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Shangri-LIE
02-14-2012, 03:15 PM
Saturday 05 May 2012
Venue: Stage AE
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Ticket details coming soon - www.marilynmanson.com



Members Attending:

Shangri-LIE
Hazekiah

Hazekiah
02-14-2012, 03:20 PM
I wonder if they'll actually play something off of The Golden Age of Grotesque for this show since it'll be the 9th anniversary of that album's release.

:)

Shangri-LIE
02-14-2012, 07:25 PM
I will be there. It is close to my house. This should be renamed "Shangri-Lies Neighborhood" and not Pittsburgh. Fuck everyone else! I'm gonna live forever! Fair warning to anyone else from here going. I am in a street gang, and I will not promise safety unless I am bowed down to. Other than that, it's a small venue. It's going to be really intimate. This kicks ass. J/k I am NOT in a street gang.

Hazekiah
02-23-2012, 11:17 AM
Stage AE (http://www.facebook.com/stageae)

Marilyn Manson details will be available on March 5th. Stay tuned.

21 hours ago ∑

47 people (http://www.facebook.com/browse/likes/?id=332440806792865) like this.




Well...it's SOMETHING, lol.

:P

EverInfamousReaper
02-27-2012, 04:16 AM
Most likely going.

Shangri-LIE
03-05-2012, 09:52 AM
‎"RT Stage AE (@Stage_AE): The rumors were true... May 5th, MARILYN MANSON returns to #Pittsburgh here at Stage AE (@Stage_AE)! Tickets on sale Friday"
Tickets go on sale March 9th @ 10 am

m3rcurymorbid
03-06-2012, 11:05 AM
Unless they get 2600 followers, in which case they'll put a presale code on their Twitter on Wednesday.

Also, hopefully my girlfriend and I are going. We'll have to take a bus, then figure out how to get to the venue from the bus station. The only part I'm iffy about is just wandering around after the show til the morning to get a bus back, lol.

Shangri-LIE
03-06-2012, 11:35 AM
As in a Pat bus? Where are you coming from?

m3rcurymorbid
03-06-2012, 12:17 PM
As in a Pat bus? Where are you coming from?

No, we're taking a Greyhound from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. Then I guess a cab or bus to the venue.

Shangri-LIE
03-06-2012, 12:25 PM
Ah, for some reason I thought you were from around here.

Again, tickets go on sale this Friday, March 9th at 10 am

Norsefire
03-07-2012, 07:46 AM
Pre Sale password is being posted on Twitter at 10 AM!!

https://twitter.com/#!/@Stage_AE

m3rcurymorbid
03-07-2012, 10:24 AM
Got our tickets! My gf and I are going. My mom bought them for me for an early birthday gift XD

Shangri-LIE
03-07-2012, 11:20 AM
Ticket purchased and I will be picking it up down there this evening.

Hazekiah
03-08-2012, 09:44 AM
^ See you under the bridge!

Confirmed.

:)

Shangri-LIE
03-16-2012, 03:00 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/429127_252334041527685_100002532736222_541232_6484 02725_n.jpg

m3rcurymorbid
03-16-2012, 07:18 PM
Just got ours in the mail today too <3.

m3rcurymorbid
03-23-2012, 07:55 AM
For anyone going, just saw that they moved this show OUTDOORS, which sucks :\

"JUST ANNOUNCED: Marilyn Manson with The Pretty Reckless on May 5 has been moved OUTDOORS at Stage AE!"
https://www.facebook.com/stageae

Hazekiah
03-23-2012, 06:32 PM
Well, anyone who specifically wanted the balcony or a seat got a little screwed, I guess.

But the acoustics are already a million times better, so that's good.

Otherwise it's sunblock + towel = problem solved.

m3rcurymorbid
03-23-2012, 06:44 PM
I don't really care about being outside, but we all know Manson is just more in his element inside with the lighting and fog, etc. I don't think it'll even be dark yet. Oh well.

Shangri-LIE
03-27-2012, 05:46 AM
NO THAT DOESN'T SUCK. It's right on the skyline. The scenery itself is going to rock.

Shangri-LIE
04-13-2012, 07:42 PM
Random casual sex alert: Sign up here...

Manson101
04-13-2012, 07:45 PM
I don't really care about being outside, but we all know Manson is just more in his element inside with the lighting and fog, etc. I don't think it'll even be dark yet. Oh well.

Manson won't be on stage until 10:10pm every night on his USA tour.. it'll be dark by then.

m3rcurymorbid
04-13-2012, 08:15 PM
Manson won't be on stage until 10:10pm every night on his USA tour.. it'll be dark by then.

Well then. In that case.. yay! Outside + Dark = Even better than Inside + Dark. I just thought it'd be earlier, due to sound ordinances since it's outside.

Also, any local people have an tips on getting around, good nearby food places (preferably within walking distance of either the bus station or the venue, because we plan on taking a public transport from the station to the venue) or tips for the venue (cameras, etc)? Shangs, this is your kingdom, whatcha got?

