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Old 07-08-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

SETLIST --

Stinkfist
The Pot
Forty Six & 2
Jambi
Schism
Lost Keys
Rosetta Stoned
Wings For Marie
10,000 Days
Lateralus
Vicarious
Ćnema

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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

AMAZING!

Setlist:

Stinkfist
The Pot
46 & 2
Jambi
Schism
Lost Keys / Rosetta Stoned
Wings / 10,000 Days
Lateralus
Vicarious
Aenema

Maynard came out in a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey marked "keenan" during the intermission after Lateralus the entiiiiiiiiiiiire place light up with lighters after Justin lifted his up, Maynard just lay down on the platform for a few minutes.

The view from the floors was amaaazing, the Ampitheatre is such a good venue on the floor, lots of room....I was standing a bit back from the whole crunch at the front but still was only 30 feet from Adam.

more review later, im a little too high right now.

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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

Just got home from it ... Setlist is correct; the show was ridiculous. I was at the front of 300-level, and got (what I feel) is the perfect mix of the lightshow and the band.

It was tough to hear maynard speaking at times (from the sheer volume of the crowd), but the sound guy did an excellent job with cranking vocals for the songs.

One moment that particularly stood out in my mind: the lighters (if you were there, you know what I'm saying).

One more thing: if you missed this show, fuck you ... big mistake on your part chiefs.
You'll probably die regretting it.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

Just arrived home from the show and it was such a treat.

The lighters moment was beautiful.

Maynard's vocal was excellent and the band sounded tight. Great crowd too.


I think I saw Danny throwing freesbies or something at the end with Adam.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

you missed The Patient. they played that too.. well, i'm pretty sure they did anyway, unless i was just too fucked up to tell.

ya.. great show indeed.
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I did not hear the Patient. I don't think so.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

This show was fucking phenomenal. Me and some buddies waited in line for about 6 hours to make sure we had a spot against the rail. And of course we did:D, we were front row centre literally against the rail and if anyone was on the floor you might have seen my friend get pulled out of the pit for causing shit. But yea, the show was extremely nuts. I couldnt hear exactly what maynard said once or twice because of the sheer volume of the screams but thats basically the only "bad" thing that i can think of. They played a cool sped up part of schism which im sure isnt exclusive to this show, but it was fuckin sick. And the lasers/lights during wings and 10k days kicked ass. It was pretty cool when they all just chilled on stage and justin fucked around with the lighters. Him and danny were laughing about it while maynard layed his lazy ass on the stage. haha ahh, what a show, im gonna go get high.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

Everyone was greeted to signs displaying "no moshing, no crowd surfing, ..."
The venue is "partially covered", meaning it's outdoors, yet smoking of any kind was prohibited. Staff walked up and down the aisles with flashlights in an effort to catch any smokers. The level of crowd-control was ridiculous, particularly for a Tool show. Thank the Conservative Party of Canada.

Acoustically, from where I was, Sec. 201, row 0, the vocals and lead guitars were (as usual) only partially audible. I thought that ISIS's set was actually better mixed. Sonically, the band was coherent and Justin's performance stands out in my mind. The visuals got better as the show went on, and the laser show that began during Wings was nice for the audience.

The crowd was most engaged during Aenema, and I personally though that Jambi and Vicarious were the most effective tracks played. Disappointingly, Wings part 1 did not work --> perhaps it was the people in my vicinity who talked persistently through it, but it just seemed acoustically flat / empty, and the tone of the song was lost to the poor atmosphere at the venue.

Maynard seemed to be in good health and spirits, talking to the crowd more than he apparently has the past few shows, and he was quite animated in his stage maneuvering. Maynard got the crowd to join him in singing happy birthday to "Carol", who is apparently celebrating her 16th birthday... not quite sure who this "Carol" person is. He started the show with "Look out, look out, here we come...", and after Stinkfist, he mentioned that the latter was a reference to how they come from the States with a slumping dollar, and he wants Canada to buy the U.S. before it's too late. There was no references to jacking off to internet porn (?) - probably due to the lack of adult material in Toronto hotels implemented by the Conservative Party of Canada.
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and they didnt play the patient :S
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

my bad then. i guess i was just hearing things.. too much weed in my area!
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You know something? This is a fucken great band.
thats the first thing i said when the lights came on.
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The setlist posted above isn't quite correct. It is missing "The Birthday Song" which Maynard (and the crowd) sang to some woman named Carol, if I remember correctly.

