Three ques­tions for Clown

He’s mak­ing a doc­u­men­tary – Day Of The Gu­sano – about Slipknot’s first Mex­ico gig, in 2015


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Why Make WHAT WAS A Movie so good About your About The Mex­i­can fans? Mex­ico show in Par­tic­u­lar?

“As a peo­ple, they have a unity. The peo­ple are very ag­gres­sive in their love of mu­sic. It re­ally moves them. How they dis­play their af­fec­tion as one – if you tell them to sit down or jump, it’s ev­ery­body. It’s a power to be reck­oned with.”

2 is it Pos­si­ble To cap­ture The en­ergy of slipknot on film?

“It’s a mis­er­able ex­pe­ri­ence for me be­cause I have put my­self in the po­si­tion where I’m a di­rec­tor. We need nine cam­era­men. If the Clown is on fire while Sid is tak­ing a p**s and you’re hired to shoot the crowd, what do you get? You miss the big thing. Slipknot is a very hard band to un­der­stand vis­ually.” “It felt like our early days. I grew up en­joy­ing the unity of small clubs. The beau­ti­ful thing about the early Slipknot shows was that nei­ther we nor the kids knew what to ex­pect. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to feel that. You can feel that with the Mex­i­can peo­ple. Slipknot’s Corey Tay­lor hugs a fan I re­mem­ber walk­ing off stage with my wife, she grabbed my hand and we were walk­ing to the van and my wife was like, ‘Can you feel that?’ You could hear the kids stomp­ing through the ce­ment and it was fright­en­ing her. It’s nice to be re­minded that large groups of peo­ple can agree.”

Day Of The Gu­sano will be re­leased in se­lect UK cine­mas on Septem­ber 6

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