Dronepool
04-13-2012, 08:48 PM
Manson won't be on stage until 10:10pm every night on his USA tour.. it'll be dark by then.

Where'd you hear that? But then again it makes sense if doors open at 8 and the 1st band starts at 8:45 and Manson has a 50 minute set or hopefully beyond 11pm.

Shangri-LIE
04-14-2012, 05:00 AM
Well then. In that case.. yay! Outside + Dark = Even better than Inside + Dark. I just thought it'd be earlier, due to sound ordinances since it's outside.

Also, any local people have an tips on getting around, good nearby food places (preferably within walking distance of either the bus station or the venue, because we plan on taking a public transport from the station to the venue) or tips for the venue (cameras, etc)? Shangs, this is your kingdom, whatcha got?

Trust me, there are no noise ordinances down there. And also it is one hell of a place to have an outdoor venue. You'll have to wait and see why. The skyline at night, and just the old bridges and structures create a beautiful eerie atmosphere for a show like this. As for transportation, I'd have to know where you are coming from. I don't know about cameras, but I am around there all of the time, so I'll just ask someone who works there and then touch base. Now if you are taking a greyhound bus, I'd be happy to either walk anyone, as it is within waling distance, to the venue. Or if anyone is feeling lazy we could just hop a bus right across the bridge. It's really not that far. I'm downtown almost every fucking day and walk the entire city, which looks a lot bigger than it is, going various places and then stroll across the bridges etc...

Send me a PM for any more questions or if you want more specifics. Also, the conformed attending need to be updated. Who all is actually going?

Manson101
04-14-2012, 09:09 AM
EVERY night on this USA tour he's playing from 10:10p-11:40 p

Manson101
04-14-2012, 09:11 AM
Doors: 8:00P
Pretty Reckless: 9:00P-9:45P
MARILYN MANSON: 10:10P-11:40P

Dronepool
04-14-2012, 11:27 AM
Seriously? That sounds like one hell of a set! That's like 18-20 songs!

Shangri-LIE
04-14-2012, 12:43 PM
It is, and I will be a guest guitarist on a couple of them.

redtastesweet
04-16-2012, 02:35 PM
will be there

A Better Messiah
04-19-2012, 05:45 PM
I'm going to this show. I didn't know that it started so late, however. Sounds like it will make for a better viewing experience, though, with the natural moonlight and all!

Shangri-LIE
04-19-2012, 07:42 PM
When time comes close we should all arrange a meet up of sorts. If not...I will find you ALL. Seriously though, am I the only one from Pittsburgh who is going to this show?

EverInfamousReaper
04-23-2012, 01:22 PM
I'm from Ohio and I'm going,
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/416877_228353287261572_100002607087714_433555_6896 47220_n.jpg
If any of you see, me feel free to come talk to me, I'm Reaper btw, obviously.

Shangri-LIE
04-23-2012, 02:03 PM
A few users here have my cell. If anyone wants to hang, PM me for my number. There's going to be a lot of people there and weeding certain people out is going to be damn near impossible. Even though during a past show FukFrankie picked me out of the crowd and I still have no idea how she did that.....

Hazekiah
04-25-2012, 05:44 AM
^ She's got a sharp eye and a quick mind and keeps tabs on EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE, lol. Wish she could make it out!


NO THAT DOESN'T SUCK. It's right on the skyline. The scenery itself is going to rock.

Absolutely! Pittsburgh definitely looks pretty cool from certain angles and seeing the cityscape of Chicago behind the bands is one of the distinctive beauties of latter-day Lollapalooza shows, especially at night. Really looking forward to such an urban backdrop for a Manson show.


Well then. In that case.. yay! Outside + Dark = Even better than Inside + Dark. I just thought it'd be earlier, due to sound ordinances since it's outside.

Also, any local people have an tips on getting around, good nearby food places (preferably within walking distance of either the bus station or the venue, because we plan on taking a public transport from the station to the venue) or tips for the venue (cameras, etc)? Shangs, this is your kingdom, whatcha got?

Great questions!

All I can really say is that it's not far from the venue to Eide's Entertainment (http://www.eides.com/), which is where I got my NEW KIDS SUCK shirt waaay back in the day. So it's awesome and TOTALLY recommended!

Anyone got anything else?


Now if you are taking a greyhound bus, I'd be happy to either walk anyone, as it is within waling distance, to the venue. Or if anyone is feeling lazy we could just hop a bus right across the bridge. It's really not that far. I'm downtown almost every fucking day and walk the entire city, which looks a lot bigger than it is, going various places and then stroll across the bridges etc...

I'm callin' your bluff, mister! Lookin' forward to hangin' out.

Just make sure you hide your porn better than usual 'cause if I wind up dead or missing in the area then the nationwide search starts with YOU!