- Maynard spoke a bunch after the first song, saying something about the Canadian dollar doing well and us having more oil than the US. He suggested that we buy his country while we still can.

- Justin was really getting into it at the end of Aenema. He was stomping a lot and thrashing his head around. Adam never even so much as bobs his head.
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Quite the show. Maynard was extremely animated, thrusting and thrashing about. The setlist was immaculate, as was maynard, then again I am not one to be too cynical hah. Smoking wasn't an issue at all in the 300's, I was in 304 - aisle e, and everyone was consistently smoking.

The lighters really did give the night a nice vibe, sounds trivial, but looking ahead and behind and everyone being involved was quite amazing. I may have enjoyed this show, at times, more than the Hummingbird centre. The intro to lateralus really rocked my socks.

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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

haha adam looked lifeless.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

This was the second time seeing the band perform. The first time was 5 years ago, 1 week after September 11th in Detroit, MI. The energy was completely different this time around for obvious reasons. The band seemed much more receptive to the crowd and put on a great show. I have to agree that Wings isn't really a concert song, and is more geared towards personal listening, even though the guys did a great job along with the lasers and video. The lighters did bring a sense of comradery among TOOL fans which the band seemed to enjoy. Thanks guys for a great show, just please don't take another 5 years to pop by. Its a long painful wait.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

I was right up against the rail on Adam's side, just a bit to the left of him. Fucking incredible show, had I not known from reading the reviews on previous shows, I'd never of known Maynard was sick the last few days. Everyone was spot on, AEnema was my favourite song of the night, although Lateralus and Wings were performed perfectly. Fuck, everything was performed perfect. I loved Schism on crack, and the extra part of Stinkfist was cool.

ONLY bad thing was that the shirt prices were fucking insane. $43 for a t-shirt! Oh well, what can I do, they sucked me in, haha.

I was also really impressed with Isis. I know the first song they played was So Did We, does anyone know what the other 3 songs they played were?

So I could go on forver about how incredible Tool was, but I'll leave it at that. I would gladly see them again.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

When it started raining harder during Aenema, that was most excellent. Front of the lawn right-centre was a badass group.
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Just arrived home from the show and it was such a treat.

The lighters moment was beautiful.

Maynard's vocal was excellent and the band sounded tight. Great crowd too.


I think I saw Danny throwing freesbies or something at the end with Adam.
Those aren't frisbies. Signed drum heads like in my avatar. I caught that during the mini tour. It has Danny's seven-point star, the date of the show, a bunch of occult symbols, and his autograph.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

Setlist is missing a little bit..

Stinkfist had an extra-long break/bridge section (before the end of the song)
Lost Keys had no doctor/nurse (although that's not really relevant)
After 10,000 Days, we sung Happy Birthday to "Caroll".
And there was a bit of an intro for Vicarious.

For the guy I was standing beside: I'm the Harry Potter guy. You'll recognize me when you wake up tomorrow from your hangover.

I fucken loved the part where everybody just put up their lighter after he did on stage.

Some people held up cellphones. xD I died laughing, then ressurected myself for the awesomeness of the rest of the show.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

My god.... i was taken to another world tonight. words cannot explain...the lighters...beautiful...the setlist....beautiful....Maynard ...Adam ....Justin...Danny...Beautiful... And if i can be so bold, lets hear it for 46 & 2 tonight boys and girls.... I was screaming it at the top of my lungs. Life is a little sweeter because i was a part of tonight. Thank you guys. you are my personal jesi.

P.S- Anyone in section 301 Row J or anywhere around there. way to keep er real. i was real proud of our Toronto crowd for once. We really did something special.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

AEnema at the end, that was awesome. the entire crowd was shouting...

