07/29/2009
Charlotte, NC, USA @ Bojangles Coliseum

Source A:
Solid State Recorder --- Core Sound High End (4061 caps) > V22 > MT 24/96 @ 24/48
Information: Core Sound Dual DPA 4061 merged into 3 pin XLR into Mic2496 V2 Portable Mic Pre-amp/A-to-D Converter (coax out) into Monster Cable Interlink Digital Datalink IDL 100 High Resolution Cable M-Audio's MicroTrack II Professional 2-Channel Mobile Digital Recorder (into SPDIF) 1/8" male to male connector to Olympus LS-10 (from earphone jack of Microtrack to mic port of LS-10) ScanDisk Extreme III 8 GB SD
Location: Seating, see below
Taper:  bill
Gen: 0 / FLAC / Torrent
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes / Taper: This was a pretty bad night. The concert was fun and the light show spectacular. As usual, I was around idiots. My seats were PERFECT. The second row on raised lower level directly straight back from band. Soundboard in front of me. However as luck would have it, I had idiots around me. The first was "monkey boy with bandanna on head. During the show he would grab the rails and bounce up and down like a chimpanzee. the second was the "mystery guest. The seats to my left were continuously filled by the next mystery guest until removed by security. The last was a prick from Rock Hill, SC. He shows up with his friend drunk and probably jacked on some stimulant. HE talks loudly and my son asks him to be quiet. Also mentions that i am taping. (Bad Move!) During the show he tries to sabotage my equipment.
First he pours water on the floor where my gear rests and succeed in getting my preamp wet from bottom. (Eventually it was ruined the next day). What made this guy the most angry was that i had an extra ticket that could not be used so I used it to set my equipment since the floor was wet. IT pissed him off SO much that the seat was not taken that he followed my son to my car and wanted to start a situation. What makes it even funnier is that i didn't turn off the Olympus and the whole situation was still recording. Needless to say, no fight ensued. son learned lesson about idiots and I am now reordering my preamp. The microtrack went crazy and thank GOD I made a back up with the LS-10 just to see if I could pull off two recordings. Luckily I got one. Microtrack makes great recordings whent hey aren't schizophrenic. Toward the end, evidently the water spilt affected the 9v contacts causing popping during Lateralus and Vicarious. They have been cleaned up with Adobe Audition. Samples included as mp3. I also have tweakbird. will include them later. For now enjoy!
Notes / Galen: The recording is actually pretty good; a bit better than the taper gave it credit for though. Though the vocals are a bit buried (but what else is new?) the overall result is a good, clean audience omni recording. That said, this is a good, solid recording but nothing that is truly astounding about it - not that, really, any of the recordings from this tour are jaw dropping or astounding compared to a random other. For the most part, pretty much all of these new recordings are of relative high quality. This is no exception although there are times when the audience is a bit not overpowering but 'present'. This is either good or bad depending on preferences.
 

Setlist:


01 Jambi
02 Stinkfist
03 Ions
04 forty six & 2
05 Schism
06 Video and Lost Keys
07 rosetta Stoned
08 flood
09 Aenema
10 Band Break with Spectral lights
11 Lateralus (with Tweakbird Drummer)
12 Encore Prelude
13 Vicarious