Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson


Marilyn Manson showed his vain side while performing at this year’s Download festival in Donnington Park, by inviting an entourage of make-up artists and stylists to attend to him after every song.

The shock rocker took to the stage at the music event in Derby, England on Saturday and stunned revellers with his bizarre outfit changes, including a supersized hat, and the star seemingly needed help to manage his outlandish costume - he had a team of four flunkeys on hand throughout the set to assist.

He made sure they earned their money too, buy repeatedly flinging his microphone across the stage which they had to run and recover, and knocking things over every time they had been picked up.

They finally got sick of his antics towards the end of the set when he launched his microphone into the crowd and the henchmen just shrugged as if to say ‘just leave it.’

Overall, Manson was one of the artists I was most looking forward to seeing over the course of the weekend, and I felt really let down by his set as he was more interested in acting up than actually giving a good performance. I feel sorry for the hundreds of fans who had crushed themselves at the front of the stage for a truly dire performance.

 FemaleFirst - Ruth Harrison

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  1. by Em 15th Jun 2009 16:36

    Agree with the article above. Very disapointing show compared with the 3 fantastic shows I've seen manson do before. What was he thinking? Was he just out of it or was he really just tr... Read More

  2. by bamfe 15th Jun 2009 16:42

    i was at the show, and i have to say its probably the most disappointing live show ive ever been to. ive been a fan of manson for years and never been able to get to a show, so i was re... Read More

  3. by Sarah 15th Jun 2009 17:33

    I'd looked forward to seeing him for months, and he was a total let down. I'd seen him before at Reading and he was amazing - great songs with a dazzling theatrical live show. This tim... Read More

  4. by verminmunky 15th Jun 2009 22:48

    Second time I've seen him do the same thing at Download.
    I hope to hell they don't invite him back.

  5. by Emma 16th Jun 2009 08:57

    Marilyn Manson were shocking. shockingly shit. I was really looking forward to see them play live, but it was dire. Manson himself behaved as though he couldn't be arsed to be there. Af... Read More

  6. by Richard Yeatman 29th Jun 2009 10:13

    Were the people who wrote this report actually there? How I remember it was him loosing most of the cround after the first 2 songs and sluring his word because he looked clearly doped u... Read More