Marilyn Manson 10/29/2000

Vintage Vinyl hosted a very rare instore appearance by all the members of Marilyn Manson on Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 6:00PM. The store closed early (4:00PM) to prepare for the event. People who pre-ordered the new CD "Holy Wood - In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death" from Vintage Vinyl received a voucher to be redeemed for the record upon its release. People were also given a special laminate that was used as a line ticket that we did special for this event, and the response to the laminates was so positive that we let the customers keep them after hole punching them to prevent re-entry. Promotion for the event was done via the official Marilyn Manson website, our website (, and support from KPNT 105.7FM The Point. Vintage Vinyl were flooded with so many calls from out of town fans that we pre-sold the CD via our website, and we received sales from as far as Texas, California, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island, all of who traveled to St. Louis for the event. The band buy signed for over 2 hours and were able to get through most of the people that showed up. Black curtains were used to cover the back room that the band signed, red skirts and table cloths were used to dress the tables, and most of the store lights were turned off for mood purposes. The final pre-sell total for the day was 497 people, with Marilyn Manson catalog sales being also very strong.