I will freely admit to my obsession with Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. I have all of the Halos (except 18 and 19, which were just released, but I will probably order or pick them up this weekend). I have bootlegs of every tour, mutiples of most tours. I have CDs of demos and remixes. I have the movie soundtracks that one song was on, even if the rest of it sucked. The only thing I don't have is all of the other bands' remixes that he's done. I have the NIN from Halo 5 (Sin) tatooed on my leg, and I named my beloved kitty after him. For Christmas my lovely husband got me a signed 8x10 of Trent with Certificate of Authenticity, got it framed, and then hung it up right next to my computer at home.
All that being said...
The concert last night was beyond amazing!!! They played for about 1-1/2 hours, and it wasn't nearly long enough. He did a lot off the new album, even "Every Day is Exactly the Same" which he said last night was the first time they had ever played it live and it may be the last. LOL
As many of you know, he's only doing mid-sized venues for this tour. (Don't worry, inside info is that he's going on an arena tour this fall.) I think the Filmore only holds like 5-7,000. Small for NIN. Smallest venue I've seen him in so far. So it was a fairly intimate setting. I was certainly closer than I've ever been, probably around 40 yards from the stage, and not in the pit either (I refuse to be in the pit for NIN shows. Just too rough in there!). Well, except for when I was lucky enough to be in the video shoot for "Hurt", and they only let in the first like 250 people in line. We were close then, but that was only one song, played for about 30 minutes or so. (It was SO cool though!!) So just being that close to him for that long was very cool!
About the tickets, we got ours the day they went on sale (sold out within about 15 minutes for both shows), and paid face value or $35 each (plus service charges of course). But I did hear a scalper telling some other people (he was just asking $100 a ticket for his
) that he saw someone sell a pair for $260 each on the corner. Unbelievable! OK, so I probably would pay that much if I HAD the money and no ticket, but that's beside the point. LOL
For the other Trent obsessed....OMG he looked amazing!!
He got buff. Well, for Trent anyway.
His arms and shoulders are very defined now, and dayum does he look good in black jeans and a loose tank top! *sigh* Wow.
I'm still on the high of seeing him live again.