:P

Shangri-LIE
04-25-2012, 07:00 AM
^Ahahaha. No worries. There will be a group of us. There is a northside connector train right near Stage AE that go's right into town and near the Greyhound station. Now......I am the one who is going to have to walk home at 1 AM looking like a weirdo, two bottles of drugs, cash, and merchandise. So if anything, I have the highest risk of ending up being murdered or ending up missing. lol

Edit - I am having some reservations about the bridge hang out though. Because I mayyyyyy end up going to the Atlantic City show on the 4th and then arriving back home just in time for the Pittsburgh show. Plus it'd be boring anyway tbh

m3rcurymorbid
04-25-2012, 07:41 AM
^Ahahaha. No worries. There will be a group of us. There is a northside connector train right near Stage AE that go's right into town and near the Greyhound station. Now......I am the one who is going to have to walk home at 1 AM looking like a weirdo, two bottles of drugs, cash, and merchandise. So if anything, I have the highest risk of ending up being murdered or ending up missing. lol

If it makes you feel any better, we have to get back to the bus station to catch a bus back that leaves at 2AM, with us having the disadvantage of not knowing the city :P Not particularly looking forward to that part, lol.

Shangri-LIE
04-25-2012, 07:55 AM
If it makes you feel any better, we have to get back to the bus station to catch a bus back that leaves at 2AM, with us having the disadvantage of not knowing the city :P Not particularly looking forward to that part, lol.

Don't worry. I'll go with you guys. The bus station is ok. It's not as bad as it seems. :)

Hazekiah
04-25-2012, 10:19 AM
Well, now that we all know where each other will be and when we'll be there, we're officially all EQUALLY in danger of being attacked by one another and/or any OTHER psycholurkers keeping track out there, lol.

So the game is afoot!

Whoever survives the longest with the highest Kill Count WINS!!!

>:)

Shangri-LIE
04-25-2012, 10:42 AM
Well, now that we all know where each other will be and when we'll be there, we're officially all EQUALLY in danger of being attacked by one another and/or any OTHER psycholurkers keeping track out there, lol.

So the game is afoot!

Whoever survives the longest with the highest Kill Count WINS!!!

>:)

But I just want to go and have a good time. *sniff - I want to make it home alive and have cool pics to post man. Man......please...don't kill me homie. Please.

m3rcurymorbid
04-27-2012, 07:07 AM
But I just want to go and have a good time. *sniff - I want to make it home alive and have cool pics to post man. Man......please...don't kill me homie. Please.

Me too! Don't worry, I'll protect you! *puffs out chest*

*looks*

Oh dear lord, he has a boy scout outfit on..fuck. o.O I ain't messin' with no homicidal boy scout.
Sorry Shang, you're on your own!

*runs*

The Pusher
04-28-2012, 04:35 AM
I'm new here, but I'M coming in for this show from Akron, OH... From the looks of the Providence set list, looks like it's gonna be worth the trip. :)

m3rcurymorbid
04-28-2012, 09:38 AM
From the videos and reviews of the Providence show, I am 100x more excited than I was in the first place (which was already alot) XD

Shangri-LIE
04-29-2012, 10:00 AM
I'm new here, but I'M coming in for this show from Akron, OH... From the looks of the Providence set list, looks like it's gonna be worth the trip. :)

Welcome. It's gonna be awesome. Expect a slight set list change though. And Mercury - lol. I was thinking like we could all walk back from the bus station to the venue like the dance routine in "Thriller". Someone bring a boom box and some Micheal Jackson. I think we should all have a dance party in front of the people in line as some pre-show entertainment.

m3rcurymorbid
04-29-2012, 08:12 PM
We're gonna be getting to Pittsburgh around 11:45 or so, so we'll probably grab some food and stop at Eides up the road from the bus station, then take a bus as close to the venue as possible? Or walk. Or dance. Or something like that.

Shangri-LIE
04-30-2012, 06:49 AM
We're gonna be getting to Pittsburgh around 11:45 or so, so we'll probably grab some food and stop at Eides up the road from the bus station, then take a bus as close to the venue as possible? Or walk. Or dance. Or something like that.

Wow, that's early. I wasn't planning on showing up til 4 PM at the earliest. In any event, you have my cell.

EverInfamousReaper
04-30-2012, 10:41 AM
I'm new here, but I'M coming in for this show from Akron, OH... From the looks of the Providence set list, looks like it's gonna be worth the trip. :)

I actually don't like the setlist all that much, but it's still going to be an amazing show, hope to see you guys there at some point. XP

Shangri-LIE
04-30-2012, 10:46 AM
Just a heads up. It is going to be in the mid 80's with isolated thunderstorms and high humidity so dress accordingly. ;) It's going to be cloudy, foggy, and wet.

m3rcurymorbid
04-30-2012, 03:42 PM
Wow, that's early. I wasn't planning on showing up til 4 PM at the earliest. In any event, you have my cell.

