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Topic # 30304 4-Feb-2009 10:27 Send private message

I thought I'd make a new thread before the Nine Inch Nails fans took over the movie thread!

crikarika: i'm really jealous of you two right now. i want to
go. but its down to money and parents and they're making is very hard
and when i ask about it get annoyed and now i feel like a friken nag.
BUT I'M ALOUD THEYR MY FAVOURITE BAND AND MAY NEVER TOUR AGAIN! this could be my only chance to see them.
i
hate how parents work. anywho any songs your looking forward to
hearing? im gona say anything from yearzero along with the song deep,
discipline, only, closer, with teeth album and some from the fragile
left.. this may be a bit off topic


I feel your pain dude!

I remember being in that position as a teenager living at home. When Slayer played in Wellington I was beside myself!  I had no money and my parents were very poor. Looking back getting upset about a band is a bit ridiculous but when I was 16 years old it was EVERYTHING.

The Nine Inch Nails show is a very special event for me.

Nine years ago, my then NOT-girlfriend went up to see them at the BDO. She bought me back the t-shirt with "Where the f--- where you?" printed across the back... where in hell indeed! We hooked up not long after that.

So NINE years after we hooked up, NINE years after she saw Nine Inch Nails, we're gonna see NINE Inch Nails.

YES YES YES!

Songs I want to hear?  I really don't know.. I have my favourites that's for sure. Really liking the new material but not 100% familiar with it, it's taken a while for me to get around to buying the newer CD's.

Favourite album is the Downward Spiral, followed closely by The Fragile so naturally stuff from that era will tickle my pickle, but honestly, I'll be happy with whatever Trent decides to play.

Another "favourite" to tick off my list!

Just not happy about the Vector Arena, the sound is  G A R B A G E




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  Reply # 193925 4-Feb-2009 10:35 Send private message

Hoping to hear a few from Broken and Downward Spiral. Loving the new stuff too so hopefully theres some stuff from Year Zero and The Slip. There's bound to be Fragile stuff too - last time I saw them it was a really good mix of stuff from their career so it should be a good show.

This will be my first big concert for quite a few years.  I think the last one was Slipknot in Melbourne in 2005 or 2006.  I've heard things about the Vector sound quality too so I'll be bringing earplugs....which i think everyone should do!  I'm sure I've lost some frequencies in my hearing from all the concerts I went to from when I was 16-26.  And having worked for a guy who has profound hearing loss because of things like loud music, I know I don't want to end up like that! 

NIN are really one of the best bands to see live, their shows are full of energy and can be pretty chaotic.  Can't wait!

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  Reply # 193938 4-Feb-2009 11:21 Send private message

heck you beat me to it! hmmm i only really became a NIN fan very recently (2006  herd of them then 07 i followed the nin YZ kinda treasure hunt). I havent really payed that much attention to the old stuff i do have the downward spiral which everyone says is awesome but im not sure, maybe i should listen to it fully? I do like the newish stuff a lot eg Year Zero and With teeth even the slip which at first i thought was rushed is actually quite good but dosent have the YZ backing it dosent fit anywhere to me. I like your NINE themed love story! thats cool. heres my non love story lol
I found out about nin because of my love for tomb raider the movie (thats also how i love angelina jolie and land rovers and the game tomb raider :D) It was many years ago, nah uhm year zero came out and my nin buzz was wearing off and then i began to look at other softer alternative music kinda trance but not technoey, just chilled stuff eg leftfield delerium. thats when i began to crave a new kinda ambient relaxing album and i thought to myself, man nin has been doing combod with all my fav thing angelina jolie a land rover and cambodia now i just want them to do a something ambient and relaxing. and then 9 days later GHOSTS came down from the heavens! summed up looking forward to Year Zero, with teeth, the slip, definately piggy live version! and it might also be the place where i learn to love the old things!
omg the have to play Deep!

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  Reply # 193946 4-Feb-2009 11:55 Send private message

BurningBeard: Just not happy about the Vector Arena, the sound is  G A R B A G E

Pish posh, that bandwagon left years ago...

Most of the issues have been sorted, I've been to plenty of great sounding shows there.  Anyone that says otherwise is either has their expectations for live sound in an arena dialled too high or they want to be criticise Vector for the sake of it.

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  Reply # 193954 4-Feb-2009 12:23 Send private message

My preference has always been for outdoor concerts.  Just seems to sound so much better to me.  I guess Vector can't be any worse than Queen's Wharf :)

P.S. Never thought I'd read or hear the statement "Pish Posh" used in a conversation about NIN Tongue out

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  Reply # 193963 4-Feb-2009 12:42 Send private message

gehenna:P.S. Never thought I'd read or hear the statement "Pish Posh" used in a conversation about NIN Tongue out
Me neither ive never actually heard someone use it unless they were joking.Yeah the big day out is the only thing i have to compare sound with, and the outside stages are good but not if youre on the stadium, it gets echoey.Has anyone seen who the opening act is? Oh and how i was quoted up the top. Im not just some teenager who gets upset about everything loli like to think i handle things very well, because i know that money is tight at this time i cant always go to the things i want, thats why i missed BDO 09 and possibly will miss Top Gear and NIN, i havent wined yet, i like to think im understanding. BUT NIN is very important and im while i didnt say anything about no BDO im not gona shut up and let NIN pass me by!
Hey anyone know of ticket giveaways? this should be that place also

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  Reply # 193972 4-Feb-2009 12:53 Send private message

All the details re the opening act and venue are on nin.com/tour i think



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  Reply # 193989 4-Feb-2009 13:27 Send private message

gehenna: I'm sure I've lost some frequencies in my hearing from all the concerts I went to from when I was 16-26.


