Saturday, July 1

nine inch nails

Last night, Brian and I, and another couple we're friends with (Lish and Brent), went to see Nine Inch Nails at the Post Gazette Pavilion (aka Star Lake Amphitheatre). And, what a show it was! It definitely ranks up there as one of the best shows I've seen. The singing was excellent, the band was tight, the light show was unique (the band often played behind this see-through screen that was part of the light show. I'm having trouble describing it, but that's because I've never seen anything like it before.), and the songs sounded even better live than on the cds (it's surprising to me that they'd be able to pull that off). All in all, some quality entertainment. They played a lot of older stuff, and not so much newer stuff, but that was ok with me because I think the older stuff is better anyway. I haven't listened to much NIN (besides the new album) in recent years, but I was pleased to find out I still remembered most of the lyrics (even if I couldn't tell you the name of the song or the album it was from).

Jake really likes Nine Inch Nails and we were thinking about taking him to the show (one of his favorite songs is "Head Like a Hole"). But, then we were unsure what kind of imagery they'd be showing on the screens and thought better of it. As it turns out, they didn't show anything (mostly the band was displayed, at other times, it was part of the light show), so it would've been a good show to take him to. That was the only disappointment of the night.