That's fine, maybe we'll just wander for awhile, but at the same time, we want to get a good spot, so we want to get in line early. So maybe we'll just catch you after/during the show? Whatever, Idk. It's my gf's first time seeing Manson, so I'm hoping to get her chubby butt up front :P

EverInfamousReaper
04-30-2012, 05:51 PM
Just a heads up. It is going to be in the mid 80's with isolated thunderstorms and high humidity so dress accordingly. ;) It's going to be cloudy, foggy, and wet.

So it's gonna be like the fight song video?

TheTeletubbieFlasher
04-30-2012, 06:00 PM
Pickles sends her regards!

Shangri-LIE
05-01-2012, 06:19 AM
Pickles sends her regards!

I'll make sure he gets the message. muahah @_@

EverInfamousReaper
05-01-2012, 09:20 AM
Gonna be my first time too, I've been waiting 11 years for this.

Shangri-LIE
05-01-2012, 07:50 PM
Time to post our Twitter accounts. I barely use mine but it'll be very active related to the show on Saturday. @dsbtweetsgood

Follow and ye shall perceive

m3rcurymorbid
05-01-2012, 10:00 PM
Time to post our Twitter accounts. I barely use mine but it'll be very active related to the show on Saturday. @dsbtweetsgood

Follow and ye shall perceive

Mine is the same as my username, but I literally have nothing on mine. I cleared the nonsense from it not long ago. All but the first post.

Mechan1calbr1d3
05-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Im driving 6 hrs from NJ to go cant fucking wait!! facebook.com/ashleyschulzxoxo .. im going alone so if any of you wanna meet up just pm me here or facebook me ;)

Shangri-LIE
05-03-2012, 11:25 AM
Im driving 6 hrs from NJ to go cant fucking wait!! facebook.com/ashleyschulzxoxo .. im going alone so if any of you wanna meet up just pm me here or facebook me ;)

As will be done. :)

Tater
05-03-2012, 05:25 PM
Pickles sends her regards!

You're going too? :D

Shangri-LIE
05-03-2012, 06:38 PM
You're going too? :D

No, but I have been assigned to give Manson her regards. Wish she could come. :/

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-03-2012, 06:39 PM
I wish I could go too, next leg maybe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O_O

Shangri-LIE
05-03-2012, 06:41 PM
^ I finished that costume. I wish I could show it to you right now. It'd make you a proud pickle.

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-04-2012, 06:19 AM
Well I saw the hat :)............... unless you were wearing all of it, the cam was so dark last night. :)

m3rcurymorbid
05-04-2012, 08:40 AM
TOMORROW!

Also, one of you motherfuckers better record this show too, or I'll be a sad panda. Please. Because my camera sucks. <3

Shangri-LIE
05-04-2012, 10:32 AM
TOMORROW!

Also, one of you motherfuckers better record this show too, or I'll be a sad panda. Please. Because my camera sucks. <3

There is going to be tons of footage and pics from this show. Also I will be at the venue at 4 or 5 ish. So text me. As for everyone else just text me or hit me up of FB. Either that or just tell my ass to get down there earlier if there is actually anything fun to do besides standing in line.

Shangri-LIE
05-04-2012, 05:37 PM
Double post - For all attending, and who plan on meeting up. Group huddle time. When, and where? I will be down at the venue at 3 PM as a starting point. Text or message me tonight or tomorrow. If you want an earlier time, again, text or message me tonight or tomorrow asap.

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-04-2012, 05:39 PM
MANSON BRING THE BEAST!!!!!!!!
get naked~<font color="#ff0000"><span style="font-family: system;"><font size="7">
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzNJY1tt9IY&amp;feature=related

GOGO8675309
05-04-2012, 08:09 PM
I'm going tomorrow too... but I don't really talk to anyone from this board anymore :-\

Shangri-LIE
05-04-2012, 09:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj_vCNevsfY&amp;ob=av3e

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-05-2012, 08:22 AM
WE WANT YOUR BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PITTSBURGH LOVES MANSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://images.craigslist.org/5G45E45Ke3Ke3Ge3H5c54a7f22c8c45f117af.jpg

Shangri-LIE
05-05-2012, 10:15 AM
See you fuckers down there shortly

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/522373_286792771415145_100002532736222_625204_1759 948362_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/480218_286808108080278_100002532736222_625314_1610 34545_n.jpg

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-05-2012, 10:58 AM
^ hey whos baby is that? :O Is it the pink hairs one?

Shangri-LIE
05-05-2012, 10:36 PM
Same setlist

Vids and Pics tomorrow morning. I am lazy.

A Better Messiah
05-05-2012, 10:58 PM
Holy fuck. That was a great show.

Shangri-LIE
05-05-2012, 11:36 PM
Holy fuck. That was a great show.

Did you see a guy with a cowboy hat? ;)

Ruth Yaw
05-06-2012, 05:04 AM
the beautiful people

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG0yiMbgYJA

sweet dreams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYi2o55W6aM

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-06-2012, 05:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIhYIMRG9uE

cataphyll
05-06-2012, 06:01 AM
Did you see a guy with a cowboy hat? ;)

I did! You were cowboy-hat dude?

