Here's just what I typed up in Toolshed.
46 & 2
Wings For Marie
Fucking AMAZING. In 2002, I was dead front in Lowell against the barricade with some crazy guy with three ft long hair, whippin it all around. The sound & experience of that concert was AMAZING! This one, I was 6 rows back, and the entire crowd was excellent. I loved the whole fuckin crowd, not an asshole in my sight (which is so rare for a tool concert.) Those were my top 2 Tool shows, by far.
The lasers were fuckin interesting, especially if you checked the ceiling/back of the place. They had lots of energy, but Maynard didn't hit a lot of the high notes. The poor Mansfield weather got him all chilly. He was really funny today, probably the most interesting I've seen him (aside from when touring with APC.) But he seemed genuine. Normally there's some kind of hint of him being an asshole. And PA, we were louder than you - eat it. :p
HIGHLIGHTS : Lost Keys/Rosetta Stoned, LATERALUS!, 10000 Days, Aenema
Lateralus will never, ever, ever get old for me. Saw the club date and dates in 2002, and I still firmly believe that Lateralus should be the closer every night. It would make every concert go out with a fucking BANG! Not that I don't think Aenema is a great song, but I don't think it fits well with ending.
I reek of pot. Thanks bastards. Can't find a better high or what? Just kidding.
I'll be seein them Thursday in CT. Can't wait. WAy shittier seats on that day, but I'll be able to fully enjoy the lasers/projection on the stage/etc. The lasers + fog = clouds was pretty cool too, during 10000 Days.
I can't remember any of the shit Maynard said right now... "Peace the fuck out"? Internet porn, pre-marital sex, can't remember anything else. "It's fuckin cold"? Can't remember things word for word but there's the jist.
Loved it. Amazing power and the band did excellently.
By the way? Isis were good performers but I didn't dig the vocals. Same feelings I had towards Meshuggah in '02. Hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did.