to see that night. He said when i call you answer your phone and come meet me. Well reguardless to say the rest is history. I spent the first song getting my other friends on the floor. After that they were on their own lol.

From there I spend the 9/10ths of the rest of the show backstage standing behind Danny's mom. Danny broke a drumstick on Jambi and the sound/light guy was nice enough to let me have it. I went down on the floor a few times throughout the show to get beers and what not. Once they were on the last song the sound/light guy offered me the setlist. There were a few times i just wanted to freak out during the show but i never wanted to ruin the show for myself or impair any chance i MIGHT have at having such a lucky adventure like this again.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i25/atf34/setlist.jpg

After the show i went with 2 of my friends and we were allowed to go to the "after party" with the band and family/friends. All of the guys were amazing and friendly. I would like to say thank you to the best band ever and my friends.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2.../toolframe.jpg

I know the pic isn't the best but you get the point. I do realize how lucky I am, wow do I. I wish all true Tool fans could experience what i have been so lucky to. See ya.

jrizzle
05-13-2006, 11:16 AM
You lucky SOB

rockchalk2006
05-13-2006, 12:49 PM
4th tool show for me, the band was spot on w/ everything, sounded so amazing. Best show I've ever seen.

pseudostratified
05-13-2006, 03:57 PM
heh i saw you after the show and saw that kid in the car say he wanted it cause he almost caught it.
Yeah I saw that kid. He was sitting in the row in front of me and when he jumped to get it he fell over on his back and he couldn't get up. He looked like a turtle:)

StonedDevil
05-13-2006, 06:23 PM
wow the show was awesome. But the show barely made up for the crap trip i had, which i just got back from, but was still well worth it :D 10 hours there, 10 hours back, also getting horribly lost in Kansas City and on top of that, being sick and sleep deprived :D

Got a hat and poster, wasnt too thrilled about the whole general admission thing since we got there late cause we couldnt get any earlier, and the seats we found were back of the bottom balcony so there was no standing since if you did all you saw was the bottom of the top balcony. Our tickets were for front row on the bottom balcony, but oh well. i love the fact that they didnt need a smoke machine. By the end there was no oxygen, just pot smoke :P Wasnt smoking but i still had the munchies from hell. Got the Friggin huge poster, and the hat (yes! they had bobble head sized hats just for me :P )

Ill post more later. Im writing a huge article on my trip with photos from the whole trip. None from the show, except for one before it started, since my camera phone sucks :P

scar
05-13-2006, 08:03 PM
Alicetooljam, your post made me think we should start a tradition of going to the shows really early and just hanging out all day like we did. Hell, maybe sometimes we can all just get together at someone's house and party and listen to Tool. Something to think about, cuz I definitely feel like we all had some good vibes flowing around and some good bonds forming.


count me in...

outbreaker
05-13-2006, 10:26 PM
I may be one of the only ones that did not think this show was great. I was excited to here tool was honoring us with a show before Europe. I am spending a month there in June and July, and was going to have to bump up my trip to see them, but got lucky to see a KC date. ANd only 2 days after my birthday.

But this show was crap compared to the three shows i have seen before, and I don't really know why. I got there 3 hours before the show, was nervous to see 500 people in line before me, but was relieved at 7 when 2000 people were behind me. The scalping crap was BS, but nothing i could do about that. Had to pay $185 for my ticket, to learn that they released 30 or so before the show.

The set list was eh, not playing my two fave songs, WfM/10,000 days and right in two, but rosetta stone sounded like it was be awesome, but I thought it sucked live. Jambi was a huge surprise, and played that song great. Sober, stinkfist, and the Patient all was really bad. The pot sounded like it was just a recording.

All and all just seemed like no emotion from Maynard, and he was too busy goofing off. The mohawk, the cowboy hat. Whatever the fuck he was doing with his arms, spinning them. The kicks. I mean it was like he didn't even care. He fucked up a lot more than I have ever seen. Danny was ungodly though, so was Justin. Adam, meh, looked like he wasn't even interested in being there.

All and all it just felt like the entire show was lacking what made tool tool, the emotion, intinsity, and top notch performences, but maybe it was just me. I would never forgive myself if I missed the show though, so i will never regret it, just wonder why it was so lacking

AgentOrange
05-13-2006, 10:38 PM
I may be one of the only ones that did not think this show was great. I was excited to here tool was honoring us with a show before Europe. I am spending a month there in June and July, and was going to have to bump up my trip to see them, but got lucky to see a KC date. ANd only 2 days after my birthday.

