19 September 1997
The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

The Boy Racer
Billy Budd
Alma Matters
Ambitious Outsiders
Wide To Receive
Reader Meet Author
Paint A Vulgar Picture
Roy's Keen
Satan Rejected My Soul
Now My Heart Is Full
/Shoplifters Of The World Unite
This was another hectic concert, but not as much as the previous one in New York. Security was very tight. About a dozen guards stood vigilantly behind a barrier. Still, about three fans managed to climb on stage. As soon as the backdrop appeared there was a rush to the front. Morrissey came out swinging something that looked like a green neon necklace, which he eventually threw into the audience. He was more or less distant throughout the evening, but still gave a very energetic performance. He kept calling the city Philly, as in "God bless Philly".

"Nobody Loves Us" was dropped from the set again, and replaced by "Sunny". There was a significant resequencing the setlist. Main set closer "Speedway" was moved up in the upper half, and replaced in its position by "Now My Heart Is Full". One line in "Alma Matters" was changed to "It's my life to trash my own way". The fan favourite "Paint A Vulgar Picture" was introduced with "Here is a song nobody knows".

"The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils" was soundchecked before the show. It would be played for the first time on this tour a few days later in Cleveland.


This concert is not circulated on bootlegs at this point in time. However a recording of a part of the soundcheck can be found on the internet. The recording has two instrumental versions of "Maladjusted" as well as two versions of "The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils".


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