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  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 1,048
    edited March 23

    chitty said:

    Consensus is the more expensive and closer seats are not worth it?

    Who's doing the gorge? I'm debating vancouver or there.

    I like having a good view of Danny Carey if at all possible, so I personally vouch for any seat in the house. You may not get the full light / laser effect if you're up close, but I don't mind missing that if I get a good view of the musicians.

    With that being said, I'm pretty psyched with the two shows I have lined up. 11th row in Bangor, and then a festival show the next night. That will be the night I hang back & enjoy the lights etc........ best of both worlds IMO.

    Good luck to anyone going for the next round of tickets.
    Ya I am going back and forth on what to do as well. My plan is the opposite of yours I think. To get somewhat close for Boston Calling and to Lawn GA for The Gorge. Can't go wrong either way. I think I might risk to see what best seats I can come up with tomorrow and if they are off to the side I will just throw them back and go for Lawn. Does Lawn GA ever sell out in minutes for popular bands at the Gorge?
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,327
    PJNB said:

    chitty said:

    Consensus is the more expensive and closer seats are not worth it?

    Who's doing the gorge? I'm debating vancouver or there.

    I like having a good view of Danny Carey if at all possible, so I personally vouch for any seat in the house. You may not get the full light / laser effect if you're up close, but I don't mind missing that if I get a good view of the musicians.

    With that being said, I'm pretty psyched with the two shows I have lined up. 11th row in Bangor, and then a festival show the next night. That will be the night I hang back & enjoy the lights etc........ best of both worlds IMO.

    Good luck to anyone going for the next round of tickets.
    Ya I am going back and forth on what to do as well. My plan is the opposite of yours I think. To get somewhat close for Boston Calling and to Lawn GA for The Gorge. Can't go wrong either way. I think I might risk to see what best seats I can come up with tomorrow and if they are off to the side I will just throw them back and go for Lawn. Does Lawn GA ever sell out in minutes for popular bands at the Gorge?
    I can't speak for sales at the Gorge, but I would think that if you go for the lawn right out the gate, you would be ok, as people usually select 'best available' or better sections first.

  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,327
    So Spin has an article talking about how Tool plans to start streaming their library 'in advance of the new album' but that's really all the article says.

    There's no mention of a timeline, and more importantly no official comment from the band.

    http://www.spin.com/2017/03/tool-streaming-new-album-spotify-apple-music/

  • tbergstbergs St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,716

    So Spin has an article talking about how Tool plans to start streaming their library 'in advance of the new album' but that's really all the article says.

    There's no mention of a timeline, and more importantly no official comment from the band.

    http://www.spin.com/2017/03/tool-streaming-new-album-spotify-apple-music/

    I just came here to post the same thing! No big deal if they don't since I already own everything on CD. Would make them a little more accessible though.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,327
    tbergs said:

    So Spin has an article talking about how Tool plans to start streaming their library 'in advance of the new album' but that's really all the article says.

    There's no mention of a timeline, and more importantly no official comment from the band.

    http://www.spin.com/2017/03/tool-streaming-new-album-spotify-apple-music/

    I just came here to post the same thing! No big deal if they don't since I already own everything on CD. Would make them a little more accessible though.
    I hesitated to just leave the link as it says 'tool-streaming-new-album.'

    I felt the need to issue a disclaimer in advance so as to not cause hysteria. : )

  • FrankY59FrankY59 Posts: 955
    Can you ask Spin if Aenima on vinyl is in the works?!
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,327
    FrankY59 said:

    Can you ask Spin if Aenima on vinyl is in the works?!

    Right? F the streaming, how about a 20th anniversary remastered vinyl?

  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 517
    Good luck with sales today!! Crossing fingers my wife gets through.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,327
    I saw some images of the Gorge for the first time this morning, and I am f'ing jealous, that place looks amazing!!!


    Good luck everyone!

  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Boston, MassPosts: 7,185
    edited March 26

    I have an extra Bangor ticket in section 3 for face value if anybody needs one.

    *sold
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  • toolietoolie Posts: 93
    Managed to get seats for Calgary 35 minutes after they went on sale. Didn't want to get excited until I knew we had seats, now I'm STOKED!!!!!
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 1,048
    Got level 202 row 12 at the Gorge and my friend snagged 2 Lawn GA's. I am thinking of taking the Lawn GA's from him and giving him the floor seats.
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  • iammine16iammine16 Vancouver, BCPosts: 552
    Got my tickets for Vancouver. Show #6 for me!
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  • tbergstbergs St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,716
    Fighting against the bots is a pain!
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  • tbergs said:

    Fighting against the bots is a pain!

    Tell me about it. No tix yet and about to call 'er quits.
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  • tbergstbergs St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,716

    tbergs said:

    Fighting against the bots is a pain!

    Tell me about it. No tix yet and about to call 'er quits.
    I got through on one, but then it gave me some weird processing error when I tried to log in to ticketmaster and then it was back to the bot board. Really frustrating to see hundreds of tickets up on Vivid and Stub Hub already with their $60 mark up at minimum for upper deck.
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  • toolietoolie Posts: 93
    Hate the bots. Still bitter over The Hip shows last summer.
    tbergs said:

    Fighting against the bots is a pain!

