December 8th, 2008

disco star

Will you bite the hand that feeds you? Will you stay down on your knees?

I went there indifferent...

I came out a believer.

Wow. Just... wow.

Trent really got it down in making the concert an EXPERIENCE, not just a situation of... well.. five guys strumming and singing and hopping around a lot.

I was also surprised to see that Trent Reznor has some serious GUNS. He looks like he can bench press cattle. SRSLY. PHENOMENAL drummer, too. Some serious stamina.

The linky above will take you to a video that will show you the how and why of their recent concert experience, and shows why on earth I thought the keyboardist was playing an Etch-a-Sketch.

There were xylophones, percussion instruments galore, and even a banjo. Never in my life did I ever expect to say "I went to a Nine Inch Nails concert", let alone be able to follow that statement with the words "and the guitarist plays a mean BANJO."

Thanks so much to Chad for inviting me - it was awesome tawesome to get to sit in leather seats with beer and binoculars and ... annoying freaking jerks that put their three or four year old on their shoulders, blocking the whole thing. I mean, can a four year old really appreciate such a thing? Thankfully, they weren't always standing up and in the way.

The opening "band"... no freaking idea who they even were. It was a DJ with a lady rapper type person? After their (thankfully) short show was over, a guy behind me said "Did they just pick them up down on MLK on the way in? Hey, you! Give me your best rastafarian impression! That's good enough, let's go!"

I thought I had other things to add or some fantabulous way to end this post, but.....'s sleepy time.
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    NIN - Hand that Feeds in mah hed.

Hard to tell: good news or bad news?

So apparently the opening "band" was The Bug. I'm sure they have plenty of fans, but to have them open for NIN? I find that a bit.. odd. As they were playing, instead of using my binoculars to watch them, I watched the reaction of the crowd. Other than one or two people, the entire arena had an expression on their face as if "WTF?!?" Having had the experience of being an (unknown and unwelcome) opening band for a headliner that everyone is there to see (re: Riverpool) I sympathize with them; however...

During one of the songs, the woman was screaming to everyone to repeat after her. Unfortunately, no one I talked to could figure out what the hell she was saying. Uncle? Encore? macmanchad thought she was saying iPod. When she first came onto the stage, I was all for her being a... fluffy woman. Carry on, my plus-sized sister! But when it hit a point where she was - I can only think this was it - imitating a massive orgasm - for a long time - on stage... oh no, sweety.

Every time I see a live show, I fervently wish that scrumbles was there with me, to critique and share in things.

I'm a hungry baby. Must find fooooood.
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    Colbert Report
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