So, on Tuesday my husband and I made the trek up to Charlotte to see Tool! He loves them....they're one of his favorites (as I found out when he told me about the show).
Best wife ever points - he told me about the concert about a month before tickets went on-sale and mentioned that it would be amazing if we got to go. Apparently Tool hasn't been on tour for like 8 years, and they haven't released a new album in something like 10.
Anyway...the show was in Charlotte, NC a week after we were scheduled to move down to Charleston - so it would actually be feasible to go....except that tickets were going to sell out immediately. Enter amazing wife - (that's me) - I remembered when they went on sale, and (thanks to dual monitors and a fast computer) scored tickets before they sold out!
3Teeth opened the show - they were ok, but I felt like they sounded a little too unoriginal - a bit like a NIN / Manson mashup with a bad singer, and then Primus played next. I actually really like Primus. They're weird and quirky, and as Dave would say "whimsical". I like em.
The tickets I got were General Admission, which I assumed meant we would be on the floor, but apparently it meant we would be anywhere in the stands. I definitely would have preferred to be on the floor, but our section had a pretty good view.
The show was at the Bojangles Coliseum, it was a nice stadium but much smaller than I expected. I figured Tool would have their show at the largest place possible, but maybe they chose a smaller venue to keep the show more exclusive.
The music was great, but the crowd was honestly pretty surprising...they were...less than favorable. I was pretty disappointed.
However - I am pretty pumped that I got to see Tool....and I'm forever going to hold the fact that I actually scored tickets as "best wife ever" ammo. :)
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