31 October 1992|
O'Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your SideThe American portion of the Your Arsenal tour resumed after a 10 day break. The band seemed ready to take over a few more months of touring. The crowd was very enthusiastic and demonstrative, as is always the case in Southern California. This was Halloween night, Boz was in drag, wearing a blonde wig, make up and a dress.
There was no surprise in the setlist. It still featured 18 songs and the content was more or less the same as on the previous half of the American leg, including part-timers "The Loop" and "The National Front Disco" and newcomer "Jack The Ripper", but excluding part-timers "Tomorrow" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday".
Morrissey wasn't talkative throughout the evening. After "Sister I'm A Poet", he enquired "Is err... is err... is everybody comfortable? (crowd cheers) I'm so pleased...". Then after "Girl Least Likely To" he started "I suppose you must feel... what? uh..." but never finished what he meant to ask.
After "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful", the crowd broke out into a chant of Morrissey's name. The excitement was building up and by the time the band returned for the encore, the screaming from the crowd was deafening. As a first encore, the audience was given the yet unreleased and soon-to-be fan favourite "Jack The Ripper". After that song Morrissey tried to say something, but the screams were too loud. "The National Front Disco" made it return as set closer, after having been dropped for the latter part of the previous half of this tour. The song still ended in an extended chaotic jam of feedback, giving Morrissey time to escape the venue before the fans.
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