If Pixar’s Inside Out took place in Marilyn Manson’s mind, one might guess his five emotions would be sad, depressed, melancholy, horniness, and boredom. Go ahead and replace one of those (boredom?) with insecure, and then promote it to the top spot on the list. Last night during a show in Huntington, NY, Pitchfork says that Marilyn had a bit of a meltdown on stage after the audience failed to tell him how much they loved him.
According to multiple fans in the audience, Marilyn went on several “long, angry, incoherent” rants during the show, and repeatedly asked his fans to say they loved him. Eeesh, I’ve had shitty Valentine’s Days before, but they were never so bad I went into work the next day and started begging my co-workers for love-based validation.
Marilyn only performed a handful of songs before eventually dropping his microphone and ending his set. Fans posted video of the show last night. Apparently when Marilyn wasn’t begging for love or ranting about whatever, gave an impromptu scat lesson, if that lesson were taught by someone who was still coming down off dental pain killers.
And here’s one of him singing with the enthusiasm of a difficult preteen whose mom volunteered him to narrate the church’s Christmas pageant.
Marilyn hasn’t commented on her performance last night. I’m hoping he’s taking a long nap, it seems like he could use one. When he wakes up from that nap, someone’s got to tell him that begging fans for love isn’t the way to get them to say, “I love you.” An audience can’t be trusted half the time to throw their hands in the air and wave them like they just don’t care! So asking a bunch of moody Marilyn Manson fans to spread love like they’re at a Polyphonic Spree concert isn’t going to turn out the way he hoped. If he really wants to repeatedly hear “I love you,” he should add a perpetually half-drunk sorority girl to his entourage. They’ll never let you down when it comes to repeatedly telling you how much they love you.