3 November 2009|
Brentwood (UK), Brentwood Centre
This Charming ManThis was another great show. Morrissey was at his best and seemed happy to be on stage, although perhaps not as talkative as he had been before. The crowd was receptive and appreciative. There was no change in the setlist content or order.
The venue was a leisure centre with gym and swimming pool, so as he walked on stage Morrissey greeted the crowd by saying "Can you smell adventure? Here at the Thrift Green Trotters Running Club? Let me run..." After "Black Cloud" he added "So we came to Brentwood in search of adventure, and what we found was...", which led to "When Last I Spoke To Carol". At the very end of "Ganglord" he followed the final line "get your fat ass back to the ghetto" with the additional lines "wherever the ghetto might be, get your fat ass back to the ghetto". After the song he said "You see, the less you expect, the more you receive..." As the band was lauching into "Teenage Dad On His Estate", he mocked someone in the audience by imitating their voice.
Following "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself", Morrissey proceeded with the introduction of the band: "Trying their very very best to make me seem interesting are Boz Boorer... and on the bass is Solomon Walker... on the drums is Matt Walker... on the electric guitar is Jesse Tobias... and on the piano is Gustavo Manzur... and I know nothin'..." As an introduction to "The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores" he asked "Do you mind if I quote myself? Should I? No..." He followed the song with the line "For this is what I do for a living... unbelievable!"
As he returned to the stage for the encore, Morrissey chatted with various fans in the front row: "Anything to say? (fan: 'some girls are bigger than others'; Morrissey shrugs and moves along) Anything else? (fan: 'cheers Moz!'; Morrissey asks someone else) La-la... I dare you... (fan requests 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out') Why should I? (fan shouts something) Do you have any money? Oh yeah, but... (fan: 'Morrissey!') What? What? (clears throat and imitates Essex accent) I'm in Essex, what? What? Sorry, what did you say? Yes? Who? (fan: 'I haven't forgiven Jesus but I have forgiven Swindon'; Morrissey does not look impressed) Are you from Spain? (moves along) Yes? (fan talks about getting a tattoo) I saw you the other night, I think it was at Leeds, wasn't it, no? No, I never s- I didn't see any of you, did I? Or did I? Nervous people, no? (moves to someone else) I dare you (fan thanks for show the week before; Morrissey moves to someone else) Would you be nice?" He then handed the microphone to someone who said something, then moved along the row in search of someone else with something to share, but never found anyone, so he proceeded with the encore.
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