17 June 1991|
Starplex, Dallas, TX
The Last Of The Famous International PlayboysThis concert turned out to be one of the wildests of this tour. Morrissey and the band were in their element, feeding off the energy and enthusiasm of the fans which almost equalled that of the California fans. However the concert had to be cut short by one song because of a massive stage invasion, something that didn't happen in California. This has very likely prompted Morrissey's decision to release this concert on video. Read 'Official releases' further down for more information.
In "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys", Morrissey made the usual changes but actually sang "Ronnie Kray do you know my ways", which was completely new. The first fans to make it up on stage did so on "King Leer". From then on the flow would almost be constant to the end. Sometimes people would make it up on their own, but occasionally they were given a hand my Morrissey himself. In "Mute Witness", the man illustrated the subject of the song by lying on his back on the front monitors, as if he was dead, with a flower on his crotch. During "November Spawned A Monster" there were even more fans on stage, sometimes 2 or 3 at a time... the audience's excitement was building up and at the end of that song, it broke into a chant of Morrissey's name.
The live arrangement of "That's Entertainment" still ended in a frantic drum and guitar outro, and at the end of this date's performance, Boz trashed his guitar. Fan-favourite "Suedehead" brought another big surge of fans up on stage. One of them even jumped on Morrissey and wrapped her legs around him while bouncing up and down. Surprisingly Morrissey seemed to handle this perfectly well without falling over or losing his lines. This marked the end of the main set.
After a short break, the band was cheered back on and Morrissey said "We would like to say thank you to everybody, but a very special thank you to the brave ones...". This was certainly aimed at the stage invaders and the message was not lost. The first planned encore was "Everyday Is Like Sunday" but the song was never finished because within a minute or two the stage was flooded with fans. Morrissey managed to escape in the melée, leaving his band to finish the song as an instrumental while fans were dancing on stage. Alain picked up singing duties for the chorus but soon the band put an end to the song and also escaped. They left the whole stage filled with people running around, showing off and jumping back into the pit. The planned second encore "Disappointed" was obviously forgotten. The house lights went back on and the outro music signalled that it was time for people to leave the venue, something they eventually did after chanting Morrissey's name in vain for some time.
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