Nine Inch Nails - The Axis in Las Vegas, NV 7/19/14
Current NIN show stats:
Total shows: 28
Total shows this year thus far: 5
Total shows to go: 3
I did not miss my chance to see the opening show of this year’s North American NIN tour (even if it did mean I missed TOTC this year.) A super tight set list, impressions/comments after…
Nine Inch Nails
Las Vegas, NV
Copy of A
March of the Pigs
Me, I’m Not
Find My Way
The Great Destroyer
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like A Hole
Even though the previous night NIN played at Pemberton Fest, this was truly the first night of the NIN/Soundgarden summer tour and this being my fifth NIN show this year, I could tell. But everyone around me was just taking it all in - I got the vibe that this (older) crowd hadn’t seen last year’s tour. There were definitely some technical issues, and TR was quick to point that out. He also noted that this would be the last tour for a long time. I figured that would be coming - two years of heavy touring and now it’s time for a lull. Maybe some new HTDA? One can only hope.
In any case, this set list was shorter than normal and no surprises whatsoever. Not a bad thing, I feel like this lineup is really the best one ever and enjoy every moment of watching them perform. The visuals were definitely a mix of things we’ve seen in the last few tours and I know once the kinks get worked out, we’ll see a few more songs on the set lists. For now, I have three more shows to look forward to next month.
2014 Mid-Year Travel Stats
It’s already July! So I am a little late on posting my mid-year travel stats:
Distance: 62,183 mi
Lots more to come…I have an awesome run this month and I still have another trip to Hawaii. Yes, twice in one year!!!
The Faint at the Observatory 6/5/14
The Faint are currently on tour in support of their new album Doom Abuse and just finished a weekend (sold-out) stand in SF before heading our way for a weekend of L.A. shows. As per usual, it was a raging dance party and we had a great, sweaty time. Set list:
Santa Ana, CA
The Geeks Were Right
Your Retro Career Melted
Posed to Death
Let the Poison Spill From Your Throat
Take Me to the Hospital
Dropkick the Punks
Help in the Head
Worked Up So Sexual
Lesson from the Darkness
Let’s talk about this set list - WOW! All the faves, some of the new stuff, dance, dance, dance. Visuals, light show, all of it. I feel like the band is so invigorated after taking off for a few years and they are just so tight on stage. Well, except for “Dropkick the Punks”, where Todd had them stop the song cause he thought it sounded like crap. They tuned and restarted from the beginning of the song to all of our delight.
Just a really great show. I took a few videos and posted on my Instagram if you want to catch some glimpses of their great performance.