Nine Inch Nails: October 1, 2005
Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
support: Autolux, Queens of the Stone Age

Main Set:
Pinion (Intro)
Love Is Not Enough
You Know What You Are?
Terrible Lie
The Line Begins To Blur
March Of The Pigs
The Frail
The Wretched
Gave Up
Right Where It Belongs
Beside You In Time
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like A Hole

Notes: The was drummer Jerome Dillon's last show with the band, though he didn't announce he was leaving until a few weeks later. I had a seat in one of the boxes in the terrace. The view was decent but I was distracted all night long by people walking in the aisle just below me, and the lights in the aisle diminished the brightness and contrast of the screen used during my favorite part of the show. There was also a group of drunk guys who snuck into the seats behind me and sung along loudly and poorly until I turned around and told them, quite firmly, that I could hear them better than the band, and would they please stay quiet? I feel like Los Angeles crowds are pretty disappointing as a whole. People go to shows to see and be seen and they rarely seem to care about the music being performed. No, it's more important that they talk on their cell phones.

NIN was good but due to my own personal experiences, I just couldn't get into this show the way I could at the Fresno show two weeks prior. So, afterward I decided to try to get tickets to see the tour one more time in Oakland in November, when they were playing a show that had to be rescheduled due to Jerome's health problems. I was late to the game of the NIN live experience, but I'd gotten hooked on it like a drug and just wanted to see the tour over and over again.

(May 13, 2010)


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