9 May 2007|
Denver (CO), Fillmore Auditorium
The Queen Is DeadThis concert was a good one. Morrissey was in in good form but he was significantly less talkative than usual. The crowd was not the most energetic but it was still very appreciative. Security was very strict but there was no report of violence. No one made it onto the stage. The middle portion of the setlist was resequenced and in the process "Dear God Please Help Me" was replaced with "Lucky Lisp".
Morrissey's greeting to the audience when he entered stage was a variation on the intro to the New York Dolls's "Looking For A Kiss": "When I say I'm in love... I'm not really..." At the very end of "First Of The Gang To Die" Morrissey pretended to sneeze. He then said "So please, please, please be tender for two reasons: we pedaled all the way from Salt Lake City and the second reason is that we city folk are not used to the altitude... so I may die in five minutes and... remember me this way!" Between two lines in "Disappointed" he told one of his front row regulars "poor Winnie!". After the song he told the audience "Thank you Colarada!... and if I seem to be exaggerating... I am!"
At the very end of "Panic" Morrissey shouted "I love you!" Following "Let Me Kiss You" he proceeded with the customary introduction of the band, but he exceptionally didn't have a clever intro for it: "...and on electric guitar is Boz Boorer... on the bass guitar, the newest wonder of the world, Solomon Walker... drumming, the great Matt Walker... on electric guitar, Jesse Tobias... and on everything else Michael Farrell... and I am a window that never opens (crowd laughs)... Funny? I don't think so..." New composition "All You Need Is Me" was introduced with the line "Yes, well, from Stockton to Sparks, to Santa Rosa, Oakland, somewhere else up there and we still have time, amazing, to write a new song (crowd cheers)... which people will surprise you to know is called 'All You Need Is Me'..."
Before going into "Lucky Lisp" Morrissey announced "This next song has its place... I don't know where but..." Then after its performance he added "That song was for aficionados especially..." After "Everyday Is Like Sunday" he asked the audience "Is there anybody here from Aurora? Really? Aurora, yes..." (Aurora is a suburb of Denver). After "Irish Blood, English Heart" he asked his most dedicated fan "Julia, do you mind if I speak to Winnie? So this is your last night Winnie? You're gonna go on to Omaha? Where will you go then? (she says she's going home tomorrow) Well, yes, that's what I was saying. Tomorrow you go home, aha! You're really not gonna go to Omaha? Who? See, they're gonna go to Omaha! Tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk... Omaha! Really?"
After "Ganglord" Morrissey teased the audience by saying "Now I can see that your eyebrows are beginning to droop a bit (crowd disagrees) Where the hell else would you be? Denny's? Jack-In-The-Box?... I think you would..." He made many lyric changes in "How Soon Is Now?", some previously heard, some different, and some new. He sang "of a shyness that is criminal and vulgar", "how can you say I live my life the wrong way", "somebody who even likes you", "you go home and you cry and you want to die, again" and "look at this face, all my hope is gone".
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