5 April 2000|
Metropolitan, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The Boy RacerThe final concert in Latin America also turned out to be the final concert of the Oye Esteban tour. There were rumours the tour would go on during the year, but Morrissey only returned on stage in 2002. So the Oye Esteban tour ended on a good note. Morrissey and his fans were all in great spirits. No one made it on stage despite several attempts and the help of Morrissey.
There were again many changes made in the setlist for the benefit of fans following Morrissey around Brazil. "Half A Person", "Break Up The Family", "Now My Heart is Full", "Tomorrow" and "Shoplifters Of The World Unite" returned while "Lost", "Boxers", "I Can Have Both", "The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils" and "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" were dropped.
Morrissey started the show dressed in his PVC outfit. For the first time since he started wearing it he didn't feel the need to explain that it was PVC and not leather. As usual he changed out of it after a few songs but exceptionally on this date he kept the trousers on for the rest of the show.
"Ouija Board, Ouija Board" was introduced with "I now have my lenses in, so I can see all of you". Someone threw a Brazilian flag on stage and it ended up near Alain who picked it up. This prompted Morrissey to say "At last, finally Alain has some curtains for his new apartment (Alain: "It looks smashing") Alain, either no one can hear what you're saying or no one cares... I won't say which..." He then chatted with fanzine editor Julia Riley. Someone else from the audience shouted requests and Morrissey asked her "Julia, what are they saying? (Julia: "Bigmouth") Bigmouth? Bigmouth, no, no, no, no, no... I have a small mouth..."
Over the length of the show Morrissey often commented about Rio being hot. He would say "Rio, Rio, Rio, hot, hot, hot" or "Julia it's so hot" or suggest that the bar sell more beer. He also had a personal conversation with fan webpage editor Angela (called one of the girlfriends in a dot com by Morrissey) before "Meat Is Murder". He asked her if he had frightened her the night before when he acknowledged her from the stage and told her it would happen again. He then introduced the next song in Portuguese with the line "No carne, no carne, no carne" (no meat).
When the crowd engaged in a chant of "Morrissey! Morrissey! Morrissey!" he replied with "Rio! Rio! Rio!". At some point someone shouted for "Sing Your Life" and Morrissey looked surprised, said "Sing Your Life?" and sang the first few bars. But the band still then launched into the next planned song. At some other time Morrissey asked a fan for his t-shirt of an Oi band called The Business. The fan refused and Morrissey asked him what he had to do to get the shirt, but the fan still didn't agree. He also said at some point "Rob, come eat these curtains". This probably was an inside joke with someone from his staff. He also asked "Why are you smiling?"
For the encore Morrissey changed into his paint splattered jeans, the ones he had worn now and then during the tour. "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" was planned as the encore song, but it was changed at the last minute for "Shoplifters Of The World Unite". As the band launched into it, in answer to a fan-made sign asking "Do you gamble?", Morrissey replied "Yes, I gamble... I gamble every day... I'm gambling right now!". Earlier he had similarly commented on other fan signs and banners. He would read them out loud and then answer them, such as "Is It Real? Yes it's real! It's real!" or "How can I fulfill you? Otherwise kill me... no, I won't kill you!".
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