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Shipley
05-24-2018, 11:20 AM
Myself, along with some family and friends, are currently planning to attend all three shows at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. No doubt others on ETS plan to do the same this tour cycle. I have a question for everyone: do you personally think it's worth seeing multiple shows in a row? To those of you that have watched multiple shows in a row, can you describe your experience at all? I imagine it might be a little less exciting each show, but does it still get you intensely thrilled every time?

buzburbank
05-24-2018, 11:38 AM
My two cents: During Wave Goodbye, seeing as many shows as possible was huge because each night and each setlist felt special. LITS, however, was very production-intensive and felt much less organic, kind of pre-packaged.

Best advice I can give if you want "excitement" is to avoid setlist.fm and this site like the plague. But realize that nightly setlist variations can be rare depending upon the circumstances and the nature of the tour.

buzburbank
05-24-2018, 11:49 AM
Another thing that has been beaten to death on this site is the fact that TR has historically closed shows with the same suite of 3-4 songs. Many fans seem to have grown tired of this, have begged for things to be mixed-up a bit, and have even claimed (!) to have left shows early 'to beat traffic' or other nonsense.

If this describes you, seeing shows back-to-back could be a bit of a disappointment or even a buzz-kill.

sinspots
05-24-2018, 11:53 AM
Myself, along with some family and friends, are currently planning to attend all three shows at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. No doubt others on ETS plan to do the same this tour cycle. I have a question for everyone: do you personally think it's worth seeing multiple shows in a row? To those of you that have watched multiple shows in a row, can you describe your experience at all? I imagine it might be a little less exciting each show, but does it still get you intensely thrilled every time?

If I could go every night to a NIN concert, I would. In fact, I've often said if I had a Tardis, that is what I would do! For me, the second, third, etc. shows are not any less exciting. Yes, I still get intensely thrilled every time! It's hard to describe it, but if I had to try I guess its is like a wonderfully intense high drug rush (I don't do that, so that is why I said "guess"). I just feel so energized and good at the concerts. I wish I could feel that way every day! Have a ton of fun!

ickyvicky
05-24-2018, 12:13 PM
I saw them three times in a row when they were touring with Soundgarden. Even though it was basically the same set list, I had a lot of damn fun each night.

ryanmcfly
05-24-2018, 12:14 PM
I'm expecting minimal production on this tour, and given the multiple shows in some cites, it seems likely that this tour will have the largest set variety since 2009.

TheRealNs1
05-24-2018, 12:16 PM
the benefit of seeing the show multiple times in a row, even if there is no various in setlist, is that you can play around with various vantage points

e.g. night 1, elbows up as far up front as possible; night 2 in front of soundboard; night 3 in balcony

With NIN I'd expect 1-3 songs swapped out per night (e.g. Piggy vs SICNH), but would love to be surprised here.


I'm expecting minimal production on this tour, and given the multiple shows in some cites, it seems likely that this tour will have the largest set variety since 2009.

Didn't really pan out this way for last year's festival shows.

sinspots
05-24-2018, 12:27 PM
With NIN I'd expect 1-3 songs swapped out per night (e.g. Piggy vs SICNH), but would love to be surprised here.

I have never seen SICNH. I am praying that he does it in Vegas.

TheRealNs1
05-24-2018, 12:34 PM
I can't imagine him doing piggy 3 nights in a row these days, but hey who the hell knows.

Shipley
05-24-2018, 12:48 PM
Another thing that has been beaten to death on this site is the fact that TR has historically closed shows with the same suite of 3-4 songs. Many fans seem to have grown tired of this, have begged for things to be mixed-up a bit, and have even claimed (!) to have left shows early 'to beat traffic' or other nonsense.

If this describes you, seeing shows back-to-back could be a bit of a disappointment or even a buzz-kill.
Honestly, though I have seen them three times (BYIT, LITS, Tension), I have never been bothered by these tracks being played. They're just too much fun to hear live and to jump around to.

the benefit of seeing the show multiple times in a row, even if there is no various in setlist, is that you can play around with various vantage points

e.g. night 1, elbows up as far up front as possible; night 2 in front of soundboard; night 3 in balcony

With NIN I'd expect 1-3 songs swapped out per night (e.g. Piggy vs SICNH), but would love to be surprised here.


This is actually what I was thinking to begin with, and one of the arguments I used to convince everyone to go to all three with me lol I'm glad you literally mentioned the three very locations that I picked as well.

