Photography: Nine Inch Nails at Prudential Center

by Jamie Sanford on December 13, 2013

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It’s been 2 months since we went to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, to see Nine Inch Nails. I had been sick and missed the show in Brooklyn the previous night, and so had to pack all of my NIN excitement into one night. We had pretty good seats and I tried not to take too many photos because I wanted to enjoy it. I totally did, it was great, and I was so happy to be back at a Nine Inch Nails show, since it had been 4 years since those last shows in NYC.

The setlist was heavy on the new album, which worked for me as I am deeply in love with it. I have so many feelings and thoughts on the new album, and on having grown up with Trent Reznor and NIN in my life and recognizing that the music has changed and grown too, but I can’t put it into the proper words. In short, there is a part of me that still functions like a 14-year-old with hair dyed black, and has to deal with having a certain amount of darkness to contend with while still being an adult, and this record absolutely feels like the match to that scenario.

Photos taken with the Sony Alpha a550, with a Sony 75-300mm lens. (Which is not the best lens for almost anything, but it is the longest I have and so it goes.)

The full set is available here on Flickr.


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Photos – How to destroy angels_, April 2013

by Jamie Sanford on May 10, 2013

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I rushed to the How to destroy angels_ show after coming back from my surprise trip to see Mom for her birthday. It was a great end to a crazy weekend. Luckily, Will was able to bring my camera in the car so I could make pictures during the show.

How to destroy angelsMariqueen Maandig was really impressive live. We had an emotionally realized version of “Ice age” that was really fantastic.

How to destroy angelsThe visuals of this show were insane. I had completely spoiled myself by watching the Coachella videos, but the experience in person was totally different and incredibly trippy.

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How to destroy angelsOh hi, Trent Reznor. It’s been a while since the last time we saw you.

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The entire set of photos from the show is available here on Flickr.

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Instagram Roundup #38

by Jamie Sanford on May 1, 2013

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Tried this Dove Dry Shampoo. Way better than the Tresemme one I was using!

Amazon sent me a package with Prime tape. I don’t know how much I’ve talked about it, but I cannot recommend Amazon Prime enough. For $70 a year it cannot be beat. Amazon Instant Video access is great, and free 2-day shipping on all items that ship from Amazon directly. Once you sign up, you will never go back.

Surprise trip to Florida! I didn’t get to talk about it anywhere, but I went to Florida last week to surprise my Mom for her birthday. I stayed at my BFF David‘s Mom’s house after arriving Thursday night, and he had this poster waiting for me, from our Summer 1997 production of Pippin. I wish I had taken it with me!

Successfully surprised Mom!

Surprised Nan too.

Full moon over the lake behind Mom and Dad’s house.

Saw these at Publix, my favorite grocery store on the planet. How nice to get a chance to clean the cart! No one has that here!

Because I still have stitches from my mini surgery, I didn’t go in the pool. I stuck my blue toes in though.

After my quick trip, it was back to NJ. I landed early, and had to then hightail it to the Wellmont in Montclair, NJ for the How to destroy angels show.

The show was fantastic, and I will have a full post with photos soon.

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Rock! Necklace

by Jamie Sanford on September 15, 2010

Rockstar week continues with a necklace that I think is funny and awesome and would be great to wear to the next concert you attend.

Etsy seller Decibel Fashion
has amazing stuff that is great for the music lover in your life who likes their accessories with some rock in them.

The “Sign of the Horns” necklace is available for $21.

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Photos: Nine Inch Nails at Webster Hall, August 23, 2009.

by Jamie Sanford on August 31, 2009

Last week I was lucky enough to attend 2 shows from the final New York leg of the Nine Inch Nails “Wave Goodbye” Tour.  The first of those shows was at Webster Hall, now known amongst fans as the show where The Downward Spiral was performed from start to finish, with an additional 10 songs after that.

I took my DSLR to this show, which was a good and bad choice, good being that I got some great shots (my husband did too) and bad being that it was incredibly hot and I somehow forgot that I would inevitably end up in the pit with my camera out.  I managed to escape without any sweaty hands on my lens (all taken with 85mm f/1.4) and some great shots.

Trent 1.

Trent and Robin 1.

Trent 4.

Trent 10.

Trent 12.

Trent 16.

Trent 20.

Full set of photos is here on Flickr.

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