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Norsefire
08-12-2009, 07:44 AM
Tell us who's going, chat about meet ups and chat about the show afterwards.

Ezekhiel
08-22-2009, 11:32 PM
Setlist thanks to Basetendencies Twitter update :
"Set list the same except they added rock is dead"

So I assume it looks like this :

Intro
We're From America
Disposable Teens
Little Horn
Irresponsible Hate Anthem
Pretty As A Swastika
Four Rusted Horses
WOW
Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-geddon
The Dope Show
Great Big White World
Leave A Scar
Rock Is Dead
Sweet Dreams
Rock N Roll Nigger
The Beautiful People

Seems the show went well :
"Lots of energy from jeordie. Show went off without a hitch tonite"

Which is good news !

edit : removed Tourniquet, thanks Haz !

S.D.
08-22-2009, 11:47 PM
Am I weird for liking the sound of the first half of that setlist a lot more than the second? That isn't implying I dislike any of the songs, because I don't.

Also, does anyone feel it improper that a few more EAT ME, DRINK ME songs are not played, even if Twiggy would rather not? You And Me And The Devil Makes 3 would be really good in this set I think, perhaps near Four Rusted Horses.

Hazekiah
08-23-2009, 03:38 AM
Yep, that's the set...minus "Tourniquet." There was a bit of a delay between songs where it typically would've been played, though, so I'm assuming the intention had been to play it.

AMAZING fucking show, btw.

(And Twiggy knows the guitar parts for "If I Was Your Vampire," incidentally...they played it exactly ONE time, at the Mountain View/San Francisco Mayhem show. Weird. And awesome, of course.)

S.D.
08-23-2009, 03:44 AM
That's another one I'd really hope makes it in there somehow when they get over here, seeing as I didn't see any shows on The Rape of the World tour, and I'd like to get a feel for at least a small bit of EAT ME, DRINK ME live.

I'm glad to hear the show was cool, I'm still a little uncertain as to what exactly the issue was the previous night, but I'm glad that the improvement was made straight away, it's just a shame that consistency is at stake and that people might be disapponited having paid a lot. That's entertainment, though, I suppose.

And I really fucking hope that when they come to the UK, We're From America isn't dropped simply because the show isn't in the US, I don't recall it being played once on the European leg...

Dronepool
08-23-2009, 10:19 AM
I don't think they will drop it, S.D. After all, it's called We're From America. It would still make sense to have it as an opener.

Did anyone record GBWW? I want to hear Twiggy play it.

Ezekhiel
08-23-2009, 10:24 AM
We're From America has been played a few times in Europe (Innsbruck, Dresden, Volt Festival and a failed attempt in Brno ending with the mic in Ginger's head)

Jakob Synn
08-23-2009, 01:26 PM
Speech about pissing in a confessional

[youtube:v5hvpyal]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAcA6xzSdac[/youtube:v5hvpyal]

Hazekiah
08-23-2009, 02:10 PM
^ He did that speech for the first time in Philly/Camden and then again the next night in Hartford and sporadically here and there afterward. He skipped it for Vegas but decided to bring it back for San Diego, I guess. It feels like it still needs some tightening-up, I think, but it's getting there and it's always nice to see any return to the deliberate speechifying of earlier tours.


I'm glad to hear the show was cool, I'm still a little uncertain as to what exactly the issue was the previous night, but I'm glad that the improvement was made straight away, it's just a shame that consistency is at stake and that people might be disapponited having paid a lot. That's entertainment, though, I suppose.

Yeah, lots of people seem to have their panties in a twist over the chaos of that first show in Vegas, but that's rock'n'roll, man. I mean, it was the first show of the new leg of the tour...that's just how it goes. And the band and Manson himself each sounded fucking phenomenal there, too...there was just some kind of (mostly) behind-the-scenes drama which led to a three-quarters instrumental "Leave a Scar" and a couple lengthy delays between songs which led to the cutting of "Rock is Dead." Other than that, everything was great. Frankly it was kind of neat to see the band rock out with vocals from the audience and we COULD have been shorted several more songs if they'd felt like it. So, all in all, Vegas was fucking great.

The pricing's a bit of a bitch, though. Vegas was somewhere around 50 bucks, which is fine, but paying 80 bucks to see Manson in a super-corporate and mega-cramped House of fucking Blues (ugh) is a little excessive. I mean, that's the same price level as a pit ticket for an all day festival, ffs.

So I'm going to be at the next few L.A. (-ish) shows, but possibly not actually IN them. I'll just stand around before and after and listen from outside the best I can since I'm already on the west coast anyway, but not actually SEEING the shows because the pricing is so insane is definitely a bit of a drag.

:-\

S.D.
08-23-2009, 03:26 PM
I suppose, to some degree, people in 2009 put too much value in perfect, without-a-hitch music shows, a bit of chaos can be good for the soul. I've been at live shows where there's blood and sweat and spit flying around, and they're always more interesting than the ones where everything goes like a well oiled engine.

I think the whole multi-angle, never-ending cut (cut-cut-cut-cut!) aspect of music video has made people forget about real live performance. Maybe that's why the Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin'-Geddon video is so sporadic in its cuts, because if you want to see Manson in the flesh, and get the band shots that everyone always mentions, you should go and see them actually right there in front of you.