Phenomenal, guys.
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i agree, aenema was my favourite song played tonight... the energy of the crowd during it was phenomenal. also, the lighters before vicarious was played was quite a sight... i got a video of it on my cellphone.

if only isis had gone on a few minutes earlier... we would have gotten rain just as wings started :)
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

What more can I say... the show was fucking fantastic. Personal fav's of the night go to Forty-Six and 2, The Pot, Lateralus, and Aenema. The excelerated bridge during Schsim was also pretty bad-ass. I don't know what else to say other than I'm going to have a boner for the next month or so.

Stumble, I was in section 301 row G... tallest guy in the row wearing a brown long-sleeve tee-shirt and an Eagles hat. The crowd in my section was great (minus the same 4 or 5 idiots that kept going in and out of their seats constantly during the show. Why go and see Tool if you're going to spend half the fucking time in the lobby?)
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

That was definitely the best concert I've ever been to. It was perfect. There's not much else I can say that hasn't already been said. I was in Section 201, and surprisingly, there were only a couple people just standing and watching. Almost everyone around me was dancing/headbanging/jumping/whatever. It was pretty cool.

"Cleveland was louder, and we haven't even played there yet." Lol.
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great show. i thought they played aenema the best. i had lawn tickets but just moved up to 400's and took an empty seat.
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Good lord.

Standouts: Forty six and 2.....and Aenima.....that was completely rediculous....
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fuck L. Ron Hubbard, fuck all his clones...
fuck all you junkies and fuck your short memories...
fuck retro anything, fuck your tattoos...
fuck all you junkies and fuck your short memories...
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What an amazing show!
I was at the Hummingbird Centre show and I enjoyed this one more. I think I actually really liked being completely drenched for a good chunk of it.

The band was really tight. They all played amazing although I thought Danny and Justin played just about perfect.

46 & 2, Lateralus and Aenema stood out for me. The intensity with those 3 was unbelievable. All the new material was also really well done. Maybe one or two missed cues and notes but nothing at all to complain about. I liked the reflective stage and lighting and had a pretty good view from the 400's. I still think there should be more use of timed flood/strobe lighting.

I give the guys credit for pulling off a song like Wings. It would have been great had I not had to listen to the 4 fucking morons behind me yelling and laughing through the whole thing. At one point one of the drunk idiots yelled out "play some good shit". Can we not just shut the hell up when a band attempts to play a somewhat "less heavy" song?

Anyways, the lighters were great, very cool. The sound levels, mixing etc were really good except for Maynards levels on Wings I thought.

All in all, AWESOME CONCERT! These guys are truly musical geniuses and even if one doesn't like the music (hard to believe, I know) they should at least appreciate the musical quality.

P.S. Loved how we were actually standing in rain while Maynard's prayin' for it!
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fuck L. Ron Hubbard, fuck all his clones...
fuck all you junkies and fuck your short memories...
fuck retro anything, fuck your tattoos...
fuck all you junkies and fuck your short memories...
heh, forgot about that =P nice touch
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I got to the show around 6:30-ish, went to merchandise and got the new ISIS DVD and the big 10,000 Days poster. Sat around and talked until Isis came, which was pretty amazing. They played So Did We (from Panopticon), Dulcinea, and then two songs I did not recognize (my guess is that they're from the new album). Dulcinea was pretty amazing, it looked like they changed up the rhythm of the final sort of tribal-ly part of the song. The last song also had some pretty sweet synth effects from their keyboardist (Cliff Meyer?) which I thought was pretty cool.

But Tool... oh Tool. When the lights went off and the feedback came for Stinkfist, I knew this was it. The mix was amazing - occasionally Maynard was slightly buried in the mix but I think this was kind of intentional (because, as I'll talk about later, he dominated on WFM/10kD). Stinkfist was quite impressive - they did some weird stuff before the "I'll/Keep/Digging..." part, like a bit of a jam (I think it's just the way they play it live). When Stinkfist finished Maynard told us that because we have oil, we should buy the US while our dollar is strong "before it's too late".

He then went into The Pot where he kind of teased us with the lyrics - his vocals were pretty amazing, as was Justin's funky bassline, Adam's guitar and Danny's drumming. The solo was done by Justin, interestingly enough, where he had some weird effect transform his bass into the radio-ey wailing thing. Maynard's vocals were right on, except for the scream at the end (which was shortened and de-intensified so as to be easier on his voice).

