7 March 1985|
William, It Was Really NothingThere were no surprises in the setlist. Fans in Brighton were given the same set as other places visited earlier on this tour. The Dome was a seated venue but as soon as the Smiths entered stage, everyone got up and rushed forward.
After "I Want The One I Can't Have" Morrissey thanked the audience and then added an extra "thank you scribes..." After "How Soon Is Now?" he told someone "No, you should know by now, you're a big boy..." This was followed by the introduction of the next planned number "This is 'Shakespeare's Sister'." After the song Morrissey answered someone's request with the question "Stretch out and what?" Next up was "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and this one was introduced with the brief comment "This is a funny old song..."
Before going into "Reel Around The Fountain" Morrissey stated "Excuse the phlegm, but erm... being on the road is more difficult than doing your A-levels..." When the band returned to the stage for the first encore, Morrissey replied to the cheering audience with the words "You're very kind, thank you..." Besides the usual change in "Still Ill" to "If I were you, I really wouldn't bother", he also sang "There are brighter sides to life and I should know because I've seen them... once."
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