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    Quote Originally Posted by FieldOnFire View Post
    July 2009, O2 Arena in London on the Wave Goodbye tour. Gary Numan turned up, they played 'I'm Afraid Of Americans' and La Mer. Then got stranded on the way home. It was a good night.
    That was my second gig. I remember the chaos after the show. If I remember correctly someone had had a heart attack on the tube and one of the lines wasn't running because of it.

    My first Nine Inch Nails concert was at Hovet in Stockholm in 2007. I had just turned 14, it was my first concert ever and I went with my dad.

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    Few years back I went when he was playing with QOTSA on a coin flip, Trent won and was first, once trent finished, so did I (wait...that CAME out wrong.....(wait what am i saying?).....nevermind)

    Anyways the show was good, had its moments (I came in door 13 which is funny to me)(and bought my first band shirt ever (well pretty much like it wasn't forced on me like kmart trash) but unfortunately not as good as Marilyn manson ( he played my fav song, rocknroll n*gg3r! ( I was singing along VERY LOUDLY from VIP) the year or two before (Marilyn was my first EVER concert, and he was rocking the Aussie flag and it was a cool moment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiouti View Post
    and he was rocking the Aussie flag and it was a cool moment)
    "Location: Aus, $AuD$, Au$$ie"


    ah, that explains the mind-numbing rash of posts you belched up. Not exactly busting those stereotypes apart pal.

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    This ended up being such a great weekend

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    My first show was in May 2005 in Philly on the With Teeth tour. I'd been a fan since about 2002. (I'd bought The Downward Spiral when it came out, but I couldn't get into it initially, so it collected dust for several years until I gave it another chance. Silly me!) I had to pay $180 on eBay for probably a $40 ticket, because the show had sold out quickly, but I didn't care; I was bound and determined to go. The craziest part of the show happened at the end, during Head Like a Hole. Trent's microphone kept cutting out (earlier his amp cut out during Reptile, I think, so he was already pissed off with things not working properly), and he was getting aggravated. Everybody kept on singing, though, even when the mic was crapping out. At one point, he yelled, "Something's gonna get broken!" The mic continued to crap out, so he tossed it and stomped around the stage and then stormed off. The crowd sang the whole rest of the song. It was awesome! The energy from the band and the crowd was crazy. I've probably seen NIN 20-plus times since. Worth every penny, every time.

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    It was for With Teeth in 2005 but rescheduled for summer 2006 because Trent got the flu. I was 17 and went with a random assortment of people from my calculus class that I didn't expect to be NIN fans and I remember us all carpooling and lining up at the ticketmaster booth in the mall to buy tickets. The good thing about makeup shows is that I've gotten some extended setlists and rare songs outta them. Peaches was the opening act, she was horrible, people booed her and cringed at her humping various parts of the stage.
    NIN was simply amazing though. during one song the lightscreen they were using had this really cool 3D blood dripping effect that has stuck with me. I had never seen effects like that at a show before and was blown away by it at the time.
    Also according to NIN wiki for the show they messed up during the Big Come Down and Trent kinda sorta apologized for it.
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    Dress Rehearsal performance for The Fragile. I went through a weird special hell to get that ticket...

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    3/23/2005 at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, CA. Had a balcony seat, looking back it was a good tame way to experience the new songs live. It was he first show since TR went sober, everyone was optimistic and excited about the new material. Thanks, nintourhistory!


    Quote Originally Posted by niggo View Post
    Whenever those shows are mentioned something dies inside of me. Lucky bastards.
    Ditto :'(
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    My first show was May 30, 2005 during their club tour at the Soma in San Diego. I was 22 and had never been lucky enough to see them before that. I asked my cousin to get us tickets and he somehow made it happen. It was fantastic and it created a monster. The highlight for me was Sin as thatís always been one of my favorites 🖤

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    My first show was 24th may 1994 London forum on the TDS tour,it was very intense and they looked like a bunch of maniacs! after that I saw them twice more, London 1999 and 2005.

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    Fragility Tour, Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, TX, 18 years ago, NIN took my concert virginity

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    I have been a fan since the early 90's but never made it to any NIN concerts until august 20th 2008 in st louis scottrade center. it was the most amazing show i have ever seen and a 30 song setlist. got my tix through the presale and was let in early so we were close to the stage. also went to the november 20th show in cedar rapids iowa for the second leg of the north american tour. the 30 song setlist was slightly different from the st louis show and was equally amazing. still regret not going to any of the wave goodbye or 20013/2014 shows. thanks to wolfkiller i have tickets for all 3 chicago dates in october! i love ETS!

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    Hello there forum. Long-time lurker, first-time poster. My first NIN gig was the back-to-back nights at the Manchester Apollo in July 2005. Two of the hottest gigs I've ever been to. The first night I was up in the balcony and was sweating my face off. Second night I managed to get a general admission ticket so went pretty close to the front. They opened with 'Terrible Lie' and I got swallowed in the pit. Two years later they did the same two-nights-in-the-same-building in February but I didn't go to either gig, which is a regret because I've since checked out the set lists (and Josh F was on the kit). I didn't go in 2009 at the Mcr Arena because I'm an idiot (Janes Addiction and it being in a Big Room put me off) but I did go four years ago on their last UK tour and it was one of the best gigs i've been to. The visuals were bang on and the set was perfect. I was having a big slip/year zero renaissance and they opened with 'Me, I'm Not' and I went pretty euphoric as I was expecting the 'Copy of A' opening. They then did '1,000,000' and 'Letting You' and I was beaming from ear to ear. Later on in the set they segued from 'The Great Destroyer' into 'Eraser' and I lost it. Proper goosebumps.

    My first gig could have been the infamous 'Lost Weekend' cancellation at the Docklands but I passed up on the trip (which in hindsight proved wise), but I wouldn't know it'd be a 5 year wait til the With Teet: Live tour!

    I feel very, very fortunate to have scored tickets to the Southbank centre gig later this month after getting through online on Tuesday when they released some returns. Front Stalls, Row P, dead central. Not close enough to smell their cologne, but close enough!

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    Going to see NIN in Vegas this year. My first show was in Nashville around Halloween years ago and I went with friends. This show is a solo mission. I managed to get a GA Floor seat and I don't know what to do. I'm clueless about everything. Can anyone help a lady out? Any advice is welcomed. How early do I need to get to the venue for a good view? What are some essentials I need to bring with me? Stuff like that. Thanks ETS Fam!

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    Mexico 2014

    I had a ticket for 2005 concert but i couldnt go
    in 2008 I was saving money to see my girlfiend, 2 months later I broke with her

    So the beginnig with a warm place/somewhat damaged was one of the best things in my life
    Finally I see one of my favorite bands live

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    May 3, 2000. The last time they played in Rhode Island. I just uploaded a review of the show to NIN tour history that was in the local paper the next day.

    http://www.nintourhistory.com/concert.php?concertid=418

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    I love this thread because these are like treasured memories of something we're all passionate about.

    Also @ThisIs I was at that show. It was my third nin show but first apc show.

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