30 October 1999
Coliseu de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side
The Boy Racer
Alma Matters
Billy Budd
Reader Meet Author
Is It Really So Strange?
Hairdresser On Fire
November Spawned A Monster
Break Up The Family
Trouble Loves Me
Now My Heart Is Full
Meat Is Murder
/Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
This date went down quite well. Morrissey frequently interacted with fans in the front rows and made quite a few improvised lyric changes. The audience was very receptive and one fan even managed to make it on stage despite the presence of a barrier keeping the crowd at a distance. Morrissey wore a 'Mexico' t-shirt in Lisbon instead of the usual West Ham Boys Club t-shirt. There were minor changes in the setlist order and "Roy's Keen" was replaced with "Alma Matters".

Between two lines in set opener "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side" Morrissey shouted something that sounded like "magnolia!". Spanish fans had traveled to Portugal to see their idol so after "The Boy Racer" the man answered a shouted request to play in Spain with "I know Spain is still waiting... I'm waiting for Spain too!", which was received with boos from portions the audience. The first line in "Alma Matters" was changed to "So, the life I chose for me". After the song Morrissey apologised for the barrier keeping the fans away from the stage: "It's great to be here and once again sorry about the barrier thing, sorry..." In "Reader Meet Author", he changed one line to "...have you ever escaped from a Lisbon life?".

After "Reader Meet Author" Morrissey commented on someone's sign: "By the way I saw your sign and, I'd love to make a baby, but..." In "Is It Really So Strange?" he didn't change "I found a tiny house" to "I found a modest house" like he always did. However he did sing "Oh yes you can chin me, and you can shin me, and you can dislocate my shoulder blade but you won't change the way I feel" and "I lost my wig in Newport Pagnell". After "Hairdresser On Fire" he thanked some fans for something "...very nice, that's very nice" and then to tried to find someone else's letter: "Say that? The letter? Which one? This one?"

In "Break Up The Family" Morrissey changed "wish me luck my friends goodbye" to "wish me luck my friends adios". After the song the audience broke into a chant of "Morrissey! Morrissey!" so the object of the chant flippantly announced "I changed my name to Hector". After "Speedway" he answered various shouts with "They do, they do love you, they really do..." and "I'm okay!", followed by giggles. Before the encore he simply said "Thank you, you're very nice... very nice..." At the end of the song he shouted a string of "Vaya con Dios" and "Adios!" before exiting, leaving the band to finish the song by themselves.


A good audience recording of the full concert is circulated among fans, sometimes under the title "Live In Lisboa". It should be said that on the internet this is available in raw form as well as 'remastered'. As always in these situations the original version sounds better. The 'remastered' version sounds louder, but it is also more muffled, probably because the job was done from MP3 files then resampled at a different bitrate.


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