Yep, we don't really value our hearing until we notice ourselves going "aye, what, eh???" all the time.

I spent my teens playing in metal bands (both as a drummer and guitarist, different bands of course) so my hearing is pretty bad.




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  Reply # 193990 4-Feb-2009 13:27 Send private message

bazzer:
BurningBeard: Just not happy about the Vector Arena, the sound is  G A R B A G E

Pish posh, that bandwagon left years ago...

Most of the issues have been sorted, I've been to plenty of great sounding shows there.  Anyone that says otherwise is either has their expectations for live sound in an arena dialled too high or they want to be criticise Vector for the sake of it.


"years ago"???? It only opened in late 2006.

*here's hoping*

Would be good to hear if they've improved the acoustics. My mate saw the Cure then and said it was absolutely grating on his ears, and he's a seasoned drum n bass freak (and musician) so he's witnessed some pretty loud and harsh stuff.

So far 2009 has been good to me. Nine Inch Nails and Iron Maiden all in the same month.. PINCH ME!!!

And my old band (Tainted) are supporting Iron Maiden so I'm kicking myself just a little for quitting!




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  Reply # 194025 4-Feb-2009 15:28 Send private message

BurningBeard: "years ago"???? It only opened in late 2006.

Which is over two "years" ago! Laughing

Anyway, hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised.  It may depend a bit on where in the arena you are...

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  Reply # 194048 4-Feb-2009 16:12 Send private message

BurningBeard:

I feel your pain dude!

I remember being in that position as a teenager living at home. When Slayer played in Wellington I was beside myself!  I had no money and my parents were very poor. Looking back getting upset about a band is a bit ridiculous but when I was 16 years old it was EVERYTHING.


LOL beign a teenager sucks.
i remember long time ago... (1992) when i was 15 years old  guns and roses come to my town.
i was living with my grand parents. my big brother was looking after of me and he was a real pain in the ass.
for him guns and roses was an extreme satanist band like metallica XD.
anyway... no permission. no money. the same old story.
so that friday i go to the school. and after  class i went to see the crowd outside the stadium. and thanks to a series of weird (and not legal) events i was able to see the show.
im not proud of it. but i was a kid. it was my only oportunity to see one of my favorites bands, and after all i just wanted to rock. XD (you can blame directly to the videos of twisted sister).
i arrived to my home the next day. and i was grounded by a whole year.

parents must understand this situations.  it's not only a show. it's a important event on a teenagers life.

Tongue out



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  Reply # 194057 4-Feb-2009 16:46 Send private message

Wow, Maldito! Grounded for a YEAR!?!?!

But I'm sure it was worth the punishment yeah?  Getting to see GNR in their prime is definately a memory to cherish!




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  Reply # 194071 4-Feb-2009 17:58 Send private message

BurningBeard: Wow, Maldito! Grounded for a YEAR!?!?!

But I'm sure it was worth the punishment yeah?  Getting to see GNR in their prime is definately a memory to cherish!


definitly. that day was a real adventure. XD

and i was grounded for a year be cause... while i was in the show and then to a friend's party. my brother was looking for me in every hospital and police department.
just missing in action. hahah


sweet youth...

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Reply # 194095 4-Feb-2009 19:20 Send private message

thats awesome id love to do something like that haha it sounds like you did something dirty too haha the only thing ive snuck out to is town partys when i was thirteen im allowed out to drink pretty much when i can 

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  Reply # 194751 8-Feb-2009 16:20 Send private message

crikarika: I havent really payed that much attention to the old stuff


Well that is a crying shame right there.  Unless you hear the old stuff you can't appreciate how the new stuff has developed.  Each album has a different style that builds on the success of the last.  You have to go out right now and get Pretty Hate Machine.  That album is worlds apart from the latest stuff but is still distinctively NIN, and still one of my favourites, possibly even my favourite album.  Broken is a really heavy guitar based album - with some epic songs on it that they always play at concerts.  The Downward Spiral is great too but to be honest I don't rate it nearly as high as PHM and Broken.  Then there's the remix albums as well!  Fixed is bizzare but crazy good! 

You're doing yourself a disservice by just sticking to the later albums, not to say that they're not good because i love them as well and I really like the direction he's taking things, but without knowing the big picture you just can't truly appreciate the new stuff. 

IMO



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  Reply # 195515 12-Feb-2009 13:09 Send private message

Eh, I'm never concerned with how somebody gets into a band.

He found NiN. That's a good thing.




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