Marilyn Manson went ahead with a gig in Pula, Croatia, on Monday night, despite very vocal protests from the local catholic community. Local priests had informed the mayor that “Manson fans turn the site of his concerts into Sodom and Gomorrah”, and police were out in force in the town on Monday just incase an outbreak of Satanism occurred.
Manson refused to bow to the pressure to forgo the gig and told the local
paper: “For me it is normal that as an artist I provoke people. If they think that an artist can destroy their faith, then their faith is rather fragile. I don’t claim that what I do is suitable for everybody” he went on “I am very disappointed with policies and religions who manipulate people.”
One lone voice of reason, local priest Anton Bobas said Manson’s performance was “unlikely to turn young people into Satanists.”