Nine Inch Nails: July 8, 2006
Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
support: Bauhaus, Peaches

Main Set:
Somewhat Damaged
You Know What You Are?
Terrible Lie
March of the Pigs
Something I Can Never Have
Gave Up
Help Me I am in Hell
La Mer
Into the Void
The Big Come Down
Down in It
Dead Souls (Peter Murphy on vocals)
Final Solution
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

Notes: Final show of With_Teeth tour.  I had pretty decent seats, roughly 20 rows back and in the center, and I shot over 1,000 photos with my little Canon Powershot A80 camera.  You can see the best of them here:


This was the 1st show in a crazy stretch where I saw 8 shows in 15 days and traveled many, many miles to do so...

July 8: drive from Fresno to Mountain View to see NIN (#1) that night (165 miles)
July 9: drive 340 miles south to LA for Pearl Jam (#2)
July 10: another night of Pearl Jam (#3) in LA
July 11: drive 225 miles home to work in Fresno for a few days (have to pay for these trips somehow!)
July 15: drive 200 miles north to San Francisco to see Pearl Jam (#4) that night
July 16: more Pearl Jam (#5) in San Francisco
July 17: a day off to be a tourist in San Francisco
July 18: more Pearl Jam (#6) in San Francisco
July 19: take friend Brad to airport, then drive up to San Rafael to spend night with friend Katy and do laundry (about 50 miles driven that day)
July 20: drive from San Rafael to Oakland (35 miles), fly from Oakland to Seattle (about 800 miles). Meet Jenny at the airport to get her suitcase before she flies to Portland to see Pearl Jam that night.  Jenny's friends drop her off at the hotel room she and I are sharing with Kari later that night after driving up to Seattle from Portland.
July 21: day of being a tourist in Seattle with Kari and Jenny
July 22: Meet up with Tim and Ian at hotel.  Pick up friend Doug at SEA-TAC airport, then drive out to Ellensburg, WA for Pearl Jam (#7) at The Gorge Amphitheatre that night. (about 200 miles driven that day)
July 23: another night of PJ (#8) at the Gorge (about 87 miles driven that day)
July 24: drive back to Seattle (113 miles), fly back to Oakland (800 miles), drive home to Fresno (172 miles).  Make a sad face that it's all over, and then DIE from exhaustion!

I made some rough calculations, factoring in distances covered between the venues and where I was sleeping that night, as well as driving around the cities that I got to play tourist in, and I traveled well over 3,325 miles in the span of 15 days.  The west coast was having a crazy heat wave that second week, and temperatures reached over 113 degrees out at The Gorge and it was pretty hot in San Francisco and Seattle, too.  It was a crazy-hectic-insane two weeks, and I'll probably never do something like that ever again, but it was also a LOT of fun, I saw some fantastic shows and spent quality time with some of my favorite people.  Money, time, and energy well-spent.  No regrets at all.

(May 12, 2010)


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