The next song was Forty Six and Two where there was this weird synth intro from Adam, which kind of threw people off - of course, when Justin came in with the bassline everyone knew what was up. Adam's guitar sang and cried, and you could feel the strength when he does the part at the beginning:

D-------12--
A-----12---
D---12----

Like the feedback seemed to fill the place. Also worthy of note were Adam's solo with the wah and the tremolo picking and Danny's solo which seemed like the perfect combination of raw intensity and calculation (his drums came out very clearly for most of the concert).

After Forty Six and Two the band went into Jambi, which was accompanied by these images of fire on the screens behind Maynard and Danny. The talkbox solo was done spot on and Maynard used some slight vocal effects on the "Damn my eyes" part which made it that much more amazing. The way Adam did that finally riff before "Breathe in union" was also interesting, because the ending notes seemed to bend slightly - just a side note.

Jambi was followed by Schism, which had the Schism video playing. As somebody already mentioned, they did the sped up interlude part, whcih was interesting but then did it slowly after that... Justin's bass with the slides/digitech whammy (or whatever it is) was amazing, and Maynard also seemed intense during this song.

After this, Justin went behind to his amp to get the feedback going for Lost Keys and Adam played some improvisational stuff before getting into the main riff for Lost Keys. When they went into Rosetta Stoned Maynard had this microphone thing strapped on and did his "Alrighty then/Picture this if you will". It was different from the album version - not quite as ominous and distorted - and that sort of carried through the song. It was actually kind of funny to hear Maynard do that "holy fucking shit!" part (as well as the "Me? they chose me? and I didn't even graduate from fuckin' high school!", he was doing some gestures which made it funnier). The delayed bass and drum part sounded pretty cool (actually, as a side note, I observed a few times throughout the show that Justin's bass sound/playing grooved really really well with Danny's drum sound/playing), as well as the part where Danny does those paradiddles and Adam does the wailing solo. (It was also pretty impressive to hear Adam play those Reflection-esque synths with his toes). Maynard's "Overwhelmed as one would be..." was brilliant and throughout the song there were these strange images of pyramids and weird letters which I could not recognize (as well as other images) mixed together.

The real highlight of the show though, for me at least, was what followed Rosetta Stoned - Wings for Marie and 10,000 Days. Absolutely amazing. I don't really understand how people didn't like it... the lasers meshed really well with the performance, and Adam's playing was spot on (except for missing a one or two notes at the very very end of 10,000 Days, but that makes it more human). Justin's bass also came through really well and Danny's drumming was fantastic. This will with 99.999% certainty sound extremely cliche and pretentious, but when it came to the "High as a wave" part, Maynard's vocals came across in such a powerful way it felt like they cut through the air like the lasers that were cutting through the smoke in the amphitheatre. It was very moving and really made the show - my eyes even began to tear up slightly. I didn't cry though... when the song finished and the band took their break, the smile that came through felt different, as if it had been cleansed in a way. (Although that might have had something to do with the rain that was falling on our heads every now and then.) It was interesting to feel the connection of the band when they did the "Daylight dims..." part - you hear Maynard singing, Justin doing his bass thing, Adam doing his sort of climbing riff (which had some kind of interesting chorus effect that I don't think I've ever heard Adam use) and then Danny hitting the gong. The visuals were also pretty interesting, with white smoky tunnels and fiery tunnels and light and stuff (I didn't pay as much attention to the screens, partly because of my location - I was focussing more on the overall, "gestalt" experience.)

The band took a break, and Danny came out to sit on the elevated stage part where the rest of the band also came. After this they did Lateralus which had amazing visuals, and was executed perfectly, followed by Vicarious which was surreal (the intro sounding different - more palm mute-d and "sharper" in a sense - and the spoons/chimes or whatever they are sounded pretty cool too). Maynard had some effects which helped him with the "Vicariously I/Live while the whole world dies/Much better you than I" and made it sound amazing. Danny and Justin really made this one shine, but Adam's playing was also very strong.

