“I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour, there is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn’t fuck you up, than I surely will. Hide all drugs and firearms… I’m coming to town.” Said Marilyn Manson before the most ridiculously hardcore concert tour began here in the states.
After almost twenty years of pressure from fans, Rob Zombie, and of course Marilyn Manson got together and co-headlined a concert that allowed them to tour the United States coast to coast. This show, after a lot of thought, became known as the Twins of Evil tour. Zombie and Manson took the U.S. by storm, as millions of fans crowded the streets in cities such as New York, Boston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and many more to see the two brilliant minds on stage together.
One of the final shows of the tour, at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, CT was probably the most insane stops of the tour. Casinos in the U.S. are already known for their amazing ability to entertain, and the Mohegan Sun blew it out of the water on Saturday night.
Walking into the casino you are surrounded by stores, slot machines, poker tables, restaurants, and thousands of people praying for a big win. Along with all of that you are also greeted by a very polite staff, and an experience you will never forget. The concert itself probably wouldn’t have been as impressive if it wasn’t for the casino experience that you had to endure before the show. Not only is the casino an amazing experience, it is also architecturally stunning. From the outside in, the Mohegan Sun is probably one of the most beautiful casinos in the states.
Lining up for the show you are surrounded by thousands of fans. All kinds of interesting costumes, and outfits crowded the halls of the casino. From the generic Dracula costume to some of the most original Zombie, and Manson impersonations could be seen while waiting to be politely lead to your seats. The screaming crowd was intense, and made the adrenaline attack your heart before the show even starts.
The show was opened by a mysterious DJ spinning beats in the midst of smoke and green flashing lights. The original opening act, Korn frontman Jonathan “J-Devil” Davis, had to drop out of the tour at the end of September due to exhaustion from his overseas tour with Korn. The DJ that took his place was probably not the best choice, but for a last minute fill it wasn’t that bad.
When Manson began his set, the crowd couldn’t have been more excited. Not one person was sitting, and the hopping fans that filled the arena looked like the ocean during an intense storm. Manson rocked the place with more of an “old-school” approach than his fans have been used to during his latest solo tours. He only performed one or two new songs and brought his fans back to the “Dope Show,” and “Beautiful People” days. His fans couldn’t have been more pleased. The butcher knife microphone wielding crazy man didn’t disappoint, even though he joined the recent spree of musicians throwing up on stage. Maybe the excitement was to much for even a rock God to handle.
However, Manson’s set had nothing on Rob Zombie’s fire storm of a show. From beginning to end, Zombie’s stage was flooded with fire, monsters, robots, dancing pumpkins and more; not to mention the awesome video show playing on several monitors big and small. He performed songs of new and old and rocked the audience like no other. He even jumped off stage to enjoy the energy of his fans by joining the crowd in the pit, and running up and down isles as his fans reached out to snag a quick feel of his arm. The show was so epic that even his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, came out from back stage and enjoyed the show. Many fans in the crowd were excited to see the amazing actress, and dancer, in person.
As the crowd flooded out of the doors to go home, or back to their hotel rooms, the energy was still intense, and fans were still screaming, and crying, and suffering from shock. This tour will probably be written down in rock and roll history as one of the most insane, and outrageous tours to ever hit the U.S.
Of course, like I do every week, I’m going to leave all you wonderful people with a short video show of the concert. I didn’t take any of these video, and some of them are from other venues but are the same as what I saw in CT at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Enjoy, and I will see you next week:
Marilyn Manson: Antichrist Superstar
Marilyn Manson: Love Song
Marilyn Manson: The Beautiful People
Rob Zombie: Jesus Frankenstein/opening
Rob Zombie: Mars Needs Women
Rob Zombie: More Human than Human
Rob Zombie: Lords of Salem Trailer/Dragula