My fiance and I made our way over to Council Bluffs on Sunday to check out the Twins of Evil concert with Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, and the wait was well worth it!
We decided to try to make it to the show early so we could be sure we wouldn’t miss anything, and I’m glad we did because the traffic getting there was ridiculous! We left her parents’ house just after 5 and we ended up waiting in traffic for TWO HOURS!
We were stuck on I-80 for miles before the exit onto Hwy 6 heading to the venue and countless people decided they were going to be “smart” by trying to get around the line and jumping in last minute. I was not having it. One guy pulled up next to us on the shoulder of the Interstate, and I let him know how I felt about him cutting in line.
When we finally made it off the Interstate onto Hwy 6, the traffic didn’t get any better. It was still bumper-to-bumper, dead stop traffic. Some people decided to leave their cars along the highway and walk the last two miles, and some of them made it to the show before we did!
We finally made it into Westfair around 7:45 and waited in another line before we could head down to the crowd after missing two of Marilyn Manson’s songs – one of them being my favorite song! So I was still a little upset that it took so long, but once we finally made it to the crowd, it was worth it!
We stayed close to the barrier in the middle of the crowd and Marilyn Manson came into the crowd to sing and we were literally three feet away from him! I was so lost in the moment that I completely spaced taking any pictures, so I can’t share those with you guys…sorry, not sorry!
Manson played a bunch of his big hit songs like The Dope Show, The Beautiful People, and his cover of Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), and of course, he had some on-stage antics, too. At one point in his set, every microphone on the stage had gone out, so he kept throwing his mic at the sound engineers on stage and down on the ground in frustration. Despite the on-stage problems, it was still a great performance!
Rob Zombie was by far my favorite performer of the night! He opened his set with Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown, Superbeast, Living Dead Girl, and More Human Than Human. Four great songs in a row, all just to get things kicked off right! I decided to jump into the mosh pit during Superbeast since it’s my favorite Zombie song, and I wore myself out real quick!
Later in the set, he played House of 1,000 Corpses and showed some clips from the movie, and the two of us were ecstatic at the first notes of the song! We’re both really excited for Zombie’s new movie 3 From Hell that is a sequel to House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects coming out in September, so we watched both movies this last week in anticipation for the show! And of course, he showed the trailer for 3 From Hell before his encore and it looks SO GOOD!
Throughout his set, people would come out in these huge costumes. There was a robot costume, a vampire costume, and a Satan costume that just added that extra theatrical element to the show that every Rob Zombie fan knows and loves! I tried to get some decent pictures of the costumes, but none of them turned out very well, so that’s my bad again on the pictures…sorry ’bout it!
Towards the end of his set, he played Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones and Helter Skelter by The Beatles for a couple cover songs to keep everyone singing along, and he closed his set with another cover from Grand Funk Railroad, We’re an American Band.
But before he shut everything down, you know he had to play Dragula, which made the crowd go NUTS! I was singing along and headbanging the whole time and I loved every second of it!
It was an awesome show and I’m so glad we made it over to Council Bluffs for it. If you were there, let me know your side of the story for how you enjoyed the show by hitting me up on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Thanks for reading! Stay metal!
Brady \m/ (>.<) \m/