21 February 1995|
Colston Hall, Bristol
Billy BuddThis gig was a bit quieter than the average one on this tour. Morrissey looked tired and was less talkative, probably because his cold was being persistent. The concert still was appreciated by fans and critics, earning good reviews in the papers.
It took until after "Jack The Ripper" for Morrissey to address his fans for the first time. He said "I'm sure you've already guessed, but you're wrong". Then after the next song "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself", he added "Just remember that if you don't like it, you only have to say". During the noisy ending of "The National Front Disco", as the song was about to segue into the mellower "Moonriver" as it always did on this tour, Morrissey briefly left the stage but returned to his fans' relief. After finishing "Moonriver" he explained "It's Hull, and... it's the Hull bug... which is the flu, but it doesn't matter, because..." He probably meant to end that line with "...whatever happens I love you" because the song with that title was started right after the comment. During "Now My Heart Is Full", a fan climbed on stage, knelt before Morrissey and kissed his hand. To his delight and the crowd's, Morrissey kissed the fan's hand in return. There was a big rush to the stage for the encore, as was often the case on the Boxers tour. Morrissey and the band had to flee before the end of "Shoplifters Of The World Unite".
The tradional tambourine thrown into the audience in Bristol read 'ERIC', most likely for Eric Cantona.
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