Awesome show! A bit on the short side and the setlist was predictable, but I think they did a great job. I am pleased:)

A Better Messiah
05-06-2012, 07:18 AM
Did you see a guy with a cowboy hat? ;)

Yeah, I did!! Lol! Manson's vocal performance was honestly flawless. The only song that I preferred his vocalizations on the record for was "The Beautiful People" and that is mainly because he doesn't sing it the way he used to methodically anymore. The entire performance was just brilliant, in my opinion, and it was amazing to see so much support for Manson. You would have thought it was 1996!! :)

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-06-2012, 07:28 AM
I wish Manson would wear some of these! http://02a5349.netsolstores.com/ I think that would give him the god like appearance he so much wants to achieve. I really do miss the contacts.

Whisky And Speed
05-06-2012, 07:32 AM
He took them off for good,teletubbies.

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-06-2012, 07:35 AM
Never say that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O_O

Josť Leonardo
05-06-2012, 07:36 AM
http://www.manson.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/marilyn-manson-hey-cruel-world-tour-pittsburgh-pennsylvania-1-500x500.jpg

more pics (http://www.manson.com.br/noticia/turne/hey-cruel-world-tour/videos-fotos-e-setlist-do-show-em-pitsburgo-pensilvania/)

A Better Messiah
05-06-2012, 09:46 AM
Here's my review of the show (separated into two halves to fit the character requirement space):

Before I begin writing this I'm going to state my reasons for doing so, hoping that it doesn't come off as some sort of bragging of any sort. I've never been to a concert before, and knowing some fans of either or both bands that I saw last night will not likely get the chance to do so this year I thought it would be fun to write them an in-depth depiction of this first-time experience of mine, from a virgin's point of view. I also thought it would make for a nice commemorative of the event, in any case.

When I first arrived at Stage AE, I was surprised at how contained it was. The area seemed very small and closed off, and I was even more surprised to see just how long the line to get there was. It literally snaked around the entire block and people were joining this line by the minute! As for a visual aid, imagine the crowd clips from the Dead To The World video, and there you have it. I would have never guessed that a day had passed since 1996. After being checked by security for weapons (I'm sad to say that I had to leave my guns, knives, and bomb detonator at the gate) I immediately bought a tour shirt with the Born Villain cover on the front and a list of the Hey Cruel World tour dates on the back. I originally wore my own shirt for my upcoming novel, The Pilgrimage there, thinking that what better place to market myself than at a Marilyn Manson concert in Pittsburgh, but the shirt isn't the comfiest to wear (men's shirts never fit me right) so I pulled the new one right overtop of it. (I also thought, wearing my own shirt to the concert, that Manson would not only relate to such self-promotion from back in his Spooky Kids days, but that he would also appreciate the narcissism which it represents.) I don't think that the opening act, The Pretty Reckless walked out on stage until about 8, and one could really feel the tension for the show to begin standing in the audience. I managed to find my place right near the front behind about five or six people because of the way the stage is set up, despite being about an hour late. I found myself beside the typical "biggest fans" of the opening act (two girls) who found it necessary to shout "Is anybody hear for Taylor Momsen!?" "Have you heard of The Pretty Reckless!?" every five minutes, as if she had developed some rare form of Tourettes which she involuntarily shouted about the band between small intervals of time. In front of me was a goth Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, complete with spider bite piercings. Manson's dad, Hugh threw some backstage pass stickers into the crowd to wind the crowd up before the show began. I noticed a short girl behind me, who surely couldn't see over my average-sized stature (probably growing on the tall side), so I offered to let her get in front of me so that she could see better. There was no room to move at all, so she had me hug her and we just sorta walked a half-circle to switch places. I later saw her and she hugged me again, this time just to be nice.

Momsen and company soon took their (rightful) place upon the stage, the frontlady wearing a leather jacket with a matching leather dress underneath (one of which she only wore for about 1/3 of her setlist, but I'll let you guess which it was). Not being too familiar with the band aside from a few singles I couldn't connect too well with most of their show, but they did perform very well. The songs "Miss Nothing" and "Make Me Want To Die" (particularly the latter) were the highlights of their act. During their performance a girl squeezed in next to me. I couldn't see her, but she certainly didn't feel to be wearing any shirt (I definitely felt her jeans against me, being packed in so tight). She introduced herself as Taylor Momsen's afterparty manager, and showed me pictures of the two together on her iPhone. After becoming better acquainted with her, as well as I could with my lack thereof hearing coupled with the show, I realized that I was indeed right to think she wasn't wearing a shirt, but pasties in the shape of Xs over her nipples. I think she had something on her back that looked like a strap, but I really couldn't tell. I'm not even sure if she was inviting me to the afterparty or not, I was having so much trouble hearing her talk. There were a few hecklers during the show who shouted "Manson!" or would interject "-Is your last!?" each time Momsen would introduce a track with "This next song-," which did irk me. The Pretty Reckless deserved their time on stage just as much as Manson did, and the longer they performed wouldn't make Manson play any less.

