12 March 1985|
Royal Centre, Nottingham
William, It Was Really NothingThis seems to have been a good show. The Smiths were very well received, but Morrissey still made a comment that hinted otherwise at some point into the show (read further). There was no surprise in the setlist.
Following "I Want The One I Can't Have" Morrissey encouraged the audience to "come closer you (?) beasts..." After "Stretch Out And Wait" he said something that ended with the words "...life is murder". The newest single "Shakespeare's Sister" was introduced with the line "This is our ferocious new single." In the crowd favourite "Still Ill" Morrissey made the usual lyric changes, including the rarer "I should know because I've seen them, oh but once". Following "Hand In Glove", presumably because overzealous bouncers were trying to keep people in their seats, he told the audience "I should not think that we... I think we probably chose the wrong venue..." This was received with a roar of cheers from the crowd.
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