I went to the NIN concert last night and it was amazing. I got a few small bruises, about a beer and a half spilled on me, and an ass rocked clean off. Totally worth it. Trent and crew were absolutely amazing.
However, the opening band was Tom Morello’s new group Street Sweeper Social Scene and they were seriously disappointing. It didn’t help that they were wearing THEIR OWN BANDS T-SHIRTS ON STAGE! Completely unacceptable. Speaking of which, I have come up with a small list of rules for all the people who attend concerts from someone who has been to more than his fair share over the past decade.
Some rules for concert goers.
1. You are allowed two (2) pictures and one (1) 30 second video on your damn camera or phone. If you attempt to take more you will take an elbow to the back or an attempt to break your recording device. Concerts are about the immediate experience, not posterity. How about you enjoy the show instead of worrying about taking a freaking picture.
2. Band t-shirts are NEVER to be worn to the concert. I don’t care if it’s the new tour shirt, it is still (and always will be) unacceptable.
3. Screams and clapping are allowed. That stupid, high-pitched dog whistle thing people do is fucking annoying and useless.
4. Don’t sing all the words. Focus on rocking out and being caught up in the moment. That’s what a live show is all about.
That’s about it for now. I have more stuff to write about, but I have other junk to take care of first.