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Thread: COLD & BLACK & INFINITE & OMG IT'S HERE - The NIN Tour 2018 Spoilers Thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icklekitty View Post
    It was an appropriate setlist for a festival. I'm sure they appreciated Closer and HHH more than we would. I'd have been annoyed at that setlist at a solo show but this was fit for purpose.

    Given that Massive Attack pulled out of the lineup, I'm OK with not having made the festival (great lineup nonetheless). I dread to think what the temperature is at 2am in Madrid. I'm sat here with fans on and the doors open in central London.


    Actually, the weather was quite good for Madrid, including a nice gentle breeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorzelG View Post
    I donít get why NIN were underneath QOTSA and Depeche on the line up posters but came on after?
    Because playing after anyone doesn't automatically make you the headliner?

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    The stream is one of my favorite recordings of NIN I've ever seen. It may not be the best show ever recorded or have a super elaborate stage set-up, but the concept of a black and white video being shot almost entirely from the stage with a light show heavily focused on shadows is so original and unique. I would buy an official release of a show shot this way. It's super cool. I'm happy with what we have, but if an HD source surfaces it'll be a must have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icklekitty View Post
    It was an appropriate setlist for a festival. I'm sure they appreciated Closer and HHH more than we would. I'd have been annoyed at that setlist at a solo show but this was fit for purpose.

    Given that Massive Attack pulled out of the lineup, I'm OK with not having made the festival (great lineup nonetheless). I dread to think what the temperature is at 2am in Madrid. I'm sat here with fans on and the doors open in central London.
    Iím glad I did it. Witnessing the very last EU show ever should be epic. -lol-
    Serious: Iím glad I was there at the last show NIN did this EU tour and the last one of my NIN marathon.


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    I hope itís not the last European show ever. European audiences deserve more than festival gigs. But I can see why Trent would rather shrug and refuse to plan ahead than pulling another Wave Goodbye.

    Itís sort of amazing his career recovered after that. The same move wrecked Gary Numanís career for a good decade.

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    Numans career was at the low point during more than a decade and I don't think it was the case for NIN (even after the WG tour). We can not compare.

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    It wasnít the case for NIN, and thatís why Iím amazed. Generally, fans tend to get frustrated when an artist announces a farewell tour, and then returns a few years later. It wasnít the case here.

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    Just watched the pro-shot from the festival. NIN in studio is Trent + Atticus. Live, it's Trent and Robin's show. Seriously, there's no NIN without Robin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    It wasn’t the case for NIN, and that’s why I’m amazed. Generally, fans tend to get frustrated when an artist announces a farewell tour, and then returns a few years later. It wasn’t the case here.
    Oh, some of us were frustrated. Especially as emotionally raw and mind-blowingly intense as those 2009 shows were. We said our good-byes, and made peace.

    When NIN returned, disappointment was inevitable. And I think there was plenty of that to go around circa 2013-14.

    This may just be a case of forgiveness -- and the passage of time -- trumping frustration. But for me, had it all ended at the Aragon that Saturday night, I'd have been okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    I hope itís not the last European show ever. European audiences deserve more than festival gigs. But I can see why Trent would rather shrug and refuse to plan ahead than pulling another Wave Goodbye.
    Quote Originally Posted by witte View Post
    Iím glad I did it. Witnessing the very last EU show ever should be epic. -lol-
    Serious: Iím glad I was there at the last show NIN did this EU tour and the last one of my NIN marathon.
    I just can't help but get the feeling that he bit off more than he could chew again with these tour days and is already retreating to "fuck playing live" mode.

    I hope those 6 LA shows aren't foreshadowing of things to come.
    I hope he doesn't bust out the "This is our last show, maybe forever" at the last LA gig.

    He can't... NIN is too on fire these days. Right?? I'm starting to worry, lol... maybe I should be trying to attend these LA shows after all.

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    Part of me is honestly thinking that he just kinda painted himself into a corner when he started talking. It sounds very off-the-cuff, and he probably shouldnít have said ďThisíll be our last show in Europe for...Ē

    How would he know when theyíre going to tour Europe next time? Theyíre not going to do it unless thereís a new album, and his plate is full for the next year or so, once the North American leg comes to an end. I think thereís a big chance it was just a clumsy sentence that he let slip in the heat of the moment.

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    Even when he announced those 09 shows were his last shows ever...Not for one second did I believe it. I always assumed he needed a 3 or 4 year break and that he would return with NIN around 2012-2014....Then he did that NY Times interview that was streamed in around late 2010/early 2011 where he all but admitted NIN would most likely return at some point.....It was always a matter of when NIN would return for me...Not if
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    I for one am really fucking happy that Wave Goodbye was not the end. I wasn't fortunate enough to go to that concert (one of my biggest music-related regrets), so now I make damn SURE that I see them every time. Really, any tour could be the last. I didn't think last year would be the last time I saw Tom Petty, but sadly, that turned out to be the case.

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