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induhpendut
05-12-2012, 10:00 AM
Is anybody going to dress up real crazy for the Marilyn Manson shows? If you have any pics, please show.

Golden Eel
05-12-2012, 10:34 AM
In 2009, I went in some of the most jacked-up, gnarly looking drag ever. It was terrible. It was fun walking around Wal*Mart though.

The Jonathyn
05-13-2012, 07:48 PM
I just wore some tripp shorts, an ACS shirt, eyeliner and some platform boots I hadn't worn in 5 years. Not too crazy lol I wanted to snap pics of some of the random crazy folks I saw there but it was dark

Norsefire
05-21-2012, 03:53 PM
Some people go crazy! I love it when I'm going to a MM concert you can spot the MM fans walking around the city.

This year I'm thinking about doing something similar to Manson's jacket that he's wearing for The Dope Show, first seen in the video for Arma...Geddon I think. I'm planning on putting these studs on the back of the jacket to create a large double cross, I ordered 800 but will only need just over 500. They're iron on so if it works it might be awesome, if they just fall off it might be a truck load of fail lol.
I also ordered some tiny mirrored squares to probably put down the front like Manson's but I'm not sure yet, depends on what time I have to sit down and fiddle around with this.

adamchabbi6
05-27-2012, 03:35 AM
I was going to consider wearing arm warmers and New Rock shoes. Although, I didn't want to make myself too flashy. So I might go plain wearing a Manson t-shirt (the one I bought on the 2007 tour or the 2009 tour), plain black trousers and Dr. Martens boots.

Norsefire
05-29-2012, 02:10 AM
Arm warmers and new rock's is being too flashy?

adamchabbi6
05-29-2012, 02:19 AM
^ Well it obviously grabs more attention and I don't want to bring trouble to myself if gangs at Brixton see me dressing like that.

Norsefire
05-29-2012, 02:33 AM
Ok well I don't know what Brixton is like, but other MM shows I've been to in the UK about half the people there are wearing new rocks and arm warmers. So I'm sure there will be plenty of people in Brixton wearing that stuff as well.

adamchabbi6
05-29-2012, 02:54 AM
I don't want to frighten you, but Brixton has a negative reputation for gang crime and is not one of the safest areas in London. As long as you're not alone and you go with someone or a few people, then you're fine. I wore a pair of New Rock shoes when I saw Manson at Wembley Arena back in 2007, but the area wasn't that bad and like you said the majority of Manson fans dress like that. So therefore, I was not alone.

However, I wouldn't take the risk at Brixton but I'll see nearer the time. That is why I'm keeping up with the crowd till the tube station, as soon as the show is finished.

Norsefire
05-29-2012, 02:59 AM
Well Brixton Academy has a lot of bands playing there and other events all year round, if it has a bad reputation it can't be all that bad can it? I mean if it was such an unsafe place to be why would so many people go to Brixton Academy?

I'm sure I will be wearing my NR Boots like normal.

adamchabbi6
05-29-2012, 03:08 AM
The venue is fine. I'm talking about Brixton (the area). Anyways, I'm sure plenty of people will be dressed in make up, New Rock. Although, it's good to be cautious around the area.

Norsefire
05-29-2012, 03:13 AM
The venue is fine. I'm talking about Brixton (the area). Anyways, I'm sure plenty of people will be dressed in make up, New Rock. Although, it's good to be cautious around the area.

Yeah I'm sure the venue is, but I was just saying that with the venue being so popular if the location itself was such a bad place I'm sure people just wouldn't go and therefore the Academy wouldn't do so well.

I don't really plan to go exploring Brixton, so hopefully the short distance from the tube to the academy is safe enough.

adamchabbi6
05-29-2012, 03:26 AM
Yeah, the venue is only a few minutes walk from the tube station.

Emma
05-29-2012, 04:24 AM
I think like anywhere, you err a little on the side of caution, but as Norsefire says, it's a popular area, the venue has long been established with all sorts of fans from all sorts of genres going. My hubby and I have been several times and never experienced a problem. We've been to public houses and restaurants in the area - me fully rocked out with New Rocks, Black eye makeup and studded alternative trousers and not one person has given us trouble.

Like I said, you always keep your guard about you in any situation, but I always say allow yourself to enjoy the atmosphere, because when you walk around a place looking suspicious of everyone - those you are looking at will take notice.

