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Marilyn Manson @ Metro City,Perth (03/03/12)

With the hangover and sunburn still fresh from the past day’s proceedings, the black shirt army came in their droves and filled the Metro City lower level, with the promise of a joy filled evening in the company of Marilyn Manson.

As an entree we were treated to Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 and a barrage of horror punk ditties to keep us rocking til the main course, dropping noise mainly from debut Transylvania 90210 and last year’s Calling All Corpses. He was entertaining enough to hold the attention of most with a solid performance.

It took around an hour for the switch over from Wednesday 13 to Manson but then the lights went down and from behind the black silk curtain covering the stage came the silhouette of the Reverend himself; mic stand slung around his shoulders, the curtains were drawn and it was time to rock.

Marilyn Manson is no midget, he really is a massive human being, and it’s another thing to take in whilst in his presence, he blasted straight into Antichrist Superstar and the faithful lapped it up. “Perth, Perth, Peeeeerth, you’re the fuckers who threw the bottle at me” he muttered in good spirits, referring back to the embarrassment that was Big Day 99, before the opening riffs to Disposable Teens bounded out the system. It seemed all was forgiven.

For such an icon of all that is dark and morbid, he was quite fun and jovial when it came to crowd banter, often chatting to the “girl with no boobs in the front row”, or the “2 gay strangers, one with a bear, who wanted to fuck each other in the ass”, even the bald roadie (who got one helluva work out, got his own chant lead by Manson “Bal-dy-man, bal-dy-man”, fun times.

Dipping into the Mechanical Animal album we got to hear The Dope Show and an awesome, powerful rendition of Rock Is Dead, complete with confetti cannons that shot silver and red confetti all over the crowd and Manson, claiming at the end of the song that “confetti is gay” – the guy knows how to pull a giggle.

For those who saw him at Soundwave, this was a much tighter performance, claiming “he’d been sober for at least five minutes” and it showed, he stayed on his feet, only once taking a quick lay down onstage and the lyrics were delivered with gusto and the evil we’ve come to love.

Personal Jesus signalled the start of the covers, as Sweet Dreams followed in quick succession, before a completely masterful Irresponsible Hate Anthem blasted everybody back to the golden age of Marilyn Manson, hard, fast and nasty.

After a quick dip off stage he returned to deliver the one and only song for encore, The Beautiful People, to the delight of many. He only played for 45 minutes which was a bit of a bummer but for all that, it was a hit filled show aimed to please the dedicated and the curious – and for the record, he threw a heap more (plastic) bottles at us this time.

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vicious delicious

vicious delicious said on the 15th Mar, 2012

good to hear his performance was better than his one at soundwave, which was abysmal. though ~$77 for a 45 minute headliner show is hardly worth it.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 15th Mar, 2012

45 minutes?
What a fuckhead.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 15th Mar, 2012

It's not his fault. KFC in Perth closes really early.

He played later in the other cities.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 15th Mar, 2012

Open 'til 11 on Friday and Saturday!

humanracin

humanracin said on the 15th Mar, 2012

he was shit at Soundwave, in fact he was shit last tour too.
Think I missed out on him when he was great, if he ever was?

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 15th Mar, 2012

Mechanical Animals was a pretty good album.

polite_society

polite_society said on the 16th Mar, 2012

@humanracin his last tour was pretty crap, but the tour before that was *amazing*

@Pattonhawk - did he have the whole band on tuesday, or was it still only guitar, bass, drums? He usually tours with two guitars and at least 1 synth.

I noticed at soundwave most of the songs were really stripped back.

deanoss

deanoss said on the 16th Mar, 2012

he used to tour as a 5 piece. drums, guitar, bass, keys

now just a 4 piece

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 16th Mar, 2012

He also used to not be the worst thing ever.

The guy should quit. Life.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 16th Mar, 2012

he used to eat a 4 piece. drumstick, thigh, breast, wing

now it's a 20 piece bucket.

FTFY.

When will I get sick of the KFC jokes? Probably never.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 16th Mar, 2012

FTFY.

When will I get sick of the KFC jokes? Probably never.

So when Manson gets sick of KFC?

EnternalPoison

EnternalPoison said on the 14th May, 2012

you idiots. marilyn manson was wonderful at soundwave, and if you don't realize that, than you are a fucking retard. he is not fucking fat, you asshole sucking hermit crabs! he is the size of a real man, not the skinny kid he was in the 90's, idiots! have some respect for a man that has come this far, has picked up the pieces of his life, and moves on with his life! he is wonderful at everything he does and at least he has a real life instead of sitting at a computer writing criticizing propaganda about things that truely give a shit enough to entertain the mass!

long live the god of shock rock...

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 14th May, 2012

Manson doesn't entertain the mass, he just cultivates it.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 14th May, 2012

He should do less moving on with his life and more moving on the treadmill.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 14th May, 2012

you idiots. marilyn manson was wonderful at soundwave, and if you don't realize that, than you are a fucking retard. he is not fucking fat, you asshole sucking hermit crabs! he is the size of a real man, not the skinny kid he was in the 90's, idiots! have some respect for a man that has come this far, has picked up the pieces of his life, and moves on with his life! he is wonderful at everything he does and at least he has a real life instead of sitting at a computer writing criticizing propaganda about things that truely give a shit enough to entertain the mass!

long live the god of shock rock...

You should stop crying or your eyeliner will run.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 14th May, 2012

you idiots. marilyn manson was wonderful at soundwave, and if you don't realize that, than you are a fucking retard. he is not fucking fat, you asshole sucking hermit crabs! he is the size of a real man, not the skinny kid he was in the 90's, idiots! have some respect for a man that has come this far, has picked up the pieces of his life, and moves on with his life! he is wonderful at everything he does and at least he has a real life instead of sitting at a computer writing criticizing propaganda about things that truely give a shit enough to entertain the mass!

long live the god of shock rock...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d8FwWxVEyxE/T1eBNB921NI/AAAAAAAAALE/Qqm--r_eK58/s1600/cheese.jpg

Would you like some cheese with that whine?

Jamezwm

Jamezwm said on the 14th May, 2012

Marilyn Manson fans are so cute when they rant. It's almost like they're real people




#loljks :) :) :) :)

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 14th May, 2012

I just noticed her username was EnternalPoison.

Enternal???

Who's the idiot now?

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 14th May, 2012

Maybe it was a misspelling of internal poison, probably a side effect of excessive use of eyeliner.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 14th May, 2012

you idiots. marilyn manson was wonderful at soundwave, and if you don't realize that, than you are a fucking retard. he is not fucking fat, you asshole sucking hermit crabs! he is the size of a real man, not the skinny kid he was in the 90's, idiots! have some respect for a man that has come this far, has picked up the pieces of his life, and moves on with his life! he is wonderful at everything he does and at least he has a real life instead of sitting at a computer writing criticizing propaganda about things that truely give a shit enough to entertain the mass!

long live the god of shock rock...

All I could think of:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/gearmash-images/20111218/1324237212_4eee419c58f1f_b.jpg

Hey. Why don't you stop... dressing me up like a mailman... a-and making me dance for you... while you go and... smoke crack in your bedroom... and have sex with... some guy... I don't even know. On my dad's bed.

mfrench

mfrench said on the 14th May, 2012

i have been a fan of him in his earlier years but now i did really notice how his performance degraded although he is getting old so maybe that really a factor for his downhill performances sometimes. i do hope that he does make more effort to maybe put up his show a bit or maybe bring in some guests bands or something that may bring up more energy to the crowd, after all his concerts are a bit pricey.