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