27 February 1984|
University Of Kent At Canterbury, Canterbury
Hand In GloveThis concert went down well but it was not of the most memorable ones of this tour. Morrissey was relatively talkative, although most of his banter consisted of extended song introductions. The audience was welcoming and not as rowdy as elsewhere. There was no change in the setlist.
Following "Girl Afraid" Morrissey thanked the audience with the words "Thank you, this town is civilised... which causes a great shock..." He then introduced the next planned number, "This Charming Man", with "This is a song about nature." He made a slight mistake in the lyrics near the end of it. Next up was "Pretty Girls Make Graves" and it was introduced with the line "And now something a little more serious..." After "Still Ill" Morrissey said something about "miserable liars". "Barbarism Begins At Home" was introduced with the warning "This is a terribly rough song, it's called 'Barbarism Begins At Home'." The following number, "Back To The Old House" was preceded by the introduciton "This is for all you hopeless dreamers..."
For some reason the band exited stage after "Back To The Old House", apparently despite the fact that one more song, "What Difference Does It Make?", was planned in the main set. They were soon called back and performed the latter planned song as a first encore. The following three songs which were usually performed at this point in time over two encores were all done here as one, second encore.
Before going into the first of these three final songs, "Reel Around The Fountain", Morrissey answered a song request with a loud "No!". "You've Got Everything Now" was introduced in a high pitched voice, as Morrissey was probably mocking someone in the audience. Following that song someone shouted "Handsome Devil", which happened to be the next planned number, so Morrissey matter-of-factly exclaimed "Okay" and the band launched into it. Fans must have made it on stage during the song, or were desperately trying to, as Morrissey was kept away from his microphone here and there.
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