Monday, 26 May 2014
Nine Inch Nails/Cold Cave - Nottingham FM Arena - 24 May 2014
if truth be told, I was just as excited to see Cold Cave as I was
Nine Inch Nails (who I *have* seen before) ... so I made sure
I got there early enough to see them.
perfect before a note had even been played.
'can we lower the lights a bit'
(lower the lights!! ... someone next to me says)
'we're from California, but don't judge us'
'where are we?' (it's a joke!)
so after only ever listening to them, I was finally seeing them.
and whereas it's one thing to listen to them on cd, seeing it live
in front of you was another thing altogether. their juddering
beats washing over an almost frozen (statue-like) audience was
just a vision of pure perfection, that I was fortunate enough to
be caught up in, in a trance-like state.
you need this band in your life.
seriously - how.damn.perfect. is this band ...
above - audience shot from just before the start of NIN
Nine Inch Nails started (first video below) as they meant to go
on ... a juggernaut of brutal power and sound. I got all of the songs
I wanted. the only one they didn't do was We're In This Together
I didn't film any of my favourite songs (if I did, just a few seconds)
because I wanted to enjoy the song ... hence just 50 seconds of
THE HAND THAT FEEDS and only 15 seconds(!) of HEAD LIKE A
HOLE ... nothing of Terrible lie (though here's someone else's vid)
I was really pleased to hear The Day The World Went Away as
it's the perfect song to hear live ... and get lost in. crowd-wise
people were really into it, though there wasn't any real mass
movement, when I last saw them at Brixton Academy in London
it was brutal, I nearly died in the crush near the front! but you
never get the same thing at arena shows. I have no doubt if the
gig would have been at a smaller venue, it would have been exactly
the same. Hurt ended the gig and fittingly was the total opposite
to how the gig had started. as ever with gigs, once it's over I wish
I had it all to look forward to and do again. but that's the beauty
of gigs, how they always leave you with that feeling.
Youth and Lust
A Little Death to Laugh
Love Comes Close
Heaven Was Full
People are Poison
Icons of Summer
Nine Inch Nails
The Beginning of the End
March of the Pigs
All Time Low
The Great Destroyer
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
The Day the World Went Away
Posted by edgeindustrialphotography at 12:09