January 12, 2000
Learn Some Manners
Good news, America! Trent and his NIN buddies will be returning soon to play their music for all of us who have been waiting for them there foreign people to have their turn. Now, during this tour, some lucky bastards will certainly manage to make their way backstage. If one of these bastards turns out to be you, you'll need to know the proper etiquette for interacting with Nine Inch Nails. Here are a few pointers to help you along.
Keep a respectable distance.
It's important to remember to use good judgment regarding the distance you put between yourself and the band. You don't want Trent to remember you as "that creepy guy with the onion breath that kept trying to feel my package", or "that girl who hid in the corner and squealed like a pig when anyone approached her". Instead, try to at least pretend to be a rational, sane individual. Stand approximately 3-4 feet away from the musician, extend your hand to the halfway point between him and yourself, and politely say "Hello, I am (your name here). I am an admirer of your work, and it is a pleasure to meet you."
Now was that so hard?
Standing too close (L); too far away (C); and the proper distance.
"Hey, I'll sign your ass!"