49-year-old shockrocker Marilyn Manson was performing at the Spanish version of Download Festival in Madrid, when he got fans to join him up on stage and made a bizarre request.
Manson was performing ahead of Avenge Sevenfold, who were the headliner for the night, when the crowd allegedly got impatient. According to a reddit user who was present, the audience spent the first 30 minutes of Manson’s set booing and encouraging him to exit the stage, resulting in the artist pulling a group of fans up on stage.
Many of those chosen were fans of Manson himself, but one was wearing an Avenge Sevenfold shirt, which Manson insisted he remove when the fan went in for a hug. Instead, he insisted the fan cover himself with a Peruvian flag that was also brought onstage, which he eventually did. When he finally agreed the crowd cheered along and encouraged him, despite jeering Manson out of admiration for Avenge Sevenfold just minutes earlier .
The event came just a few days after Marilyn released his his first single since “Heaven Upside Down”, his tenth studio album which was released in October of 2017. His newest single is an industrial take on “Cry Little Sister”, the song popularised due to its use in the vampire flick Lost Boys.