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Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green

Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green
NIN as seen through the lens of Aaron Thackeray

Not a bad way to go out, all in all. Reznor and company went out on a high note, delivering a solid set of nearly twenty songs that spanned Reznor's two decades of making music under the NIN moniker. Halfway through the quartet's set, NIN got the pit stirring on the hard-hitting "Burn" (from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack) and followed it up with the equally propulsive "Gave Up" from 1992's Broken.

Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green
Jane's Addiction as seen through the lens of Aaron Thackeray (click to enlarge)

After closing the set with a righteous take "Ocean Size," the band came back for the dreamy "Summertime Rolls." Just before launching into a supercharged take on "Stop," Farrell told the crowd, " We will never die. We will never stop." The outfit closed its set with the drum-machine propelled "Jane Says," with Perkins on steel drums and bongos, and Navarro and Avery on acoustic guitars. 

Critic's Notebook

Personal Bias: Having been a Jane's Addiction fan for two decades, I don't know how the hell I made it this long before actually seeing the band live.
Random Detail: A clip from the film The River Wild was show just before Jane's Addiction took the stage.
By the Way: The two bands were both on the first Lollapalooza tour in 1991. While Jane's Addiction broke up for the first time after the tour, it also pushed NIN further into the spotlight. 

Nine Inch Nails
Set List - Fiddler's Green
05/26/09

Wish
Last
Heresy
March of the Pigs
Something I Can Never Have
Metal
Reptile
Burn
Gave Up
Non-Entity
The Way Out Is Through
Mr. Self Destruct
Survivalism
Suck
Dead Souls
The Day The World Went Away
Hurt
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

Jane's Addiction
Set List - Fiddler's Green
05/26/09

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

Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green
Jane's Addiction as seen through the lens of Aaron Thackeray

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Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green
Jane's Addiction as seen through the lens of Aaron Thackeray
Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green
Jane's Addiction as seen through the lens of Aaron Thackeray
Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green
Jane's Addiction as seen through the lens of Aaron Thackeray
Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green
Jane's Addiction as seen through the lens of Aaron Thackeray
Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green
Jane's Addiction as seen through the lens of Aaron Thackeray

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