Knowing that I had been none-too-happy about missing out on Tool tickets, and then was too broke to buy them from someone afterward, he asked if I wanted to take his tickets because he couldn't go.
Uhh... YEAH I DO.
So instead of sitting on my ass at home as planned, watching Californication and Shameless, I was off to finally see Tool. Kapow.
My pictures... not so good.
And my phone died right away. But whatever, I don't care. I was entranced by Maynard. And we were at a fun angle as far as the light show goes... I think Matt got some fun video of that.
Partway through, a group of big dudes came along and kicked out the people beside me for being in their seats. Lucky me, a 300 pound guy ended up beside me instead. A very, very drunk 300 pound dude.
We were pretty high up, and I'm really afraid of heights. This guy is all over the place, dancing, swaying, and looking like he was going to fall over and drag me with him.He kept elbowing me in the boob with his drunken movements, so I had to tell him to stop.
The guy was a mess. At point point he decided to call his girlfriend. His side of the conversation was something like this:
"Baby...baby... I love you. Baby, I can't hear you! Baby... I'm at Tool. You're the only girl for me, ok? I'm sorry, baby. You're the only one. Baby... I can't hear you, but I called you from Tool. Baby I love you. ....baby."
After Tool played 'Sober', the guy turns to me and Matt and yells "That is the truest song ever made! It's true for moms, dads, kids... it's the truest ever!!!"
I said "Because children should not be sober?"
"No man, it's more than that! It's so true... like how a kid might see people who are drunk...." and then he mumbled some stuff. Who knows.
That was roughly the part where his drunk friend on the other side of him grabbed me and told me to switch places with the guy beside me. Apparently they decided that I was single, and I must therefore mate with Other Drunk Guy.
No. I'm good, thanks.
So while the large drunk guys were amusing/frightening, the show itself was awesome. Very glad I got to go.
Thanks Tristan - you're the bee's knees.
And for anyone that wasn't there.... watch this. Same concert in Reno: the full show:
And no - I wasn't "that girl", and didn't wear my Tool shirt.
Happy Friday, folks.