It has been a lifelong dream of mine to see The Smashing Pumpkins in concert, so it was pretty much the best gift ever when my boyfriend gave me tickets for our anniversary this year. They were playing with Marilyn Manson at Irvine Meadows, a venue that I hadn't been to before!
Armed with a double vodka soda, I settled on a grassy knoll much like I used to when I was in high school (sans the boozy drink, of course) and sat in awe of Marilyn Manson's awesomeness. He was amazing!
The crowd erupted when Billy Corgan took stage but, while he was undeniably wonderful, Marilyn Manson had the edge. Even still, the air became electric when Zero came on and in that moment everything felt right in the world.