Saturday, November 30, 2013

NIN-LV, 16-Nov-2013, On Josh's Side, and Including the Facetime to Andrew Youssef

Sorry! I lag, I I am two weeks on...
As always, click to enlarge, (some look lousy unless they're viewed larger, except for this one picture directly below that won't cooperate for some reason, which is too bad, because it really should be viewed larger).

 Is that laughter? The following few pictures aren't that great, but "documentary".

 This was my favorite colored picture that night (damn crappy web resolution doesn't do it justice).

 This was my favorite b&w from that night- I counted trying to anticipate the most minimal lighting and hoped Baby Camera's shutter wouldn't lag too much.


 Here's the now famous 'Bono Moment'/FaceTime with Andrew Youssef. Watch the faces of everyone in the background, but especially Lisa and Sharlotte:


Some of us who were at the show on Saturday night set up a Facebook page for other NINnies to communicate and to think of ways to generate donations for Andrew's care. If you would like to contribute to Andrew Youssef's medical expenses, his brother Pat set up a Paypal account here. All donated funds will go directly to the Youssef family. For those who would like to send messages of encouragement and photos, there is also a Tumblr.
 "In This Twilight", dedicated to Andrew. One of my most favorites too. Good taste, man.

 Tonight's MVP was Josh, who I was in front of on rail thanks to Ronda! Yay! Thanks, Ronda!

 And, yes, this set list is from the night before, but Josh only signed it Saturday night, (with a heart, because of all the love) which is why I'm including it here. Though, technically, it was the Friday night's show that was dedicated to Andrew as we saw TR's tweet right before EITS took stage, so here was what was played that night.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

NIN-LV, 16-Nov-2013, Soundcheck*

*Wherein the urge to document smiling overcomes the desire to post only good photos...and damn it, everyone was smiling because Trent Reznor decided out of the blue to reward 40 fans who pitched in to buy tickets for a fan who couldn't afford them with a special five song set Saturday afternoon.

And yes, click the pictures to view larger. If that's what you're into, anyway.

Crudely drawn black light phallus courtesy of Mattia.

I got Pino to smile by example.
I can't claim any responsibility here though.

Shoulder rubs by Sharlotte. The tour is called "Tension" after all...
Random laughter and smiling.

 View from the rail...
 (*cough* "Alex has shiny glasses at NIN")

 I wasn't sure about Lisa and Sharlotte when I first read about them joining the tour, but as I said on the forum, I'll pay double to see them again on the next tour. KILLING. IT.

It was so amazingly mind-blowing to have this experience. Thank you to all the NIN crew for making this happen for us!