Wow, just fucking wow...
Seeing Tool live had been on my musical bucket list for almost as long as I can remember, they were my white whale. They were a band that hadn’t disbanded but due to many reasons weren’t touring, but that changed last year, when they
...one of the best nights of my life.
I didn’t want to write about this concert because I felt it would be a review way too personal, but then I thought ‘fuck it, when I’m old and senile I can re-read this, and think about the best night of my life’.
A heavyweight effort from an amazing band.
Back in June, we saw A Perfect Circle live and I was blown away by an amazing performance, and had said afterwards that only Tool or Slipknot could top that for me. Well, I like to think Crossfaith read that and said "Hold my beer" before heading out to the stage last Friday night as they did what I thought wasn't possible. They outshined Maynard James Keenan and every other act I've seen this year, and made it look easy.
I love the theatre but sadly I don’t go nowhere near enough. I've enjoyed every time I've gone to see a show, some more, like The Book of Mormon or The Lion King, some a little less like Dreamgirls. Only one bored me shitless so far: The Phantom of the Opera - I know, it’s not something you hear everyday, but my brain is wired different.
Regardless of my level of fondness for a show, there is always something special about the whole experience. The performers singing, dancing, acting and interacting with the audience, the way they draw you in. It’s no surprise big Hollywood stars that started on Broadway say they prefer it over filming a movie. It’s safe to say Young Frankenstein is one of the shows I had fun with the most.
"...the atmosphere was like something I haven’t felt in years in a gig, Beartooth gave everything they had to us in the crowd and it made the night even more memorable."
Beartooth won me over as a fan back in June when I covered their 2nd full length album Aggressive, which I enjoyed so much I booked tickets to their show at the O2 in Shepherds Bush the second they went on sale around the same time.