DSC04082Prior to going to Universal, I didn’t really care if I saw Marilyn Manson play at the show last night.  I own a few of his CDs, but only listened to them a few times about 10 years ago.  Some of his stuff is pretty good, but I’m not big on the shock rock.   And I’m still bitter about the time I was at a taping for That Metal Show when he was the guest.   The A/C in the studio broke and he rambled on for endless time about nothing.  I’ve never felt so drained from just sitting somewhere before.    It was very creepy and hotter than hell.

This was most likely the last show I’ll attend at the Gibson (it closes in September and all the upcoming shows aren’t much to my liking).

We only popped in to watch a few songs and must have seen 30-40 minutes of his set in total (around 8 or 9 songs).  I actually watched the show while sitting down close to the stage in an aisle seat, so I probably missed some stuff (not that it really matters).    From my seat, the show sounded great and was actually a really cool experience.  The lighting and sound were good, his band is fantastic and the place was rocking.  The Eurythmics and Depeche Mode covers were really good.  

I read afterwards about his inappropriate actions earlier on during the show and feel that’s totally disgraceful.   I’m not surprised. 

He’s WAY too over the top and I think he’s absolutely ridiculous.  And, in all honesty, he’s not a very good singer, but, somehow, the songs seem to work on some level.   

As a parent, I don’t know how comfortable I’d be if my kids were fans of his music.   I think I’d be quite concerned.   He’s not a role model by any means (and I think there should be age restrictions on his shows), but I have to admit that the part of the show I caught did rock. His actions are completely absurd, but people seem to like that sort of thing.

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Marilyn Manson Setlist Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA, Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour 2013

MARILYN MANSON SET LIST:

  1. The Flower Duet (Lakmé)

  2. Angel With the Scabbed Wings

  3. Disposable Teens

  4. No Reflection

  5. The Dope Show

  6. Rock Is Dead

  7. Great Big White World

  8. Personal Jesus

  9. mOBSCENE

  10. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

  11. This Is the New Shit

  12. Irresponsible Hate Anthem

  13. The Beautiful People

Marilyn Manson -vocals
Twiggy Ramirez – guitar
Spencer Rollins – guitar
Fred Sablan – bass
Jason Sutter – drums

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