After a promising start, 2004 sort of fizzled out live-music-wise. Into 2005, then, and time to scratch one of the biggest live music itches of them all. Back in 2000, I had tickets for an event called the ‘Lost Weekend’ with NIN headlining, a band I’d previously tried and failed to see, despite being the act that drew me to this whole dark-scene place initially. They pulled out at the last minute owing to ‘illness’ (though many believed this story was cover for some contractual/political reason), and my day-after-graduation party was cancelled. The festival went ahead, but I wasn’t interested in Ash and Groop Dogdrill (who?) and got a refund. No news of a replacement show thereafter, nor any action from the band at all, for that matter. Until now.