3 September 2002|
Club Vallare, El Paso, TX
I Want The One I Can't HaveThe second consecutive night at El Paso's Club Vallare went down very well. The place was still oversold, the heat was still intense, but this time fans knew what to expect. They were very receptive, they cheered loudly and sang along to their favourite songs, particularly the "Viva Hate"-era material. The heat must have been to blame, but for the second time only so far on this tour Morrissey removed his shirt and threw it into the crowd. He was in a good mood, talkative and very energetic and didn't seem to mind the heat. Again he often saluted and thanked the audience in Spanish. Security was very brutal with fans fighting for scraps of the shirt or for various other reasons, most of which undeserving of muscled intervention. Again no one made it on stage because of its height.
There was no change in the setlist, which is surprising for a second consecutive date in the same city. Morrissey actually acknowledged this by saying after set opener "I Want The One I Can't Have": "Very nice to see you and... we're gonna play the same songs we played last night but tonight, we're gonna do them backwards... yes, yes, yes, yes!...Si!". To illustrate this, Boz started walking backwards!
Following "Little Man, What Now?" Morrissey acknowledged the size of the venue by saying "It's very tight on stage, I hope you're not too uncomfortable but... you don't seem to mind... no... no..." He then announced that he would play a bigger venue in the future. Despite the fact that Texas is not very well portrayed in it, the song "Mexico" was very well received. Seeing this Morrissey enquired "Would you like that song so much if it were titled Italy? No... no... no..."
Near the end of the concert, as was slowly becoming tradition, Morrissey introduced his musicians and ended by introducing himself as "...I'm Humberto!". New composition "The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores" was introduced with: "If you have ever seen American Idol, you'll know what this song is all about". At the very end of the show Morrissey said "El Paso you've been beautiful!".
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