In December 2012, stormy, snowy, and cold breezes slapping my face as I made my way through the bad weather became a day I’d never forget and would treasure deeply at the core of my heart.
I finally would experience one of our time’s most provocative, artistic, and rawest artist. Marilyn Manson, a man that practically needs no introduction.
His persona, work, and look was something that I quickly became addicted to, obsessed even, and in awe of his outlook, way of thinking, and way of being.
He instantly became a household name and I would use whatever opportunity that I got to bring him up, or praying someone else would so I could gush over my new found hobby that was everything revolving or had anything to do with him. From his art pieces (that I am still shattered I don’t own any of), his writing and story-telling in one of my favorite read Marilyn Manson – The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell, his music that goes without saying to his acting in roles such as Tully in Sons Of Anarchy and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.
He’s never been one to stay quiet, he’s very outspoken about topics most would probably stay away from, no subject is taboo, and that is one of the many things that I not only love but respect about him.
He talks about everything between heaven and hell, from religion, politics, violence, sex, to guns and death. Nothing’s off the table, making him real with the purest of depth, soul, and heartfelt – something many artists lack.
I believe in his creativity, the man’s a genius, and I will always support his work. The world needs him – we need people that will scream everything that is wrong, someone that will inspire wandering souls not knowing how to burst free and be themselves. It’s powerful, beautiful, and refreshing.
2012 was the first time I got to see him live, something I had dreamt of for years. The second time was in 2015 when he came to the amusement park Gröna Lund in Stockholm, and now I am a proud ticket owner for his next Sweden visit/concert in 2017.
For as long as he continues to sing and perform, I will continue to be one of the humans standing in the crowd, looking up wondering what we did to deserve such beautiful, brilliant, and outstanding being among us.
”People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity” – Marilyn Manson
We are all judged based on ignorance, we live in a society where people will try to fuck you, but never go the extra mile to get to know you. If people spent more time building themselves up instead of tearing others down, insecurity wouldn’t divide us.
People has such difficulty accepting someone else’s beliefs and original way of being, or even thinking. Humans are almost programmed to react to something that is off the norms and doesn’t fit their structured picture.
Anyone who colors outside the lines is instantly labeled, being pointed out immediately that they’re doing it wrong.
Two + two is four, but so is three + one – doesn’t make it wrong, just different.
Learn to open your eyes, heart, and mind to newer things, looks, and people. We’re all enchanting in our own uniqueness, and that is the beauty of it all.
A certain outfit, look, or make-up does not define the person, the soul and beating heart underneath, it only defines you. Don’t miss out getting to know new people, making new friends just for the sole purpose that they don’t think or dress like yourself.
Embrace them, experience and have a taste of something that’s outside not only your comfort zone but your structured thoughts that have been laid out since the day you were born, be brave enough to break the chains and accept people for whom they truly are. Make new history, take a different path than the one your parents told you to take.
I truly hope that I get the chance to work with him someday, the day my novel gets published and hopefully becomes a movie adaption, he’s the one that I have in mind to create a song that will become the soundtrack.
I always find a way to mention him in my writings, something I truly hope I soon get to share with the world.