It's really true, one does need more sleep as one gets older. Went to see Tool in Ahoy Rotterdam last night. The second show in this year. What a treat! :-)

I'm not really a big fan of Ahoy, the sound usually isn't very good. Luckily we had a great spot right in the center, so the sound was actually pretty good. A bit louder than I would have preferred though. My ears were ringing for quit some time after the show. And when will they ban smoking at gatherings like this? Such a disgusting habit.

Opener Mastodon didn't really impress. I'm not that familiar with their work, so everything sort of blended together. Also, the sound was way too loud for this one, so any detail that might have been there was lost on me. I wish I'd gotten earplugs about 30 shows ago.

Anyhow, on to the good stuff. The band played a little over 100 minutes. Afterwards, I heard rumors that the show might have been cancelled because Maynard was having problems with his voice. Glad they didn't, I'd been looking forward to it for ages. If he was having problems, I hadn't noticed. I was a bit dissapointed with the setlist, as I'd hoped they would play 10.000 days after not having played it in the HMH last time. But all in all definitely a great show. Also, they said they'd be back in the summer.

Tool in Ahoy (Rotterdam) op 09-11-2006:

  • Stinkfist
  • The Pot
  • Forty Six & 2
  • Jambi
  • Schism
  • Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)
  • Rosetta Stoned
  • Sober
  • Lateralus
  • Vicarious
  • ├ćnema

Mastodon in Ahoy (Rotterdam) op 09-11-2006:

  • This Mortal Soil
  • The Wolf Is Loose
  • Crystal Skull
  • Capillarian Crest
  • Colony of Birchmen
  • Sleeping Giant
  • Circle of Cysquatch
  • Megalodon
  • Hearts Alive

More on this show can be found at the forum.