Friday, May 29, 2009

NIN|JA Concert in Kansas City

On Wednesday Brian and I had third row, center seats at Starlight Amphitheater to see Street Sweeper Social Club (Tom Morello and Boots Riley), Nine Inch Nails, and Jane's Addiction. We are now officially spoiled- it's going to be hard to go to a concert again without getting the best seats possible. It almost felt like we were at a small venue because of how close we were, and because of it we were able to get some amazing photographs of all three bands (thanks to Trent Reznor's badass camera/video policy).

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The night started out at 7 P.M. with Street Sweeper Social Club. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but they really rocked. Boots Riley really makes you want to get up and dance, and Tom Morello is an awesome guitarist, at one time he even played with his face and the analog guitar plug. We will definitely be acquiring their CD when it comes out.

Next up at 7:45 P.M. was Nine Inch Nails. It seemed weird to me that they would play before Jane's, but supposedly Trent did it out of respect. I think it is because Perry Ferrell is a prima donna little bitch. Anyways... NIN was awesome as usual. They played a lot of older songs, as well as newer songs. No Closer this time around, but Brian and I both got to hear our favorites- Burn and Physical (You're So) respectively. I did get annoyed at one point during the concert when I noticed the two jerks in the front row not even nodding their heads to the music when Brian and I were going crazy screaming along to every song. All in all, I can't wait to see them one more time (we're going to the New Jersey show- 8th row), but it's sad knowing that could be it... forever.

Nine Inch Nails Setlist:

Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
March of the Pigs
The Frail
The Wretched
Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
The Becoming
Gave Up
The Fragile
The Way Out Is Through
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like A Hole

Jane's Addiction closed out the show. I did not have high expectations going into their set because I have never really been a huge fan, but they were amazing! Perry Ferrell is a great showman- he kept standing on the rail getting close to the fans (at one point he even fell on his ass and kept on going) and then he started pouring wine from his bottle into people's beer cups! He really works the stage and the crowd- he doesn't use a microphone stand so he can move and shake his hips (which he did mighty finely). And as always, Dave Navarro is a total stud. He knows how to please the fans, as well as rock the guitar. I really can't wait to see them again and see what Perry will wear next time.

Jane's Addiction Setlist:

Three Days
Ain't No Right
Pigs In Zen
Then She Did...
Mountain Song
Had A Dad
Been Caught Stealing
Ted, Just Admit It...
Ocean Size
Summertime Rolls
Jane Says

In closing, it was so nice being able to bring a SLR camera to the show- I wish more concerts would allow that. Not only did we enjoy the show, but we got some excellent pics for memories!

P.S. You can see all of the picture we took in our gallery here.

1 comment:

  1. So did you get to have some stuff autographed?