Thanks for the responses everyone! The people I'm bringing to these shows have never seen NIN live before, and they are thrilled to finally have the chance. We can only hope for some difference in setlists, but even if they're all relatively similar, I imagine switching up the vantage point will make the show a ton of fun every night. I'm definitely excited to see them in a smaller venue, because the other three times I saw them were in arenas.

cdm
05-24-2018, 12:57 PM
Didn't really pan out this way for last year's festival shows.

The fest shows aren't a good comparison. Limited set lengths and audience makeup (a lot of casual fans) keep fest sets closer to a greatest hits set more than anything. These shows will differ in that they can play longer than 1:15 and the audience will be made up of people familiar with 90% of the catalog. While no one knows for sure, I think there will be some variation from night to night, especially with a stripped down production.

That said, I saw two nearly back to back Tension shows and enjoyed both. Having a different vantage point helped (one show was relatively close stage right and the other was lower bowl behind the sound booth). Go to as many as your schedule / wallet allows. Who knows how many tours we'll see in the future.

sick among the pure
05-24-2018, 01:01 PM
Like others have mentioned, be prepared for similar setlists with minor variation, but know that it's possible with a) the size of the venues and b) multiple nights in the same place that you might get radically different main sets.
The only time I was able to see NIN twice in a row (same venue, Aragon Ballroom, for Wave Goodbye) both nights were amazing, and not just because the setlists were in fact vastly different. I've gone to multiple shows in the same tour where the setlist was song-for-song exactly the same. Still had just as much of a blast at the second show. Because it's NIN.

My advice: enjoy yourself, get lost in the moment, and if you're able or would like to try different spots (that all depends on what you're physically up for, though).

JessicaSarahS
05-24-2018, 01:03 PM
That said, I saw two nearly back to back Tension shows and enjoyed both. Having a different vantage point helped (one show was relatively close stage right and the other was lower bowl behind the sound booth). Go to as many as your schedule / wallet allows. Who knows how many tours we'll see in the future.

Yes! When I go to multiple shows for any band, it is nice to change up the vantage point. I like going to one show up close and one from the sound booth/back to get the entire stage view.

TheRealNs1
05-24-2018, 01:30 PM
The fest shows aren't a good comparison. Limited set lengths and audience makeup (a lot of casual fans) keep fest sets closer to a greatest hits set more than anything.

I also did the 4 shows on the NIN/SG 2014 tour and the setlists didn't change much AT ALL. I chased that goddamn assault setlist with all the money I could throw at it.

kleiner
05-24-2018, 01:38 PM
I would seriously hope that it being theatres and a stripped down set up would mean they get a little weird and loose with the sets again. Last years were ideal for festivals, but the one Webster Hall set was basically a tweaked version that still managed to be better just by mixing up a handful of songs. That said, ever since my first NIN show I've had a standing policy of seeing as many dates as I possibly can manage per tour and I've not regretted it yet even when it's caused tons of stress.

There's nothing else like NIN live, there's no telling how much longer they'll do shows with this intensity and if you can make it to multiple dates of a theatre run, just do it. I've already had enough amphitheatres for one lifetime. The level of immediacy, energy from the crowd and craziness of the show thanks to the small size of these venues will probably make 90-100 minute sets feel like five minutes, see as many as you can, don't have your phone out for half the show and enjoy it while it lasts since he's already back on his bullshit of "IF we tour again" (so much for the "small runs annually" idea I guess). Even if they take a break and come back within a couple of years, there's no telling what size/scale/style of show they'll be doing, and while the big production of something like Tension is amazing to see pulled off, a tight, explosive, intimate show with nothing but the rail between the band and the crowd is something really special.

ryanmcfly
05-24-2018, 01:39 PM
the benefit of seeing the show multiple times in a row, even if there is no various in setlist, is that you can play around with various vantage points

e.g. night 1, elbows up as far up front as possible; night 2 in front of soundboard; night 3 in balcony

With NIN I'd expect 1-3 songs swapped out per night (e.g. Piggy vs SICNH), but would love to be surprised here.



Didn't really pan out this way for last year's festival shows.

Yeah, but they did so few dates and most of the shows were festivals.

Sarah K
05-24-2018, 02:00 PM
I've seen them on back to back nights and gotten the exact same setlist. And I'd do it again. But that was during NIN/SG with the complicated screens and shit, so they were pretty limited in what they could do. That being said, I'll be at all three nights in Vegas, both nights in NYC, and all three nights and Chicago.

