Posted in music | pictures on August 22, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

NIN

The show is Saturday night (8/22). These pictures were taken in front of Bowery Ballroom on Friday night (8/21). The people were reportedly on line by 5PM - over 24 hours before doors to the Nine Inch Nails show open. As you can see by their umbrellas, it is/was raining. They may or may not have tickets. If they do, they just want to make sure they get as close to Trent as possible. A few more pictures below...

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Comments (119)

So fucking unnecessary. The place holds like 500 people. I hope they die.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 5:48 AM

is that a mom in the middle??

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 5:52 AM

This is particularly sad, seeing as NIN are totally irrelevant. : (

Posted by AJ Pants | August 22, 2009 6:29 AM

make fun of them all you want ..but this is what real fans do..
do you really hope they die ? ...so being jaded also means you wish death on people who dont think like you do ?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 7:32 AM

fucking losers

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 7:33 AM

What are you doing on the internet then at this hour on a Saturday morning? I guess you are no better then they are - seeing as you're playing on the internet and not out somewhere, or sleeping in after a night out.

I don't hope you die, I hope you live a LONG boring life online.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 7:50 AM

i dont even listen to NIN but it's nice to see there are people still not jaded yet and are enthusiastic about music. i remember a few years ago when wilco were still playing clubs people would line up in the afternoon to see them. also when mars volta were at their peak (Frances the mute)..fans would get there at like 2pm and form massive lines. it adds to the experience and the camaraderie of shows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 8:12 AM

So tell me what you've ever done that's relevant, Mr. AJ Pants? Blog about how much you hate stuff?

Getting back to music, were you ever in a band? If so, did your band ever play to more than say, 20 people who weren't friends and family?

Please advise.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 8:21 AM

I've seen NIN play live and they are definitely worth waiting for. Cool pics.

Posted by step by step directions | August 22, 2009 8:33 AM

would agree that this is cool to see. making fun of these people is easy, but at the heart of the whole issue is that they embody the idea of being a die-hard which rarely exists anymore because none of us wannabes have the balls to really love anything without someone telling us too. good for them if they are losers. they are doing it for the music and that undeniably joyous moment of seeing your idols at work.

Posted by heady ruxpin | August 22, 2009 8:44 AM

Yikes...to each their own...but assuming these folks even get to see the gig, are they really going to be in any condition to enjoy it after sleeping overnight in plastic trash bags on filthy concrete in the middle of a rain storm?!?

Posted by blackhat | August 22, 2009 8:49 AM

^ I know, their plaid shirts will likely be wrinkled!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 8:53 AM

Totally agree. I remember waiting in line at Tower Records to get tickets every Saturday Morning or whenever it went on sale. You hipsters don't know anything....trust fund kids getting whatever they want if they ask their parents. It's all worth it in the end. I would rather go see NIN show at Bowery than Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dan Deacon, Girl Talk, or whatever garbage music that is out there these days.

Props to them for waiting in line for that long.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:10 AM

come on all you cynical haters. I'm pretty sure NIN @ Bowery will be amazing. I saw some clips of their live show on Fuse a few weeks ago, and I was really impressed. If they are able to reproduce that same stage and sound but on a smaller scale at Bowery, then it would be pretty cool.

But I feel bad for the people waiting. it is supposed to be bad weather all day and night.

Posted by P Diddy | August 22, 2009 9:22 AM

I hope these people do NOT die and get front row spots and get to touch Trent and he flicks his sweat on them and some of them get set lists or water bottles or drumsticks and all that good stuff. I also that there aren't any douchebags in the vicinity to ruin it for them. These die-hard fans really deserve to enjoy the show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:26 AM

I didn't even know NIN was still together. These kids are LOSERS.

Posted by dell | August 22, 2009 9:37 AM

so i guess they want to be first in line so then can stand by the stage, but what about the people go in at the last moment and push to the front? like the "2 beers in hand trying to get to my friends" trick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:42 AM

These people are fucking losers. I'll take sleeping in my own comfortable bed thank you very much.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:48 AM

pathetic and unnecessary
i am getting there right before the Horrors and pushing my way to the front

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:52 AM

9:52am--
you are pathetic and unnecessary.
and the reason why shows suck.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:55 AM

IN line, not ON line.