After they packed up a black curtain fell over the stage and somehow the audience swelled even further into one large constipated organ. Smoke and perspiration filled the air, so that it was hard to breathe. If there is a such thing as Hell, it would be waiting for the show to begin at a Marilyn Manson concert. "Ziggy Stardust" played in between shows, before "Suspiria" by Goblin (one of my favourite films-and scores-ever) led the show into "Hey, Cruel World..." as a song by The Doors has at past shows. I tried video taping the entire first song, but about halfway through I was knocked down and couldn't film any longer. (I may upload this anyways, after I watch it and see how bad the quality actually is.) The crowd was going insane, and the chaos of bodies so close together was something to give Alighieri nightmares! I can't remember the next song, "Disposable Teens" well at all, from all of the shoving and chaos that was going on around me - it was at this point of the show that sadly I was pushed further back into the crowd, just as the main act was beginning. During "The Love Song" Manson whipped out his smoke-blower/flame thrower gadget. It should be noted that the band, as well as Manson himself, sounded on par, if not better than on the respective albums from which the songs originated from. Having seen the travesty which was Download 2009, as well as the recent performance of "Coma White" with the black balloons, I was nervous that this show might be another "off" for Manson, but there was not one song which he (and the band, of course) did not blow out of the water. "No Reflection" was much better live than on the album, although the "wah-oh"s do seem a bit awkward live, they make it work. The guitar in particular was very raw, and much more "punk" than on the record.

A Better Messiah
05-06-2012, 09:47 AM
During "(M)obscene" Manson threw on his Arch Dandy hat as the title of the track flashed behind him. Twiggy (donning his Leatherface-esque jacket and make-up, as well as his flashing Iron Man necklace) would encourage the audience to "Be obscene, be be obscene, be obscene, baby, and not heard" rather than the more effeminate chant on the recorded track. "The Dope Show" has always been a favourite of mine, and Manson really nailed it here. He wore a flashy jacket and even pimped out the pink boa for this one! (It should be noted that even though theatrics were mostly kept to a minimum, each song did have its own aesthetic in terms of Manson's wardrobe.) The song was preluded by the intro of "Coma Black," which was a magickal moment to hear live. "Slo-Mo-Tion" fit right in after Mechanical Animal's defining track; one really would have thought that they were subsequent on the tracklist of the same album by just how well they went together! "Rock Is Dead" was performed with energy, but I was really astonished to see that "Personal Jesus" was the crowd favourite for the night. They really went wild as soon as it began, jumping and shouting even more so than before. Manson led into this song with a speech mocking rehab for trying to convert him to the belief in a "higher power." "Pistol Whipped" was another stand-out performance, with Manson strutting around ("peacocking it," if you will) and slapping himself. The heavy breathing on the track really works great live, too, something I was afraid might come out awkward in person.

The remaining tracks were all from Manson's earlier years. The first of which, "Tourniquet," really surprised me. I had heard that it was being played live, but I never thought I'd be so lucky to hear it played (and played so well, at that)! Twiggy really went crazy, throwing his guitar around like a cheating spouse for this song. Manson sounded better than he did on Antichrist Superstar singing this song, which really was how every song of the night sounded in my opinion. Manson beckoned the crowd to show him their middle fingers during the interludes of "Irresponsible Hate Anthem," and as he gazed into the inferno sea of his worshippers, one could only imagine the profound thoughts passing through his mind. It really is the stuff of philosophy when that man stands on stage like a Greek idol, peering down at us peons. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of These)" enchanted, mesmorized the crowd, especially once the drums and bass kicked in. As Manson's flashlight mic passed over the audience (it reminded me of the scene in Titanic which the lifeboats are searching the river of deceased for any sign of life) it really felt like it forms an eclipse to the eyes. And here we are, at the arguably best staple of Marilyn Manson's entire career on stage: "Antichrist Superstar." The stagehands slowly brought the Fascist podium to the front and center of the stage, adorned with only the Shock Symbol, as Manson changed into his trademark black suit and red tie. (Probably a zip-up, but still.) He knocked mics off of the stand, threw them into the audience, hanged from the podium as if he was possessed, and propped himself up on it as if he was planking (or simply trying to show off his platform boots). He forgot his Bible at home, but an audience member in the front row was generous enough not only to bring one for him, but to tear it up as well. Marilyn Manson Convinces Teenage Boy To Rip Up Bible At Concert; that's the stuff of church marquis and newspaper headlines back when the band was considered the greatest threat to America.

"Like a good rape, we all know how this ends," Manson states before the drums to "The Beautiful People" kicked in. Of all the songs played, this one was my least favourite vocally. Not because Manson "lost his voice," or any such claim as that, but because he simply doesn't perform it the way that he used to methodically. The croaks and highs just aren't included as they once were (no worries, though, at "The horrible people/The horrible people" he hits the note as high as ever) and the song just isn't the same to me without it. Overall, the song was great, though, and one can really tell why it is considered a modern classic. Nonchallantly toppling a light on stage over, taking Sutter's cymbols out with it, Manson made sure to leave no room for the encore the crowd was practically (literally, in some people's cases) begging for. When the man is done, he is done.