AppleOfSodom
06-02-2012, 05:37 AM
The most dramatic production I've done on a MM show was back in the Rock is Dead tour. It was my first Manson show and I had won this backstage pass to meet the band. It was probably the most epic night ever. I took all the production material to the surrounding area and made it there, at the bathroom of a filthy shopping. For the makeup I got inspiration from the famous Pogos insanity, visible here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgDbCjnWsWY I made a similar one. I bought this crazy transparent black sparkling tissue and made everything from it. It was meant to become a sort of t-shirt (credts to my mother that helped me wit that lol) but with all the moshing there and at the following concerts it quickly became a long dress lol. I had collans and pieces of other tissues around my arms and was all in the mood to party and have a good time. And I did :D After the concert my friend felt asleep at the very same bathroom while I was backstage and left when was caught by security. When I left the venue, went 'des-producting' at this parking place until the police car stopped by. They were all searching for drugs inside my bag and I had to explain them I was only removing some makeup and undressing lol. From that night on, the productions became less exuberant but the spirit is alive. I think Mansons concerts are moments to celebrate and forget about reality a bit so people should feel free to make what they want. I always have a good time. This year, and althought there's still no tour date here, I'm thinking on putting on some make up again and doing something, we'll see. The great new record and the kickass performances are re-inspiring my cells..

Aphrodyte
06-03-2012, 11:37 AM
Well Brixton Academy has a lot of bands playing there and other events all year round, if it has a bad reputation it can't be all that bad can it? I mean if it was such an unsafe place to be why would so many people go to Brixton Academy?

I'm sure I will be wearing my NR Boots like normal.

Brixton and certain parts of South London have a bad reputation indeed, but around Brixton Academy and the area close to the tube station with shops and stuff generally seemed very okay and quite nice to me. I've been there a few times and didn't feel unsafe at all, so I wouldn't worry that much.

Shattered Dream
06-20-2012, 11:57 AM
Lawl at dressing up.

Whisky And Speed
06-20-2012, 04:03 PM
Lawl at dressing up.

Right, nudity is the best.

HeartShapedAsses
06-28-2012, 06:25 PM
Well I'm hoping I get to go to this upcoming LA show. I'm just going to dress normally really.... Black from head to toe, few chains, and heavy black eye shadow. This will be my first MM concert so I don't know the trends these days for concert goers and if that is considered "in" or not. However, I plan on going as purely as myself, as possible since I'm going to a show where the lead encourages being yourself. Therefore I do not really care if everyone else dresses differently from me, or vis vers.

From what I have been seeing on YouTube at MM concerts there aren't a whole lot of people who still dress like they did in the (90's, 80's ). But hey, we do live in an era lead by popsicle stars (I won't speak their names), the includes are prevalent on most of the clothing lines in stores so it can be hard to express yourself otherwise.

Pointless ramble, over.

Whisky And Speed
06-29-2012, 03:57 PM
Just be yourself, just be more fashionable than your everyday life.

Dronepool
06-29-2012, 05:43 PM
I was going to consider wearing arm warmers and New Rock shoes. Although, I didn't want to make myself too flashy. So I might go plain wearing a Manson t-shirt (the one I bought on the 2007 tour or the 2009 tour), plain black trousers and Dr. Martens boots.

Wearing a Manson shirt to a Manson show is more obvious than arm warmers and boots. I never really liked the idea of wearing the same band you're going to see.

Tinuviel
06-30-2012, 01:13 PM
It depends on what you mean by dressing up. I usually put on diffrent clothes when I go to see a concert or when I go out in any other way, so...
I think it's fun picking an outfit, wearing something special, maybe try to get a bit of attention. I also get quite some picks, drumsticks etc. when I wear something a bit flashy. But I guess this could also be because I'm just feeling more relaxed and into it when I have enough time to prepare myself and I guess that also shows on my face...since I might be smiling quite a bit when I feel really comfortable.

About Brixton's reputation: I just asked a friend who's living in Balham and he's been to concerts in Brixton about 20 times and he said he never saw any troubles around. So it's not as bad as its reputation. It surely isn't the best place to wander around alone carelessly but with the concert there should be enough people around to feel safe.

Re-Make/Re-Model
06-30-2012, 02:38 PM
There really isn't anywhere in central London where you will shock, upset or offend anyone with what you wear. I went to Brixton in in full Mobscene makeup and outfit to one MM show; I may have got a couple of raised eyebrows from the tourists, but nobody for my journey to, in and around the city said anything. Commuters and criminals have better things to worry about.

Brixton may have a high level of crime, but it's not due to how someone is dressed for a concert. The locals really don't care. They see this day in and day out, throughout the year. Once they realise you're there for a gig, they'll probably try to sell you some weed or get you in an unlicensed taxi, not start a fight.

The days of real dressing up at MM shows passed a long time ago, but there are always plenty of people in the uniform bad eyeliner and fishnets; usually there are a select few who choose go all out and wear something truly interesting, most of those are recognisable from one tour to the next.