Nine Inch Nails 2022

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Nine Inch Nails performing at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

Heather and I got to go see Nine Inch Nails at the Red Hat Amphitheater last night for the opening stop of their 2022 tour. We haven’t been to this venue before. It’s on the smaller side as it only holds ~6k people. The actual performance was good, but I didn’t love everything about where we were in the venue. The people in our row were constantly coming and going which leads to a lot of distractions. We were on the end of our row on the far left of the stage so we also had the crowds from concession lines. Not ideal, but I’ll just try to remember that in the future. Luckily, none of that ruined a great performance.

The setlist was a nice mix of favorites:

  • Somewhat Damaged
  • The Day the World Went Away
  • The Frail
  • The Wretched
  • March of the Pigs
  • 1,000,000
  • Survivalism
  • Piggy
  • Closer
  • Play Video
  • The Perfect Drug
  • The Becoming
  • This Isn’t the Place
  • Every Day Is Exactly the Same
  • I’m Afraid of Americans
  • Fashion
  • Only
  • The Hand That Feeds
  • Head Like a Hole

Followed up by the Encore:

  • Reptile
  • And All That Could Have Been
  • Hurt

Heather and I were trying to recall when we last saw Nine Inch Nails. To our recollection, it was 2017/2018, but unless my email has some big gaps, it was 2013 at the PNC Arena. That was a huge surprise as it doesn’t feel like 9 years ago.

Honestly, as long as Trent Reznor wants to keep performing, I’m probably game to keep showing up 😃…