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20090629_07 Trent Reznor (meet & greet with Nine Inch Nails at Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany) | by ratexla
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20090629_07 Trent Reznor (meet & greet with Nine Inch Nails at Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Trent most efficaciously inventing new drumbeats whilst being shittily photographed by me!

Everyone *DIEZ* of evil laughter at the sight of this shot. 8O Ahem.

 

My epic Trent encounter went something like this:

 

Rat: "O HAI! Thanks for coming!" (AND THANKS FOR 32492093583 OTHER THINGS I WOULD MENTION HAD I NOT BEEN A SOCIAL 'TARD! WITH LIMITED TIME! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!)

Trent: "Hi." *handshake* (Or whatever he said... Anyway, the moment just happened to be photographically documented by enf2k5!)

Rat: *presents the presence page of year zero's cd booklet*

Trent: *signs*

Rat: "It's for my friend, she couldn't be here because she has a life..." (She probably would have been there if Düsseldorf had been announced before Arvika, where my busy busy friend ended up going and where no meet & greet was held!)

Trent: "A what?"

Rat: "A life."

Trent: "Oh, I thought you said she has an iPhone." (This would of course cut into one's gig budget... *shudder* I'd never let an iPhone do that shit to me!)

Rat: "Heh. Thank you, can I take a picture?"

Any poor fuck to whom the above question was ever posed: *cannot decline*

Camera flash: *blinds*

Rat: "Cool. Kthxbai!" *runs like hell*

Trent (to someone): "Rob made that shirt." (I was wearing Rob Sheridan's "Reading is for faggots!" T-shirt.)

Rat: *splodes and turns back to where trent is telling justin the shirt's history* "I wasn't sure you'd remember them." (UMMMMMM... Could any non-senile person FORGET them?)

Trent: "Yeah, I remember them."

 

And we all took a group photo where I ended up between Robin and Justin, faaaaaaairly good times. :)

 

Before the meeting I explicitly ordered myself to:

 

1. Memorize the handshake.

Result: FAIL! At least I know it happened. XD

 

2. Look certain people in the eyes. Eye contact is generally not my cuppa, since it feels like standing in front of an approaching train. However, I would be happy to let Trent run me over and maul me against the track until my guts flew in every direction. Wait, wat? Anyway - special eye contact with special people is special.

Result: No idea! 8D *SELFSPANK* So obviously I had to spend 5 WHOLE GIGS creepily staring at him. :) (OK, not the entire time.)

 

The ultimate reason for this meet & greet was GODAWFUL AMERICAN HEALTH CARE. :(

 

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Vegan FAQ! :)

 

The Web Site the Meat Industry Doesn't Want You to See.

 

Please watch Earthlings.

 

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Oh. When you search Flickr for Trent's name... you get 38000 hits, but this shot... does rather well. :o :O :D HAHA. Thank you, www.nin.com, for featuring our Flickr thumbnails on your main page - the photo got loads of views while it was there. Thank you, viewers, comment-droppers, fav-ers, aaaaaaaand... THE DUDE IN THE PICTURE! :B

 

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Someone used it for a photoshop over at the nincom forum! :B

Later on I discovered that ETS had also molested the portraits well. XD

And I spotted it in a friggin X-Files 'shop at Trent Reznor As Everyone! :B

And on The Daily Cuntpunch! :q

 

It reached 30 Flickr fav-ings on 21-Jul-2011! :)

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Taken on June 29, 2009