19 November 1997|
Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH
Do Your Best And Don't WorryThis was another good but uneventful concert. The crowd wasn't the most energetic one of the tour, but Morrissey still looked in good spirits, playful and was quite talkative. One or two lucky fans managed to get on stage.
Cincinnati saw a few minor changes to the setlist: "The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils" was replaced by "Roy's Keen" and "Sunny", bringing the set length back up to 15 songs, a rare maximum on this tour. "Sunny" wasn't actually played very often on this leg of the tour.
As Morrissey came on stage he growled a simple "Hello!" before going into the opening song. After "London", he said "I'm feeling a little strange... any suggestions?". A bit later, he asked "What's it like to live here? Awful?". He returned to the subject shortly after: "Are you born here or do you immigrate here?". To someone in the audience who answered the latter question with another question or a disparaging comment, he answered "No I'm really intelligent". After the next song, having perhaps realised that he might have offended people with his question, he asked "Have you forgotten that really silly question? I hope you have".
In "The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get" he supposedly changed the chorus to "the more you abhor me, the closer I get" and pretended to hang himself by wrapping the microphone cord around his neck.
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