Fun Fun Fun Fest: Danzig Cuts His Closing Set Short And Tries To Incite A Riot (VIDEO)

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Photos By Marc Brubaker
Danzig last night at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.
Last night's Danzig Legacy set at the opening night of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 was marred by the short (LOL, right) set that Glenn Danzig turned in. The ex-Misfits and Samhain goth-rocker was scheduled to perform hits sets from his days in his two seminal punk bands and selections from his highly-popular solo work.

Danzig instead appeared onstage at 8:55, nearly 45 minutes past his scheduled 8:15 stage call. During his hour-long set he preened and brooded, but that was nothing new. Rocks Off himself has covered the last three Danzig shows in the area, all tarnished by the man's stage tantrums. At one point last night he ran frantically towards the crowd assembled on the side of his stage for no explained reason.

At 10 p.m, when Auditorium Shores venue rules stated that music must be shut off, Danzig railed against the FFFF organizers, and shirked his own complete and utter responsibility in the incident. At one point he questioned if the organizers would enjoy a riot, and taunted the crowd in pantomime after the power to his mike was cut.

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FFFF Founder Graham Williams of Transmission Entertainment posted a timeline of the day's events with Danzig on the fest's Facebook wall, entitled "Glenn Stefani", that showcase his love of French onion soup, fear of mildly cool temperatures, and an apparent dislike of Slayer, which angers us almost as much as him cutting a set short.

All in all, we only heard a handful of Danzig solo stuff, including "Twist Of Cain", a few Samhain cuts, like "Mother Of Mercy", and only two Misfits songs, "Death Comes Ripping" and "Vampira". Three Misfits songs really if you count "Horror Biz" which began life as a Misfits tune called "Horror Business."

In honor of the late Andy Rooney, Rocks Off will now employ the signature voice of the deceased 60 Minutes commentator.

What's the deal with coming out onstage almost an hour past your scheduled start time? I mean, all the other bands came out to play their particular brand of modern pop, rock, and metal tunes at the time noted on their contract. It seems a little childish and well, pompous to keep your fans waiting, some of whom are the most angry and inimitable dark souls at the festival?

Here's a video of the aftermath of a shortened (LOL deux) set, with folks launching things at the abandoned Danzig stage. Language and IQ-deficiency warning ahead.

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snivelingsneek
snivelingsneek

lol I got to see Danzig in AZ this year, which kicked ass!!! Who cares about this stupid show for kiddies that shuts down at ten. The Blackest of the Black shows are even better. Kids today! :P

Dave
Dave

Totally agree with Heather. I have already sent my complaints to The City Of Austin's Tourism Board. As I have stated to many of my friends, I don't care what happened behind the scenes, I care about getting the show I paid and traveled (200+ miles) to see. I have seen Glen numerous times and yes, he has a history of being difficult to deal with but I have never been let down by his stage show. The City Of Austin can in no way justify not letting the show continue another half hour when 6th street is mere blocks away full of drunks in the street until 2AM. The only thing I can do as an individual is to simply no longer support any future events within the city of Austin or any future events promoted by Graham Williams' Transmission Entertainment.

Chris Friedrich
Chris Friedrich

You are saying a CITY should bend to the will of DANZIG. Are you fucking kidding me?

Chriscalle
Chriscalle

Dave and Heather. You two are morons! Blame Danzig not Austin. It's not the city's fault he is a little bitch. You two should either listen to REAL artists or not attend any of Austin's music festivals. No one forced you to go so shut the hell up up!

Albraves
Albraves

Danzig was just total douche way before the set. He was bitching because he wasn't on the "big" stage. He was bitching because it was "too cold" and wanted to play inside. It had nothing to do with the 10:00 curfew. He was just a bitch. Don't blame Austin on this one folks. Too cold, come on folks.

Stevenrice1980
Stevenrice1980

I agree, the only reason most of the people came was because of him. Im glad I didnt go and I saw them in Chicago.. I bet fun fest will go down hill after this..

TXHC
TXHC

Doubtful.

Albraves
Albraves

Seriously doubtful. Danzig was the laughing stock of #fff6. 

Gary Packwood
Gary Packwood

HA! Honoring and then channeling Andy Rooney was brilliant.

Got to do more of that!

Funny! Mr. Rooney would have loved it!

Will
Will

"Hey, it'd be a great idea to book Danzig on a 10pm curfew! What could possibly go wrong? At least if he acts like a diva, no one will notice our incompetence at booking festivals at shitty parks."

It's Austin. it's the "live music capital of the world." 10pm? Who's the fucking diva here? 

Marc Brubaker
Marc Brubaker

Funny, because Danzig had no problem abiding by the 10 pm curfew when he played FFF4 in 2009.

Noise ordinances exist almost everywhere. It's hardly the case that Austin is different from any other city in that aspect. Other cities have outdoor festivals that have to abide by curfews as well.

Glenns bald spot
Glenns bald spot

Ironic that I chose to stay in town to catch axl rose's band instead of driving to Austin to see this. Gnr went off without a hitch, and fat axl actually sounded great - started at 1030 and played for 3 hours. Is this a sign of the apocalypse?

Heather
Heather

Fuck fun fun fun fest. They cut off the power at ten. Yes, Glenn was late. But Glenn is a diva, he's always been a diva, and I'm not going to be mad at Glenn for doing what he's always done. Everyone should have handled that better. The band, and the people responsible for the festival. Why would you even have a festival in a venue where everything has to be shut down by ten p.m.? People paid so much money and drove so far to see Danzig doing Samhain and Misfits era songs with some original members. It was bullshit. We were right up to the stage, it was amazing. And I can't even be that mad. I got to see Samhain songs played with Danzig, London May, and Steve Zing. We got to meet Alex Story from Cancerslug, which was completely random, we had no idea he would be there. But seriously, as far as shows at outdoor venues, fuck Austin. And I'm sure Glenn didn't say anything about how he hated slayer, or any of that bullshit. Glenn has always been a prima donna, and it's not the first time he played fun fun fun, so what the fuck, FFF guys? He was the headliner. He was the only reason people came to your shitty friday lineup.

Chris D
Chris D

Just because Danzig is a diva does not mean the fans (and the staff) should have to kiss his ass..After three shitty Danzing shows in a row, that clown will never see another dime of my money...

EndlessSlut
EndlessSlut

Whatever.  Public Enemy blew Danzig's lame ass away.

M2002hall
M2002hall

Heather, Austin was a prima donna before Glenn Danzig, therefore you need to shut the fuck up

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