Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fun Friday Feast is Cancelled this Week

I know everyone was really looking forward to FFF, but I just wasn't able to cook dinner on Friday before work.

I had hives!  Have any of you ever had hives?  It is one of the most awful things I have ever experienced.  I can't really compare them to anything, because I don't remember having chicken pox as a kid and I have never had poison ivy.  I imagine they are as itchy and painful as poison ivy, but without all the oozing puss.  They actually covered my entire body (literally, you name it, there was a rash there), even my freaking scalp!

Here is a pic of my legs Friday morning (see the redness on the inner thighs?).  Sorry, it's kind of weird.  My whole body looked like that.



So the doctor prescribed me a large dose of steroids and some anti-itch medication (Benadryl does not work- even 4x the recommended dose, nor do any other allergy meds).  Unfortunately the doctor sent the script to the wrong pharmacy Thursday night so I had to wait until Friday afternoon to start taking the meds (the hives started appearing Tuesday night while I was at work and progressively got worse).  I actually had to go in to work on Friday because Shanon wasn't going to be there, and it really sucked at first.  I got my meds, and after about 3 hours, the antihistamine and steroids kicked in and I felt like a million dollars.  Finally no more itching and burning!  Yeah!  I hope this never, ever comes back again.  But considering I can't figure out what caused it, it may just happen.

Okay, so enough of my bitching (although you would be too if you had hives).  Let's talk about Nine Inch Nails!  It was awesome!  This concert was better than the With Teeth concert we went to a few years ago (2005 I think).  We had amazing seats.  I was wondering if I would regret not getting GA floor seats (since the last concert we went to the seats weren't so great).  But not at all!  We were towards the right side of the stage if you are looking at it, about 10 rows back, in the first row of seats on the lower level.  I guess that's what you get for being a member of the fan club (don't worry, it's free).

We were only smart enough to have Brian's cell phone to take pictures with.  Next time I won't worry about getting frisked and having something taken away; that seems to only happen out at Sandstone, or whatever it is called now.

Here are some of the pics:






The rest can be seen here.

This is the set list from that night:

999,999
1,000,000
Letting You
Discipline
March of the Pigs
Head Down
The Frail
The Wretched
Closer
Gave Up

- IN FRONT OF THE SCREENS -
Me I'm Not
Great Destroyer
Ghosts 17
Ghosts 28
Ghosts 19
Ghosts ??
Piggy

Greater Good
Pinion
Wish
Terrible Lie
Survivalism
The Big Come Down
Ghosts 31
Only
Head Like A Hole

-ENCORE-
Echoplex
Love is Not Enough
Reptile
God Given
Hurt
In This Twilight

I think it lasted a little over two hours.  On the last tour he didn't even do an encore.  I am sure all the people sitting around us were jealous because of all the fun we were having; we were singing along to all the songs, cheering, and jumping up and down like crazy teenagers (we always do; of course three 24 ounce beers always help).

We wish we could go to another one this year.  We'll just have to hope for another tour in a few more years.

Now we just have to look forward to Coldplay in November at the Sprint Center.

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