Originally Posted by bobbie solo
also, my rant comes from a place of frustration as a long time fan of Tool. I love their music, and I've seen them live I think about 6 times. It's just that as I get older & see what other bands at their level do with their own arena shows, from classic rock groups to Foo Fighters to NIN & even someone like Paramore, Tool just really shortchanges their fans with these shows from a music perspective. Compare what you get in 2 hours from some of these other groups to Tool, it's not even close.
All good points that really can't be argued.
But at the end of the day this is what Tool is doing and as a fan too I'd rather enjoy myself and pay the extra $$$ now than have a couple extra dollars in my pocket while regretting not going 20 years from now when they aren't performing.