But this show was crap compared to the three shows i have seen before, and I don't really know why. I got there 3 hours before the show, was nervous to see 500 people in line before me, but was relieved at 7 when 2000 people were behind me. The scalping crap was BS, but nothing i could do about that. Had to pay $185 for my ticket, to learn that they released 30 or so before the show.

The set list was eh, not playing my two fave songs, WfM/10,000 days and right in two, but rosetta stone sounded like it was be awesome, but I thought it sucked live. Jambi was a huge surprise, and played that song great. Sober, stinkfist, and the Patient all was really bad. The pot sounded like it was just a recording.

All and all just seemed like no emotion from Maynard, and he was too busy goofing off. The mohawk, the cowboy hat. Whatever the fuck he was doing with his arms, spinning them. The kicks. I mean it was like he didn't even care. He fucked up a lot more than I have ever seen. Danny was ungodly though, so was Justin. Adam, meh, looked like he wasn't even interested in being there.

All and all it just felt like the entire show was lacking what made tool tool, the emotion, intinsity, and top notch performences, but maybe it was just me. I would never forgive myself if I missed the show though, so i will never regret it, just wonder why it was so lacking


wow,... were you really at the show?

I'll give you stinkfist, it seemed a little lacking somehow, cant really put my finger on it... you couldn't hear maynard very well through most of it.... but Sober was top notch... and The Patient was FUCKING AMAZING!!.... I dunno, just my opinion

outbreaker
05-13-2006, 11:06 PM
Here is a perfect example. the first time I heard anima, I literally wanted to throw my shoe at someone. I had so much energy built up, Maynard was fucking going crazy. He sang with the emotion and intinsity that made me want to just kill someone. Just like like the first time I heard Lateralus, I felt wonderful, great, inspired.

But those were two of the last songs, and I felt nothing. I even rolled my eyes at Maynard trying to recreate his spiraling motiong during Lateralus. It was so fluid during the Lateralus tour, but the show, he was jerky, and looked like he didn't care. I wasn't messed up, nothing was different for me, other than the smaller arena, which should only have increased the intinsity. I have been a die hard Tool fan for 7 years, and I even went to the same High School as Danny, as well as some of my friends were baby sat by him growing up. Know his mother. Tool is my life, but I just feel like it wasn't what it was even last tour. Maybe this is the beginning of the end.

ahmad
05-13-2006, 11:06 PM
Headline: Tool kills Memorial Hall!
KC area left in shock

MemphisM
05-13-2006, 11:30 PM
We were in the first section on the front row just to the right of the band closest to Justin and Danny. We had a clear view of the band about 20 feet from us with their speakers on the edge of the stage just 10 feet to the side of us.

I was above you and a little to your left...what was the deal with security down there shining flashlights constantly towards the end of the show???

jrizzle
05-14-2006, 05:16 AM
I was in the front row, and all i know about the security guard/flashlight situation is that there were 2 guys smoking a joint and earlier in the show they made a guy put out a cigarette. Also, they were having some camera/camera phone issues.

AgentOrange
05-14-2006, 11:38 AM
Here is a perfect example. the first time I heard anima, I literally wanted to throw my shoe at someone. I had so much energy built up, Maynard was fucking going crazy. He sang with the emotion and intinsity that made me want to just kill someone. Just like like the first time I heard Lateralus, I felt wonderful, great, inspired.

But those were two of the last songs, and I felt nothing. I even rolled my eyes at Maynard trying to recreate his spiraling motiong during Lateralus. It was so fluid during the Lateralus tour, but the show, he was jerky, and looked like he didn't care. I wasn't messed up, nothing was different for me, other than the smaller arena, which should only have increased the intinsity. I have been a die hard Tool fan for 7 years, and I even went to the same High School as Danny, as well as some of my friends were baby sat by him growing up. Know his mother. Tool is my life, but I just feel like it wasn't what it was even last tour. Maybe this is the beginning of the end.

