4 June 2006|
Rock im Park Festival, Nürnberg, Germany
PanicMorrissey appeared to be in an excellent mood but wasn't as talkative in the second half of the gig. He was very playful with the photographers during the first few songs. Throughout the show there was a good deal of microphone chord whipping, shooting gestures, kicking, etc. At some point Morrissey threw the flower he had in his buttonhole into the audience.
As on his previous German festival appearance two days earlier, Morrissey did a short one hour set and no encore. Someone else was booked after him and that was all the time he had. He did make a few changes to the previous date's setlist. Album tracks "I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now" and "To Me You Are A Work Of Art" were dropped and replaced by "The Father Who Must Be Killed" and the lesser known "Human Being" and "My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye".
Morrissey greeted his audience "Guten Abend Rrrrock im Park!" when he came on stage. He spoke German again later when he thanked the audience's reception with "Dankeschön!". There was a bit more German after "Human Being" when he asked "Do you remember die New Yorrrrk Dolls?" There were also references to German geography, or perhaps musical history, when newest single "The Youngest Was The Most Loved" was introduced with "This is our new single in Offenbach...(corrects pronunciation)... Offenbach...."
Halfway into the concert Morrissey proceeded with the customary band introduction which started with "Would you please say hello to bababa Boz Boorer..." He commented on the people bungee-jumping next to the stage by saying "Crazy... that's crazy!" When the audience chanted his name he asked "Yes? Are you British?".
Morrissey also had a few chats with fans in the front rows. After "Girlfriend In A Coma", when asked if he enjoyed German beer, he first asked "What?". When the question was repeated he answered "Oh bellissimo, bellissimo...". The same fan later asked Boz how he was doing, Morrissey heard him and told Boz "Boz someone wants to speak to you". There was a polite exchange between the fan and the guitarist and Morrissey then said "We are fortunate to have him, Boz had an operation". When the fan asked what he got done, Morrissey answered "... a lot". Morrissey later asked the same fan "Where are you from? Chicago? Texas? Minneapolis?" The fan answered he was from Mexico and Morrissey replied "Beautiful Beautiful".
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