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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Marilyn Manson at the Paramount

posted by on February 19 at 13:55 PM

Words and stunning photography by Morgan Keuler.

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Upon arriving at the Paramout, I was also ‘treated’ to the protesters that Megan previously reported on. However, I wasn’t lucky enough to get the performance she was treated to, just cat calls of ‘hail Satan.’ Something tells me the protesters won a lot of converts last night… at a Marilyn Manson concert.

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After the opener was done and the changeover complete, there was at least an extra half hour wait for the MM show to start, which, to me, is a complete fuck you to your fans pretty much anytime that happens. I know, there can be technical BS going on, but the majority of the time it’s the producers of the show trying to milk the audience for the maximum booze/food/merch dollar possible. I know, that’s what the whole live music business runs on, but there’s a reasonable point, and this was way beyond that. Especially at a show like MM’s where there’s a lot of kids pressed up at the barricade. It just makes for a worse situation when the show does start.

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Maybe I was just pissed because the number of songs we got to shoot was cut down from three upon entering the venue, to two upon getting down to the barricade with the main security, to one when MM’s personal security guard showed up. Another fuck you from MM’s camp.

Once the show finally started, MM entered the stage from a shroud of red fog, singing into a mic festooned with a huge knife. As he prowled the catwalk that was erected into the audience, he swung the knife with mimicked abandon mainly towards the air but occasionally towards himself.

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After retreating from the pit the show descended into ’80s hair metal mode with a couple of happenings I would expect more perhaps at a Van Halen show than a Marilyn Manson show; a number of girls flashing and numerous ‘city calls.’ Apparently the topless girls on guys shoulders came as no surprise to MM as he said the oft repeated rock show phrase, “show me your tits,” to which another girl was thoroughly compliant. I lost count of how many times MM hyped the audience with screams of ‘Seeeeaaattttttttlllllle’, but, I must say, Seattle does sound good when screamed.

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Next, I was surprised MM addressed the protesters outside the show, as I would imagine they are an all too frequent fixture at his events. What I could make out from what he said was something along the lines of a new cheer for the protesters that went something like “1-2-3-4 we suck God’s cock.” To obvious applause, the next song started with MM making suggestive motions towards, in fact, showing his cock.

What can you say about that? A night with Marilyn Manson.

Words and stunning photography by Morgan Keuler.

RSS icon Comments

1

'The only thing Marilyn Manson is rebelling against is poverty.'
(Dennis Miller)

Posted by Fawkes | February 19, 2008 4:04 PM
2

you have to clarify what era of dennis miller's career this was said. was it before he went neocon psycho?

Posted by cosby | February 19, 2008 4:22 PM
3

i would imagine the protesters are on marilyn manson's payroll at this point. he wouldn't be where he is today without them.

Posted by brandon | February 19, 2008 4:44 PM
4

Last night's show was by far THE WORST time I have ever seen Manson. Everything from the terrible set-list, to the KISW angry/moronic crowd pissed me off. My friend and I wanted a refund that was nowhere in sight...
As an almost 30-something fag, I have never experienced so much fucking homophobia in the crowd EVER! These fucking idiot rednecks from the sticks have taken his mocking message too fucking serious...
All the goth kids have abandon you Mr. Manson, and all you have left are the white trash sheep that still believe in your shtick. You will not be missed...

Posted by Kid A | February 19, 2008 6:43 PM
5

Nice photos, though.

Posted by Hernandez | February 19, 2008 7:01 PM
6

"All the goth kids have abandon you Mr. Manson, and all you have left are the white trash sheep that still believe in your shtick. You will not be missed..."

I'm sure he's gonna read that and then figure out a way to make it right.

Posted by PdxRitchie | February 19, 2008 8:28 PM
7

Can't we all just get along (the goth fags and the rednecks)?

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | February 19, 2008 9:20 PM
8

God he looks old.

Posted by katy | February 20, 2008 7:24 AM
9

FanTASTIC photos. Awesome

Posted by Katelyn | February 20, 2008 2:52 PM
10

@5 & 9 - Thank you kindly

Posted by MK | February 20, 2008 9:58 PM

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