The entire show Manson was smiling (it amazes me at just how much his smile resembles Matt Stone of South Park fame) and playing around with the band and his audience alike. He knows what he must do, and not only does he do it well, but he enjoys every moment of it! He started a mock fight with bass player Fred Sablan (who was also in great form, laughing and smiling at the band's antics) akin to his infamous confrontation with former guitarist John 5 at one point in the show. For a few songs he reminded me of a child playing in his parents' back yard, running around the mic stand in circles, spinning his arms like windmills on speed - two things I don't necessarily understand why he enjoys doing so much, but heck, he seems to love it so that's cool with me!

On a closing note, I realized leaving the show that Marilyn Manson played 15 songs that night. Why, one may ask? Is he (still) embracing the numerologic theme which has haunted his career since it began? My answer: No reason.

http://www.facebook.com/notes/todd-crawford/the-pretty-recklessmarilyn-manson-concert-review/10150915069956532

Shangri-LIE
05-06-2012, 09:52 AM
Good review ^ I am working on one myself. I am a bit delirious at the moment. But another thing to mention is, I don't know if you heard it during sound check they did murderers, but didn't do it live. Missed seeing you there. Maybe next time.

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-06-2012, 10:12 AM
I love your review! :D

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-06-2012, 10:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b9E-EoyMeA

Shangri-LIE
05-06-2012, 10:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvjSQf1TnpM

I backed up a bit for the last few songs to try and avoid feedback but wasn't back far enough. Sorry for the quality but there you go. More pics coming later.

Also, it was awesome hanging with M3rcury Morbid and his gf as well as some other people. I supplied the line with free water and entertainment by fucking with drunks and making a homeless man spell his entire name for one dollar. You guys were awesome. Too bad I didn't get a chance to meet the rest of you.

m3rcurymorbid
05-06-2012, 11:17 AM
Also, it was awesome hanging with M3rcury Morbid and his gf as well as some other people. I supplied the line with free water and entertainment by fucking with drunks and making a homeless man spell his entire name for one dollar. You guys were awesome. Too bad I didn't get a chance to meet the rest of you.

Yeah it was awesome, hanging out with you, Shang. Terribly surprised how many Manson fans don't know this site exists. We need to do some more promotion people. The show was fucking amazing. Some people were assholes, most were awesome. I hurt, but I love it. I'm too sleepy to type anymore. Maybe later. <3

Scorpion
05-06-2012, 11:38 AM
I didn't understand the John 5 - Fred Sablan part. Anyone care to explain, please? :(

Shangri-LIE
05-06-2012, 11:50 AM
I didn't understand the John 5 - Fred Sablan part. Anyone care to explain, please? :(

He was just referring to how Manson was interfering with the band members during their performances. He made them sit down on the ground before the beautiful people. He was running into them and touching twiggy's guitar when he was playing it, and messing with Fred etc.

Scorpion
05-06-2012, 11:53 AM
Thanks Shangs!
The laughter at the begginning of The Beautiful People is awesome.
''Like every good rape, we know how this ends. *someone laughs hard*''

NapalmHeart
05-06-2012, 12:58 PM
I didn't understand the John 5 - Fred Sablan part. Anyone care to explain, please? :(

Manson probably (verbally or physically) tackled Fred, much like he kicked John 5 in 2003.

Shangri-LIE
05-06-2012, 01:05 PM
Mo, they were both laughing most of the time. Manson wasn't too abusive tbh. He was just being more of a pest to them than anything.

A Better Messiah
05-06-2012, 02:16 PM
Thanks for the compliments, guyz!!!1! :D

And yeah, Manson was just badgering Fred and Twiggy as they performed. Every now and then he would slap one of Sutter's cymbals as he walked by. It was all in good fun and they laughed at it. He actually kissed Twiggy's face quite a bit at one point! lol!

Sorry that I didn't get to meet anyone, but the crowd was just so tight that I really don't even think I had the chance to weasel my way out of it for most of the show. I also didn't hear "Murderers," sadly, as great as that would have been. :(

Cringeon
05-06-2012, 03:22 PM
MM's screams are really sounding fierce in this video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N7PGH8At3c

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-06-2012, 03:51 PM
Nice Video Cringeon, I just noticed.... I'm sure you are aware..... That Salt Lake Utah's abbreviation spells SLUT.

Shangri-LIE
05-06-2012, 04:00 PM
Yeah, Cringeon I was right up front most of the part and up close and could even hear him screaming pretty good. His vocals were the best I think I've ever recalled seeing him live. This was one hell of a show. He has a charisma and a confidence back in him that I've wanted for a long time. He brought his A game last night.

