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  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,800
    200 section (1st balcony) in the Little Caesar's Arena in Detroit

    $74.50 each, $26.30 fees, x2, total less than 2 hundie. :)
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,614
    edited September 2019
    My total was just over $200 Dave. Thankfully, my friend is paying for his ticket and the associated fee! :#
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,800
    halo wrote: »
    My total was just over $200 Dave. Thankfully, my friend is paying for his ticket and the associated fee! :#

    That's cool Vic. I was actually prepared for, and gave my son the go ahead to pay a lot more, but I'm still very happy, going to see Tool, again, with my son! :)
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,614
    verb wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    My total was just over $200 Dave. Thankfully, my friend is paying for his ticket and the associated fee! :#

    That's cool Vic. I was actually prepared for, and gave my son the go ahead to pay a lot more, but I'm still very happy, going to see Tool, again, with my son! :)

    Hard to put a price on the memories that show will generate!
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,460
    Who the f*ck is Tool?’ Fans freak over ‘unknown’ band dethroning Taylor Swift

    https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/tool-taylor-swift-stans/?amp
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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,426
    Larry, if you can and want to grab me a concert poster and I'll pay you double.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,615
    I'm on my third listen this very minute, Descending kicks major Azz, love this album more with each listen.
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,600
    edited September 2019
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Larry, if you can and want to grab me a concert poster and I'll pay you double.

    I’m going early just for this, will do... Double?? This isn’t eBay... LOL..
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,341
    Who the f*ck is Tool?’ Fans freak over ‘unknown’ band dethroning Taylor Swift

    https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/tool-taylor-swift-stans/?amp

    This is excellent. Lol!
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  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,751
    Who the f*ck is Tool?’ Fans freak over ‘unknown’ band dethroning Taylor Swift

    https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/tool-taylor-swift-stans/?amp

    Wait a second... Taylor Swift has fans? ;)

    I haven't gotten around to listening to any of Tools albums yet. I've been thinking about it since this thread was started. Sometime this week probably :)
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,614
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Larry, if you can and want to grab me a concert poster and I'll pay you double.

    I’m going early just for this, will do... Double?? This isn’t eBay... LOL..

    Please put me down for one as well, if possible. Don’t know if I can get to the UC early enough to score one.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,426
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Larry, if you can and want to grab me a concert poster and I'll pay you double.

    I’m going early just for this, will do... Double?? This isn’t eBay... LOL..

    I know. Just trying to help offset your ticket costs and say thanks.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,800
    I just picked up this variant today! :)
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,614
    verb wrote: »
    I just picked up this variant today! :)
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    That’s my fav version. Congrats!
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,800
    Not that I'm a frequenter of Billboard, or care really, but it's cool to see that these guys are getting some recognition! :)
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  • verb wrote: »
    Not that I'm a frequenter of Billboard, or care really, but it's cool to see that these guys are getting some recognition! :)
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    There are several variations of this story going around. It's pretty funny.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/brobible.com/culture/article/tool-taylor-swift-fans-maynard-james-keenan/amp/
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  • I just checked the price of the new album on Amazon. People are selling it for $150-$200! Really?! It seems crazy they didn't expect this kind of demand and print a lot more copies. Regardless, while there I noticed you can stream if for free if you have Amazon Prime. I'd rather spin a shiny disc though...
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,800
    verb wrote: »
    Not that I'm a frequenter of Billboard, or care really, but it's cool to see that these guys are getting some recognition! :)
    usdx0k38bl2w.png

    There are several variations of this story going around. It's pretty funny.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/brobible.com/culture/article/tool-taylor-swift-fans-maynard-james-keenan/amp/

    Gotta laugh at the swifties! Who is Taylor Swift, BTW? :)
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  • audio_alan wrote: »
    I just checked the price of the new album on Amazon. People are selling it for $150-$200! Really?! It seems crazy they didn't expect this kind of demand and print a lot more copies. Regardless, while there I noticed you can stream if for free if you have Amazon Prime. I'd rather spin a shiny disc though...
    They did expect this kind of demand. It was always advertised as limited. And Tool has always used "limited" as part of their image and plan. Maynard has even stated in interviews that you never give fans everything they want. Always leave them wanting more. It adds to the fan culture and commitment.
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  • They did expect this kind of demand. It was always advertised as limited. And Tool has always used "limited" as part of their image and plan. Maynard has even stated in interviews that you never give fans everything they want. Always leave them wanting more. It adds to the fan culture and commitment.

    After 13 years waiting for a new album, and baiting us along for the last few years with "any day now", I'd say they haven't given Tool fans what they want. lol Personally, I think it's a horrible way to treat your loyal fans after so long... "It's out, but sorry, you can't get a copy!" Ridiculous, imo.

  • audio_alan wrote: »
    They did expect this kind of demand. It was always advertised as limited. And Tool has always used "limited" as part of their image and plan. Maynard has even stated in interviews that you never give fans everything they want. Always leave them wanting more. It adds to the fan culture and commitment.

    After 13 years waiting for a new album, and baiting us along for the last few years with "any day now", I'd say they haven't given Tool fans what they want. lol Personally, I think it's a horrible way to treat your loyal fans after so long... "It's out, but sorry, you can't get a copy!" Ridiculous, imo.

    It doesn't mean that no future versions are out of the question. Childish Gambino did a similar thing with this last vinyl release. Had a limited box set that was above normal pricing, and was actually limited. Then over a year later the standard vinyl pressing came out. It's very possible we see a standard CD press months down the road, especially if the demand stays high.
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,275
    Download the high-res version from HDTracks. I was just there getting two new CDs, and Tool is still there for $18.
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  • I get the concept, displayname, but it could also backfire on them. I know a couple people who are ticked off by the "exclusivity" of the release. I'm less ticked and more just scratching my head about the whole thing. A solid album will build a MUCH stronger fan base than any limited release trickery scheme, imho. You're probably right though, another release will be on the way soon enough. Anyway... dead horse and all...

    Bluefix - Yeah, I might end up getting the digital, but I like to have the physical and then rip it myself for my Plex library. Best of both worlds.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,275
    audio_alan wrote: »
    Bluefix - Yeah, I might end up getting the digital, but I like to have the physical and then rip it myself for my Plex library. Best of both worlds.

    The problem there is a ripped CD is still only 44/16 sound versus the 96/24 sound quality from HDTracks.

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  • BlueFox wrote: »
    audio_alan wrote: »
    Bluefix - Yeah, I might end up getting the digital, but I like to have the physical and then rip it myself for my Plex library. Best of both worlds.

    The problem there is a ripped CD is still only 44/16 sound versus the 96/24 sound quality from HDTracks.

    Good point, BlueFox.... well played. :wink:
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,426
    audio_alan wrote: »
    A solid album will build a MUCH stronger fan base than any limited release trickery scheme, imho.

    Most people don't give a hoot about physical media.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Nightfall wrote: »
    audio_alan wrote: »
    A solid album will build a MUCH stronger fan base than any limited release trickery scheme, imho.

    Most people don't give a hoot about physical media.

    True, except for the fact that most Tool fans are probably in their mid/late 40's or older, and they're probably less on the digital train than the youngsters. Physical media is a great backup, you get the artwork, the liner notes, and you can hold it. Maybe my age is showing. Ha!
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