St. Charles, MO, USA @ Family Arena
Source B: DAT --- DPA 4061 > MPS 6030 > Sony PCM-M1 (Oade Mod II) @ 48khz
Transfer: DAT-M > Tascam DA-20 > WAV
Location: ~15' front of board, north of mosh pit, south of heaven but West of Hell
MP3 Sample of 3rd Eye (large file size): Right click & save
Notes: This particular show was certainly a lot of work, for me, at least. Arguably, I made the wrong decision to leave my wife & child for one night, driving hours & hours to a rock concert but, in my defense which is not much, it was the closest show to my geographic location even being 9+ hrs away. Was my first time in MO, maybe my last. The crowd was a bit crazy but the venue security was so lax, you could've snuck a case of beer, 3 Cuban cigars and an entire TV crew full of cameras. It's bizarre, some venues the doors are actually quite tough but at this show a light pat down, maybe, and some people were able to come/go from the venue as they pleased. Thought the performance was rather loose and the band seemed to be having a good time, which was surely nice to see. Thus when I say loose, what I mean is there were a couple spots where the mechanical machine that is Tool seemed more - relaxed. And that's ok. For fun, I included the entirety of 3rd Eye as the MP3 sample; a little bit of crowd noise and pushing from moshers but I'm pleased with the pull. This is the stack (click here) which blew sound directly at us from above so, in some way, this is sort of a 'front of stack recording' by default of location. I lightened up the picture to make it more visible, not too bad for a 2G iPhone. The image on this page was also taken at this show, FYI. Lastly, here are a couple pictures of my favorite Tool fanatic who I saw in the parking lot: Front and Back.
(Timothy Leary intro)
" For the next two hours..whatevers going on 'out there'..has nothing to do with whats going on in here."
Eon Blue Apocalypse
"How many of you are twenty years old or younger? You weren't born when we wrote this next song...those of you between the ages of twenty-one and twenty-five, you can wipe that smug look off of your faces, you were somewhere between one and five... so.. eyes up."
"Gordy, from Wovenhand, thank you very much for occupying that space.. It's all gonna work out. Hey, ya' heard the one about the pope, the rabbi... and the... EHH,..EHH,..EHH"