December 8, 2008 12:49 am


If you ever have the chance to see Nine Inch Nails play live, you should TOTALLY GO. The chance to see the screen they use during the show is worth the price of the ticket. Seriously. I have one of their live DVDs so I knew what to expect, but it was so much more amazing and beautiful in person. Read that Wired article to get an idea of what it’s all about – it’s insane.

All I have to show for it is some crap cameraphone photos, most of which are from Daniel’s phone since mine decided to die right when I wanted photographic evidence of my having attended.


More photos are up on Flickr if you’re interested. I’d like to say more about the show itself, but it’d be kind of incoherent at this point and mostly consist of the words “AWESOME!!1!!1” and “That was so amazing!!1!!!1!” and… I am not sure you want to hear it. Hee.

Suffice to say, I’d go again in a heartbeat. I could sit and watch that video screen all day. NIN picked a wonderful array of songs to play live, including some things off of Ghosts I-IV that featured a banjo and a marimba (vibraphone?). The digital effects on the screen were mezmerizing; I hope their light tech gets paid a lot because he deserves it. It’s one of the few shows I’ve been to where I wanted it to go for another hour at least.

Edited to add: Here are some more photos of the show from OnPortland. They’re a heck of a lot better than the ones I took.

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  • Nellie says:

    Now I’m disappointed. NIN are going to be here a few days before Iron Maiden and I can only afford one, but after reading this entry, I’m more torn than I was before!

  • Audrey says:

    My coworker went to this. I am not a fan, but the shouw sounded cool as you both described.