I think you expected too much out of a show on a warm up tour. If it's like this on the big tour i'll be dissapointed, but i went into the building knowing it would be a little laid back and less serious and intense and for me it really added to the quality of the show

And i still got totally lost in my own little world during the paient and lateralus, just like i did when i first heard em live at kemper

carefreeonmorph
05-14-2006, 12:36 PM
The best show of my life... and I've seen alot of damn shows via A7X, Deftones, Judas Priest....... I got there about four hours before the start of the show, played hack for awhile in line than got in and sat second row in the first set of seats right behind the VIP section for Danny's Family. Did you guys know Danny was related to G.I. Joe... That was a big mutha fucka!! The show literally kicked my ass, and I couldn't talk the next day cause I screamed so damn much. Thank you Tool for being so fucking incredible... Though I must say... my band will be the next... MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

carefreeonmorph
05-14-2006, 12:40 PM
P.P.S. They NAILED the breakdown in 46 & 2 and that is my favorite Tool piece EVER!

carefreeonmorph
05-14-2006, 06:11 PM
ha props on that man i saw that shit i thought it was gonna make it to the top row...the breakdown to jambi was fucking amazing...haha...mdma and tool best night ever man i wanna relive it over and over.

MDMA + TOOL = Phenominal Experience Roll that shit over and over in your head man.

fearxile
05-14-2006, 09:14 PM
Did you guys know Danny was related to G.I. Joe... That was a big mutha fucka!!


Was that the guy in the muscle shirt with the crew cut? He came out on stage during the APC concert...

btd7001
05-14-2006, 09:25 PM
Tool simply rules... The way they compliment each other is incredible, but I still feel the show was too short. I know, I know, it's just a warm up set for their upcoming tour and don't get me wrong, it was absolutely amazing. It always is when you see Tool. This was my 17th time seeing Tool in a span of over 10 years and they've never played a set that I wasn't impressed with. That being said I was quite disappointed not to hear anything besides Sober from Undertow and I'd love to see them play anything off of and including Opiate. For that reason and that reason only I was disappointed... Granted Tool could play for 4 or 5 hours and I'd still want more.

They are absolutely incredible, but I do have the feeling that I'll never see any of my old favorites from Opiate and Undertow and that does disappoint. Oh well, I'll take anything they put out and listen to it over and over and over.

Oh yeah and Danny Carey is about as close to a god as a drummer can be. WOW, those drum solos alone were worth the very steep price of admission. Best show I've ever seen was Tool and it was in Memorial Hall, but sorry folks it wasn't this night, It was 10 years ago on the Aenema tour. Maynard was freaking Blue and Just wow, no show will ever top that IMO. The show this year was good, but IMO the set lists will never be as good as what they've already played... Any of you other OGT fans will probably agree.... Well that's my 2 cents. Tool rules!!! Always has and always will, but it's too bad the entire set is practically singles now...

DeadheadChemistry
05-15-2006, 12:11 PM
Amazing show. I was directly in front of Justin. Me and my friend were 2nd people against the gate. What a fucking awesome show. When they got done playing Lateralus and Danney threw the 2 sticks, I grabbed one and immediately stuck it in my pants so no one could grab it.. lol. Everyone around me thought it fell on the ground and they were like animals looking for it. Security was shining their lights on the floor trying to find it. I leaned over to my friend and told him I had it.

Hey, I was the guy to your right who caught the other drumstick and stuck it down my pants, who's girlfriend was about to fight that drunk bitch that fought her way to the front row and was pissing everybody off. I guess that was you who was telling me that you had caught the other one while everyone around us was on the floor scrambling for it. Small world.

Concert was absolutely amazing. Lost Keys and Rosetta Stoned weren't leaving much of an impression on me until I heard them live and read over the lyrics a few times. Now the genius behind them is beginning to shine through much more. I was more than happy to hear some of the older stuff played, Stinkfist, 46 & 2, Aenima, Sober, etc. and as much as I wanted to hear them play every song... I can honestly say I'm completely satsified with the ones they chose.

I drove from Oklahoma City to go to this show, spent all the money on gas, hotel, food, and not to mention my tickets, which were $200 a pop. I'd tried to get tickets for the Dallas show to no avail, so I decided to try the Kansas City one instead, and needless to say it was well worth every penny spent, I'd do it all again if I had the money. In fact I'm already saving up to buy tickets to atleast 3 shows on their big tour they're doing when they get back from Europe. Hopefully one in OKC, Dallas, and who knows... maybe back to Kansas fucking city.

