05/26/2007

Source B:
Solid State Recorder --- Danish Pro Audio 4061s > MMA6000 w/low cut @ 100hz > Microtrack 24/96 (24 Bit Wav@48Khz)
Transfer: Microtrack 24/96 > USB > CEP2.0(48->44.1 and dithering) > CD Wave > Flac Frontend > Flac[8]
Location: Section 302, Row A
Taper: Geordy
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - Taper: Last night of the tour with Kinski, who joined them on stage during Lateralus. This was the first of 4 shows I went to on this leg. My girlfriend (Galen note: now Geordy's wife) went with me, you can hear her make some comments about 'the one asshole' banging on a metal sign hanging in front of our section. He was standing about 6 seats over to our left, it might not be so bad if he could actually keep a tempo. We know he's not a drummer! It was pretty cool hearing Pushit at my 'first' show; got that out of the way and was able to sit back and relax at the next couple shows. Met up with fellow tapers Adam and Derek at the show and had a blast hanging out with them after the show. In fact, we got there early and met up with Adam, meeting in the parking lot and listening to an instrument line check. The one security guy near us told us he thought they'd already played the soundcheck, so we took off to find a hotel room. As we're leaving a hotel nearby that was booked, we could hear Stinkfist being played off in the distance...guess we should have stuck around! Thanks again, Adam ;)
Notes - Galen: Whew! This is just a smoking AUD recording. Sure you can hear a few "yeh!" or chattin' or hoot 'n & hollerin' but you cannot hear the dumbass banging on a metal pipe all that much. Why is it that tapers are always so hard on their recordings? This is a great capture of Tool even during the quite parts when you can hear the people that the director of "Deliverance" rejected simply because they were too annoying. Vocals are actually up-front in the mix, the bass is not terribly muddy & Adam's guitar tends to cut through it all with a razors edge of voracity. Highly recommended audio recording. And I say that knowing that for shows recorded on this leg the competition is mega. The only lull is the extended Lateralus drum-solo meets duh-duh-duh-duh of Justin's bass for what seems like an eternity. Personally, I like Lateralus a lot, but, the extended jam is a bit lackluster - especially during this performance. 

Maynardism: "Hope you enjoyed the popcorn!!! Consider that your bonus..."

Setlist:

<bass drone>
Jambi
Stinkfist (Extended)
Forty-Six and Two
Schism (Extended)
Lost Keys/Rosetta Stoned
Pushit
Wings for Marie
10,000 Days
Lateralus
Vicarious