Post by Professor Pancakes on Mar 7, 2014 13:37:55 GMT -5
I didn't see Tame Inhaler at all, so I can't say if you're right or wrong. It's just impossible for me to comprehend that anything could have been better than the mind melting experience I had at Sigur Rós.
THANK YOU FOR THE SPOILER TAGS! I can't fucking wait.
No problem. In the past, I have snuck a peek at the set lists online before the show and it kinda took away from the show because I knew what was coming next. Half the fun this time was that I literally had no idea what to expect.
Post by Professor Pancakes on Mar 6, 2014 1:27:33 GMT -5
You people that will be seeing Tool in the next couple days are in for such a treat, but you probably already knew that. It was an honor getting to see them on the first night of the tour, but it was obviously the first night of the tour; they still had a couple technical wrinkles to work out. A couple of the screens behind the band weren't lined up right so the images were split in some parts and a strip of LEDs got stuck solid green for most of the show. I'm sure all that will be fixed for the next show. Arena sound systems suck, as a general rule, but the band was spot on. This was the loosest, most jammy-est Tool I've ever seen. They were improvising and feeding off each other in a way I've never seen them do. This was a return to the stage for three guys who have spent the last couple months jamming and creating together and it showed. On that note, Tool is Adam Jones, Danny Carey, and Justin Chancellor. Maynard just happens to sing for them. People who go to a Tool show to see Maynard are at the wrong show. They make this pretty obvious by the way they spotlight everyone in the band but Maynard and he literally stands in the shadows at the back of the stage. At the best, you can see his silhouette against the backdrop and at worst you don't see him at all. Not to take away from what he does, just an observation. He was still great and was doing a lot of the 2 mic thing like the old Ænema days.
Hooker With A Penis Vicarious Intro Jam/Schism Pushit (Album version) Intension Lateralus (Extended drum/ guitar solos) -Intermission- Danny Carey Synth/Drum Solo Jambi Forty Six & Two Ænema Stinkfist (Extrended Bridge)
No real surprises there, other than the inclusion of
, which is quite possibly my least favorite Tool song anyway. But they did a great rendition of it, if you're into that kinda thing. Anyway, seriously jealous that you guys will get to see them again this week and I have to wait until next time they come around (Sasquatch 2015?!).
Also, I highly suggest showing up early to catch Yob. We had to wait in line forever outside and missed most of their set. Only caught the last song and a half (about 15-20 minutes), but they were incredible. Loud, heavy as fuck, and a lot higher energy than I expected from their albums. Highly recommended.