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Back from the concert

May 25, 2017 06:16PM
So what have I learned. As far as I can tell, tickets, at least to see this band, do not appreciably get cheaper a few days before the show. Maybe just the opposite. I'm sure there were probably cheaper tickets outside the arena but I didn't see any scalpers. I don't know.

The hotel we are staying at took me to the entrance and picked me up there after the show. I had to tip the driver otherwise it was complimentary. This is an awesome way to go to a concert. For less than the price of parking you get front door service.

I wasn't sure what to expect. But the crowd was chill. A mix of young and old and in between. Few fair weather fans. A few jerks but no big deal.

The show was spectacular. Does no one sit down at concerts anymore? Jeez. So despite having a perfectly good seat. I stood the entire time. The set list bordered on obscure but I think everyone knew them pretty well. Even the younger kids... I think parents must have brought them.

Tool is a boring band to watch. The singer stands in the dark beside the drummer. (Supposedly a "we not me" move to take the spotlight off the singer and urge the audience to watch the band as a whole) The guitarist and bassist barely move from their spot. But the laser show is good and it is all visually interesting. The sound is stunning. They have to be the tightest band in the world. Lol.

The band is so rythmic that it looks a little like a dead show at times with people just kind of swaying to the music. But its definitely not the Grateful Dead. It is loud and aggressive and unforgiving for the most part. Tool is their own genre. They do their thing and that's it. And they do it extremely well.

Anyway. It was an awesome experience. And I sat beside very nice people. And being alone was not an issue in the least. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. And I'd go tomorrow if I could.

Thanks again for the advice and everything.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/25/2017 06:48PM by Atlantic Ram.

  Question about ticket prices

Atlantic Ram495April 25, 2017 04:42PM

  That's a tough scenario..

sstrams224April 26, 2017 04:44AM

  I'm with you, Steve

21Dog183April 26, 2017 05:27AM

  what band is it

ferragamo79157April 26, 2017 10:52AM

  Thanks for the advice.

Atlantic Ram158May 10, 2017 01:33PM

  yeah that has happened to me

ferragamo79189May 13, 2017 08:53AM

  That would be too cool

Atlantic Ram163May 14, 2017 03:54PM

  the consummate family man

ferragamo79200May 14, 2017 05:26PM

  I know absolutly nothing about Tool

IowaRam132May 16, 2017 03:59PM

  Their music is an acquired taste for sure

Atlantic Ram166May 16, 2017 06:42PM

  I'm in the buy now camp....

JamesJM183April 26, 2017 10:56AM

  Thanks to all.

Atlantic Ram157May 16, 2017 02:16PM

  It hurts now, Atlantic..

sstrams145May 16, 2017 02:27PM

  Yes... not a bucket list thing but kind of close

Atlantic Ram156May 16, 2017 03:48PM

  Back from the concert

Atlantic Ram120May 25, 2017 06:16PM

  good for you

21Dog123May 25, 2017 07:03PM