3 November 1999
Vox Club, Nonantola (near Modena), Italy

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
The Italians loved Morrissey and they gave him the best of receptions. They sang along and chanted their idol's name many times. The man himself gave a great performance but he wasn't very talkative and seemed distracted at times. As in Milan the night before and for the remainder of this leg, he did not wear the usual attire of this tour, a West Ham Boys Club shirt. However he did wear one during the encore. There was no change in the setlist.

As Morrissey took the stage the first thing he said was "Hello my name is Klaus Nomi". After "The Boy Racer" he corrected that claim by specifying "I'm not really Klaus Nomi, I'd like to be...". After "Alma Matters" he recognised someone in the front rows and said "I saw you in Milan!" After "Billy Budd" he tried to have another conversation with a fan: "Yes sir? What's that? Thank you..."

As mentioned above Morrissey seemed to be distracted now and then, and it showed particularly during "Break Up The Family", which prompted him to say after that song's performance "I know you didn't really noticed, but I forgot some of the words, but... I can't really help it..." When he returned to the stage to do the encore he said "Thank you for being so bloody nice..." then the band launched into usual set closer "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me". When his vocals were done he repeated many times "I love you" and "goodbye" and exited, leaving the band to finish the song.


A good audience recording of the complete concert is available on compact disc from bootleg traders and in digital format on the internet. The recording captured quite well the enthusiasm and energy of the crowd. This is sometimes found under the title "Live In Italy '99".


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