What a difference a venue makes. From small Melkweg on Wednesday, to big (too big for my liking) Ahoy last night. But it was worth it, so get to see Pearl Jam. The show had sold out within minutes, so I was very happy to get the tickets, even though the seats were quite a way up on the tribune. Lees verder Pearl Jam
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.
Setlist: Stinkfist, The Pot, Forty Six & 2, Jambi, Schism, Rosetta Stoned, Sober, Lateralus, Vicarious, Ænema. More on this show can be found at the toolnavy.com forum.
Uhm, it looks like I’ve managed to get my hands on some Tool concert tickets. Again! They’re playing Ahoy in november and sales began this morning at ten. Since the previous show sold out in 8 minutes, I’d deemed my chances to slim to score tickets yet again. However, when I just logged in to ticketservice, I was still able to get my hands on tickets. I’m mostly surprised at the moment, but I’m sure joy will set in eventually. 🙂