20 October 1999|
Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your SideThis concert went down quite well. Morrissey was in apparent good spirits but the audience was not the most energetic and welcoming. No one made it on stage, though quite a few tried. The setlist was slightly resequenced, particularly in its latter half, and in the process "Sunny" and "Now My Heart Is Full" were replaced by "Alma Matters" and "Roy's Keen". "Now My Heart Is Full" was actually on the setlist but skipped.
After the usual drum intro Morrissey and the band walked on stage and the singer greeted the audience with "Lipstick Leipzig, hello, where am I?" In set opener "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side" the man changed a line to "well you don't need to look so peeved". After "Billy Budd" he thanked the audience with "You're very generous, thank you..." He would do the exact same thing later in the show, after "Tomorrow". In "Alma Matters" he didn't do any of the usual live changes, but he did sing "it's my life to end my own way".
In "Hairdresser On Fire", besides many other changes, Morrissey usually changed a line to "can you squeeze me into an empty page of your diary and psychologically shave me", but on this date he took it further by singing "...and supernaturally shave me". Then to balance it out further down he sang "psychologically save me" instead of "supernaturally save me". After the song he answered shouts of love from the audience with "I know, I know..."
In 1999 live performances of "Is It Really So Strange?" so far Morrissey had been changing a line to "I found a modest house", and on this date he took it further by singing "I found a humble house". After the song he replied to shouts of love with the questions "How much? What would you do for me?" In "Tomorrow" he sang "I won't tell everyone" instead of "I won't tell anybody". Before going into the encore Morrissey took advantage of his last chance to thank the fans who followed him around Germany: "Thank you, you are very beautiful... Could I please thank all the people who travelled to see all of these German shows, these concerts called (undecipherable)... we're very grateful and (undecipherable) so thank you..."
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