Source A: DAT --- DPA 4061 > MPS6030 > Sony PCM-M1 (Oade Mod II) @ 48 kHz
Transfer: DAT-M > Tascam DA-20 > Coaxial > Audiophile 24/96 > Goldwave (resample) > CD Wave > WAV
Location: Floor / Front of Stack - Left / Approx: 10' from speakers
Gen: Master Recording
MP3 Sample; Stinkfist (entire song): Right click & save
Scan of Set List : Click Here
Notes: Having flown from where I live in the car-State the previous day & having spent the good portion of the day engaged in penny slots, alcohol consumption, trying to figure out what place had the best lobster bisque with fellow taper Geordy & a fella named Carlos and otherwise bumbling around in a state of over-stimulation via the sights of the fake city formed by the Mob; somehow, we all made it into the 2,400 capacity, sold-out performance of the second to last night of Tool's tour leg for the 10K Days album. I stood FOS on the left; Geordy stood FOS on the right. The idea was to put together a mix of Left (my source) + Right (Geordy's source) in each channel. Unfortunately, this was unable to occur do to some unforeseen technical issues. My particular spot was not only the closest I've ever been at a Tool show but the recording came out fantastic. To my ears, what is on my master is exactly what I heard while at the show. This is possibly one of my personal best Tool recordings as well. Audio; very pleased with. However, the performance was unfortunately lackluster. MJK did not scream, at all, during Stinkfist, Rosetta Stoned & on other songs restrained his voice to the Nth degree. It seemed that Adam, Justin & Danny basically reacted the same. One some level, yeah, they were a well-oiled machine making music on the other hand, at times, the lack of energy was palpable. That's not to say that this is a bad performance, really, it's not. It's just not as good as a performance as night 2 was. As it is, it is what it is, Tool are what they are. Although it would have been interesting to hear the set list posted by Blair as a mocking-f**k you-to-fans in the end why would Tool do anything but the same, exact set that they played since 2006?
Wings For Marie
"Thank you very much for coming out. See some of you again tomorrow night. Have a good night, drive safely. Peace out."