Unless there's literally a line underneath where they're all sleeping

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:57 AM

really? you guys think its pathetic to wait for a band you love? i am glad to see these people waiting outside for a band as opposed to sitting on their fat ass at home trying to score tix while occasionally posting snarky comments on BV. this is what live shows are all about. try and remember how great it used to be before you became a douchebag.

full disclosure - i am 34 and going to the webster hall show and cannot fucking wait.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:58 AM

Now that's dedication!
Laugh all you want; I'll bet you anything that at some point on the day of the show they end up meeting at least a few members of the band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 10:00 AM

Kids/hipsters that are complaining and saying Meh are the ones that......

1) didn't get tickets
2) just likes to be Anonymous and be the regular complainer on BV
3) just plain hipsters wearing tight jeans and american appareal shirts listening to garbage music
4) all of the above and don't know the importance of NIN ....don't worry kids, people will be talking about NIN down the road than your wanna be Todd P Bands

P.S. I don't even like NIN....

I listen Sonic Youth, Richard Hell, Aphex Twin, Liars, and etc....

Posted by HEALTH | August 22, 2009 10:00 AM

I am posting from the line. Its been fun so far and thankfully no one has died yet. Thanks for the positive comments everyone :) the line experience is not for everyone but we are all here because we love it, dont hate what you dont understand.

Posted by Marc | August 22, 2009 10:10 AM

why be shitty about this? how are they hurting you? they are genuinely excited about seeing a band. how fucking refreshing is that in NYC?

i am so sick of this city....

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 10:10 AM

I remember doing this for shows when I was a peon. It takes me back to a time when music was the entirety of my life- a hunt. You couldn't download in an instant or read about it daily on blogs. you sweat through piles of vinyl in an organized hunt in cramped records store and waited for a few trusted magazines to come out to check out the reviews. It took effort and heart to love a band then.

Posted by KZ | August 22, 2009 10:10 AM

yeah i agree with the point that you dont have to wait early because people will just push to the front at the last moment.

btw - does this mean people are gonna be camping overnight for Girl Talk? now that i could def see happening.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 10:12 AM

"so i guess they want to be first in line so then can stand by the stage, but what about the people go in at the last moment and push to the front? like the "2 beers in hand trying to get to my friends" trick."

Heh, that won't fly with this crowd!

The NIN queues are almost as fun as the shows themselves. It's a bit scary just how early the queue is today, but it's an awesome experience. I've queued up so early I've fallen asleep on the rail before (at 4ft10 it's the rail or staring at someone's arse for the whole show), but once the band comes on, all that goes away.

Posted by Shreena | August 22, 2009 10:35 AM

9:57 - obviously, you're new to new york. we saw on line here, grammar (and you) be damned.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 10:41 AM

attention seekers. they easily could've showed up at, say, 4-5pm today and there still wouldn't be more than 75-80 people in line. is it really that crucial if there's nothing between you and the stage or just one row of people?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 10:43 AM

I hope these people are just lining up b/c they are hoping to grab tickets at the door. I have tickets for Webster Hall (can't freakin wait), and was only planning on arriving about 20 minutes before The Horrors.

BTW, anyone going tonight and tomorrow should definitely check out The Horrors. I admit that I haven't seen them live, but Primary Colours is a great cd.

Posted by Dan | August 22, 2009 10:47 AM

@Marc

Good for you!

I am getting there around 1pm, want to give you guys high-fives as I get in line

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 10:47 AM

10:10AM (Marc)--
To you & everyone else in/on line right now, I hope you get to stand right right at the stage. Don't let any PBR-double-fisting-douchebags push their way to the front! Kick them in the shin or smack them with their tote bag if you have to.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 10:53 AM

I think this is awesome. Hope those people are right at the stage's edge for the show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 10:58 AM

it's sickening how negative some people are on this site. lighten up for fuck's sake

Posted by jack | August 22, 2009 11:02 AM

I'll admit that I haven't listened NIN in years -- but I'm really happy kids are still just as excited about them now as they were way back when. Tried to score tickets for one of their last shows and failed.

I can remember when I was in high school and my two friends and I got tickets to see them with David Bowie at the Meadowlands in NJ. I was just as excited as those kids camping out were (if I had the chance, I'm sure I would have camped out in the parking lot).

I hated the kids at school, hated the small town I lived in, and getting excited about music was all that really mattered to me. Met some of my best friends to this day back then, going to shows big and small, who felt the same way.

But yeah, I can completely relate to those kids. I excited about the show for them!

Posted by cocoabutter | August 22, 2009 11:04 AM

People just won't let other people being a fan. I'm in agreement that it's good to still see people being that excited to see a show. I remember when I saw Tool the first time I showed up 7 hours before the doors opened and got front row and it was worth it. It'll be worth the wait to them as well as a fun story to share. So what's so "loser" about that? The fact they give a shit when everyone else is too busy pretending to be cool? Seriously you folks need to get off your high horse.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 11:08 AM

Man, I hope they don't get robbed or something. If i reaaaaallllyyyyy wanna be up front for a gig like this, I'd show up a couple of hours before the doors open to canvas the scene. If there's no one in line, come back at least 1 hour before doors open. But one entire day?

Posted by dee | August 22, 2009 11:15 AM

what are the chances any of these folks decides to take a seat at the bar instead of standing by the doors near the stairs?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 11:21 AM

what are the chances the bouncers at bowery make everyone leave?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 11:28 AM

question !

since there is so much animosity towards williamsburg and "fucking trustfund hipsters and their fucking condos"

whats the stance on "fucking russian immigrants" who rowed a fucking boat all the way to Brighton beach, do we get exempt from the hating? cause we're broke, live in the brighton ghettos, eat borscht and pelmeni?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 11:34 AM

how do those people do when they need to poo?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 11:38 AM

^ Trent Reznor runs outside periodically and opens his mouth for them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 11:44 AM

Wow. I can see people doing this for a venue like MSG, even Terminal 5 maybe. But Bowery? Totally fucking unnecessary.

Posted by Matt | August 22, 2009 11:53 AM

While I do enjoy the regular music updates on this site, everything from the more obscure, to much of this audience, like Sir Richard Bishop/Sun City Girls, to the more indie-mainstream bands regularly reviewed on 'fork, etc., I must say the tone of some of these commenters is so excessive, cruel and outright immature. It's quite disheartening. I can just as easily listen to WFMU, shop at Other Music, read The Wire as I can namedrop all the bands at the major festivals so I feel I have a pretty wide interest in what I listen to. That said, I never get so jaded and cynical as to make fun of people showing passion for music or to go as far as wish death upon them. Is that what's considered funny and hip these days? Honestly, if you're taking the time to write comments in a forum like this, and that's all you can muster, please, do something more constructive like read a book, watch a Fellini film or listen to some music made by people who put their heart into it and were brave enough to take a chance. I've never cared so much for NIN. Even when the first record came out, and Tori Amos was mentioning Trent in her songs, it didn't move me. But I still know exactly what those kids are doing in that pic because I did it countless times for shows I wanted to see. Maybe your trying to be cool is you're way of dealing with fear? Who knows. Good luck with it though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 11:58 AM

it's one thing if these people were waiting to buy tickets...but if you have tickets, why is this necessary? i understand they are probably die hard fans who want to get up close to trent, but getting there a few hours before doors usually does the trick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 12:03 PM

As an obsessed NIN fan going to this show later tonight... waiting in line for NIN is part of the fun. Everyone I've met on a NIN line thus far has been kick-ass.
See you guys around 4.

Posted by kskill | August 22, 2009 12:28 PM

@11:58 haha yeah but they're NERDS! And NIN aren't relevant anymore so FUCK 'EM. haha stand outside and clown these bitches, literally hit them!!! and hard!! ahaha! so they need stitches....FTW!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 12:30 PM

Ah, to be young again. Having passion, like the type these kids are demonstrating, is almost never a bad thing. Good for them!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 12:32 PM

Haha hmm yes *shakes up bottle of faygo, sprays it into your face....now you're down with the clown*

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 12:34 PM

12:30

please give some examples of what relevancy means. i'm curious.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 12:49 PM

12:49 vuvian girls

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 1:00 PM

"hipster" Transplants are Alien Borebots, assembled by Saturnine entities, to destroy divinity and creation from a unified field of humanity.


Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 1:00 PM

these people waiting in line are awesome. if I had tickets I don't know if I'd be this hardcore (NiN aren't my favorite band) but I'd be there bright and early, right about now....

all the negative vibes on this board are coming from people who don't have the ability to enjoy a NiN live show. Which really sucks for them!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 1:05 PM

Realpost would never see NIN even for free but passion for music is never lame.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 1:25 PM

where are you apologists when the naysayers shit on all the other posts?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 1:30 PM

12:49, I'm curious as well. The only people I've heard refer to bands as being "relevant" are hipsters and emo kids who jump on whatever FOTD is popular amongst their trendy little friends that week. They all seem to think that any band over a year or two old is "irrelevant," without even knowing what that means.

Here's a tip, 12:30: NIN still makes music people enjoy. There's still a thriving industrial scene in NY, and NIN was once a major keystone of that. Furthermore, a lot of bands (like the Sex Pistols, Tool, even Jimi freaking Hendrix) are still "relevant" because the things they sing about are just as applicable today as they were when they were written.

Who gives a damn if these people want to wait in line all night for the concert? That's what fans DO. Hell, people do the same thing for video game systems and iPods.

TL;DR - Bugger off, kid, and go be pig-ignorant about music culture elsewhere.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 1:32 PM

Bands should totally ditch Ticketweb and Ticketmaster and do it old school: camping out for tickets!

Posted by Regular reader | August 22, 2009 1:33 PM

Yeah hmn hmn you're right NY has a thriving heh industahHAHHaha im sorry I couldnt help it I started laughing!! NIN were never industrial. Industrial-influenced rock/dance maybe. That rivithead EBM bullshit is about as industrial as Forever 21.

"DURRR I like KMFDM and Waxtrax...a nurse with a wound, wtf....get outta here you NUT!" - you

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 1:39 PM

it IS easier just to get there when doors open and push your way through these nerds, agreed.

but perrrhaps.. the Dillinger Escape Plan will show up..and just for a few minutes... just for wish... some DEP fans will make the front of the bowery crazier than any of these fools ever expected...

Posted by shuv it | August 22, 2009 2:01 PM

I don't care how much I love a band, I am not sleeping in a thunderstorm in a garbagebag on the wet concrete with roaches and dogshit on the ground. SOrry!

Go to a freakin hostel!

Posted by zincink | August 22, 2009 2:11 PM

Industrial rock stemmed from the industrial scene, kiddo. You know, like the goth culture stemmed from punk (both of which are still alive and well).

And your childish little "durr this is you"-type comment really shows your age. You're what, 16 at the oldest?

For the record, I don't listen to Waxtrax or KMFDM. I prefer Infected Mushroom, I'm not part of any musical scene, and I listen to a little bit of everything. I'm into music, though, and it's been part of my life probably longer than you've been alive.

Get a life, kid. Being a big, bad internet troll just makes you seem like a pathetic tosser with compensation issues.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 2:11 PM

I deem this discussion "self-hating."

Posted by Regular reader | August 22, 2009 2:24 PM

Gotta listen to your big time hard line bad luck fist fuck
Don't think you're having all the fun
You know me I hate everyone

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 2:24 PM

NIN RIP...
was great- now boring

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 2:27 PM

this the line for peeps w/o tix. that's why they are there. even at sold out shows @ the BB they let maybe 20 or so non-tkt holders in after the 1st band goes on.

i'm too old to do it, but great that these kids are passionate about something they really dig. enjoy the show !

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 2:35 PM

NIN are prohibitively wretched but God bless these fans for being that dedicated and devoted. Waiting in line in the rain for your favorite band is one of the keystones of popular music.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 22, 2009 2:36 PM

Go put on you Clap your hands say yeah record and do a circle jerk with your urban outfitter glasses and American apparel friends. The truth is NIN has always been and are still great. They are not a one good song per record band like the shit you listen to. And good is an overstatement. The show at Bowery will be legendary. These kids just want a Bowery NIN tshirt before they run out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 2:41 PM

Man wavves didn't even have people wait outside , NIN must be awesome !!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 2:47 PM

"want a Bowery NIN tshirt before they run out. "

you mean before it goes on ebay for triple the price

Posted by reality | August 22, 2009 2:58 PM

NIN was NEVER great. If NIN was so great why did they play second fiddle to Jane's Addiction? Plus NIN's music sucks - yeah I wanna fuck you like an animal from 1990, please.

Posted by L. Balm | August 22, 2009 2:58 PM

Name a band that has one or two records out that will have your kids lining up in the rain for tickets 20 years from now. It won't be Blank Dogs that's for sure. Go pick your nose.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 3:02 PM

If these people have tickets and are waiting in line just to get it, then that's retarded.

If they DON"T have tickets and are waiting for a chance to score some box office tickets then that's awesome.

It's great to see people excited for something. Trent Reznor is a true artist whether you like him/NIN or not.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 3:18 PM

Frank Bango is da man!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 3:26 PM

what the fuck is wrong with some of you people? We're looking at some fans that are dedicated to music that they love and you people rag on them? Fucking pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 3:40 PM

August 22, 2009 11:34 AM : Answer: Those Russian immigrants earned what they have. Trust fund douches had it all handed to them.

In other more important news. I am looking forward to the show very much and hope it is reminicent of when I first saw them in '91.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 3:50 PM

Bango!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 3:52 PM

nineinchnails on twitter will give away tickets between now and 6 PM EST...

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 4:07 PM

@L.Balm 2:58 Trent let Jane's close the show out of respect. NIN's set was longer, better, and different every single night.

I had a good laugh at most of these comments. It's pretty clear that 90% of you don't know a damn thing about NIN.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 4:49 PM

they just released some terminal 5 tix on ticketmaster now..

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 4:54 PM

12:34... "sprays faygo"? really? i didnt know there was room in your trailer for a computer... i'd be nervous having electrical equipment in your meth lab...
seriously ICP fans are the most irrelevant, inbred, backwards, pointless group of slobs i have ever seen...

i saw those hilarious youtube videos of "the gathering of the juggalos"... do you not realize they are all making fun of you? they should have sprayed agent orange over the camp site... well, then again, that might be redundant bc how can "really dumb" get even dumber?

Posted by joe | August 22, 2009 5:29 PM

HAHAHAHAHAH

Posted by toast | August 22, 2009 5:45 PM

did anybody see what was going on NIN's twitter all day? Meet Leo(Plaid shirt black shorts) on 55 St. and Ave. of Americas for 2 tickets, then a statue in Times Square, and the last pair was given out at 15 St. and Union Square East...pretty cool thing to do

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 6:20 PM

Yeah pretty cool thing to do. Have hordes of people come all the way out to shitty midtown in shitty weather to be told they are too late for the 2 tickets. Well I guess they can eat at the nearby Olive Garden so it isn't a total loss.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 6:49 PM

"IN line, not ON line."

Maybe back at your home in the midwest, but here in NYC we say on line. Good back to Ohio and say "pop" and "in line" to your heart's desire.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:13 PM

"NIN are prohibitively wretched but God bless these fans for being that dedicated and devoted. Waiting in line in the rain for your favorite band is one of the keystones of popular music."

MOST LOGICAL POST IN THE THREAD

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 9:23 PM

NIN never showed

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 10:24 PM

Setlist via Twitterati:

Somewhat Damaged
Beginning of the End
Last
The Collector
Discipline
March of the Pigs
Something I Can Never Have
Reptile
Meet Your Master
Banged and Blown Through
Burn
Gave Up
La Mer
Non-Entity
Gone, Still
The Downward Spiral
Wish
Heresy
Survivalism
Down In It
Hurt
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
//
Echoplex
The Good Soldier
Dead Souls (w. special guest Zombie Ian Curtis)
In This Twilight

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 11:41 PM

i used to enjoy NIN, glad to see some people still do, but dayumn. glad i never got that don with the nails. and sayin that non-nin fans listen to clapyourhandssayyeah and wear urban outfitter glasses is downright ignorant. i have some degree of respect for every music fan in existence, excluding juggalos. fuck your mother. eat a dick. nin is talented, even tho it aint my style.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2009 11:56 PM

OMG! That was the shittish concert I have ever been to! The Horrors sounded like a weak version of the Cure only slower. NIN sounded like crap. Trent's voice was bad and scratchy; he had no energy onstage; and the band sounded out of tune! I WANT MY MONEY BACK!

Posted by John M. | August 22, 2009 11:58 PM

lol, right.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 12:04 AM

Damn, Trent Reznor is fucking old. He needed some speed for the show because it SUCKED. The sound was horrible and lame. Very small venue and TR voice is over, good thing he is retiring. Not much room to dance/mosh plus the crowd wasn't into it. Saw his new girlfriend from the stage and she is like 3 feet tall, smoking and looks like any other Asian chick. Nothing special.

Posted by Mike E. | August 23, 2009 12:09 AM

NOTE:

to all the people who didn't take the chance to get tickets, not only did Bowery let about 30-50 people in during The Horrors their were also 5-10 black males selling tickets for face value, come to think of if they were in Bowery Presents shirts

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 12:25 AM

Just got back from the concert and man it was boring as hell. The NIN setlist was dumb with 20 year old songs and the sound was terrible - like the sound setup at a bar/lounge. Reznor had a weak ass voice and barely moved around the stage. The NYC crowd didn't seem too in to the performance - just standing bobbing heads. Reznor didn't allow Robin Finck to do a kick ass guitar solo-->shame. Oh, and the crazy ass emotional acting by Reznor was stupid and transparent. rating: F+

Posted by Rob B. | August 23, 2009 12:40 AM

"The NYC crowd didn't seem too into the performance". A complete and utter lie. The crowd was singing just about every lyrics and dancing throughout the set. Guess you must have spent too much time on your I phone to notice

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 1:49 AM

"The NYC crowd didn't seem too into the performance". A complete and utter lie. The crowd was singing just about every lyric and dancing throughout the set. Guess you must have spent too much time on your I phone to notice

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 1:54 AM

The most disappointing club show I have ever been to. 1)It was not a sold out show and had no air conditioning=hot as hell. 2) The Horrors are a rip-off of the Cure. 3) The LA people at the club were very annoying - asking if David Bowie is here - trying to get up close to the cameras, etc. yuck. Bowie is not going to show up at a club with a bunch a smelly 20 yr olds - get a clue LA Hipsters. 4)NIN sounded like shit. No energy in the songs nor in the performance. Reznor's broken voice wasn't about rage but some feeble attempt at singing. Most of the songs are from the old material not newer songs and sounded slowed out without passion. 5) Reznor did no move around and looked tired and bored. He also now has a large bald spot and overweight which made the his performance look tiring. 6) To clarify, there was no mash pit at the club.

Posted by RR in nyc | August 23, 2009 2:06 AM

RR, are you real?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 2:10 AM

RR: There are so many things wrong with your post, I won't even waste my time dilineating them. Ok, just one. It wasn't sold out? Are you fucking retarded?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 2:46 AM

i can't believe i just read all this bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 3:17 AM

Can Riot and her psycho crew DIAF please?

You guys go to every show,and he plays the same thing-get a grip on life.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 3:17 AM

To all the negative reviews/haters:

What's the name of the song YOU wrote!? How many millions of albums have YOU sold!? How many venues have YOU sold out? and do YOU have an international fanbase!?

Seems all the 30 y.o.+ frustrated, wannabe musicians with no talent like to post b.s. comments

or

the twenty-somethings who haven't accomplished anything as close to what Reznor has or just spend their parents $ also do the lame same thing

You come back in 20 years and post what you've accomplished.

I really hope you all spent hundreds of dollars on a $65 ticket, fools!

Posted by Bugg | August 23, 2009 4:54 AM

Right on, Bugg! To all those who say Chryslers are crappy, what cars have YOU built? To all those who say new condos are sterile and boring, what buildings have YOU built? To all those who say the MTA sucks, how many people do YOU transport every day? Etc., etc.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 6:18 AM

"2) The Horrors are a rip-off of the Cure."

Now I know you don't know what you're talking about! Grow up kid!

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 8:45 AM

Look you 20 yr. old cock suckers from New Jersey: The club show was NOT sold out. Previous posts point out that about 50 people were allowed into the club once the Horrors started. NYC has STRICT fire safety laws in regards to how many people are allowed in a venue. The venue is not going to sell out and then allow 50 additional people into the club and by-pass the fucking law.

To Bugg, I've never wanted to be a musician so go fuck yourself. I don't need to wait 20 yrs., I have 2 degrees and make tons in NYC.

By the way, I was AROUND when the Cure made the scene and have seen them in concert many times both domestically and internationally. The Horrors sucked.

Posted by RR | August 23, 2009 9:01 AM

Anyone who bitches about No AC loses all credibility. Go see a movie next time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 10:29 AM

don't hate on jersey you douchebag.....we live here so we don't have to deal with self righteous loser hipsters on a day to day basis. You sound like a miserable human being RR. Just got kill yourself already. Fucking lowlife.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 10:41 AM

People do this shit for Radiohead, too.

Will they let 50 people in at the other shows, too?

And as for relevance, there has been only one good NIN song since The Fragile.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 2:24 PM

I was at the show and they didn't let anybody in for those without tickets so I don't know what these people are talking about....

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 4:26 PM

^^^^^Is that Trent's "fiancee"???......they did so let people in who didn't have tickets....this place was NOT sold out....that's what we're talking about.

Posted by Karrie | August 23, 2009 4:34 PM

My goodness, when you could have gone to see a much superior rocque and roll band at the Mercury Lounge, The Upper Crust, who blew away a packed house, what a waste of time all this was. Lord Bendover makes Trent Reznor look like Tiny Tim. Download the new Revenge For Imagined Slights and listen to some real aristocratic rocque and roll!

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2009 10:20 PM

Is no one going to discuss the fucking CORPSE in the garbage bags next to that guy in the chair?? Sick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:57 AM

I saw the CORPSE, I thought it was Trent Reznor. The crazy insipid NIN fans had finally gotten to him.

Posted by jeff | August 26, 2009 9:06 AM

Yes, it does seem a bit insane to be in line for that long but as the mother of two of the people IN the line and in the picture... I will only say that it shows some serious dedication and devotion as fans to NIN!!! Not my cup of tea I will say that much but I support their passion for the entire NIN group!

Posted by Linda | August 28, 2009 11:17 AM

Poor Trent. He still seems very angry. Isn’t this the guy who just got himself engaged after knowing someone a matter of days? I agree, his last couple of albums have been terrible. I think someone must have come off their meds recently…

Posted by Jordan Catal | August 30, 2009 5:18 PM

HAHAHAHAHAH LMAO that does look like a corpse xD

Posted by John | August 31, 2009 3:31 PM

LOL this was a great "thread" while it lasted

Posted by lada | March 29, 2010 4:55 PM

Ppl Please stop saying that the horrors rip-off the cure! They have nothing similar to them . u guys need to grow up!

Posted by Kary B | June 26, 2010 3:06 PM

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