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A Weird But Good Show: Tool/Tomahawk Concert

My brother and I went to see Tool in concert 20 minutes from where we live.

The show itself was mostly very good, but some strange things happened too.

First, when security checked us, we were told us to empty of pockets of change.  We were not allowed to have change in our pockets.  I was emptying mine out, stupidly, but then I was told no it was fine.  This was STUPID!!!!!!!

I also noticed no news crews were allowed in to film any of the show for their newscasts later on in the evening.

Maybe this is not strange but I thought it was.

Anyway, we were finally allowed in and the show started off with Tomahawk playing.

Tomahawk is one of the bands fronted by Mike Patton, whos is also the singer of Faith No More and Mr. Bungle.

I guess the crowd were just hardcore Tool fans because they gave Tomahawk a lot of flak during their set.  Mike yelled back at the crowd but I guess they wanted Tool.

It was disappointing seeing this happen, but I’m glad I at least saw Mike because who knows if I’ll ever get to see Faith No More, who I am a fan of.

Tool put on a very visual, loud, rocking show.  

However, singer Maynard James Keenan kept his back to the crowd the entire performance.

I heard later maybe he did this because he was offended that the crowd gave Mike and Tomahawk so much flak.

Or he was just being strange, which he seems to have a rep for.

However, he sang well and the band (consisting of Guitarist Adam Jones, Bassist Justin Chancellor and Drummer Danny Carey) kicked butt.

And they returned the favor to Mike by inviting him out for one of their songs near the end of their set.

Pretty cool.

Definitely the strangest show I’ve ever been to, but nevertheless, we mostly had fun.

Tool Set List:

  1. Sober
  2. The Grudge
  3. Stinkfest
  4. H.
  5. Schism
  6. Parabola
  7. AEnema
  8. Disposition
  9. Reflection
  10. Triad (w/Mike Patton)
  11. Lateralus

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