Blinking lights, smoke machine, purple tights and a black mini-skirt/shortshorts on a dude… yup I was at a Marilyn Manson concert… I’ll talk about that in a second but first:
A Zoner named Dylan made me aware of the website Music Under Fire and their list of Phoenix remixes. What a way to start the night!
Check it out: Music Under Fire
The site also has some Fleet Foxes remixes? what? sure I’ll have to listen to those too.
Just got back from the Marilyn Manson concert. If you were reading my twitter feed… then you’ll know, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the MM experience.
I hate coming down on rock shows because I know that there were many people at the show that LOVED it and I become “that guy” harshing on their buzz, but on the list of shit shows I’ve seen at the arena, if Manson is not the bottom, he then shares it with Sum 41.
Uninspired would be the best word to describe. The show basically consisted of Manson frolicking around on stage with lights blinking and a smoke machine belching fog for a solid hour. Admittedly, I am a minor MM fan, but I didn’t recognize any songs till “Dope Show” late in the set. The vocals were so affected and muddy it was hard to hear the main attraction and there was virtually no production. No screens, crazy lights, midgets or demons! I guess expected more from the man than the goth lite served up. He came, cashed the cheque and will move on to the next show.
The brief moments of energy came from the sparse hits he served up, “Dope Show,” “Sweet Dreams” and the encore “Beautiful People.” The one song encore of “Beautiful People” was by far the best part of the night. If the group had that production and energy all show… it would have been a far superior rock show.
From what I learned of the man, he has lots of hats and changes them often on stage (costume changes are totally rock & roll!), knew we’re in Victoria and kept saying, “Victoria!” and he likes to spit water into the crowd. I ran into a few morning show announcers up past their bed time. Both Jason and DW were there and after the show I bumped into the Kool FM gang including a giddy Robin! Pretty rare to ever see any morning radio show announcer out and about on a school night, let alone three of them. Its like spotting a unicorn riding a leprechaun, rare indeed.
If you are a huge Manson fan, then I am sure the show would have served. The show had some flashes of awesome but if you’re a moderate to curious fan then I’d put a skip on purchasing tickets to see Manson age poorly on stage.
Finally… FINALLY started reading the text book I acquired on Photoshop. huzzah. Maybe one day I’ll be competant.
That’s all I got right now, I wanna make some couscous and think about bed.
Go with yourself.