Made In America Day Two: Nine Inch Nails Bring The Rage, Calvin Harris Blows Minds

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Nine Inch Nails headlined the second night of Made In America, filling the “rock legend” slot occupied by Pearl Jam at last year’s festival. As with Pearl Jam, many fans showed up mainly to see the headliner, and others left before their set. Like Public Enemy, who played the Rocky stage the prior day, NIN do not fit into the #YOLO vibe, which means that a good amount of the audience don’t know what to do with their music. Are girls expected to grind? Should guys twirl their t-shirts over their heads? There’s no question that it’s a much different era from the one when Trent Reznor and crew leveled the stage at Woodstock ’94 and had their zeitgeist moment.

Reznor opened the show, unaccompanied, on a sampler – a reference to the beginning of Talking Heads’ concert film Stop Making Sense, (a reference which may have been lost…

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