14 June 2009|
Bremen (Germany), Pier 2
This Charming ManThis was a good show. Morrissey was very relaxed and in good spirits. He looked like he was enjoying himself. The crowd was rather quiet, but appreciative. There were no changes in the setlist.
Before going into "Ask" Morrissey greeted the audience with the line "Welcome to our sliver of songs..." Further into the show he asked "Did anybody cycle today? Or tomorrow? In the future? I cycled today...." He punctuated a line in "How Soon Is Now?" as he sang "I am the son, and the heir, look!, of a shyness that is criminally vulgar". Before going into "Let Me Kiss You" he had tender words for the German audience: "A beautiful country, beautiful people..."
After "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" Morrissey first said something that sounded like "Irish song, England blood... sang real tears, and nice shirt..." He then had his traditional chat with fans in the front row: "Are you one? (hands microphone to fan who compliments him) Compared to who? (scans the front rows) Does anybody have any rude questions? Rude questions please... What? So?... Where am I sleeping later? You mean, where is the bed? I will go to Odense, Denmark... Denmark! I'm loved in Denmark... Hello! (hands microphone to someone else who asks him when was his last kiss) That has yet to happen... obviously!... (scans for more) Question? No? Question? No question? (someone tells him that the band is wonderful and him too, etc, and hands him 7" records) Thank you... (holds up records) which I have... twice!"
When Morrissey and the band returned to the stage for the encore, they lined up at the front, arms around each other, and bowed. Morrissey then mischieviously pulled everybody down to the floor. Before going into encore "First Of The Gang To Die" he sang the title line of Elvis' "It's Now Or Never", perhaps an enticement for fans to try and get on stage.
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