NIN Live: 2014

August 16, 2014, Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Setlist
Copy of A
Sanctified
Came Back Haunted
1,000,000
March of the Pigs
Reptile
Closer
Gave Up
Disappointed
Find My Way
The Great Destroyer
Eraser
Wish
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like A Hole
The Day The World Went Away
Hurt

Known Recordings

Source 1: Audio - AUD (Sony ECM-717 + CA-9100 Pre + Sony PCM-M10)
Taper: Ryan J.
Time: 87 minutes
Rating: 4 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Reptile, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show: .Zip File FLAC, 504.7 MB
Added to Archive: August 19th, 2014
Comments:
This was my last show of the NIN tour. I have always wanted to visit this venue since my first recordings I ever owned were from this venue back when I was 12 years old (Depeche Mode 1990 silvers). I would definitely come back to this venue. It was wicked. Not to mention having the hotel right next to the venue so no stress with traffic after the show! We got some ridiculous seats, 3rd row, dead center in front of TR in the pit! It was incredible. A very nice way to end the tour because it will be awhile before NIN hits the road again.

I wasn't too worried about getting a recording since I did not know what to expect with being so close to the stage with sound. Not to mention I really wanted to jam out to the show, as it being my last of the tour. This tape was mostly for myself as I can't help but tape any show I go to regardless of sound. So I brought the plug n' play taping rig with the 717. Still one of my favorite mics to use and recently had to repurchase one as my first one was broken when I gave it on loan for some NIN Euro gigs in May. Even though this recording is not on the same level as the Schoeps recordings from a few weeks back, I am still very proud of the tape. It's definitely an average recording as there were a few points in the show where I covered the mic up. This really only happens during "Closer" for a few seconds causing some phasing. Was really excited to get "Reptile" and "The Day The World Went Away." Reptile is always nasty live and TDTWWA using the album version of the song live with all 4 band members jamming out on guitars is fantastic. Of course "Eraser" was the highlight of the set for me!!!

NIN also filmed the night as well. As most NIN fans know, sometimes nothing will come of the footage because Trent doesn't like it. So we will see if anything comes of it down the road. They have recorded LA last fall, Vienna during the recent Euro tour and Woodlands. I snapped off a few photos during the show and one was featured on NIN's Instagram! (shameless social media plug, ha!). To my knowledge, there was also another taper in attendance. I would assume that his tape will be superior to mine whenever he may release it.

Source 2: Audio - AUD (Zoom Q3HD)
Taper: Bradleybee
Time: 87 minutes
Rating: 4 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Eraser, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show: .Zip File FLAC, 522.5 MB
Added to Archive: September 07th, 2014
Comments:
Taper's notes, Recorded from the front/center of the lawn area. The first 9 1/2 seconds of the first track is from RyanJ's source.