The show ended with AEnema which was amazing. For some reason unbeknownst to me, Maynard went around in circles and did "Fuck retro-anything, fuck your tatoos, fuck all you junkies and fuck your short memories" two or three times instead of "Fuck L. Ron Hubbard/Rupert Murdoch and all of his clones" and some of the other lines. As somebody else mentioned, Justin was really rocking out for this song. The visuals and the lights were pretty cool too, and when they finished, the whole amphitheatre was lit up.

Other general notes: I was a little worried about this show because: a) I had seen the setlists before hand and b) our seats were in section 401, right up against the aisle. However, even from there we had a pretty good view of the band with the possible exception for Danny who was kind of difficult to see behind his drums, although I would guess that it wouldn't be that much easier to see him in section 405 or somewhere more central. We also had pretty good sound: every instrument could be heard clearly (occasionally Maynard was not as clear, like during the first part of Schism, but they cranked him up for 10,000 Days which was perfect), and was adequately loud (as opposed to Isis where I was not always sure whether I was hearing bass or one of the three guitars). As for the setlist thing, their presentation was so interesting that it didn't matter. Maynard also changed up a few of the vocal harmonies for a few songs and had some cool moves during the show, like swaying sideways and kneeling down and putting one hand up in the air, which were amazing.

Overall, the show was outstanding. (and I agree 100% with the guy who said "Fuck you if you missed this show - you'll die regretting it")
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Amazing show........Happy Birthday Carol! whoever you are.

Wow I had been waiting for the day where I can hear Wings For Marie/10,000 Days live and what a treat it was tonight to finally witness it live. The crowd in my area was great, everyone was into it and for the most part, everyone appreciated the gift of seeing these guys perform.

It was great to see Maynard back and healthy, he seemed very into the show with his crazy dancing/stretching moves. Danny Carey plays like he has three arms, what a treat it was to see him play....Justin and Adam were awesome as well.

Setlist was great, no complaints there....hope they make a return one more time at least before waiting another 4 or 5 years till they tour again for a new album. Anyways I'm tired as hell....just wanted to thank the boys for another great memory to add.
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

the show was amazing, i loved it when justin lifeted his lighter and the whole place lit up. i kinda wanted to see Justin go crazy during the heavy bit for 10,000days, oh well it was still great.
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My first tool concert

I'm tired, I can't talk at all, but that was easily the most amazing night of my life. Tool put on an AMAZING show and I was really into every song, singing along as much as I could. I was in Section 201, Row F and the people around me were kind of meh, two girls in front of me did nothing but stand still and smoke cigs all night, and the guys by me were pretty into it, but I think they got too high near the end to know what was going on.

Needless to say, everything was amazing. My exceptations were far outweighed and they ended the show with the best possible song they could end it with! The crowd was totallt into Aenema, and me and one of my buddies sang along through the entire song as loud as we could, and so did the rest of the crowd

I literally ended my night jumping up and down clapping and cheering and just being so amazed by these guys. I loved it, and I'll be definitely buying tickets as soon as possible next time they hit up Tioronto!
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Re: 2006/09/23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

Incredible show. I was in 408, so just a bit off center. But the sound was awesome. Some of my friends who had bought lawn tickets managed to steal some empty seats beside us which was pretty fortunate.

I really have no complaints except for the extremely slow flow of people at the end. And some douche asshole yelling on his phone during lateralus.

Maynard's scream was fucking intense for Stinkfist.. what a great way to start a concert. Some of the most memorable songs.. Rosetta Stoned, Jambi, Vicarious.. and the lazer lights in Wings. Wow is all I can say.

Now I must get some sleep before my brain explodes.
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It was fuckin sweet - they were a little dirtier tonite: felt like more of a jam than a performance if you know what I'm sayin....and I loved that - I was pasted on the rail in front of Justin, he was full on into it , Maynard was a bit playful and Danny headstrong - Adam seemed a bit reserved - but the set smoked, the timing is lockstep...

Wings was awesome (Justin seated was different to say the least)
The Pot was brilliant
Rosetta Stoned textbook genius
Jambi Full on
and Vicarious already feels like its been in the repertoire for years.....

