29 April 2009|
Galway (Ireland), Leisureland
This Charming ManThis one was a very good show. Morrissey was in great form throughout, but he was perhaps slightly less chatty than usual. He seemed quite happy with the crowd's welcome and appreciation, as it was rowdier and more passionate than in Killarney the night before. No one managed to make it on stage.
There was very little change made to the setlist as "The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores" was replaced with "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell".
As he took the stage Morrissey greeted the audience by asking, in an Irish accent, "How are things in Connemara?" At some point he told the crowd "For a Wednesday night, I suppose it's not bad..." He also mused that he and the band might get roughed up by the time they arrived at their next planned date: "We are playing in Omagh and I'd say we are going to get our heads kicked in by then..." Something else he said was "I am nothing, I know nothing, I am nothing...", perhaps at the end of the introduction of the band. There was a false start at the very beginning of "When Last I Spoke To Carol " and before the band started it again, he turned to the crowd and asked who they held responsible, and if it was him.
As was now tradition Morrissey chatted with some people in the front rows and occasionally handed them the microphone so they could share their answer with the whole audience. He asked one fan in particular "Do you have something nice to say?" She gave him a bottle of antibacterial hand sanitizer and suggested he could use it after he shaked fans' hands. He replied by saying "That's what happens when you give other people the mike...", and proceeded to wipe the microphone head off his jeans as if the fan had been spitting all over it.
"Something Is Squeezing My Skull" was being released as a single that very week so Morrissey introduced it by saying "May I lodge a complaint? HMV in Galway refused to stock my new single." This was greeted with a chorus of pantomime boos and shouts of "wankers!" from the audience. Morrissey extended a standard lyric change in "Ask" to "if it's not love then it's military might, it's macho military might that will bring us together, you choose!". When he returned to the stage for the encore, he did the customary line-and-bow with his musicians, then delivered his parting words: "I'll see you at confession. Don't forget, mention my name..."
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