5 March 1984|
Hand In GloveThe Smiths' equipment was late and the band almost had to cancel. Luckily, the found a P.A. in town and they were to use the (support band) Red Guitars' equipment, until their own finally turned up as the show was about to start.
After opening song "Hand In Glove" Morrissey greeted the fans with a simple "Hello!". Following "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" he announced "It's so nice to see all these cheering, spotty little faces..." He then introduced the following and yet unreleased number with the words "This is a horrible song called 'Girl Afraid'..." Shortly after that he introduced "Still Ill" with the admission: "Err, this is my favourite song, 'Still Ill'." Song requests were constantly shouted from the audience so after "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" he asked "Did somebody say something?"
It looked at first that there wouldn't be a second encore because music started being played on the P.A. following "Reel Around the Fountain". To the fans' relief the band did return to perform "You've Got Everything Now". However, unlike other places on this tour, this was unfortunately not followed by the usual "Handsome Devil".
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