Forget about Nine Inch Nails for a second. The true legends of Lollapalooza Day-One were New Order. With a veritable sonic boom of hits that lasted the entire set, the new-wave-electro band proved that an artist like Nine Inch Nails wouldn’t be who they are today without New Order.
Frontman Peter Hook sandblasted the crowd with hit after hit after hit. From “Blue Monday,” to “Bizarre Love Triangle.” “Temptation” to “Ceremony.” “Regret” to “True Faith.” Even a couple Joy Division songs – “Transmission” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” I kept thinking, “This band’s gonna run out of hits.” But they didn’t. The set was jam-packed entirely with hits.
Nine Inch Nails
On to NIN. OK set. They played everything you’d think they would minus “Down In It” and “The Perfect Drug.” A spooky rendition of “Hurt” ended the set. Haunting indeed.