For me, personally, it is definitely worth it. Because there is nothing else in life that is as enjoyable to me as this shit is. Which I know sounds weird and dumb, but is absolutely the truth.

Miss.Selfdestruct
05-24-2018, 02:40 PM
Wave Goodbye shows were different and you really did want to be there for as many as possible as a fan, just look at the insane setlists and the venue sizes...

Got tickets for all the Los Angeles shows. J&MC were a big seller for me. If sets are exactly the same or change very little. Will gladly be selling off tickets for the days that are less convenient to go to to folks that missed out on pre-sales and online seats. Been lucky enough to have seen them many times now, and being honest, haven't been impressed with their output since YZ until the most recent tracks.

Anywho, it depends on how much you like the material being promoted, thirst to see the band, and feasibility.


Another thing that has been beaten to death on this site is the fact that TR has historically closed shows with the same suite of 3-4 songs. Many fans seem to have grown tired of this, have begged for things to be mixed-up a bit, and have even claimed (!) to have left shows early 'to beat traffic' or other nonsense.

If this describes you, seeing shows back-to-back could be a bit of a disappointment or even a buzz-kill.
This is a funny topic of discussion with seasoned fans. There's an argument to be made though for new blood enjoying these songs. How many people are experiencing these songs for the first time?

lelia
05-24-2018, 02:47 PM
I am seeing them twice in one weekend. Louder Than Life and Nashville. I'm okay hearing the same songs both nights. Louder Than Life being a festival I think is a shorter set. Either way, I am pumped.

FULLMETAL
05-24-2018, 02:48 PM
Yes, I enjoy catching multiple shows in a row so I can appreciate the nuances of each performance.

My ultimate goal is to be present for an unexpected surprise (Saul Williams in Atlanta) or random act of god (lightning stoppage in Raleigh), or to follow a tour to see how the show evolves over time.

There are a few occasions where I'm not interested in an opening act & lament having to queue early to get a decent spot, but those instances are few & far between. Even when the setlist is static, I still get excited because the performance will always be cathartic for me. That said, I will admit to leaving early during "Hurt" to avoid traffic leaving a show.

ryanmcfly
05-24-2018, 02:50 PM
I've never left a show early to beat traffic. But I am also always trying to get a setlist, guitar pick, or some other kind of loot.

Shipley
05-24-2018, 03:01 PM
I've never left a show early to beat traffic. But I am also always trying to get a setlist, guitar pick, or some other kind of loot.
I really have no clue how someone could leave the show early to beat traffic. I guess if you're just not that big of a fan? I just feel like NIN shows aren't common enough to just walk out because they're playing the common tracks. I know I haven't seen them as many times as some, but sheesh lol

Pbgut
05-24-2018, 03:04 PM
I've only seen them once but I am seeing them both nights in NYC, once solo and once with a friend. I'm assuming the set lists will be mostly identical but I'm looking forward to it. If he does a much different set of songs, great, but I'm assuming two nights were necessary to meet demand since RCMH a relatively small venue in a large city, and that it isn't about playing two wildly different shows. I'd just like to make up for some lost time.

tcrudolph
05-24-2018, 03:49 PM
During the 2005 club tour I was fresh out of college and working a new job and couldn't see both nights they played the venue here in Atlanta. I forever regretted it because they changed the setlist up quite significantly, and the show I went to was incredible, but of course x2 is always better :). I would hope that with them playing multiple dates in just about every city they won't be repeating the setlist each night, as I'm sure they are more than well aware a great deal of fans plan on going to each night in their city. Also since it's likely they won't be locked down by some sort of LITS or Tension setup to deal with, which was amazing in its own way.

Fadeout54321
05-24-2018, 04:06 PM
I went to both shows at Soma in 2005 and it was totally worth it. My memory is not great but I feel like the shows were similar but not the same, if that makes sense. I'm thinking this fall tour will be similar to the 2005 shows.

Dustinhxc
05-25-2018, 04:33 AM
My wife and I are also going to Chicago but for Friday and Saturday. We debated making the trip for thursday too. Last year we went to New York and Chicago. It was worth it, they played Reptile at NY and Somewhat Damaged and Background World at Chicago. Its worth it just to hear one old amazing song or one new amazing song mixed in. Im curious how it will be with the nights back to back though, excited for that!!!!!!!

elevenism
05-25-2018, 08:19 AM
I saw the same NIN setlist twice in 94 and 95 and didn't even REALIZE that it was the same setlist. i was 14.

