As a reward to patient fans agonizing over hints of a certain “gift” promised on the band's official site, Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has divulged the existence of “bootleg” High Definition concert footage taken at the band's December shows in Victoria, Portland and Sacramento.
I say “bootleg” with quotes around it, because Trent's obviously in on the joke, and has made the massive video files available for download via BitTorrent (You may recall he pulled a similar stunt with a certain few video masters from the never-released Closure DVD and the infamous Broken “snuff” movie on Pirate Bay a while back.)
"The internet is full of surprises these days,” Reznor said on the NIN website. "I was contacted by a mysterious, shadowy group of subversives who SOMEHOW managed to film a substantial amount (over 400 GB!) of raw, unedited HD footage from three separate complete shows of our Lights in the Sky tour. Security must have been lacking at these shows because the quality of the footage is excellent... If any of you could find a LINK to that footage I'll bet some enterprising fans could assemble something pretty cool... Oh yeah, you didn't hear this from me."No problem, Trent, we'll keep this little secret between us... and the thirteen million other fans who read the same entry.The torrent links are available via the NIN forum.