1997/06/15 East Rutherford, NJ

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June 15, 1997
June 15, 1997 performance at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Performance by Marilyn Manson
Location Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Tour Dead to the World
Tour leg Dead to the World Tour: Ozzfest 1997 Leg
Performers Marilyn Manson, Zim Zum, Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Ginger Fish
Touring chronology
June 13, 1997 June 15, 1997 June 17, 1997

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The performance on June 15, 1997 took place at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.


A month before the engagement, the show attracted media attention when managers of the state-owned New Jersey Meadowlands tried to prevent Marilyn Manson from performing at the venue by refusing to sell tickets as long as he remains on the roster. They also complained about supposed issues such as crowd control problems at a Marilyn Manson concert and "community standards of decency". Ozzy Osbourne successfully took legal action against the venue, prompting the judge to lecture the defendants on the First Amendment. Marilyn Manson performed without incident.[1][2]



  1. "Angel with the Scabbed Wings"
  2. "Get Your Gunn"
  3. "Cake and Sodomy"
  4. "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World"
  5. "Tourniquet"
  6. "Lunchbox"
  7. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  8. "Little Horn"
  9. "Apple of Sodom"
  10. "Antichrist Superstar"
  11. "The Beautiful People"
  12. "1996"

Tour Diary Excerpt[edit]

With help of our Civil rights lawyer Paul Cambria, we won our case against the state of New Jersey and we were able to perform on the OzzFest at Giants Stadium today, despite the objections of the stadium's management. (It's funny because I saw the Larry Flynt movie the other day and my friend, Edward Norton-Courtney's boyfriend-played a composite of Paul and several other lawyers who worked on the Hustler case.) Despite the fact that the story was on the news every five minutes, I'm not sure the crowd knew or even cared there was a case. We smashed everything, including ourselves, out of frustration at their apathy. I ended up slashing myself pretty badly, and paramedics won't stitch you on the spot for insurance reasons. They wanted me to go to the hospital, but I stayed backstage and got drunk with Pantera. We talked about the first time I hung out with Dimebag Darrell, who in addition to playing guitar in Pantera is actually the creator of Tony Wiggins. He took Twiggy, Pogo and me back to his house in Dallas. After visiting a series of strip bars and doing other things that people who have rebel flag bumper stickers would do, I vaguely remember someone putting acid in my mouth and waking up in a litter box trying to keep a pig from shitting on my face.
—Marilyn Manson The Long Hard Road Out of Hell - Tour Diary June 15, 1997, New York

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See also[edit]


  1. "Meadowlands Abandon Attempts To Stop Manson". MTVNews.com. 1997-05-16. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1431795/19970516/marilyn_manson.jhtml. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  2. "MARILYN MANSON, INC. v. NEW JERSEY SPORTS & EXP. AUTHORITYCivil Action No. 97-2229.". leagle.com. 1997-05-7. http://www.leagle.com/decision/19971846971FSupp875_11730.xml/MARILYN_MANSON,_INC.v._NEW_JERSEY_SPORTS_&_EXP.AUTHORITY. Retrieved 2014-9-15.