30 September 1983
University Of Birmingham, Birmingham
You've Got Everything Now
This Charming Man
Handsome Devil
Still Ill
Reel Around The Fountain
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Miserable Lie
I Don't Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove
What Difference Does It Make?
/These Things Take Time
/Hand In Glove
//Accept Yourself
Entrance was free. Support was provided by Flesh For Lulu. This concert appears to have not been a great success, but the Smiths still played two encores. Morrissey wasn't very talkative. He didn't even introduce songs, except for "Hand In Glove" on both occasions when it was performed.

In "You've Got Everything Now", Morrissey changed a line to "A friendship sadly lost... it could be true, it could be false". When the Smiths returned to the stage for the first encore, Morrissey introduced "These Things Take Time" with the line "More? Greedy little devils... do you know that these things take time?". After the latter number the band didn't waste any time. The song was barely finished that Morrissey shouted "Hand In Glove!" in a high-pitched voice and the Smiths went into a second helping of their first single. Before going into the second encore Morrissey asked again "More?". For the first time, he didn't yelp after the line "Time is against me now" in "Accept Yourself". He sang it the way it had just been recorded for release on the upcoming "This Charming Man" single.


An audience recording of this gig is circulated on bootleg cds and as digital files on the internet. The quality is slightly below average for the time. The whole concert is featured except for the second half of the final song.


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