Warren Rome

Warren Rome

Author of the Macabre

Twins of Evil Tour Hit Manchester Last Night

Marliyn Manson and Rob Zombie joined forces last night wowing the crowds with hits from their numerous back catalogue.  Marilyn reitterated his love for Manchester early doors, exclaiming that he wished to now be known as "Marilyn Manchester", before entertaining us all handling a chopper reminiscent of the tool Michael Myers has favoured for many a year.  I was lucky enough to submerge myself at the very front which after an hour or so of pogo jumping through such classics as "I don't like the drugs (but the drugs like me), Beautiful People, Sweet Dreams, Fight Song, Personal Jesus and Coma White (simultaneously enjoying the snow scene which soon enveloped the crowd at the front); thanks Marilyn, an awesome show and the snow really helped cool us all down!

 

The UK has been hit with terrible floods over recent days and the rushing of the crowd as Rob Zombie emerged from the sinister contrapion onstage proved a challenge as I attempted to retain my position.  His performance just as the last time I had been lucky enough to witness him live was outstanding.  Old and new classics were obviously the flavour of the dayas Rob kicked off the set with "Jesus Frankenstein".  Weird and wicked props emerged from a strangerobotic-looking contraption that looked like a twisted Johny-5 from "Short Circuit", a pumpkinhead a belated farewall to Halloween and an eight foot Satan with tongue n'all!  "Sick bubblegum" was a personal favourite as we fought with huge beach balls that were batted back and forth by the delighted crowd.  "More Human than Human" and "Living Dead Girl" were met with wild circles in the pit.  I struggled on to enjoy the song of the night "Pussy Liquor".  "Thunder Kiss 65" was a delightful reminder of the amazing "White Zombie" back catalogue before Rob entertained us all with an excerpt of Alice Coopers "School's Out".  He left the set saluting the crowd but he was far from done.  We were all excited and entertained by the promo of his new film slated for 2013: "The Lords of Salem"; let me tell you, off the trailer alone, I can hardly wait.

 

The encore was the awesome "Dragula" before I left the arena, picking up the habitual t-shirt(s) before battling with the freezing Manchester night air to return home.  A fantastic gig and if I don't make it to Rancid in December, an excellent concert to end the year on.

 

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