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Nine Inch Nails Philadelphia Show Report

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I had the chance to catch the Nine Inch Nails and The Dresden Dolls when they played at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. The show was on May 19th and this is how the show took place:

I had arrived a bit late but caught a few songs by The Dresden Dolls, including their cover of "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath and then they played a few of their own songs. They even played a cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police" and then they exited the stage. I'd give a more in-depth report of them but I really don't know them at all, nor did i get to see more then four songs.

After about an hour of setting up the lights dimmed down and I headed up front to attempt to get some pictures. However my plan was foiled, I couldn't get more then five or six shots of being as they wouldn't allow me in the camera section even with a photo pass. The pictures I did take hopefully will be good enough to put in the gallery section soon. Anyway, the lights dimmed down and then Trent Reznor entered the stage playing "All The Love In The World" immediately followed up by "You Know What You Are?". The band continued on to play a lot of old material like "Broken" and "Closer" as well as "March of The Pigs". Trent had broken about two guitars and a couple of microphones about mid-way through their set, apparenlty they kept breaking and not working to his likings as he shouted "it's fuckin broken!" over the microphone. He then smashed another guitar into the floor, speakers, and other parts of the stage.

They played about a total of fifteen songs, give or take a few. Other songs they played included, the song that even the late great Johnny Cash loved enough to cover, "Hurt" as well as "Down In It", "Head Like A Hole" and "Starfuckers". Playing for about 90 minutes, Trent really didn't say much other then "Hello Pennsylvania" at the beggining and then "Thank you" at the end then he walked off stage.

For my first time ever seeing the band, it was an amazing set. I went into the show not expecting anything because I've never seen them perform live before. In all honesty I had an amazing time, both bands sounded great and it's definitely worth the money for the show that you get in return. So I suggest that when this tour comes to a town near you that you NEED to check it out, you won't be dissapointed!

The remaining tour dates are as follows for this tour:
5/24: Houston, TX (Verizon Wireless Theatre)
5/25: Austin, TX (Stubbs Bar-B-Q)
5/27: Phoenix, AZ (Marquee Theatre)
5/28: Phoenix, AZ (Marquee Theatre)
5/30: San Diego, CA (Soma)
5/31: San Diego, CA (Soma)

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1. Chris Mcnulty The dresden dolls and nin should come to minnesota and play. pleeeeeease. writes:


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