Nine Inch Nails: October 1, 2005
Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
support: Autolux, Queens of the Stone Age
Love Is Not Enough
You Know What You Are?
The Line Begins To Blur
March Of The Pigs
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)