View Full Version : Hey Cruel World ... Tour [027]: May 15 2012 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

02-14-2012, 04:28 PM
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Venue: Diamond Ballroom
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Ticket details coming soon - www.marilynmanson.com

Members Attending:


02-14-2012, 05:55 PM
If it turns out that he will be at Lupos in Providence, it's HIGHLY likely that I'll be going to that one, but if he's not, then I'll be going to this one. Hell, maybe I'll go to both.

02-15-2012, 11:25 AM
the only thing Im concerned about on this date, is the Diamond Ballroom is TINY. I live in OKC and go there a couple times a month. Dont get me wrong, its a badass venue, just I dont see them having much room to go crazy on stage, but it will be really up close and personal so that will kick alot of ass!

02-15-2012, 11:59 PM
I'm really fucking excited, and I will be attending this one for sure.

02-17-2012, 07:49 PM
Ticket details posted on Diamond Ballroom website: http://www.diamondballroom.net/

Tickets on sale 2.17 @ 10am
Buy For Less locations in OKC
Reasor's and Starship Records in Tulsa
Charge by phone @ 866.977.6849
online at protix.com
Tickets are $37.50 in advance / $39.00 day of show
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

02-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Put me down for this one. I bought my ticket this morning :)

02-23-2012, 09:31 PM
Man, I really, REALLY wish I could make it to this show but it's SO FAR away from downtown Oklahoma City!

The virtual tour makes it look AWESOME, lol:



02-24-2012, 12:43 AM
Haz, if you need a ride or something, if you plan on being in the area, I have to drive in from Norman anyway, so let me know! I'd be down to drive you around.

02-24-2012, 08:37 AM
Damn, that's awesome...THANKS!

I'd really only be struggling to get from the Greyhound station downtown to the show and maybe back afterward and would TOTALLY cover the gas or whatever. I'd really appreciate ANY help since I'll definitely be a stranger in a strange land and I'm assuming there's not much in the way of public transportation out there, lol.

I wanna go SO bad but even for ME some of these treks are looking pretty daunting!

But I'm gonna look into this and try to go now, w00t!

VERY nice of you, thanks again!


02-24-2012, 11:44 PM
It's no problem! It will be nice not to be alone for the whole car ride! Just PM me any details whenever you figure them out :)

03-06-2012, 12:33 PM
Bought my ticket.

03-06-2012, 02:58 PM
Stoked that people from the forum will be there.

03-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Its going to be incredible. Me and about 6 friends are going to get there around 8 am for some ridiculous reason or another.

03-09-2012, 02:57 AM
I'd planned for noon-ish, but that depends on whether Hazekiah ends up needing a ride or not, and when his mode of transportation arrives. I've never been to Diamond Ballroom, have you been Damien?

03-09-2012, 11:23 AM
Its going to be incredible. Me and about 6 friends are going to get there around 8 am for some ridiculous reason or another.

It'll be nice to get to meet other fans from the forum
We'll have a Provider Module tailgate party.

03-09-2012, 04:43 PM
I'd planned for noon-ish, but that depends on whether Hazekiah ends up needing a ride or not, and when his mode of transportation arrives. I've never been to Diamond Ballroom, have you been Damien?

ya, I got atleast 3 times a month, Im a show junkie. haha, but its an overall great venue, but very small. Manson is easily the Biggest band Ive ever seen listed to play. But its all GA, it kind of looks like a big barn, but if with a low ceiling.

03-09-2012, 10:27 PM
Awesome. I'm super excited. Do they have a rail, or just the stage?

03-09-2012, 11:25 PM
Awesome. I'm super excited. Do they have a rail, or just the stage?

There is a rail, but its low, around 4 feet tops, and about 2 and half feet from the stage? haha, Its low enough security, I managed to stage dive at about 4 different concerts there!

03-11-2012, 11:46 AM
Ahahaaa, nice. I find it really weird that he's playing such small clubs. Also, this is apparently the first time Manson will have been back to Oklahoma since having been banned many moons ago.

03-11-2012, 02:38 PM
Its reallly badass tho at the same time too! and Nope actually! I saw him in 09 with Slayer at the Zoo Amphitheater! It was badass, but hot as hell, you know how Oklahoma can get in August. haha

03-11-2012, 05:42 PM
Aha! So the person telling me that was wrong! Well, still, rad : D

04-03-2012, 11:48 AM
the show JUST sold out about 15 minutes ago!:)

04-04-2012, 11:05 AM
Woah. Sold out show. Awesome.

04-04-2012, 11:34 AM
yea, the Diamond Ballroom updated their facebook around noon yesterday saying! I was excited!

05-14-2012, 10:33 AM
Who else is getting freaking EXCITED for this show. C'mon 24 hours from now, we'll hopefully all be in line, waiting for this show to be underway! Hope to see everyone there!

05-15-2012, 08:58 PM
No one checking in?

05-16-2012, 02:43 AM
Sorry guys, my phone kept dying. So, this show was ridiculously packed, and Manson was WAY into the crowd. No podium was used as the stage was too tall, therefore, Antichrist was cut from the setlist. They also didn't blow out confetti during Mobscene, I believe is when they were doing it before, but yeah - no confetti cannons, either. He used the discoball helmet prop. Twiggy wore his green dress. Fred was fantastic. Got to see Fred again after this show, and he was super nice, again. Cameras were not allowed, at all.

