31 March 2000|
Opiniao, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Hairdresser On FireThis was another great concert for Morrissey. The venue was a bit smaller than the previous ones in Latin America. There was no barrier between the fans and the stage, making it very easy to touch Morrissey. Still, only a few fans made it on stage. There was no change in the setlist content.
After "Now My Heart Is Full", Morrissey enquired "Any requests? Any request will be ignored". Despite this, song titles were shouted from everywhere in the audience, so he repeated that he would not perform requests. At some point he enquired "Do you all live here? Do you like living here? Yes, no? (crowd screams) Is that a yes, Julia? I think that was 60/40 percent... they don't understand what I am saying... no one cares..."
Morrissey made many live changes in "The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get" at the time, and for line in particular he often came up with different ideas. In Porto Alegre, the line was "I will creep into your bed like a bad friend". He also sang "squeeze me in" at the end. For once, the short speech accompanying "Meat Is Murder" was in Spanish or Portuguese (both apply): "Vegetariano, vegetariano, vegetariano..."
Morrissey also had 'private' conversations with Morrisseytour.com editor Angela and fanzine editor Julia Riley. To the latter he asked after the first song how many shows she had attended. He had already done so during an earlier concert only a month before on the American East coast. At the end of the encore Boz let some fans play his guitar by pointing it in their direction.
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