7 June 1991|
County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
Interesting DrugThis date was another great one. The venue had a 6-feet high wall between the stage and the floor and no security in between so many fans made it on stage. The stream started during "Sing Your Life", and at times it was so busy on stage it's a wonder how Morrissey managed not to lose his concentration (or his microphone!). The man himself wasn't very talkative, but seemingly in great spirits, enjoying the adulation.
The stage soon became littered with flowers and other 'offerings' sent flying from the pit. This made the place slippery, and perhaps because of this, at some point, Boz fell on his guitar and broke it. Following the new tradition, fans threw cigarettes on stage during the "give me a cigarette" line in "Our Frank". When this happened Morrissey picked one up, pretended to take a few puffs from it and then threw it away. "Suedehead" and "That's Entertainment" were reversed in the setlist order, making the former the main set closer. A female fan managed to climb on stage and stay there for most of "Suedehead", just dancing next to Morrissey.
Morrissey usually did two encore songs at this time, but in Santa Barbara, he only did one. It is unknown whether a second song was planned or not, but it is a fact that Morrissey could barely finish "Disappointed" because too many fans were up on stage dancing and hugging him. The audience however was hoping for more as they booed the fans who were still on stage when Morrissey and Th'Lads had left.
Bootleg cds were produced from the video, so the sound is fair at best. This has since made it onto file sharing networks.
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