No Nine Inch Nails For A Week!

Back in the mid-1990s, when I first started going to concerts with my friend Jon, I recall us having a rule about listening to the band we were going to see prior to the concert, and the rule, I believe, was this: You do not listen to the band you’re going to see in concert for at least a week beforehand. The idea, of course, is to get you salivating to hear the band’s music again. And I remember that rule paying off at every show. I’d be aching to hear certain songs that I would have been playing non-stop otherwise, and then we’d get to the concert, and the band would play those songs, and I would lose my shit.

So, I’ve decided to take this week off from listening to Nine Inch Nails, in anticipation of their concert in Connecticut on Thursday night. It’s going well, so far. Sure, I didn’t officially impose the ban until late Sunday morning (check my Last.fm page to see if I slip up), but five days is better than nothing, right?

How about you guys out there? You ever done anything like this? Does it seem totally insane to you? Are you one of those people who listens to the band all the way to the show and all the way back from it? Let us know in the comments.