3 February 2007|
Pasadena (CA), Civic Auditorium
How Soon Is Now?The final of three consecutive nights at Pasadena's Civic Auditorium was another success. Morrissey was perhaps slightly less energetic than on the previous two dates, but still gave an excellent concert. The crowd was again very receptive and loud. They sang along to their favourite songs and fought violently for pieces of the shirts Morrissey threw into the pit. However on this date no one made it on stage.
The setlist had more or less the same content, but "I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now" was dropped and the rest was completely resequenced. In the process "Panic" was replaced in the opening slot by another Smiths classic, "How Soon Is Now?" in which Morrissey said he was the son and heir "...of a shyness that is criminal and vulgar". The man was again very playful with the lyrics of "You Have Killed Me". He started with "Mozalini is me, Pasolini I will never be". He did most of the usual changes, but further down he also sang "Tony Franciosa is me, Diana Dors you will always be". "In The Future When All's Well" was another title Morrissey was very playful with at the time, but on this date he was more reserved and lines such as "I will lie down and be counted" were not changed.
Similarly, in "Let Me Kiss You", Morrissey did not change "you'll try anything twice" to "you'll try anyone twice". After the song the audience chanted his name and he asked them "Are you chanting Misery! Misery! Misery! Misery!? That or (undecipherable)?" At some point he addressed the crowd as St. Louis, and introduced himself as Chester Bennington. He mentioned the Super Bowl by saying "...and as for tomorrow, my pick is the Denver Omelettes." He announced that there was going to be an afterparty at The Huntington/Botanical Gardens and invited everyone, then told his favourite fan Julia that he was just kidding. When the audience booed the mention of her name, Morrissey asked her "Julia, how do you feel about the booing?" to which she gave a dismissive response. There was some more booing and Morrissey said, "As always, Julia is right.... and if you boo, you're just jealous jealous jealous jealous JEALOUS!"
Before "The Youngest Was The Most Loved" Morrissey taunted the audience with the introduction "This next one is called 'I Keep Mine Hidden'." After "Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice" the man said "I think you're very lucky to live in Pasadena (crowd cheers)... You know why? Because you have own Bristol Farms, you have your own Rite-Aid... just kidding..." Since he started doing "William, It Was Really Nothing" again on the previous leg of the tour, Morrissey had regularly been changing the line "God knows I'm trying to live mine" to "I'm here trying to live mine". However on this date it was changed again, this time to "I'm still trying to live mine". During the "Auld Lang Syne" outro to "Life Is A Pigsty" Morrissey lay down on the floor. He had done the same at the very beginning of the show at the end of "How Soon Is Now?".
In "Everyday Is Like Sunday" Morrissey replaced "etch on a postcard" by "scratch on a postcard" and this was followed by "Oh Mama! how I dearly wish I had never been born". He also sang "win yourself a cheap date", with delay and emphasis on the last word, and near the end he extended a line to "Everyday is silent and grey at least when you're all alone. A few older live changes from the early 1990s or 2004 that had been dropped in 2006 also returned: "I do believe this is the coastal town" and "please come please come nuclear bomb".
When Morrissey and the band returned to the stage to perform the encore they all lined up at the front and bowed, as they usually did, but on this date they had opener Kristeen Young with them. As the musicians returned to their respective positions and Kristeen returned backstage, Morrissey picked up the microphone and said "All I can say is you have thrilled me, you have thrilled me..." before going into "First Of The Gang To Die".
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