The Day I Went To See Marilyn Manson
I like to take my readers out of their comfort zones. I like to write about death, religion, and murder. I learned to use my controversial art to influence others from Marilyn Manson.
When I heard that Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie were going to be not far from my house I knew I had to go. When my parents saw how badly I wanted to go, they decided to buy me tickets as a kind of graduation gift.
Theme parks are challenging when you’re in a wheelchair; they’re not an easy thing to deal with. The park itself was not a very comfortable environment, to say the least. The ground was broken up and you could barely get around in some places. Considering it was so difficult to get around, my mother and a friend of our family, his name is Brett, took turns pushing me.
When I wanted to go on a ride before the concert, it was incredibly difficult because I had to get a special pass and come back later, and no one told us this. So when you’re on a strict timetable to get to a concert, and get to where you need to be in order to enjoy it, having to wait around until other visitors have had a chance to clear out is, in all honesty, a bit more trouble than it’s really worth if a guest is in need of a special accommodations schedule.
If anyone is looking to attend Darien Lake in the future and will be in need of wheelchair access, please know that you should ask for a special pass for rides when you arrive at the park entrance gate.
The bathroom was horribly disgusting and small. As someone who has a lot of anxiety in public toilets, I will say this was incredibly unpleasant. I truly and utterly regretted what I drank before I went in to the park.
My sister and her friend, Brett, enjoyed the water park while my mother and I had Dippin’ Dots. Seven rolled around and I was excited. I got to see the first act with Canadian band Of The Deadly Apples with very little issue, except for presence of a rather tall woman standing on the back of a chair.
When the Prince of Darkness himself came out, however, there was a big difference. the crowd seemed to grow in a matter of minutes and the lady in the red tank top was the least of my problems. My mom pushed me out to the sidewalk so that I could see. Another gentleman, who was also in the wheelchair section, and I were given the opportunity to move right behind the VIP section for an even better view.
He performed Say10 and did his well-known bible burning trick. He performed my fave song Kill 4 Me while wearing a Columbine Football jersey. I really like his older stuff and was pleased with Dope Hat.
I got amazing seats and had an amazing time. My mom was also in on the excitement. Sharp rock is not my mother’s favorite genre of music, but she did say she enjoyed the showmanship and effort and Marilyn Manson put into the show. She also enjoyed seeing me extremely happy. I still haven’t stopped smiling.