But, as an adult, seeing tool play the same setlist twice caused me to stop going to see them.

Of course, this is just me and i'm talking about how i PERSONALLY feel about these things. i do realize that a LOT of people go to, 7, 8, 9 shows on tours where the set doesn't change much if at all and fucking LOVE it.

Shipley
05-25-2018, 10:49 AM
I saw the same NIN setlist twice in 94 and 95 and didn't even REALIZE that it was the same setlist. i was 14.

But, as an adult, seeing tool play the same setlist twice caused me to stop going to see them.

Of course, this is just me and i'm talking about how i PERSONALLY feel about these things. i do realize that a LOT of people go to, 7, 8, 9 shows on tours where the set doesn't change much if at all and fucking LOVE it.
Funny you bring up Tool, because I can totally relate. I actually saw Tool for my second time last year and I was thrilled to see them again, but it was so expensive and they played a similar setlist as the first time I saw them, which left me slightly disappointed. I saw them again at Northern Invasion not even a couple weeks ago, and though the setlist wasn't too different, they played Sober, so I left pretty happy.

In the end, I'm much more of a die hard NIN fan, so I really don't think I'd care if it turns out to be the same setlist. I also can't wait to see my friends and family react to the show. We will actually have a different group each night, which is awesome. F*******k I'm just so excited I can't stop talking about it lol

Pbgut
05-25-2018, 11:07 AM
In the end, I'm much more of a die hard NIN fan, so I really don't think I'd care if it turns out to be the same setlist. I also can't wait to see my friends and family react to the show. We will actually have a different group each night, which is awesome. F*******k I'm just so excited I can't stop talking about it lol

I'm sure our clinical-level obsession with NIN is probably fucking with the brains of everyone posting on this board regularly since Bad Witch and the tour were announced [emoji16].

I've been posting on NIN boards on and off since 1996, originally on the nineinchnails.net board (probably). Did I just forget to grow up?!

Edit: a fine snapshot of the olden days: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180525/4ab3aceb1ae4f61dc5cfea0704b20393.jpg

motionlessZombie
05-25-2018, 11:16 AM
I'm going to the two shows in Irving TX and River City Rockfest in San Antonio TX. I'm so fucking excited. 3 NIN shows in one year.

Pbgut
05-25-2018, 04:29 PM
Just for fun, I looked up the two NYC shows from the With Teeth tour ... it seems like out of about 20-22 songs a night, 6-7 of those were unique each night, so if you go to both shows, you wind up with a mini-setlist of unique songs. Obviously no way to tell for this tour, but if they're still doing a lower-tech approach, there's a lot of room to change up the setlist if TR & AR wanted to.

kleiner
05-25-2018, 04:48 PM
The biggest thing with setlists to me is that if you get the same ones, you’ll probably still get a lot out of the show, but if you skip a consecutive night and then see the set you missed and it’s different and/or better, you’ll not be able to get that experience back. I went to Riot expecting the same set I’d seen at Panorama and instead got Somewhat Damaged, the album version of Day the World Went Away and the live debut of Background World, one of the most magical moments I’ve ever gotten to experience.

ManBurning
05-25-2018, 05:45 PM
From my experience, when they schedule multiple shows back to back in the same city, they usually know they will have return customers and change the set up slightly to make it worth it if multiple people are attending.

When I saw them back to back in Toronto 2005, the sets were so drastically different between each night.

However, on the flip side, I find if you are attending multiple shows on an arena tour, you tend to get a more static setlist. If you plan on attending multiple shows on an arena or festival run I find it's better to attend 1 at the beginning of the tour and 1 at the end. For some reason, they usually add a few different songs in place of others as the tour goes on with bigger shows.

Deacon Blackfire
05-25-2018, 06:02 PM
Went to all four of the New York Wave Goodbye shows and have never once regretted it. The setlists on that tour...