Special shout out to Diamonds & Pollen for being an awesome awesome person to hang out in line with and talk to. It was rad. I can't think of much else.

05-16-2012, 02:54 PM

For the first time since 2009, Marilyn Manson is performing on American soil. In support of the recently released (and surprisingly solid) Born Villain, Manson has scaled back his show to tiny venues, not only assuring sell outs in every market but giving the fans a chance to get up close and personal with the Antichrist Superstar himself.
down in Oklahoma City’s Diamond Ballroom on Monday, bringing a quick 75-minute show filled with just about every Manson hit you could want with some of the strongest tracks from Born Villain.

After an opening performance by The Pretty Reckless that’s hardly worth mentioning, Manson and his band (includes Mr. Twiggy Ramirez) walked out on stage to the suitably eerie theme music from Suspiria then immediately launched into Born Villain’s Hey, Cruel World…. Starting with palm muted guitar that sounded like a racing heartbeat, Hey, Cruel World… eventually built into a wall of distortion with Manson’s trademark growl hovering over the top.

The irresistible crunch of Disposable Teens was next, setting the atmosphere for several giant circle pits to break out in the crowd while Manson marched around the stage like a demonically possessed military officer. Manson encouraged the audience to keep up the crowd surfing and moshing as he quickly ran through The Love Song and new track No Reflection, allowing things to get nice and violent by the time mOBSCENE rolled around.
The Dope Show found Manson putting on some silver sunglasses and a pink boa as the song’s grinding, stripper-friendly drum and bass groove got everyone to break from the sonically induced violence for a few minutes and simply get their sleazy dance on. The song, now 14 years old, still sounded fresh and it was definitely one of the highlights of the evening.

Two more tracks from Born Villain made appearances in the set, the by-the-books alt rock Slo-Mo-Tion and Manson’s ode to love with a side of physical abuse, Pistol Whipped. Approximately no one was familiar with the new tracks, but by the time Pistol Whipped‘s chorus circled around the second time everyone was singing along. The track’s catchy and judging from the crowd’s response, Manson could have a minor hit on his hands if he decides to release it as a single.

On the cover front, Manson dusted off both Personal Jesus and Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This, both garnering a huge roar of approval from the crowd. Sweet Dreams in particular seemed to really connect, with the band turning the original’s synthtastic instrumentation into syrupy, almost sticky sounding guitar lines as Manson’s scarily aggressive voice raged through throughout the venue. The man certainly knows how to get a crowd engaged, that’s for sure.
The Antichrist Superstar record was well represented in the later part of the set, with both Tourniquet and Irresponsible Hate Anthem making appearances. For some reason, Manson didn’t play the title track as he has on the other dates of the tour, but by the time the show ended with a phenomenally raw version of The Beautiful People, no one really seemed to mind.

Early reviews of this tour (particularly of Manson’s appearances on the Soundwave lineup) were rough, saying Manson sounded awful and seemed drunk, high (or both), but this was not the case in Oklahoma City. Manson was on point, although the show was short Manson really seemed to pour his energy out for every track and his band sounded better than ever.

The group has scaled back the number of props used as well, and apart from a few hat changes, a knife microphone stand and a smoke gun that looked like a revolver, this show was definitely about the music and Manson’s ability to control the crowd like only so many frontmen can. He’s still got it, and any fan of his should not miss this current trek.

Setlist: Hey Cruel World, Disposable Teens, The Love Song, No Reflection, mOBSCENE, The Dope Show, Slo-Mo-Tion, Rock Is Dead, Personal Jesus, Pistol Whipped, Tourniquet, Irresponsible Hate Anthem, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), The Beautiful People


There are more photos on the site (linked at the top of the posted article)

Josť Leonardo
05-16-2012, 03:04 PM




05-20-2012, 05:45 PM
I live in Tulsa and really wanted to go but it sold out too quick. Will go next time for sure.

07-31-2012, 12:57 PM


Uhh, I mean Oklahoma City..
This show made up for the pass the line bullshit in Houston, although all the TEXAS shows were beyond amazing.
However, OKC was a spectacular concert, even though ACSS wasn't performed. Its as if they had to add an extra intensity to the set, on account of the podium height restrictions..
I had a nice moment before mOBSCENE inwhich I instinctively yelled out BE OBSCENE BE BE OBSCENE [someone else joined in too] as Manson was putting on his [non-coon skin] hat.
Compared to Houston where some asshole is telling someone else to step on my toes..

I'm such an idiot and didnt get Fred to cross ACSS off of the setlist :( when TwiggysRabies and I ran into him.
Twiggysrabies is an awesome person to hang with!! I hope to see her again!
There was someone infront of me in-line that kept talking shit about Manson [his weight, his vocal range, all unwarranted claims], so I didnt feel so bad when i made it to the rail and that person didnt. <Fuck people like that.
Again, another show where only cellphone photography was allowed :\
However by this point I was prepared with a large plastic ziplock bag to protect my phone from the elements aka, Manson beer.