NIN played the entire first song with the curtain still up...
still can't tell if this was on purpose or not...during the 2nd song,
"Head like a Hole", I figured out I was in an arena surrounded by
high school kids...they didn't know any of the songs, it was pathetic
to say the least. Providence shows are normally nuts..I had a floor
seat, but had choosen to stay in the first level up, so I wouldn't
get maimed..what a joke that turned out to be. The crowd was so sad
I thought I was in CT!
Anyways, the light show was amazing...moving screens n'shit, and the band went pretty nuts, almost running into eachother at times...Trent jumped down to the crowd a few times and threw the mic in so the 3-4 people there who actually knew any of the lyrics could yell... They played alot of newer material, the setlist, (from what I can remember) in no particular order: "Somewhat Damaged", "Head Like A Hole", "Piggy","The Great Below", "Starfuckers Inc", "Closer", "Perfect Drug", "Hurt" (I'm missing a few, mostly off "Fragile"... I think they played "Terrible Lie" too, but no "Into The Void"..doh!)