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Me, I'm Not

Monday 11/03/2008 11:27 AM

After several songs, they started lowering these sheets of interlocked links. You could still see through them and there were three cutting across the stage in the back, across the center and then one more across the front. All of them from stage left to stage right. You know those rollable metal gates the stores in the mall lower at the end of the day to lock up? They looked like that, but imagine little LED lights on the metal. So you could see through them, but when they lit up you could see them as well.

They performed one of my favorite songs in front of the foremost LED screen and it was shortly after the song began that I started experimenting with the camera. This picture shows you what it looked like if you were in the audience. Of course, the lights were pulsing and changing colors (see my previous discussion of the weakness of concert photos).

Probably the last thing you want to read here, but I'm gonna share some of the lyrics of the song:

And it's happening
Never planned on this
You got something I need
Kind of dangerous
And I'm losing control
I'm not used to this
What you want from me
I'm not used to this

Can't seem to shut it off
This thing I've begun
And it's hard to tell
Just where it's coming from
And it's hard to see
What I'm capable of
And it's hard to believe
Just, what I've become

Can we stop?
Me, I'm not

Kind of hard to appreciate without the musical context. It's no Shakespeare, but I dig it.

File Under: Lyrics; Nine Inch Nails
Music: Nine Inch Nails "The Slip"

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