18 November 1992|
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, GA
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your SideThis concert was originally scheduled for 14 November, but Morrissey ended up playing on Saturday Night Live and it was moved to 18 November. It was overall a good show, but the crowd seemed rather tame. Security in Atlanta was provided by the police, but they weren't able to control the audience and a huge stage invasion took place during the encore. There were only minor readjustments in the setlist order, and "Everyday Is Like Sunday" was replaced by "Girl Least Likely To".
As he entered stage Morrissey greeted the audience before the band launched immediately into the powerful opening number "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side". Morrissey picked up a pair of maracas at the beginning of "You're The One For Me, Fatty", shook them for a few bars, then threw them into the audience. He did the same later with a tambourine and the gold lamé shirt he was wearing. After "Certain People I Know", probably because he thought the audience lacked enthusiasm, he enquired "Tell me... are you bored? Well, I think... (fan shouts something) what?".
Before "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" Morrissey teased the security and the fans by saying "I'd just like to warn you that the police are here, so if you enjoy yourself... you're out!". As the security men were pulling a female fan back down into the crowd while Morrissey was trying to help her on stage and asking the security to "let go", Morrissey himself was pulled into the crowd. He managed to get back up and left the stage holding his head, but luckily for him he wasn't seriously hurt.
Some of this information was provided by Robert Bazemore Jr.
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