In gearing up for this weekend's Tool show, I took a walk down memory lane, and re-visited all of the past Tool concerts that I have attended. Before I got into blogging, I submitted my concert reviews to the ultimate Tool fan site, toolshed.down.net. Over the weekend, I dug around on the site, and found out that all of my reviews are still there. Save for the first one (which got its own dedicated page!), you'll have to search for my name in order to see my review:
- Tool in Cleveland, 11/18/96
- Lollapalooza in Chicago, July 25, 1997
- Ozzfest in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin on 7/19/98
- "An Evening With Tool", May 17th, 2001
- Lateralus Arena Tour, September 9th, 2001
- United Center, Chicago IL, August 28th, 2002
The interesting thing is that with each passing year, the number of reviews housed on t.d.n. grew. I think this is a combination not so much of Tool's growing popularity, but rather of the huge growth of the Internet. Back in 1996, when I went to my first Tool show, there weren't too many "regular folk" who were hip to the Internet. Fast-forward 5 years, and you can tell how Internet penetration has grown in America.
And of course, the other interesting thing is that I am a huge Tool nerd, and I will of course be writing a review of my 7th Tool show, at Coachella. But the times have changed (yet again), and I'll most-likely be posting it here on my own blog, as well as on t.d.n.