With us moving into the first proper headlining tour with the +Atticus lineup (aside from some spur of the moment gigs between festivals), I'm hoping that we get longer setlists with more Trilogy material and deep cuts. Hell, considering what an ordeal the whole "physical world" presale ended up being for some of us, it would be nice to see them play some crazy shit as a reward for our dedication. At the very least, with most venues hosting back-to-back shows (or more, in Chicago and LA's cases), it seems fair to expect some variation in the sets of the simultaneous gigs.

somewhat_
05-25-2018, 07:37 PM
I can confirm that attending multiple nin shows in a row is worthy of your time. While 2009 was the optimal time to do so, there is reason to believe 2018 will, at the very least, be the most optimal time since then.

k258
05-25-2018, 10:38 PM
One of my most fun NIN experiences was seeing them at Aragon during Wave Goodbye, getting out of the show, and getting right back in line for the next show. We camped out on the sidewalk all night.

Stone
05-27-2018, 09:51 AM
I can confirm that attending multiple nin shows in a row is worthy of your time. While 2009 was the optimal time to do so, there is reason to believe 2018 will, at the very least, be the most optimal time since then.I'm thinking the sets will resemble the 2005 club tour where they swapped out 4 or 5 different songs every other night. I would love to get some deep cuts from The Fragile! I don't see them doing more than 20 songs (not with two opening bands) but it would be great if they did.

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halo eighteen
05-27-2018, 09:55 AM
The only back-to-back NIN shows I've ever seen were Auburn Hills-Toledo on the LITS tour. Toledo ended up being a unique show for various reasons, so it really felt like two completely different experiences. I feel like there will be a lot of diversity in the setlists this fall; there's really no reason to play multiple shows in each city otherwise.

Winter Is Coming
05-27-2018, 01:03 PM
Saw two LITS shows back to back, Calgary and Edmonton, back in 2008. Then a third in December in Kelowna. The third show had no unique songs except two Ghosts songs.

But it the first two had plenty. Both sets were 30 songs and we got 8 unique songs at the second show including the first ever performance of Meet Your Master and a rare performance of Getting Smaller.

I assume we’ll get closer to 20 songs in Vegas and I’d be thrilled with 8 unique songs between shows. Nearly 50% unique would be great. But I’m only going to the Wed/Sat shows.

theruiner
05-27-2018, 08:26 PM
I'm doing multiple shows back to back for the first time this year, too. I'm seeing both nights in Phoenix. The first night I will be pretty far back in a seat, the next night I am doing floor. It's my first time seeing two shows on the same tour, let alone back to back, and my very first NIN show on the floor (been waiting for that one since my first NIN show 13 years ago). I can't wait. I don't even care if he does the same set each night (ok, I might be a little bummed), I'm just happy to be there.

Fadeout54321
06-01-2018, 10:18 PM
So this thread totally got me thinking about the Soma shows in San Diego back in '05. I went to the NIN Tour History page to look at the set lists. Holy shit. Not only were they awesome shows but my god did we get lucky with some amazing set lists. I am really hoping that this tour cycle is going to be the same for the back to back shows!! Take a look at these set lists.

Night 1 (http://www.nintourhistory.com/concert.php?concertid=483)
Night 2 (http://www.nintourhistory.com/concert.php?concertid=484)

Shipley
06-04-2018, 01:33 PM
So this thread totally got me thinking about the Soma shows in San Diego back in '05. I went to the NIN Tour History page to look at the set lists. Holy shit. Not only were they awesome shows but my god did we get lucky with some amazing set lists. I am really hoping that this tour cycle is going to be the same for the back to back shows!! Take a look at these set lists.

Night 1 (http://www.nintourhistory.com/concert.php?concertid=483)
Night 2 (http://www.nintourhistory.com/concert.php?concertid=484)
Those are some impressive setlists! Man I'd love for this tour to turn out something like this. I want surprises and good memories!

On another note, family and friends keep asking me about how we traveled to Chicago to get tickets for a show, and when I tell them that not only is the show not until October, but we're going to three of them, their faces are pretty priceless :D

innuendo141
06-06-2018, 08:03 AM
Newbie here!

Heading to the Royal Albert Hall and then straight onto a magic train from London to Paris for the show the next day. I've only liked NIN about a year and I've NEVER followed a band one date to another before. Proper NIN'd.

