19 October 1999
Columbia Halle, Berlin, Germany

You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side
The Boy Racer
Billy Budd
Reader Meet Author
Is It Really So Strange?
Hairdresser On Fire
November Spawned A Monster
Meat Is Murder
Trouble Loves Me
Now My Heart Is Full
Break Up the Family
/Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
This was another excellent, energetic show. Morrissey was in top form and interacted a good deal with his audience. For the first time on this European leg a fan managed to make it on stage. There weren't many surprises in the setlist, "Roy's Keen" was replaced with "Sunny".

The first thing Morrissey did when he came on stage was to greet the Berlin audience with "Hello I am the ghost of Troubled Joe". After "Reader Meet Author" he said "God bless you...", and then to something shouted to him, he replied "Thank you for coming..." After "Hairdresser On Fire" he invited people, or perhaps someone in particular, to "...come on, come up, come up, come up". Besides all of the usual live changes in "November Spawned A Monster" he sang "but she'll be walking your streets in the clothes that she went out and stole for herself".

"Lost" was introduced with the line "Three of you will know this song, it's called 'Lost'." After that song Morrissey tried to decipher something that was shouted to him: "Say that slowly, say it slowly... Shake and what? Shake and uhmm?" In live performances of "Tomorrow" Morrissey sometimes changed "through my shiftless body" to "through my miserable body", but on the date he changed the second occurrence of that line to "through my tuneless body". In "Meat Is Murder" he distractedly sang 'comforting' instead of 'succulent'.

After "Meat Is Murder" Morrissey acknowledged once again things shouted to him by saying "I'm listening..." After "Trouble Loves Me" he replied to someone's request for new songs with "write them then..." Then to someone shouting "we love you!", he answered "why?". Besides the usual live changes in "Break Up The Family" he replaced "I'm so glad to grow older" with "I'm so glad to be older". After the song everyone went backstage to take a break, and when they returned to perform the encore Morrissey came out dressed into a sailor uniform. Encore "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" was introduced with "Thank you, you're very gracious... and because this is Berlin, and because we must..."


A fair audience recording of the complete set (minus the end of the encore song) is available from bootleg traders and in digital format on the internet. Unfortunately the recording skips and fades out now and then.


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