I was making good money at the time and I love Tool so I decided to fly up to Spokane to hang out with a couple friends and see Tool for the third time in the last 7 months. I was already cutting it close by flying into Spokane just a couple hours before the show started but that margin shrank even more when jetBlue delayed the flight. Lucky for me Ryno was able to pick me up at the airport and we hightailed it directly to the arena. Even luckier for me – once we started wading through the floor towards the stage (I love general admission) I ran into Ross who immediately smoked me out. Two minutes later Tool was on the stage. Whirlwind. It was pretty much the same stage show as the last 2 shows I saw but this was one of the only times I have ever seen them play “Flood.” I lost my shit when they played that. Epic.
SETLIST: Jambi, Stinkfist, Forty-Six & 2, Schism, Rosetta Stoned, Flood, Wings for Marie (Part 1), 10,000 Days (Wings Part 2), Lateralus, Vicarious