Round 3 of sidewaves and for us the final one (yes our legs were still in so much pain as it was a non-stop rock week) was held at Sydney’s iconic Enmore Theatre, where one of the hottest sideshows from Soundwave 2012 performed for all the “creatures of the night”, with Wednesday 13, Coal Chamber and the Antichrist himself Mr. Marilyn Manson making the entire crowd sing their heart out!
Wednesday 13, jumped on stage opening with his new hit Calling All Corpses, playing a set of 8 songs in his unique style that is reminiscent of the earlier days of Alice Cooper and Mysfits. 13, finished his show on Bad Things and thanked everyone, especially to Coal Chamber and Manson for making the event possible.
We had a bonus while waiting for Coal Chamber to go on stage, as when we went for a drink we saw the legendary drummer from Hell yeah (Ex-Pantera) Vinnie Paul at the mixing desk so we had the chance to talk to him and even get a picture. Paul was extremely cool with everyone, spending time with all the fans approaching him, signing autographs, taking photos and giving some hints of their upcoming show with Black Label Society saying: “it will be loud and crazy”…Good on ya’ Vinnie!
At approximately 9.20pm, many fans dream came true when Coal Chamber and their reformed lineup jumped on stage making everyone go “loco” with their iconic song and their unique display of fluorescent items such as Dez’s microphone and Miguel’s guitar including a screen.
Seeing Coal Chamber live was a joy for everyone, with a very active Dez Fafara moving from one side to another on the stage using his megaphone, a very energetic Mikey Cox on the drums hitting the notes like a demon, an awesome Miguel Rascon taking over his spot and a dark, beautiful and amazing Chela Harper with an impressive presence on stage playing her bass.
The band performed 9 songs, including the mentioned hit Loco, alongside Rowboat, I, Not Living and Sway, just to name a few.
One hour later, the lights went off again…the black curtain falls…and the first tones of Antichrist Superstar came up, leaving the entire place ready for Marilyn Manson and his former member Twiggy Ramirez, new members Fred Sablan and drummer Jason Sutter.
Manson, was very talkative and perhaps surprisingly nice on stage with the crowd, smiling and making everyone feel that he was extremely happy to be back performing in Oz, even saying “You guys are very loyal…you are the loyal ones!” allowing us to forget the previous show he did in 2009 at the Enmore as well, where he was very upset with the venue and the public whilst trying to promote his album The High End of Low.
Marilyn and his band played only classic hits, including Disposable Teens, The Love Song, Little Horn, The Dope Show, Rock Is Dead, Personal Jesus, Mobscene, Sweet Dreams, 1996 and the all time anthem Beautiful People in a show event that people will remember forever!…
Here enjoy some postcards of the venue below:
The Antichrist Superstar ruled again!
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