18 December 1992|
Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
We Hate It When Our Friends Become SuccessfulMorrissey was in very good spirits and very talkative throughout this concert. He sounded like he was among friends. The barrier between the stage and the crowd didn't keep back the fans who wanted to reach their idol. Slower numbers "Girl Least Likely To" and "He Knows I'd Love To See Him" were dropped from the bill. This might have been a last minute decision given the crowd's lack of enthusiasm.
In "Suedehead", Morrissey sang "Oh so many blank pages", a change that was common on the 1991 Kill Uncle tour but not so much on this one. After that song he was about to say something ("I was err... I was err...") but he kept being interrupted by someone shouting "Happy in the haze!". He replied in a mock-pirate voice "Happy in the haze! Happy in the haze of a drunken hour!", then in his normal voice "I dunno". After "We'll Let You Know" he said "Thank you" and the crowd cheered, but not enough to Morrissey's satisfaction so he said again, sarcastically "Oh, thank you!". This made the audience cheer even more, and Morrissey continued with even more sarcasm "Oh!! Thank you!!". This probably gave a little push to a night that had started rather quietly.
After "Sister I'm A Poet", to someone in the crowd who shouted for the song "Lucky Lisp", Morrissey replied: "Did you say 'Lucky Lisp'? That's very coincidental because...". He was just teasing the fan because the next song they played was the planned "The Loop". In "Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference", when fans sang along to the line "most people keep their brains between their legs" with him, Morrissey added "No they don't". "Certain People I Know" was introduced with "This is our new single which is about to be deleted by EMI... Why? I'll tell you later..". But he never did.
As was becoming tradition, the fans were teased with the opening notes to "Ouija Board Ouija Board" at the beginning of "November Spawned A Monster". Morrissey actually went further than usual on this date by also lip-synching the first words to "Ouija Board Ouija Board" before it became "November Spawned A Monster". After "Jack The Ripper" he had a short conversation with a fan in the front rows: "Give you a, give you a, give you a what? A kiss!?". In main set closer "Glamorous Glue", Morrissey changed a line to "I've been too much in love". The song's ending was slightly extended with a bit of feedback before the band left for the encore break.
Coming back for the encore, Morrissey teased the fans again "Did you say 'Lucky Lisp'? (crowd mostly goes 'yes!') No? Oh I thought you did, never mind". Before going into set closer "The National Front Disco", as he had done elsewhere so far on this leg of the tour, Morrissey had a dig at journalists: "If you think that this song is in any way racist, then I suggest that you do yourself a very big favor and you give up the NME".
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