WorzelG
06-06-2018, 08:31 AM
^^^welcome to the forum, I'm at Meltdown and RAH, never seen NIN abroad, would like at some point to see them in the US (either Red Rocks, Vegas or New York would be preferences)

I saw them 3 nights at Brixton Academy in 2007, here are the setlists, 7th 8th 10th 11th march- good times! (I missed the first one sorry to say, should have gone 4 times)
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-inch-nails/2007/carling-academy-brixton-london-england-7bd6c6a0.html
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-inch-nails/2007/carling-academy-brixton-london-england-63d6c6a7.html
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-inch-nails/2007/carling-academy-brixton-london-england-7bd6e264.html
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-inch-nails/2007/carling-academy-brixton-london-england-43d6ffdb.html

One night we genuinely thought it was TDS all the way through!
Although I have to say seeing them 3 nights in the UK on the 2014 tour, the setlists were different enough to make it worthwhile

Shipley
06-06-2018, 11:35 AM
^^^welcome to the forum, I'm at Meltdown and RAH, never seen NIN abroad, would like at some point to see them in the US (either Red Rocks, Vegas or New York would be preferences)

I saw them 3 nights at Brixton Academy in 2007, here are the setlists, 7th 8th 10th 11th march- good times! (I missed the first one sorry to say, should have gone 4 times)
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-inch-nails/2007/carling-academy-brixton-london-england-7bd6c6a0.html
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-inch-nails/2007/carling-academy-brixton-london-england-63d6c6a7.html
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-inch-nails/2007/carling-academy-brixton-london-england-7bd6e264.html
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-inch-nails/2007/carling-academy-brixton-london-england-43d6ffdb.html

One night we genuinely thought it was TDS all the way through!
Although I have to say seeing them 3 nights in the UK on the 2014 tour, the setlists were different enough to make it worthwhile
There were certainly a lot of solid setlists back then I see. I would be absolutely blown away by something like that happening. I'm also hoping to hear a good amount off of the new EPs. I love the new single, so I'm hoping to hear that and Ahead of Ourselves for sure (I listened to it at the Physical World event in Chicago; it's a solid track).

Damage
06-07-2018, 03:52 AM
I went to both shows at Soma in 2005 and it was totally worth it. My memory is not great but I feel like the shows were similar but not the same, if that makes sense. I'm thinking this fall tour will be similar to the 2005 shows.

I went to the same two shows on that With Teeth club tour (No LA shows that leg) It's funny how memory works. I had to go cause Trent advertised that we was going to play whatever he wanted to since it was a club show and he wasn't being tied down to performing his usual set list due to production. I didn't regret it. Years later i found "Reflecting In The Chrome" A NIN live archive! So of course i went to see what was played at all the shows i attended just for fun. I've listed the two set lists to the Soma shows just to show what a best case scenario could be like with two back to back shows. (Hopefully Formatting works out):

SOMA Day One / SOMA Day Two
Pinion / Besides You In Time (Intro)
Wish / The Frail
Sin / The Wretched
The Line Begins To Blur / You Know What You Are
March Of The Pigs / The Line Begins To Blur
Something I Can Never Have / March Of The Pigs
The Hand That Feeds / Piggy
Terrible Lie / Terrible Lie
Burn / Burn
Closer / Closer
Home / Reptile
Even Deeper / Big Come Down
Reptile / Gave Up
Love Is Not Enough / Dead Souls
Suck / Suck
Gave Up / No, You Don't
The Day The World Went Away / Even Deeper
Hurt / Wish
Starfuckers Inc / Hurt
Head Like A Hole / Hand That Feeds
/ Head Like A Hole

I went only having one ticket in hand - and managed to get the 3 other tickets i needed for myself and gf at the time. It was pricey but i remember being so happy that they played such drastically different set lists. Sure a few of the same songs were played both nights but compared to past tours, this was unprecedented!

I've seen NIN two other back to back times worth mentioning.

I was at both the Vegas shows for the Tension tour. Didn't expect him to go crazy But was fortunate to be there when he did. Look it up. Night one was the typical Greatest Hits set with Hesitation Marks songs. Night two was more of a Hesitation Marks Deep cut night!

I was also at the Wake Up Early Access show in Bakersfield and the FYE festival show in LA. The early access show was longer (Which makes sense) but what was great about these two shows is that they moved enough songs around in the beginning that it was exciting not knowing what was going to come next!

Will this happen this tour? Hopefully ... but probably not, so don't get your hopes up. Best case scenario, they will swap out a few songs here and there so enjoy as it much as possible.

Damage
06-07-2018, 04:00 AM
One of my most fun NIN experiences was seeing them at Aragon during Wave Goodbye, getting out of the show, and getting right back in line for the next show. We camped out on the sidewalk all night.