  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,052
    edited March 25
    I got locked out going for the Gorge this morning. If anyone has any extras I'm looking for any two for my son and myself. Will Paypal right away. (541)579-4347
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    #FHP
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 1,048
    Horos said:

    I got locked out going for the Gorge this morning. If anyone has any extras I'm looking for any two for my son and myself. Will Paypal right away. (541)579-4347

    I have two in section 202 that I am possibly selling. I will let you know later tonight. Keep trying to buy tickets as I may not be selling them for sure. We can transfer through Livenation if we do this.
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  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,052
    PJNB said:

    Horos said:

    I got locked out going for the Gorge this morning. If anyone has any extras I'm looking for any two for my son and myself. Will Paypal right away. (541)579-4347

    I have two in section 202 that I am possibly selling. I will let you know later tonight. Keep trying to buy tickets as I may not be selling them for sure. We can transfer through Livenation if we do this.
    Cool. Tried for an hour while at work. Can't keep trying today. Let me know if you're going to sell.
    #FHP
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,327
    edited March 25
    Nothing too insightful, but a fun article all the same. (Also 14 months old)

    http://www.dallasobserver.com/music/there-will-never-be-another-band-like-tool-7931988




  • rattzeyrattzey Posts: 762
    ISO 1 ticket for Calgary
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  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 1,048
    Question for those that have seen Tool from different seat locations. Is it possible to get to close at a Tool show? I am planning on getting as close as possible for Tool at Boston Calling but is there a point that you are too close and miss the light show and the sound is not as good? I am going to The Gorge as well and am sitting on the lawn so I will be able to take it all in there. Just wondering if anyone has been super close before whether it was for a festival or not and curious what their experience was.
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  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,405
    PJNB said:

    Question for those that have seen Tool from different seat locations. Is it possible to get to close at a Tool show? I am planning on getting as close as possible for Tool at Boston Calling but is there a point that you are too close and miss the light show and the sound is not as good? I am going to The Gorge as well and am sitting on the lawn so I will be able to take it all in there. Just wondering if anyone has been super close before whether it was for a festival or not and curious what their experience was.

    For the two Tool shows I've seen, I was in a lower bowl section for one and upper bowl section for another, both arena shows. I would be away from the stage to take in the full light show. The sound was fine for the shows I was at.

    I can't say how an outdoor Tool show would be, have a fun time at both shows.
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  • Red LukinRed Lukin Posts: 2,648
    I've seen Tool like 5 times. I'd say it's not worth it trying to get close at a festival. The sound and visuals are best near the sound booth. Also Tool fans are not easy to squeeze by so if you want to get close get there early.

    Plus there have some douche fans so why be be squeezed up against them?
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  • At the River's Edge Festival, things got very physical the closer you got to the stage. Lots of people trying to squeeze past you in ignorant fashion. Many punches and tons of shoving. It was excessive actually.

    My buddy and I had several drinks that day, felt like we were tough guys, hung in there and emerged no worse for the wear. But we definitely had to amp it up. It actually added to the experience, but I wouldn't do it like that again- ain't nobody got time for that.

    Assigned seating wasn't anything like that. In Spokane, people seemed to just really get into the music and respect each other while doing so.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,327

    At the River's Edge Festival, things got very physical the closer you got to the stage. Lots of people trying to squeeze past you in ignorant fashion. Many punches and tons of shoving. It was excessive actually.

    My buddy and I had several drinks that day, felt like we were tough guys, hung in there and emerged no worse for the wear. But we definitely had to amp it up. It actually added to the experience, but I wouldn't do it like that again- ain't nobody got time for that.


    Oh man, no thanks……. I’m all of 5’7”, and while I had my share of fun in the mosh pits or fighting through the crowd to get up close back in the ‘90s, I’m looking at 40 next month. No way I’m going to deal with the sea of bodies pressed up against me from all sides. I’m all about reserved seating when I have the option. When I don't, I like having my personal space, so I'm forced to hang near the back. It is what it is.

    @ Monster Mash in 2015, we were several hundred yards from the stage, and I was lucky enough to get a spot on a slight incline so I could see the stage. That was good enough for me.

    With the exception of the vocals (let’s face it, Maynard’s vocals are never turned up enough, and at that show in particular there were issues – there were no vocals at all for the first part of the Grudge, I’m pretty sure that was a technical problem) I had no problem with the sound, and the light show was amazing. Granted, wind can affect sound, but other than that, with the sound systems these days I don’t think you have much to worry about at an outdoor venue (I was SHOCKED at how good PJ sounded at Fenway last year, and Foo Fighters the year before)

    @PJNB – go with the flow buddy, I wouldn’t overthink it. If you can’t get close enough to see the musicians, you’re still going to have an awesome time, they are hands down one of the best live shows IMO. (ALTHOUGH I do expect a ton of college kids at Boston Calling, and it won't be nearly as aggressive a crowd as there was at Monster Mash, so you may be able to get up fairly close without all that much effort or discomfort)

  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 1,048
    Thanks for the advice. I don't mind mixing it up a bit with a tough crowd but if someone is trying to get in front of me every 10 secs that would definitely take away from the experience. I am just going to wing it and see what happens. Going solo is going to make it a lot easier and I am not the type to barge my way in front of people so what ever spot I find that is where I will stay if the sight line is decent. Merkin Baller (can't tag you since someone else has the name Merkin lol) when the show gets closer and you have your plans set hit me up and I will let you know what I am up to. I am catching a bus into South Station sometime on the 28th and heading right over to the show to catch some of the early acts.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 7,475
    I can't picture "college kids" seeing TOOL. The last time TOOL put out an album those kids were 10-12 years old. I just can't see the demand to be there.

    At Governors Ball here in NY I can see 60K people watching Whiz Kalifa and 10K watching TOOL.
  • I can't picture "college kids" seeing TOOL. The last time TOOL put out an album those kids were 10-12 years old. I just can't see the demand to be there.

    At Governors Ball here in NY I can see 60K people watching Whiz Kalifa and 10K watching TOOL.

    You'd be surprised.
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