Mohegan Sun hosts many events in their arena, from 80’s bands to country music bands. None of those bands could have rocked the place harder than “Mr. Satan” himself, Rob Zombie. Rob Zombie is a metal icon and filmmaker with a unique vision. He has a reputation for stretching the limits of both music and film so I was expecting a lot. I wasn’t disappointed!
I have seen many metal shows in my life and Rob Zombie is up there as one of the best of them. He was very interactive with the crowd and at one point he even jumped into the mass of attendees! He kept the crowd energetic and fed off this energy, sending it back to the crowd, keeping them pumped up.
Rob Zombie’s performance was just awesome. His stage set and costumes seemed right out of one of his movies. He played most of his hits like Dragula and Living Dead Girl, and even covered a Ramones song. Before his last song, he leapt off stage and into the crowd and began to run around the arena giving people high fives. After jumping back on stage he rocked out for a couple more songs to finish the show. Rob Zombie finished his last song and the stadium lights went off… but just when I thought he was done and the show was over, he came back out for an encore and if you can believe it, rocked even harder.
It is really hard to describe what a Rob Zombie show is like but I think this quote from rob zombie himself sums up pretty well, speaking directly to the audience; “Nobody wants to be the weird kid. You just somehow end up being the weird kid you can’t figure out how you got there. And you know, Metal’s sorta like that… except it’s all the weird kids in one place.”
Usually when I attend a metal show, I end up getting stuck in a badly ventilated, sweaty, over crowded venue. Mohegan Sun’s arena is spacious and clean and well run. There is staff everywhere to help you get to your seat and plenty of food stands and bars to satisfy your concert needs.
No matter what seat you have in the arena you always seem to have a great view. For the first time in a while, I actually enjoyed sitting in a stadium seat; the seat cushions are comfy and the arms are adjustable.