Marilyn Manson banned from Six Flags Darien Lake

Posted Friday, June 6, 2003 4:41 AM | Contributed by Rob Ascough

Invoking a clause in its contract with Ozzfest promoter Clear Channel, the "Six Flags family" "decided to pass" on a performance by Marilyn Manson at Six Flags Darien Lake.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 5:20 AM
The Ozzfest tour is coming to a Six Flags park? Thats wierd.
While I like some of Marilyn Manson's music, I can see why the park would not want him to perform there.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 5:23 AM
Marilyn Manson is a huge tool. If he didn't paint his face white and wear one white contact lens and fake breasts, his music would have been forgotten long ago.

He's like a little kid saying, "Look at me! Look at me!" Ha, the Onion had a funny story a while back with the headline, "Marilyn Manson Now Going Door to Door Trying to Shock People."

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Friday, June 6, 2003 6:45 AM
I agree with you 100%. I don't find him offensive in any way, I just think his music mostly blows. Had it not been for Trent Reznor's early producing role and the freak show appearance, he would have been totally irrelevant.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 6:57 AM
I have a hard time understanding why a theme park, which caters to families as well as thrill-seekers, would want an act like Ozzfest in the first place. Not that I have anything against Ozzfest or most of the bands playing that tour (aside from Manson, whose music does blow and is only worthy of attention because of the things he does), its just that I can't see why any amusement park would want to be a venue for that kind of concert in the first place.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 7:30 AM
I could see what the park passed on his concert. Some of the stuff he does on stage could cause the most "hardcore" person to look the other way. I wount go into what he does on stage but the common person would be arrested in a heartbeat.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 7:43 AM
Funny thing is, I have no interest in his "stage act" but I think he makes great music. I'd argue that it is his stage act that turns most people off. Like Marshall Mathers, most people don't see the intelligent social commentary being delivered, they just see the shock and vulgarity. I do agree with Jeff, his best work was with Reznor producing.

As far as Six Flags goes, if they want to dictate who will be in or out on a large national concert tour, they should have never scheduled it in the first place. I'd bed the farm that the people who made the decision to force Mason out of the show have never heard one bit of his music. All they know is that he is a "shock" artist, and that it was his music that made Harris and Kliebold shoot up their high school.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 7:47 AM
[Hmmm...How should I put this.] I don't care to ever see or hear anyone who is named after Charles Manson, is an ordained minister at the Church of Satan, collects prosthetic limbs, and is turned on by sexual strangulation.
Bio

This sums up the 'sounds' he makes.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 8:30 AM
Er... nobody's music made those two kids shoot up their high school. You're responsible for your own actions and no one else's. Marilyn Manson may have influenced them negatively, but he didn't make them do anything.

Speaking of collecting prosthetic limbs, the great American short-story writer Flannery O'Connor wrote a great story called "Good Country People" about this. Read it, it's outstanding.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 9:14 AM
I agree that those who cancelled Manson's performance probably have never heard his music, but I don't blame them for making the call. My bet is that the concert was scheduled and his performance was only canned because someone or some group of parents in the area complained. I'd put serious money on a hunch that nothing would have changed had no one said anything.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 9:39 AM
Oh, look--Marilyn Manson's in the headlines! He can't be more thrilled to be current and controversial again.
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Friday, June 6, 2003 10:02 AM
Yeah, really. I, too, don't understand why SF would book Ozzfest, but whatever. They put in stipulations in the contract giving them the power to block certain artists form performing, so they can do whatever they want... keep him, boot him, it's their call. He's a dork.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 10:13 AM
Manson doesn't care about delivering any social commentary. He's an attention whore who knows how to make money. I don't think he should be censored in any way, but to make a lot of noise just for the sake of someone challenging you is pointless when you really have nothing to say in the first place.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 10:38 AM
And what was Rose McGowan thinking when she was with him. She is one the the foinest underrrated women in Hollywood.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 10:57 AM
Amen to that. Love her as a redhead now. :)

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Friday, June 6, 2003 11:18 AM
If you don't thing Manson music is social commentary, then you just aren't listening to it. If you don't like the shock, fine. If you don't like his music, fine. If your good Christian sensibilities are offended, that’s great. But the truth is Marilyn Manson is more of an artist than 95% of the garbage played on your local hit station.

My point: I’d be pissed if Ozzfest came to town and the venue (any venue) was going start censoring the show. Just because you don’t like Marilynn Manson doesn’t mean it’s right.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 11:18 AM
Darien Lake has an enormous performing arts center that's adjacent to the park, so Ozzfest will not be in the park itself.

It's also separate admission. I don't see the conflict, but that's just me.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 11:44 AM
Its not a matter of liking Manson or not... its a matter of his "artistic expression" being a little too severe for a venue that traditionally caters to families. Families who, for the most part, might have their "Christian Sensibilities" offended. And for an amusement park that depends on those families for income, not allowing Manson to perform could make a huge difference in the eyes of the paying public.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 12:09 PM
...not to mention that the 4-day long Christian fest: Kingdom Bound is happening from August 3rd thru August 6th, 5 days prior to the Ozzfest coming to town.

Six Flags Darien Lake caters a lot to all kinds of concerts, events, and such there. It's almost a complete flip of coin with the Kingdom Bound fest happening which celebrates the Christian faith with Christian bands motivational speakers and so forth... while only days later, here we have Marlyn Manson coming on stage urinating on the crowd and sacraficing a chicken in front of thousands...

...ok, maybe he doesn't do that :), I don't know what makes his stage act so shocking, but I know that he's had many complaints from security guards and some concert goers who were too close to the stage in his act. I just can't remember details.

In OTHER words... I can see why Six Flags would object to having him perform... he's not a normal stage performer. The other slobs on stage just rock on. Ozzy doesn't do the bat thing anymore, and the rest are just hard-rockers... and since I never liked Manson's music or his look... I, for one, am glad he's not coming.

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Friday, June 6, 2003 12:39 PM
I actually have been following Manson around for years (No Not Charlie). I love his music and feel that he's a great artist. I would actually love to go see him in concert, but I do not want to contribute any money to those "media whores" known as the Osbournes. Now there's where I have a problem. Ozzy is too blown out/burned out to even make a complete sentence, let a lone entertain me for the price that I would be paying for one of his shows.

I wish Manson would go out on tour by himself sometime soon and stop touring with the old geezer, known as Ozzy "Pepsi Twist" Osbourn!

And for those who think he's a *Satanist/Satan Worshiper*, get out of the house for once and stop believing everything you hear. That's hilarious to think that people actually believe the media. Manson has never once said he worships Satan, comon misconception.

I support Manson, even if he gets booted out of some crappy Six Flags... too bad he can't get his Boomerang and SLC credits!

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