2000/11/14 New York City, NY

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November 14, 2000
November 14, 2000 performance at Saci, New York City, New York, USA.
Marilyn Manson
Performance by Marilyn Manson
Location Saci, New York City, New York, USA
Tour none
Tour leg none
Performers Marilyn Manson, Twiggy Ramirez, John 5, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Ginger Fish
Supporting none
Recordings none
External links Setlist-fm-logo.jpg Search at Setlist.fm


The performance on November 14, 2000 took place at the Saci in New York City, New York, United States of America. It was publicized as the band's first and last ever acoustic show, with Manson announcing before the performance, "Welcome to our first, and probably our last, acoustic show." Despite this the band performed another acoustic show in Berlin in 2003 and Marilyn Manson and Tim Skold performed a 2-song acoustic set on UK radio station Radio 1 in 2007.

Clad in burgundy leather pants, a long-sleeve black mesh shirt and blood-red eye makeup, Manson — along with the band, eased into the short setlist with the dirgelike "GodEatGod," the first track on Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). Manson then took the audience into unfamiliar territory, offering a cover of what he called "my favorite John Lennon song," "Working Class Hero". Next the band performed a cover of the Johnny Mandel song "Suicide Is Painless" — best known as the theme song of M*A*S*H. "This song is far more depressing than anything I could have ever written," Manson said before diving into the song, which the band covered on the Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows film soundtrack. Manson then reached back to Holy Wood to close the set with "Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)", the track that closes the album.

This date marks the third Marilyn Manson's acoustic show and the first performance of "GodEatGod" and the first and only performance of "Working Class Hero".




  1. "GodEatGod"
  2. "Working Class Hero"
  3. "Suicide Is Painless"
  4. "Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)"


"Working Class Hero"


  • This performance is unique in that it was the only acoustic performance of any of the four songs (bar "Working Class Hero", though the studio version was recorded acoustic), the only time the band has performed "Working Class Hero" and "Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)", and one of the strictly limited times "GodEatGod" and "Suicide Is Painless" have been performed live. "Count to Six and Die" and "Suicide Is Painless" would be sampled as concert intros and outros respectively during the Guns, God and Government, however, though they would never again be performed live by the band.
  • The event was primarily invitation-only. However, tickets for the event were given away through radio contests, via the band's website, and by being among the first 100 to buy the album at the Tower Records store in New York's Broadway Avenue