BY MARK JACKSON
Brian Hugh Warner also known as Marilyn Manson took the stage at Minglewood Hall in Memphis,Tn. on April 30th to a sold out house. The fans lined up two hours before the doors opened to try to get as close as they could to the stage for this general admission standing room only venue.
The opening act Knee High Fox did a good job to warm the crowd up and keep them entertained while they prepared for Manson. Knee High Fox with lead singer/Actress Christine Connolly was a good choice to open for Manson with songs such as Black Widow, Kiss Me Kill Me, and Nightmareland.
This was my first time seeing The Pale Emperor so I wasn’t completely sure what to expect even though I’ve seen some of his videos such as Sweet Dreams and The Beautiful People. I found him to be a lot tamer than I was expecting, but he sounded very good, with the light show and sound system on point. Manson kept the crowd pumped from beginning to end. (It didn’t hurt that Minglewood has two bars, one on each side of the venue plus a beer cart, so you didn’t feel like you were missing half the show waiting in line for drinks. Kudos’s to Minglewood for this well thought out design.)
The next day the buzz on Facebook was mixed with several saying they enjoyed the show but others very disappointed that he didn’t pull out more theatrics, while still others who couldn’t say enough about how great it was. Considering that this was a small, intimate setting show where the worst standing spot was only maybe 100 feet away, he sounded great, and a solid show overall. With a good set list including Deep Six, Disposable Teens, No Reflection, Sweet Dreams, Tourniquet, Rock Is Dead, The Dope Show, Killing Strangers, Personal Jesus, This is The New Shit, Beautiful People and more, Manson gave the crowd their money’s worth. (Note: AC Entertainment who is also responsible for bringing you Bonnaroo is booking Manson across the U.S.)
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