AppleOfSodom
05-06-2012, 04:09 PM
MM's screams are really sounding fierce in this video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N7PGH8At3c

absolute Killer performance I mean, is this the same Marilyn Manson of the past 2 world tours? what a major difference! The band is onfire! Also, I think Hey, Cruel World translates really well live, its a fucking great opener and a great song to headbang to and release all your tensions.

PS . Hey, Messiah, really loved your review, glad you had such a good time.

AssetReign
05-06-2012, 05:11 PM
MM's screams are really sounding fierce in this video!


Holy shit!

JesseKane
05-06-2012, 05:22 PM
what the hell??? where has this Marilyn Manson been hiding the past 6 years? I hope he adds some more theatrics back into the show... is this the same guy that was playing the soundwave shows a few months ago? crazy

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-06-2012, 05:44 PM
I just want to add, what a good fucking drummer Jason is. Thank you Jason! :D

AssetReign
05-06-2012, 05:45 PM
He has the fire back in his belly!

JT_
05-06-2012, 06:01 PM
MM's screams are really sounding fierce in this video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N7PGH8At3c

That was great!!!! but... I still don't like it as an opener, it was the only negative I had in the show I went to... or maybe if the curtain dropped when the song kicks in.

m3rcurymorbid
05-06-2012, 06:08 PM
That was great!!!! but... I still don't like it as an opener, it was the only negative I had in the show I went to... or maybe if the curtain dropped when the song kicks in.

I LOVE it as an opener, but I definitely thought that the curtain should have waited til the song kicked in on the "Creator, Preserver, Destroyer..." part.

AppleOfSodom
05-06-2012, 06:12 PM
I just want to add, what a good fucking drummer Jason is. Thank you Jason! :D

Yeah I'm kinda digging him more now, lets see how it goes on.

Marilyn fucking Manson is back to kick your motherfucking motherfucker asses so watch out!

Scorpion
05-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Best show yet! He was flawless! South America, Manson! South America!

Shangri-LIE
05-06-2012, 07:43 PM
He was only that good because I was there. He knew there'd be hell to pay. Plus I gave him cat food. Me and M3rcury Morbid bought water for everyone waiting to get in, and I entertained the line by making a homeless man beg for a dollar if he could spell his full name. Also the drunks and arrests in the line were entertaining. Interacting with them was fun. And this old whore who looked like a leather faced Cindy Lou who got kicked out for being drunk and disorderly eventually left and came back in disguise and we all knew it was her. It was great. Amazing crowd. This show had so much power. There were a lot of cool people there.

JT_
05-06-2012, 08:06 PM
I LOVE it as an opener, but I definitely thought that the curtain should have waited til the song kicked in on the "Creator, Preserver, Destroyer..." part.

Exactly what I was thinking...that would be sweet!!!!!

johncraze
05-06-2012, 09:14 PM
Now officially shit just got serious, this IS A FUCKING COMEBACK! He's Marilyn Motherfucking Manson again.

AssetReign
05-06-2012, 09:17 PM
I'm kinda digging the homage to Elvis in The Dope Show (the jacket)

FIGHTMF
05-07-2012, 01:38 AM
Manson is fucking back

m3rcurymorbid
05-07-2012, 07:04 AM
This guy has the whole show in pretty good quality<3

Intro, Hey, Cruel World...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N7PGH8At3c&feature=plcp

Disposable Teens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK1dFroKRS0&feature=plcp

Love Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKQcRitVlZk&feature=plcp


No Reflection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og3EYaTQVe8&feature=plcp

mOBSCENE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mraMa8c5ig&feature=plcp

The Dope Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V_AHGtXeAc&feature=plcp

Slo-Mo-Tion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MD3qimYRTA&feature=plcp

Rock is Dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFWOOXXOoRY&feature=plcp

Personal Jesus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c_qIh_xvkc&feature=plcp

Pistol Whipped

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRVs_7iWxrk&feature=plcp

Tourniquet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydkCkr59Huo&feature=plcp

Hate Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpLx9fdKqxk&feature=plcp

Sweet Dreams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQLixbS7fuA&feature=plcp

Antichrist Superstar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76jKrZTJKCk&feature=plcp

The Beautiful People

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atOBohoEUl8&feature=plcp

Outro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEeEoJnh0ps&feature=plcp

TheTeletubbieFlasher
05-07-2012, 10:44 AM
I want that pink mink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! faints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shangri-LIE
05-07-2012, 11:22 AM
I want that pink mink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! faints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll fight you to the death for it! It's mine and I haz it! If yew want it, come...and....GIT IT!

m3rcurymorbid
05-07-2012, 11:31 AM
I'll fight you to the death for it! It's mine and I haz it! If yew want it, come...and....GIT IT!

Did anyone notice that his girlfriend was on the side of the stage hugging it until he took it for that song? :P

Shangri-LIE
05-07-2012, 11:41 AM
Did anyone notice that his girlfriend was on the side of the stage hugging it until he took it for that song? :P

I did. I have her in one of the pictures I took. She was wearing it after the Dope Show for the remainder of the song as well.