22 November 1999|
City Hall, Salisbury, UK
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your SideMorrissey was very energetic and quite talkative on this date. He chatted a lot with fans, but then he also had to deal with a heckler who tested his patience. The rest of the audience was rather receptive and quite a few fans managed to make it on stage. There was no change from the previous date's planned setlist.
As he entered stage Morrissey greeted his fans with "Salisbury, hello! Welcome to a night of folk music gone too far!" He made many playful lyric changes in set opener "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side". For the past week or so he had been changing a line to "someone kindly told me that you've wasted every good thing in your life", but on this date he slightly changed that to "someone kindly told me that you've blown away every good thing in your life". He also sang "and here I am as usual" and "you're gonna need someone on your snide".
As usual the second part of Morrissey's greeting was delivered after "The Boy Racer" and on this date it went "My name is Cat, how d'you do? It's nice to be here... I think..." After "Billy Budd" the audience broke into a chant of their idol's name and Morrissey joined in the chant with his own "Salisbury! Salisbury!" Then to someone shouting he answered "Yes that!" After "Reader Meet Author" he had more answers for fans: "Yes I can hear you!" and "Later..."
After "Is It Really So Strange?" Morrissey enquired "I suppose you come from Portsmouth, have you? Well Winchester then? How did I know? How did I know..." This inspired another question, this one after "Hairdresser On Fire": "Do you remember a song called 'Winchester Cathedral'?" Seeing mostly blank stares, Morrissey then joked "Well we'd like to do our version now..." Further down the setlist "Sunny" was introduced with "This is a folk song..."
After "Sunny" Morrissey replied to someone "What do you mean Clay? It was Carl actually...". He then started "So, before you shout out in public..." but was stopped by some heckler doing just that. So he answered "Yeah but you know why? Well tell us all, please..." After "Lost" there were more exchanges with the heckler: "Wouldn't you like it if I get off the stage?... (more shouts) Very funny..." After "November Spawned The Monster" he teased "I'd like to get very intimate with everybody... but I can't be bothered!"
After "Alma Matters" Morrissey said in his typical self-deprecating way "There is another song that nobody really liked, but... undeterred, foolishly..." After "Tomorrow" he chatted again with people in the audience: "There's just so many, unfortunately... (giggles) no, not really... where are you? (crowd cheers)..." In "Now My Heart Is Full" he replaced "Patric Doonan raised to wait" by "Tony Newly raised to wait". After that song he angrily shouted "NO! Be told!" at the heckler, then asked himself "Should I take this? No..."
A different audio recording is also out there, but not being shared much at this point in time.
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