Thursday, September 28, 2006


I've seen Tool 6 times now.

Tool show, the first:
The first time I saw Tool was when they were touring with Lollapalooza in 1997. I don’t remember much about the show itself, but the day as a whole was crazy.

At the time I was working as a drafter for a land surveying company. The drafting department worked evenings from 4pm until all the surveys were drawn, usually 10 or 12. The show was on a Thursday. The Wednesday before the show, around 6pm, the power went off at work. We waited around a while to see if it would come back on, but eventually we gave up and all went home. At the time I couldn’t afford to be short 6 hours that day, plus the 8 hours I was taking off on Thursday (we didn’t get any kind of vacation or sick time). So I went into work at 8am on Thursday, worked until 11am, went to Lollapalooza, got home at 11 pm, went into work and stayed until 8am Friday. Then I went home, got some sleep, and went into work at 4pm as usual. Ahh to be young again.

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