22 September 1992|
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia (Washington), MD
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your SideMorrissey was very well received in Washington, but the concert was marked by problems with security. There were no changes in the setlist.
In "Glamorous Glue", probably because the concert was so close to the American capital, a line was adapted for the American public: "We won't vote Republican because we never have". In "Girl Least Likely To", besides the usual lyrics changes, Morrissey sang "standing round the shops with chips". After the Suede cover "My Insatiable One", Morrissey started to "That song was written by... somebody else... what do you know? (fans shout names) No..." In true Morrissey fashion, ne never said the original artist's name.
At some point into "You're The One For Me, Fatty", Morrissey stopped singing after witnessing a security man being brutal. He finished the song then said "I'd just like to say that... I just have to disappear for one minute, please wait". He went backstage then returned to resume the concert. Earlier, in "We'll Let You Know", he had teased security from behind while singing the line "we may even be the most depressing people you've ever known".
After "Seasick, Yet Still Docked", Morrissey replied to someone in the audience "What did you say? What? Mack The Knife?" Before leaving for the encore, seemingly happy with the great reception, he said "Thank you friends". At the end of "The National Front Disco", during the chaotic jam typical of live performances of that song, Boz gave his guitar to Morrissey who tried to play it with a bunch of flowers.
"Let The Right One Slip In" and "Jack The Ripper" were rehearsed during soundcheck. Neither of these songs had been performed yet. "Jack The Ripper" wasn't even released at that point in time.
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