Monday, October 28, 2019

Aftershock 2019: Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson, Aftershock 2019, Sacramento California
When you go to see, and especially when you photograph, Marilyn Manson, people always ask: did he show his naked (body part)? Did he do (something shocking)? Did he burn (something flammable and offensive-to-some-when-burned). And what did he throw at you this time?

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson, Aftershock 2019
The answers from Aftershock 2019 are: Yes, Possibly, Probably, and No.

Yes, because Marilyn Manson did show part of himself naked (and appeared to be fumbling with other bits), but not during the first song so I have no photographic proof though I swear it is true; Possibly, because other than the answer to question one, nothing that I personally witnessed; Probably, because I was told that he did over and over again by a woman who was screeching at the big screen in the VIP area telling us all that Manson is Satan - he Burns the Bible (though I have no primary research to prove that satan actually does that); and surprisingly, Nothing, because this time he threw nothing at all at the folks in the pit! This time there were no missiles, he faced the audience for the entire first song, and - nice surprise - even smiled.

Dressed in black with makeup reminiscent of Joker on a bad day, shrouded in smoke, as always a wonderful challenge to photograph and capture the person, the band, the atmosphere.

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson, Aftershock 2019
I think Marilyn was really enjoying himself -- and anyone who worries about the "shocking" or "offensive" stuff - as if anyone still does - should really remember that he's much more a performer than an incarnation of the devil. (At least, that's what I choose to believe!)

Paul Wiley, guitar, Marilyn Manson
Paul Wiley, Marilyn Manson, Aftershock 2019
Setlist for Marilyn Mansons' performance at Aftershock 2019 can be see here.

Marilyn Manson is currently on tour with a few more dates left - including Hallowe'en in Las Vegas!

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson at Aftershock 2019
Photo gallery with many more photos from Aftershock 2019 in Sacramento, California: click here.

Previous show photo galleries: click here!

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