27 November 2006|
Thessaloniki (Greece), Principal Club Theatre
PanicThis concert didn't take place at the Pyli Axiou as it was originally intended, but at the Principal Club Theatre. Morrissey was in a very good mood, he constantly joked with the audience and shook as many hands as possible. He was very talkative and often replied to things that were shouted to him by fans in the front rows. The audience was totally responsive, most of it danced and sang along to their favourite songs. There was no change in the setlist.
Morrissey's first words as he took the microphone were "Vassanistirio! Vassanistirio! Vassanistirio!" ('Torture! Torture! Torture!') and they were delivered in a perfect Greek accent. At the end of set opener "Panic" he pulled his tie up and pretended to hang himself with it to illustrate the "hang the DJ" line. Soon after, "The Youngest Was The Most Loved" was introduced with "This song is all about me!" At some point Morrissey complained that the promoters had spelled his name with only one 'S' on the promotional posters put up around town. He said "You see, I cried... I only have one name... It's also funny they had no problems spelling 'Kaiser Chiefs' but 'Morrissey'? No, we couldn't possibly do that!"
At some point Morrissey joked about the Greeks having all these ancient monuments whereas the British only have Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Harry. He followed this with a gun firing gesture. After "I've Changed My Plea To Guilty" he thanked the audience by saying "Thank you manic depressives... Is that what they call you?" Of course Morrissey had his customary chat with his concert regular Julia. He asked her "Julia how are you?" and handed her the microphone so she could answer. She returned the question to him and his reply was "I'm good... I live minute by minute... not day by day, not hour by hour but minute by minute... You see, I never know where I'll be in the next four minutes... Will I be here? (then pointing at another part of the stage) Will I be there?".
A fan was holding a sign asking Morrissey to come back to Istanbul, and seeing this the man asked for people from Istanbul to raise their hands. To a different fan Morrissey said "Your t-shirt is very impressive!" The object of the compliment thanked him and Morrissey then asked "So ... you remember?" The fan replied "Yes! I remember!" but his idol then said "I don't remember..." Morrissey also mentioned his new single "I Just Want To See The Boy Happy" and actually showed the audience a copy of the 7" picture disc while doing so. In typical self deprecating manner, he said "Nobody cares, but I do". Set closer "The National Front Disco" was introduced with the words "Every old song is an old ghost".
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