July 26, 2016
Jiffy Lube Live
Marilyn Manson set list: Angel With The Scabbed Wings, Disposable Teens, No Reflection, mOBSCENE, Third Day of a Seven Day Binge, Dope Show, Irresponsible Hate Anthem, Sweet Dreams, Antichrist Superstar, Beautiful People
SLIPKNOT Set List: The Negative One, Disasterpiece, Eyeless, Skeptic, Before I Forget, Killpop, Dead Memories, The Heretic Anthem, Psychosocial, Pulse of the Maggots, Left Behind, The Devil In I, Wait and Bleed, (sic), Surfacing, Duality, Spit It Out
This was without a doubt THE best “metal” tour package of 2016. Despite the extreme heat, metal fans flocked to see the spectacle of Marilyn Manson and Slipknot on this muggy Summer evening. Interestingly enough, NO pyro was used during any band performances!
Of Mice and Men opened the show and their set was clearly aimed towards the kids in the crowd. The younger sect soaked up what Of Mice and Men offered, but if I’m being honest with you, I felt like Of Mice and Men were bland at best.
Marilyn Manson took the stage at 7:30 PM and opened with “Angel With The Scabbed Wings”. Covered in a thick cloud of fog, Marilyn Manson and company offered the crowd a well planned goth rock explosion like only Manson could deliver.
Manson thanked the crowd for making him feel loved and for lifting his spirits. It was clear that Manson was still battling some sort of cold because midway through the set Manson blew a massive amount of snot from his nose and displayed it to the camera man just before wiping it onto a towel and leaving it said towel on the camera!
Manson and band delivered a solid performance and despite some recent bad reviews, up close you realize that much of the onstage sloppiness is infact planned in order to make people talk.
During “Dope Show” Manson pulled his pants down and teased the audience and the band members with an onstage dance. At various moments during the set Manson would break beer bottles and cut himself; Manson bled a good amount during the show.
Manson’s set closed with “The Beautiful People” and to his credit Manson gave Slipknot a run for their money because following Manson’s set was definitely a challenge.
Slipknot took the stage using “Fashion” by David Bowie as their pre-intro and Corey Taylor made a point to tell the crowd about his neck brace but NEVER allowed it to slow him down!
Jim and Mick sounded amazing, their guitar tone was thick, shrill, and intense. The intensity of Slipknot’s sound has always been based off their rhythmic approach and the drums were distinct and heavy.
Slipknot played all the “hits” with a mellow moment in the set where they performed “Killpop” and “Dead Memories” back to back.
This entire show was an over the top theatrical experience which felt like a horror/metal movie at times.