Went to Nine Inch Nails concert last night. Pretty awesome. Trent was lookin’ HAWT! I’m a big fan of bulked-up/muscular Reznor, as opposed to the coked-out skinny/wiry Reznor of old. This show was not quite as awesome as the one we saw last year, but still a good show. But I TOOK MY CAMERA THIS TIME! So I have some cliché fan concert photos to share. My little brother (14 years old) came with us, and it was his first “general admission” concert! I took him into the fray of the floor and he got crushed and kicked and elbowed and loved it :) Ahh, bonding…
The opening band was Boris who I had never heard before and were less than enthralling, but I think I will download some of their tunes. They had some interesting songs and ambient noise, just not quite what I wanted to hear at a concert (may be good for some chill out music, though).
You can view the whole NIN setlist here, but my personal highlights were:
- March of the Pigs
- The Frail, prelude to…
- Gave Up
- Terrible Lie
- The Big Come Down
- The Hand That Feeds
- Head Like a Hole
Plus, there was a totally awesome xylophone solo by Trent Reznor, which I loved (of course, lol).
We left during the first song of the encore set and I just found out that we missed HURT, so that is kind of a bummer… oh, well. One of the coolest things that happened was, we were off to the side of the stage on the floor watching and I was taking some pictures, and this moth came fluttering down out of nowhere and I thought, “Wow! How appropriate.” Don’t know why I was so psyched to see that moth… I just like moths, and they always make me think of NIN.
We ran into some people we knew, and I picked out some of the “concert regulars” that I always see around at the various rock/metal shows in the area. Not the regular crowd of friends that I’m used to going to concerts with, though. I wish my Peashy could have come! I missed having her there…
Here are the (acceptable) photos that I managed to snap: