Posted in music on September 3, 2009

Gary Numan w/ NIN @ The Palladium - 9/2/09 (yipemike)
Gary Numan

"It becomes plainly obvious what's happening. The crowd [at The Palladium] gets even wilder. By the time we get to the next song my thoughts have become primarily focused on when to breathe and when to shout out lyrics. You can't do both. There's no room to breath half the time either, as in half the time the people around me are pressed up against all sides of my body and they can't even expand. I'm drenched in mine and a dozens of other people's sweat. There are a couple of times where I decide that the lyric is more important than the breath, and in those times I also seriously believe it's possible I might die. Multiple times. One particular time I'm about to fall backwards (as far as I can fall, that is, not very far with all of the people behind me) and a man (In a radiohead shirt) puts his hands on my back and pushes me upward again.

Eventually, about halfway through [NIN playing The Downward Spiral for the second time on this 'final' tour], the crowd pushes me into an area of calm fist waving and body moving, with not harsh movements to fucking kill me. Still completely worth it. Hearing that ENTIRE album in that setting with everybody else screaming the lyrics at each other, amazing. They continue the set after they play the entire album, but after they finish the album I realize 'Holy shit ok that was mind shattering, but if I don't get liquid right now I'm going to die." So I squeeze out of the crowd and go back to get a coca cola, which the lovely lady gives me free of charge. Going back to the floor, I decided a nice spot at the back is just fine. Trent Reznor's special guest tonight was Gary Numan, who sang two songs that influenced NIN's sound when Reznor was just deciding how to go with the band, according to him. The songs were 'Metal' (which you probably haven't heard) and 'Cars' (which you HAVE heard and if you haven't I'm fining you ten internets) and both of them were fucking awesome." [A Short History of Nearly Nothing]

That review is of last night's Nine Inch Nails show at the Palladium in LA where Gary Numan took over Peter Murphy's job as Special Guest Legend, and where NIN performed TDS for the second time on the "Wave Goodbye" tour. They also did it at Webster Hall. Peter Murphy joined them at both Terminal 5 shows, and both shows in Chicago. The show before LA was in Canada. THE NEXT LA SHOW IS CANCELLED, and then there are two LA shows after that. Palladium setlist and videos below...

NIN @ the Palladium in Los Angeles, California - Sept 2, 2009 - setlist
1. "Mr. Self Destruct"
2. "Piggy"
3. "Heresy"
4. "March Of The Pigs"
5. "Closer"
6. "Ruiner"
7. "The Becoming"
8. "I Do Not Want This"
9. "Big Man With A Gun"
10. "A Warm Place"
11. "Eraser"
12. "Reptile"
13. "The Downward Spiral"
14. "Hurt"
15. "1,000,000"
16. "Terrible Lie"
17. "Lights In The Sky"
18. "Burn"
19. "Gave Up"
20. "Suck"
21. "Metal" (Featuring Gary Numan)
22. "Cars" (Featuring Gary Numan)
23. "The Hand That Feeds"
24. "Head Like A Hole"

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Comments (45)

Wig alert

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:05 AM

crowd does not look into it. i feared for my life at terminal 5

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:07 AM

Gary NuMEH

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:11 AM

Awesome! Need to hear cars! Youtube here I come!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:18 AM

"Awesome! Need to hear cars! Youtube here I come!"

It's already embedded in this post

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:20 AM

that's kind of the best thing ever

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:23 AM

Post this in LA Vegan, dipshits. As if posting about NIN wasn't stupid enough.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:24 AM

here is their performance of Cars a few years ago in England.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjsDc23-J7I

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:29 AM

Ah..didn't see it..that stuff is firewalled here!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:29 AM

that crowd looks completely neutered

Posted by JT | September 3, 2009 10:46 AM

I've been to a few shows in L.A. They're more respectful of not invading people's personal space. I rather like it better that way. However, the crowd does look somewhat dead. But still wish I was there.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:08 AM

If I see one more post about NIN I'm gonna throw up. Fucking wave goodbye already, jesus!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:13 AM

Vivian Girls Posts > NIN Posts

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:18 AM

gary numan + NIN = mind blown

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:20 AM

Doesn't take much to blow a mind these days; does it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:25 AM

NIN fans being blown away by Gary Numan (and Peter Murphy) says a lot about NIN fans.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:39 AM

lighten up 11:25 and 11:39, it's only music.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:49 AM

People in LA are LAME. I would say 9 out of 10 shows are like this in LA. No one moves at all.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:49 AM

Seriously, what is people's problem? Gary Numan and NIN together is amazing and no hater can change that.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:56 AM

People in LA are LAME. I would say 9 out of 10 shows are like this in LA. No one moves at all.
^^
better than 10/10 in ny...

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 12:34 PM

very fucking jealous about cars

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 12:44 PM

Fuck! That's a rad guest.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 1:00 PM

yeah, it's true, Terminal 5 was insane. You cannot compare the intensity of the T5 with what appears to be the LA energy in the video.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 1:05 PM

the video tapers in LA were better than video tapers in NYC

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 1:07 PM

Don't Gary Numan and Spence Krug's voices sound eerily alike?

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 1:09 PM

Rumors are now circulating the next guest artist at a NIN show will be Adam Ant. He and trent will be dueting in Stand and Deliver.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 1:12 PM

^^
Wrong, it's going to be DEVO and they're going to do "Satisfaction" together, then "Whip It."

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 1:15 PM

I saw Adam guest with NIN at Nassau Coliseum on the Downward Spiral tour. They played "Physical" and "Goody Two Shoes" That was very cool!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 1:16 PM

first off, vivian girls blow. and its a shame everyone in ny, la can't get down and move & shake it like there's no tomorrow. take some cues from our brothers in the uk on how to have fun at a show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 2:21 PM

The Bros in the UK are fun at show until they start throwing cups of piss at people instead of going to the bathroom.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 2:40 PM

Uh, yeah, you WEREN'T there - I was. Anyone who was there knows full well we were into it and so does Trent. We just don't have to kill each other in the process and are there for the music. We were packed like sardines with no place to go but the energy toward the stage. Best concert EVER.

Posted by | September 3, 2009 2:41 PM

Dear LA crowd, WAKE UP!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 2:44 PM

I was there. The crowd was nuts for the first half ( I have the bruises to prove it), but everyone was dead tired by the time Numan come out. Like, I could barely lift my arms tired.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 2:53 PM

I was there. the show was incredible. people were going crazy, yet respectful. respectful doesnt equal weak. I think everyone recognized the significance of the music, the lyrcis, the art and felt a common bond in the groove.

a special evening.

wish we didnt have to wave goodbye...

Posted by Jonah Reynolds | September 3, 2009 3:15 PM

Guess it's time to put the eyeliner and black nail polish away, fellas.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 3:20 PM

funny haters always have to post comments on nin threads. you're on the wrong side of history, friends. best live band ever. too bad you suck too much to enjoy. you see, nin fans don't give a shit what a shallow ny hipster thinks...after all, dirty projectors are your saviors.and what does it say about all the bands since 1994 that nin still rules all live bands? hell, even your beloved pitchfork cant deny this power. now excuse me while i piss on some fixies.

Posted by anon | September 3, 2009 5:25 PM

i can't believe i missed this (possibly) final show! ARGH!!!

Posted by Busted Keys | September 3, 2009 6:41 PM

"SHUT UUUUUUP, GAWWEE NOOMAN! LET TWENT SING IT!"

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 6:50 PM

GAWEE AND TWENT TWADED HARE WEEVE SEEKRITS!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 6:52 PM

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can listen to "HURT"
On my retro tape deck
In cars

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to NIN
It keeps me unstable for days
In cars

Here in my car
When that tape deck breaks down
Will TWENT visit me please?
If I open my fly
In cars

Here in my car
I've really started to drink
But with no TWENT on the deck
Nothing seems right, no nothing at all
In cars

Posted by Christiane F. | September 3, 2009 7:17 PM

A shot of the crowd last night in LA during March of the Pigs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWkWMaA1_SE

Posted by LDG | September 4, 2009 12:58 AM

"SHUT UUUUUUP, GAWWEE NOOMAN! LET TWENT SING IT!"

hysterical

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2009 11:42 AM

everyone was dead tired by the time Numan come out. Like, I could barely lift my arms tired.


What?

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