Nine Inch Nails took the stage after sundown to a completely sold-out Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. Leading off with “Somewhat Damaged”, the band brought an onslaught of lights and heaviness to the enthusiastic crowd.
Trent Reznor’s vocals were flawless, and the entirety of Nine Inch Nails had the passion and energy of a band 30 years younger. “Absolutely DESTROYED” said one seasoned concertgoer.
The setlist was vast and varied, including a debut performance of David Bowie’s “Subterraneans”. “March of the Pigs” got the crowd riled up beyond belief, and “Perfect Drug” was thick, heavy, and intense. A highlight of the night.
Drummer Ilan Rubin once again proved his worth by giving 110% energy throughout the show, bashing away with hair swinging as he didn’t miss a single beat. if your eyes weren’t on Trent, they were probably on Ilan.
A phenomenal outing by a band that clearly has a lot left to give.
Photos below by Clay Lancaster (claylancaster.com)