My favorite part of the show had to be when Maynard asked if the drugs had kicked in. I guess I just found it funny because all the lortabs and oxycontins I had popped before the show started (and a few in between) were starting to kick me in the ass right when he said that.

Gotta love the opiates!

Anyways, I loved the atmosphere of such a small venue... and catching Danny's drumstick made it an event I will never forget. It has his signature on it, along with a little third eye with "one" inscribed above it. Been carrying it around with me everywhere and treating it better than my girlfriend, or so she says. Oh well, been waiting 6 years for the day that happened.

If anyone has any live video or audio I could listen to from the show please PM me!

alicetooljam
05-15-2006, 05:56 PM
The lil third eye that yall are referring to on the drum sticks is the "eye of horus".

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=eye+of+horus

I talked to a guy with a cracked drum stick he had caught and seen one up close. This was outside after the show waiting to see if any of the band members would come out. Was this one of you? I also travelled from Tulsa, OK.

fearxile
05-16-2006, 05:33 PM
Hey, I was the guy to your right who caught the other drumstick and stuck it down my pants, who's girlfriend was about to fight that drunk bitch that fought her way to the front row and was pissing everybody off. I guess that was you who was telling me that you had caught the other one while everyone around us was on the floor scrambling for it. Small world.




Haha yeh thats crazy. I remember you, and expecially your girlfriend and that other chick going at it. I hated that bitch. She forced her way up and she was annoying as hell. I wanted your girl to punch her in the face. She kept making motions with her finger to the band members like "come here i want you". Then I could of swore once the security guard talked to her when your girlfriend and her were yelling at each other she said "im friends with the band" What a drunk bitch.

Sckb6b
05-16-2006, 07:40 PM
Man, its been almost a week since the show and I still can't get over how incredible danny is live. He is incredible, he makes drumming look so easy. I have seen alot of great drummers live, but NOBODY as good as him.

fearxile
05-16-2006, 08:16 PM
Man, its been almost a week since the show and I still can't get over how incredible danny is live. He is incredible, he makes drumming look so easy. I have seen alot of great drummers live, but NOBODY as good as him.


Amen brotha..... I wish someone had an audio recording of the show. I want to hear this show again.

MemphisM
05-17-2006, 01:36 AM
The lil third eye that yall are referring to on the drum sticks is the "eye of horus".

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=eye+of+horus

I talked to a guy with a cracked drum stick he had caught and seen one up close. This was outside after the show waiting to see if any of the band members would come out. Was this one of you? I also travelled from Tulsa, OK.

I think I may have talked to you... I def met the guy with the cracked drumstick, lucky bastard. I was wearing a beatup yankees hat and a blue shirt....

And yeah, man, I still can't get over the show. I wish I could go back. Do any of you know if anyone got some decent pics? I got some pics from the balcony with my phone, but they're pretty terrible. You can barely make out the band in most of em...

Schist_Head
05-17-2006, 01:58 PM
Here is a synopsis of my mecca to Memorial Hall where I saw Tool in 1996. This show was basically a b-day present for myself (May 3) and sister (May 16).

Flew into KC from Denver Wednesday night and drove to Lawrence to stay with mom. A brief stop at FreeState Brewery occured on the way to mothers house.

Woke up Thursday feeling refreshed and a distinct feeling of anxiety for the show later that night. Dropped by KU to see some former profs and pick up a new KU t-shirt. We headed to KC later that afternoon with a brief stop at my mother-in-law for a couple glasses of vino. Headed to River Market Brewery for some brew and viddles prior to the show. After paying for dinner, me and the sis hustled on out to Memorial Hall. Drove by Memorial Hall and nearly ran into the 98.9 ambulance in front as it did some u-turn! Saw the long line bending toward the west from the front and decided to find a spot that was not ridicuously far away. I could not believe that I was going to see Tool again in Memorial but damn it was a great feeling. We waiting in line for only 20 minutes or so before going in Memorial where I grabbed a t-shirt and beer and found a seat in the upper balcony. My sister left to grab another round since the beer stands closed at 8:45 ! She came back right when Rossetta began. So much energy in the building that night that I have not seen since they played in Red Rocks in 2001.

We headed back to Lawrence and met some other show goers at Replay on Mass. St. and spend a few hours talking about the show. One guy wore a t-shirt from the show and got a lot comments on what a kick-ass show it must have been which it definitely was.

I was really hoping to hear Wings/10k days but I really cannot complain.