Most of the fans were on their feet at AVA Amphitheatre during Rob Zombie’s performance on November 4. Some fans were even standing on the chairs or sitting on someone’s shoulders, Fans did not want to miss a second of Zombie’s electrifying stage show. Zombie seems to vie with Alice Cooper for the title of the king of shock rock. The comparison is a competent one. The show did not disappoint.
The stage was set with a huge boombox, vampire and zombie faces, elaborate satanic mic stands, crowd surfing E.Ts, and a backdrop of King Kong in the background. It was a shock-rock spectacle with Zombie in his cowboy hat and metallic jacket with its long fringes. The hat was not in place for very long, replaced with Zombie’s long dread locks flowing with Zombie’s dance movements. The giant devil emerged for "Superbeast," early in the set.
Zombie announced that they only had two more shows left and then they will go away for a really long time. He said, “Every time I turn on the TV there is something that depresses me. There is news on top of news on top of news. And now I realize that everyone in Hollywood is a scumbag. Each person is shi**ier than the next one. Trust me, they are. I really don’t care about that. All I care about is your safety when it comes to U.F.O. abduction. I’ve noticed that the percentage of Zombie fans tend to see U.F.O.’s especially after the show, perhaps seven or eight beers later. They do see UFOs.“
Zombie’s interactions with the crowd occurred often that included dashing from one end of the stage to the other with jumping on and off the monitors and platforms. It culminated when he left the band on stage and took a stroll down through the aisles of the venue that included the lawn area. This was a thrill for the fans located in the back.
Musical highlights included "Living Dead Girl," "Well, Everybody's F--king in a U.F.O.," "Thunder Kiss ‘65," "The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore" and "Blizkrieg Bop." Zombie does a mean “School’s Out” as a tribute to one of his main influences, Alice Cooper. Throughout the show fans were shouting the lyrics to the songs.
The vampires, zombies, gore whores, aliens alike had a head bobbing, fist pumping great time. For a complete set list, please click here.