Marilyn Manson put on an awesome performance. He played to a sold out crowd at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. This tour was supporting his new album, Born Villain. This was my first time seeing him as well as the first time being at that venue. He did a nice job playing greatest hits as well as some new material from his new album, Born Villain, including the song, “No Reflection” which was nominated at the Grammys for best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. He played fan favorites such as: “Disposable Teens”, “The Dope Show”, a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”, a cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”, “Antichrist Superstar”, and of course his most famous song, “The Beautiful People.”
Marilyn Manson is known to use a lot of theatrics and that’s just what he did. Almost every song he played contained some kind of stage prop which included: Confetti cannons, lots of lights, balloons, lasers, and a giant judge stand. The crowd was on their feet the whole time as Manson played song after song. Even though Manson just recently collapsed on stage due to having the flu, he sounded spot on and it didn’t stop him from having a good time. My only complaint is how fast he played his set. He played 15 songs in exactly 1 hour. Whether he just wanted to get the show over with or the venue made him quickly play his set, I have no idea. Also, once he finished the show, he and all the band members just left the stage and never came back. I thought they just quickly went backstage to put their stuff away and then come back to bow to us and thanks us for coming out, but nothing. Regardless, it was a great experience seeing him for the first time and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing him again.