10 November 1999|
Town & Country, Leeds, UK
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your SideThis gig was another great one for Morrissey. He was in great spirits and very talkative. He and the band seemed genuinely happy to be back in England. The audience was generally very receptive. There was no change in the setlist except for "Alma Matters" being replaced by its album-mate "Roy's Keen".
When the audience chanted Morrissey's name, the object of the chant reacted by asking fans to make it "...someone else's turn... Alain Whyte! Alain Whyte!". He mentioned how the New York Dolls had stayed at the Dragonara Hotel in Leeds in 1973, and that was somewhat more interesting than Elizabeth II. To someone requesting "This Charming Man", he replied "Funny you should mention 'This Charming Man'...", giving the impression he was about to perform that very song. After a pause that increased expectations, he resumed his line "...I shall never play that song again!". Near the end the concert he said "This face is leaving town in 10 minutes... be on it!".
"Lost" was introduced as "Why Don't Women Like Me", which is the title of a George Formby song Morrissey is very fond of. "Now My Heart Is Full" was dedicated to local poet Alan Bennett, "...one of the best Leeds players ever".
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