I re-read Adam's response to my earlier assertion that Trent Reznor should have gotten some custom CD-Rs burned for him so he could do the background ambiences of the original tracks live. His response was that in 1991 CD-r recorders were way expensive. I remember when Nakamichi came out with the OMS-1000 which was a prototype CD-r recorder in the late 1980s, early 1990s timeframe and it was at least $100,000. I was unaware the first desktop units were $6k, although my first CD player that I bought in 1986 or so originally had a $1000 price tag on the box. He's right though. It's easy to forget that a few short years ago, a recordable CD device would have been an unreachable luxury for most people - now they sell for $200 at Best Buy. It's almost shocking when you think about it. It's really amazing how technology has changed the face of music in just a few short years. In 1991, I could have sent you a cassette tape demo with a written label, possibly typewritten. It certainly wouldn't have been impressive from a presentation aspect. Today, I could send out a demo CD-r with full custom color artwork in a jewel box with 74 minutes of music. The artwork would have been printed from a photo-realistic inkjet printer and the music would have been recorded on a personal digital audio workstation (who could have foreseen these "four tracks on steroids" with the advent of cheap DSP chips and inexpensive digital storage?). It goes further - looping itself is merely a digital replication of a process formerly achieved via two large reel to reel recorders in a box the size of a soda can. Now we have to think of what comes next? What's the next innovation.. Re: Breakdowns onstage: Kim, I believe, had indicated that even a CD player could have broken down under 100+ degree conditions. So true. In fact, some would say that picking that location would have been a bad idea for a large concert in the summer and I'd almost have to agree - however, even in Minnesota where I am it gets above 100 in the summer. Sometimes there is an advantage with indoor concerts, but something that large would have been impractical.