SexyTalon wrote:I keep hearing that Tool puts on an awesome performance or something... so at this point, I am left with the assumption that every last one of them had the deadly Motaba virus when I saw them, as most rocks give off a better sense of life and mobility than they did onstage.
Where and when did you see them? ...were you looking at the stage?
The tour they did after the release of Lateralus, so this would have been 2001/2002ish. I don't recall the exact date nor the location beyond "Indiana, north of Louisville, Kentucky.. I think". The only times I saw the band were as silhouettes. Immobile silhouettes. I mean, obviously it was a person as it moved from time to time, the guitarist moved his arms, the drummer drummed, the singer occasionally moved the microphone up and down or readjusted his stance.. but that was it. Could have been anyone.
Okay, they played stuff on screens. Whoopee. I came to see individuals I could recognize as being who they were, not silhouette who could have been anyone, naked people hanging from ropes and some film school student drop-out's art film.
... then again, I did see Pink Floyd in '94, so I might be a bit biased.
I mean, the most entertaining thing at that concert was CrazyMoshGirl. CrazyMoshGirl was a 5'0" 90 pound moshpit slamming in to everyone around her regardless of whether or not they wanted to join in the moshpit for.. whatever the hell the CD was between acts. At one point, she starts slamming into this 6'3", 300 pound (probably half fat) dude. Repeatedly. For about a minute. He finally gets tired of this, turns, catches her mid-air as she's trying to slam in to him yet again, and shoves her back, sending her sprawling. Cue laughter as everyone
was fucking annoyed by her. After that, she stopped trying to slamdance with everything around her.
Perhaps it was something that I'd simply hyped up too much for myself. I don't know.