Saturday, July 30, 2016, started off with questionably ominous tones, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, and Of Mice and Men were in town and the weather looked dreadful. As the afternoon rolled on it looked like Pittsburgh would possibly get passed over by the storms and all would be well. As Of Mice and Men put on their fantastic high energy set there were some very dark looking clouds passing by, but all looked like it would be a great night for a packed First Niagara crowd. Marilyn Manson began to absolutely destroy, putting on an amazing stage show, and pouring out a killer performance with “Angel With The scabbed Wings”. A bit of rain began to fall and quickly became a furious downpour. Manson was able to get in five songs (Angel With the Scabbed Wings, Disposable Teens, No Reflection, mOBSCENE, Killing Strangers), but the fourth and fifth were plagued by short power outages and then a full outage. Fans waited in the rain and after an hour gave up on seeing a full Manson set, even though his equipment and stage display was still up. By nine PM all hope was starting to be lost and the word from backstage was that Slipknot figured the power might not come back on for a long time, considering the outlying location (Burgettstown, PA). Sometime around 9:15 there was an announcement that for everyone’s safety the location had to be evacuated. Corey Taylor has since tweeted his apologies and a hope to reschedule.
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