7 October 1997
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

The Boy Racer
Alma Matters
Billy Budd
Reader Meet Author
Wide to Receive
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 was rather uneventful, but still appreciated by the people who attended. Morrissey was not as talkative as he had been on the previous few dates. He was probably aware of that because he said at some point "I have something terribly important to say, but i can't remember what it was...". A few people made it to the stage. There was no change in the setlist.

After "Reader Meet Author" Morrissey said "Your applause is very appreciated". After "Sunny", in response to a fan's enquiry about Eric Cantona, he replied "He's in Hollywood I believe... where he'll probably fail". In "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get", after the final line "You're asking for it", Morrissey often sang at the time "and it you shall get", but on this date he actually sang "and close you shall get". He teased the fans before "The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils" by asking them "Can you stand one more?". During that song, Morrissey was even more of a tease when he dropped to his knees, pulled his shirt open a bit, leaned his head back, then pulled his necklace out, put it in his mouth and rolled his tongue around it. This obviously got a big reaction out of the audience.


A very poor audience recording of the full set is circulated on bootlegs as well as on the internet.


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