12 May 2007|
Milwaukee (WI), Riverside Theater
The Queen Is DeadThis was an excellent concert. Morrissey wasn't very talkative, but he was very playful and energetic and his performance was flawless. The crowd was at a fever-pitch as soon as Morrissey set foot on stage. There were a few unsuccessful stage attempts early in the show. Only during the final song did fans finally manage to make it there, sometimes with Morrissey's help, and it didn't take long before security lost control and the singer had to be rushed backstage. Many other fans in the audience thought the stage invaders had brought an early ending to the show, but there were no more songs planned after.
The setlist was slightly scrambled and in the process "In The Future When All's Well" was dropped.
As he walked on stage Morrissey greeted the audience by saying "Welcome to my cellar!" After introducing his musicians, as he always did about one third into the show, he added "...and I'm a pigmy elephant". One song was introduced with the line "This song doesn't concern you..." Instead of making a noose out of his microphone cord as he often did during "Panic", he twisted it hard as if he was strangling the DJ instead of hanging him. There weren't any doubts on his intentions when he followed the song with the comment "Kill the DJ I would..." At some point Morrissey apologised for his hair and for his funny facial grimaces. He then apologised for "...everything, anything you can think of..."
Many fans had been checking past setlists on the internet and when "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side" started they knew this was the last song, and the last chance for them to make it on stage. It didn't take long into the song for the first attempts, and Morrissey helped a few fans make it up. While the luckiest fans usually get a quick hug then escape, one particular petite female fan was lucky enough to be picked up by Morrissey in a gentle embrace and twirled about. Then many more fans tried to make it on stage and security started to lose control, so Morrissey was escorted backstage, leaving the band to quickly finish the song.
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