Source: Mini Disc --- Core Sound Binaurals > Sony MZ-R700
Position: Dead Center Mezzanine Seating
Gen: Master Recording
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes - Unique to this performance:
*Timothy Leary speech 'Think For Yourself' during the intro to Parabol
*Last performance of Commando in 2002.
My initial opinion of this show was sort of a jerk-off & just a Sunday night show to Tool. Nothing was expanded, perception-wise nor setlist-wise...the only thing which was expanded was Tool's wallets. It was nice to hear Commando, last time of this tour.. Oh well, what can you do? Maybe since I graduated from MSU, I was expecting a little more - effort - on part of the band. Retrospectively, at least Tool came to campus & did a good job performing. A shame too because it was at my University where I got my degrees at & where I went to grad school... I guess, I just expect a little more from Tool. So maybe it is my expectations that cloud the overall enjoyment of the show. However, I think that I was just giving it too much thought - Tool did do a rocking show this night. I've had about 4 different people email me & tell me how much of a dick I am due to my opinion of the show. So, I could totally be off about the vibe...check it out & you tell me. Proper levels & full sound. The Core Sound Binaurals are very good at both FOS recordings and also decent-positions center mezzanine. It should be noted that the Breslin Center is not really made to host a concert. Most notable are two: the place is a big gym & Dick Cheney, VP, received an honorary degree as a commencement speaker in 2002 - when Sarah & I graduated w/undergrad degrees. Although this was not my ideal taping location, the recording is more of a -live- sound than that of a FOS recording. All in all, came out pretty good I think.
Notes: This is not put to CD.
Maynardism: "East Lansing. East Lansing? Sounds way more like Kalamazoo... Goodnight. Oh, ok. Thought you were tired & wanted to go home."
(Suspicious Minds + White Lines)
46 & 2
(Dr. Timothy Leary 'Think For Yourself' speech)
(walking to car, offered LSD, discussion of the show)