The crowd chanted ‘Slipknot’ over and over again to throw the clearly disheveled Manson off his game. Manson responded by storming off stage leaving a very confused drummer, and for that fact, a very confused crowd. Dead silence fell over the main stage area, the absence of any background music showed that organisers were caught off guard by the sudden exit. The band returned for one last song but quickly left afterwards and were not seen again, this happening a full ten minutes before the set was supposed to end.
Early construction of the Slipknot set and sound checking of their gear could be blamed for the uproar of Slipknot chants, though only one person can be blamed for the chants of ‘Get off the stage!’ – Manson himself who not only showed little respect for the crowd, yelling over his backing tracks “who let DJ Lethal on our stage? He was clearly lacking energy and ranting in spoken word poetry which finished with a ‘Remember, we’re up-over you, down under”
This must have been a sad day for Manson fans who saw their idol desperately clutching at what ever threads of his career remain in tact.
This article is sensationalist shit. First of all, if Manson really left his set early, then why did he play all of the songs he played at the last two shows? For all three concerts his done on the tour so far the setlist has been:
"The Love Song"
"The Dope Show"
"Rock Is Dead"
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
"The Beautiful People"
And that’s exactly the set he played at Soundwave in Sydney. And the video coming out of the concert is fairly contradictory of the notion that he put on a bad show. The real problem is that Manson should not be playing festivals. People who aren’t Manson fans tend to be Manson-haters. There’s not a lot of people who feel aloof. So putting him on a line-up with bands like Limp Bizkit makes no sense. Of course a crowd that just cheered on Fred Durst is going to be hostile towards Manson. Bad crowds don’t bring out the best in a performer. Just read the reviews from Manson’s first show date, when he was the headliner and played in a venue to a crowd the payed to see him specifically.
“Marilyn Manson did what he is best, entertained and enthralled every single person inside the venue, including the bar staff. Disposable Teens set the crowd into frenzy. Manson spent his time on stage with little antics, which enabled the audience to see how much of a rock star he truly is. The Dope Show,Personal Jesus and his cover of Sweet Dreams turned the overfilled Eatons Hill venue into one massive sing-a-long. Manson did not play many songs in his set but the ones he did went off. Manson’s encore consisted of Beautiful People.”
Should not be playing outdoors in the daylight. Manson belong indoors, in an intimate theater. And if he must play outdoors, it should be at fucking night. Darkness is Manson’s friend. Bright ass sunlight totally fucks up the mystique.