3 October 1997
Moore Theater, Seattle, WA

The Boy Racer
Alma Matters
Billy Budd
Reader Meet Author
Wide To Receive
Ambitious Outsiders
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Roy's Keen
Now My Heart Is Full
Paint A Vulgar Picture
The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils
/Shoplifters Of The World Unite
This concert went down very well. Morrissey was in great spirits and definitely over the "Chicago flu". Security was very tight and no one made it on stage. There was no change in the setlist from the previous date.

When he came on stage Morrissey picked up the microphone and, as a greeting, he just roared. He slightly changed a line in set opener "Maladjusted" to "making it anything other than easy for working boys like me". After "Billy Budd" he asked "Do you have anything to say? (cheers) Anything interesting? (cheers) No?" Besides this, his only other significant banter of the evening was delivered before "Speedway": "I think I've just seen somebody I recognize in the audience... which is actually quite boring... if you knew them..." His parting words before the encore were "God bless you!".

Morrissey ended the show by taking off his shirt and throwing it into the crowd after putting it in his mouth. Someone from security managed to pull it out of the hands of the fans who were fighting for pieces of it, so Morrissey tapped him on the head and motioned to him that he wanted his shirt back. He then threw it back to the fans, to the bouncer's humiliation. A tambourine had also been thrown in the audience earlier that evening. It had "Die cheerleader die" written on it.

"Hold On To Your Friends" and "What Difference Does It Make?" were heard rehearsed at soundcheck. "Hold On To Your Friends" would be added to the setlist within a week, but "What Difference Does It Make?" has yet to be performed by Morrissey without the Smiths. It was probably just being soundchecked by the band without Morrissey. Other songs from the regular playlist such as "Nobody Loves Us" were also heard.


A reasonably good audience recording of the complete set is circulated on bootlegs, including the internet (recorder: JLW). This can actually be found via more than one transfer, including a master one straight from the recorder.


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