Concert of a Lifetime

NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
I might be taking a road trip with a friend next month to California to see Tool, Melvins, Primus, Clutch, and Fantomas. All at the same show. Front row too, seats 3 and 4. Son of a submariner, what a lineup! This will be two very expensive seats so once I find out for sure I'm probably going to put my tube preamp up for sale to help fund this. I don't want to but this one is not worth missing.

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| Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
| AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
| Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
| TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
All this pain is an illusion
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,505
    :o :o
    Catching Clutch and Primus on their southeastern leg in June. Just saw Clutch last week. The first show after four months off. Nothing but Pure Rock Fury......
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    lightman1 wrote: »
    :o :o
    Catching Clutch and Primus on their southeastern leg in June. Just saw Clutch last week. The first show after four months off. Nothing but Pure Rock Fury......

    Clutch is so good. I still can't believe this lineup, the only thing on it that isn't grade A music is the DJ set by Crystal Method. Seems like such a weird thing to throw in with a bunch of rock/prog rock bands.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 5,989
    In the pit?
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    edited May 22
    Thieves.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    dromunds wrote: »
    In the pit?

    Yep, pit. Second row, first row sold between checking and buying. Can't believe I'm going to see my favorite band live up close.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    The first few areas next to the stage have seats then the GA lawn behind them.

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    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 5,989
    Ha I doubt there'll be any open spaces on the grass or anywhere for that show, unlike for whoever was playing when the photo above was taken. Great score!
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    dromunds wrote: »
    Ha I doubt there'll be any open spaces on the grass or anywhere for that show, unlike for whoever was playing when the photo above was taken. Great score!

    Everything but the GA lawn is sold out already.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 5,989
    And that lawn won't take long either with that lineup!
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,327
    Prob John Tesh or Yanni.
    dromunds wrote: »
    Ha I doubt there'll be any open spaces on the grass or anywhere for that show, unlike for whoever was playing when the photo above was taken. Great score!

  • msgmsg Posts: 3,327
    Sorry, meant John Tesh AND Yanni.
  • halohalo Posts: 3,629
    I saw TOOL on June 8th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.

    That was one heckofa show! The lights shows and backdrops were superb.

    The music was great with a few unexpected tracks thrown in. Overall, the show seemed short in comparison their shows I've seen in the past but it was still excellent.

    Primus did not open for them so I ended up skipping the opening band altogether.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,531
    edited June 17
    You know that show was not even advertised down here on any radio stations.(central Illinois) First time I'm even hearing about it. Man i would of went I've been wanting to see tool for some time now.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    edited June 24
    Sitting in the parking lot right now.

    @afterburnt is correct, I'd never live in California. Traffic is beyond ridiculous and like I told Ron, Denver has bad PARTS of town but California has ENTIRE bad towns. I slept in a hotel in San Bernardino last night and I've never felt so unsafe, the entire city is a slum with very little police presence.

    Anyway, I'm going to go wait at the gate. Holy sheet is it hot in CA :D

    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,155
    Behave and besafe....have fun
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 5,989
    They're having a heat wave. Have fun. We expect lengthy review.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,665
    edited June 25


    Wow San Berdino hope you didn't get slobbering drunk at the Palamino, or bumped heads with Bobby as he has a head like a potato.

    Enjoy your show sounds like a good time.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 5,989
    We are still waiting for that detailed review. >:)
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,327
    You're not dehydrated, are you Josh?
    Didn't get squeezed to a pulp tossed around like a rag doll in the pits?
    Not in lockup?
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,327
    Should we start a GoFundMe to get Josh his equipment back? Or can Tony just send a couple of his guys over the the buyers' homes to ask for it back?
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,155
    Alright Dbag :p

    Calling you out, we want a review, some pics...something MF
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    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    Staff there was crazy about not taking pictures or video during Tool. They'd shine their flashlights on you so that the staff walking around the crowd could spot you. I didn't want to take the chance of getting kicked out just for some pictures but I got some during the other bands when they didn't care.

    Fantômas - Buzzo from Melvins, Mike Patton from Faith No More

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    Clutch

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    Melvins

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    Crowd - Thousands of people

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    Tool Poster - Numbered out of 750

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    Hotel Honda Civic - Sleeping in car waiting for hotel check in

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    Hotel Slum - Don't sleep in San Bernardino

    Hair on the sheets
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    Okay... I'll take off the sheets and sleep on the mattress protector
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    Okay... I'll take off everything
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    Okay... I'll flip the mattress over (thank God it had literally never been flipped and was like brand new on the other side)
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    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    Some people that were more sly and not standing right in front of security got video of Tool.

    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,155
    So moral to the story
    Did you have a great time? :)
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    Probably the best concert I'll see before I die. The only thing missing was my best friend being with but unfortunately a family member passed away so she couldn't make it.

    It's freaking Tool.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 5,989
    Gawd you were close. Well done
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,222
    I want that poster in a very bad way!!

    Glad you had a great time!! My favorite band, glad I can at least say I have seen them three times...
    Death Grip...
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,948
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    I want that poster in a very bad way!!

    Glad you had a great time!! My favorite band, glad I can at least say I have seen them three times...

    I really wish I would have thought of you now, I should have grabbed one for you. Considering they're now selling on eBay for $200+ especially, I would have assumed you'd have been willing to pay the $45 for one. Sorry Larry!
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,155
    edited June 27
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Some people that were more sly and not standing right in front of security got video of Tool.

    That video isn't bad. As for pics and video's I'm surprised they actually didn't have the restricted lighting that only works with lens filtering. A lot of entertainers use it now days.

    Phones and regular cams won't work and images come out a big blur of usually yellow.

    Discovered this several tears ago at the Houston Rodeo concert. My kids were trying to take pics but they were "bright lighted out"

    Being an integrated security guy, I took my sunglasses out, and used it as a filter (I do night focusing in my job), shot pics through my sunglasses and it cleaned up the pics.

    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,327
    Interesting, Ron.
    Why don't bands want you taking photos?
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