Garbage last night ( 5/16/19 ) at the Shrine Auditorium was one of the best shows I’ve been to in a long time. Not because I’ve followed this band for around 23 years but because the love they have for the fans and the music is still strong til this day. The fans around us were hardcore ones and confident they’ve been fans since the beginning. Here’s to the next @garbage show! #garbage#shirleymanson
THIS woman! Fronting THIS band! I’ve been a fan of @garbage for over 20 years 💕 Endless gratitude to you Shirley Manson for serving up your passion, talent, beauty, brilliance and truth to us hungry little kittens. Last night at the Shrine Auditorium @garbage delivered an epic performance - but what have we come to expect from a legendary iconic goddess like Shirley?!?! ❤️ congratulations to you, Butch, Duke, Steve, Eric and your talented crew for a massively impactful performance! We love you!!
I’ve opened for several big name acts over the years, and no one has been as kind, funny, or down to earth as Shirley. So grateful for this little ride with @garbage, and as for @ioannagika - I love you forever. Thank you for bringing me into your world, again and again, and I’m so proud of all your hard work. And you too, @patrickstop. 💖 #bepis#shirleymanson
At the musical church of @thechemicalbrothers last night and reflecting on all the love shown to me this bday week and for all the endless, unconditional support from friends and family. Feeling very lucky. Thankyou 💛💛💛
Getting a lot of the same questions. This is where things are at today, we hope to have an update by the end of the week. You guys dropped a lot of jaws and caused a lot of appreciation tears with your support on Friday. Unbelievable. Thank you.
This was the last show we played. After the initial chaos quieted and we were sure everyone was going to make it, I swore it would not be the last thing this band shared with the world. If we could never play another note, we were going to put a couch on a stage, plug in an iPod, and do one more setlist.
In the early months, I thought that might be the most we’d ever do. Andrew has one leg and could barely raise his right arm, Zach has half a foot and a bionic pelvis, and Vigil couldn’t even be in a room with a TV on. There’s no coming back from this, is there? I nursed my own wounds, got back to working, and tried to keep the fire burning. It drove me to running - it might sound crazy but I found a lot of peace in the long runs training for my first and then second marathon. I would just get out there and take the steps I knew my friends - my brothers - couldn’t take. I was alone, but they were with me.
But more times than I can count the fire burned low - I was ready to give up and just move onto the next chapter of life. The Ghost Inside has already given me more than I could have dreamed in a thousand lifetimes - why be selfish and demand that it give me more? And without fail I would see these men around me overcoming obstacles 1000x larger than those I had faced, still eager to have one more piece of the life we once had.
At some point it was clear to me that November 18, 2015 was not the last time we would play. I’m not the talent guy, I’m the organizer, and I started to organize in my mind what the next time would look like. The what, where, when, how; all of it came to me in daydreams that I would grasp onto and share with the other four guys. That vision has been evolving for roughly two years, and in the last two weeks has fallen together in a way that only fate could write.
Tomorrow morning when tickets for our next show are available I will feel like I’ve already won. The Phoenix that is The Ghost Inside will rise in the presence of our families, our friends, the people that cared for us, the people that kept us alive, and the people that brought us back to life. If those are the only people in the room, we have succeeded.
See you there.