That my friend is pretty hardcore!

Damage
06-07-2018, 04:10 AM
the benefit of seeing the show multiple times in a row, even if there is no various in setlist, is that you can play around with various vantage points

e.g. night 1, elbows up as far up front as possible; night 2 in front of soundboard; night 3 in balcony
.

Besides the different point of views which I agree make for an interesting show, another thing i haven't heard is drinking.

I would do one show sober so you can just focus on the show and retain as much as possible and then for a show were you're in the back have a couple of drinks and just have fun. I've had some really fun times drinking at shows if you can get to a bar or waitress without disrupting your show.

Shipley
06-07-2018, 02:05 PM
I went to the same two shows on that With Teeth club tour (No LA shows that leg) It's funny how memory works. I had to go cause Trent advertised that we was going to play whatever he wanted to since it was a club show and he wasn't being tied down to performing his usual set list due to production. I didn't regret it. Years later i found "Reflecting In The Chrome" A NIN live archive! So of course i went to see what was played at all the shows i attended just for fun. I've listed the two set lists to the Soma shows just to show what a best case scenario could be like with two back to back shows. (Hopefully Formatting works out):

SOMA Day One / SOMA Day Two
Pinion / Besides You In Time (Intro)
Wish / The Frail
Sin / The Wretched
The Line Begins To Blur / You Know What You Are
March Of The Pigs / The Line Begins To Blur
Something I Can Never Have / March Of The Pigs
The Hand That Feeds / Piggy
Terrible Lie / Terrible Lie
Burn / Burn
Closer / Closer
Home / Reptile
Even Deeper / Big Come Down
Reptile / Gave Up
Love Is Not Enough / Dead Souls
Suck / Suck
Gave Up / No, You Don't
The Day The World Went Away / Even Deeper
Hurt / Wish
Starfuckers Inc / Hurt
Head Like A Hole / Hand That Feeds
/ Head Like A Hole

I went only having one ticket in hand - and managed to get the 3 other tickets i needed for myself and gf at the time. It was pricey but i remember being so happy that they played such drastically different set lists. Sure a few of the same songs were played both nights but compared to past tours, this was unprecedented!

I've seen NIN two other back to back times worth mentioning.

I was at both the Vegas shows for the Tension tour. Didn't expect him to go crazy But was fortunate to be there when he did. Look it up. Night one was the typical Greatest Hits set with Hesitation Marks songs. Night two was more of a Hesitation Marks Deep cut night!

I was also at the Wake Up Early Access show in Bakersfield and the FYE festival show in LA. The early access show was longer (Which makes sense) but what was great about these two shows is that they moved enough songs around in the beginning that it was exciting not knowing what was going to come next!

Will this happen this tour? Hopefully ... but probably not, so don't get your hopes up. Best case scenario, they will swap out a few songs here and there so enjoy as it much as possible.
Yeah you've definitely had some stellar setlists I see! Awesome that you were able to get tickets on the spot and make those shows work out for you two! I mean, I hope for deep cuts and switching it up a bit at these shows, but I also have people going that have never seen NIN/aren't as obsessed as I am, so I'm also fine with a solid greatest hits setlist with some surprises mixed in.


Besides the different point of views which I agree make for an interesting show, another thing i haven't heard is drinking.

I would do one show sober so you can just focus on the show and retain as much as possible and then for a show were you're in the back have a couple of drinks and just have fun. I've had some really fun times drinking at shows if you can get to a bar or waitress without disrupting your show.
Funny you bring this up, as this is yet another thing that I was already planning. With going to three shows, I plan to go to at least one completely sober. Plus, I have people going that have been sober for years, so I for sure want to do a sober run with them. It's great having all of these options :o

ryanmcfly
06-07-2018, 02:13 PM
I've never legit gotten drunk at a show. I don't think NIN is the band I would do that for. I do understand why people would smoke at shows. Haven't done that before either. I imagine Tension would have been a trip

buzburbank
06-07-2018, 08:54 PM
One of my most fun NIN experiences was seeing them at Aragon during Wave Goodbye, getting out of the show, and getting right back in line for the next show. We camped out on the sidewalk all night.

Same here, except instead of "camping out on the sidewalk all night" we slept in a nice luxury hotel downtown and took in a full day of sightseeing and exotic cuisine. But we definitely got back in line at some point. :)