...and I got to sing Happy Birthday

Bravo - I'll say this: outside of Pearl Jam, I don't think you'll find anyone out there that can dig across a decade and a half to deliver shit like this and not come off as a sorta greatest hits parody - fuckin top shelf man, they're peaking
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Fucking amazing show. The band played played extremely well and enthusiastically, Maynard's vocals were right on and powerful the whole night, despite being sick recently. The sound quality from where i was (back center of 400 sections) was great. Eveyone has done a pretty good job describing the show but I'll mention a few of my highlights:

Maynardism: (in response to the audience cheering)......"Clevland was louder than that, and we haven't played there yet.

Wings for Marie/10,000 days was superb, despite Adam flubbing up a few notes at the end, after "daylight dims..." The laser display during the song reminded me of a heart, and during the performance, I noticed flocks of white doves fly through the air. I don't know if that was planned for the show, but it added to the beauty of the experience.

Stinkfist, Lateralus, and Aenima also stuck out, but the entire show was totally enjoyable
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great concert..had a wonderful time.
One qualm is how they never play anything but their hits (besides the new songs)

THey do have a cd called Undertow don't they?

I think Adam had a charisma bypass surgery
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"Look out, Here we come" (w/ heavy delay effect) 'Stinkfist' starts

'Stinkfist' ends - "By saying 'Here we come' I don't mean in a Big Rock-Star gonna-kick-your-asses way, I mean your dollar is good, and you have lots of oil kind-of-way, Please buy our country, before it's too late"

IMO you'll get 2 differing reviews: 1) On the floors, 2 & 300's (lower, in the middle of it all) & 2) Lawns (back, able to take it all in - including the videos/patterns Etc. on the floor they were performing over)
Someone from the floors (on the way out) was sayin' he had to keep jumpin up 2 b able 2 c the effects (the whole stage is white)

We were up (way up) farthest point south u can get, leaning on the white fence at the very back and I didn't mind it at all
Under cover of the tree line along the back of the fence

WEATHER - was fine until half way through 'The Pot', continually spit 'til 'Schism'/'Rosetta'. Strangely wasn't raining during '10,000 days'/'Lateralus' but started again in the middle of 'Vicarious' and quite heavy throughout 'Ćnema'
Alot of clouds rolling in, covered up sections of the CN Tower - Lights of the city w/ the weather and the boyz doin' their thing was quite the A / V experience

The sound was fine (from back), if I were to pick - I'd say Adam's guitar was a touch loud, Danny, Justin perfect
I could hear the vocals way better tonight, at the AMP than at the H-Brd (although MJK's voice seems deeper - comin' away from his illness I guess)

Nice Intro piece (keyboards/harmonics n' stuff) for 'Vicarious'

- MJK started, then insisted we help him sing 'Happy B-Day' to Carol (?) "Sweet Sixteen" he said
- When the lighters took effect (during their little summit & from the very back) Stunning - that was nice!! (wish I had a wide-angle pic of that)
- Couldn't see MJK's leaf jersey (from where we were) that's cool!
- Justin's wah & effects (totally sick) stood out alot more than at the H-Brd
- Danny will always b a machine - plain & simple!
- Adam doesn't move (except to face Justin)
- MJK had no problem w/ any of his screams tonight, he was movin 'round quite a bit

"Cleveland was louder and we haven't even played there yet"
The Dry-Ice/Fog wouldn't stay around long enough because of the wind comin' off of the lake, but the lasers for '10,000 Days' were still awesome, 'cept for a couple of Adam's shaky notes they nailed this tune (no dedication)

metric - I hate to say this .... but, your white doves were shit-hawks - 10/12 of them flyin' round all night LOL!

Highlights - Danny during '46&2', 'Lateralus' - get's better everytime I hear it live (they r a tight unit)
- The 10$ shirt guy was peddlin' his wears 'cross the bridge after
I've got my fill of TOOL 4 now - bring back 'The Grudge', 'Hooker', 'Parabola' next time

Great job boyz!
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we experienced something on a different level tonight. more to come, hopefully, if recovery becomes an option for me.
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I might be able to say something tomorrow. Right now, my head's still lost in the experience.

Best show I've ever seen? I think it just might be. Beat the H-Bird show hands-down in my books.
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