12 March 1985
Royal Centre, Nottingham
William, It Was Really Nothing
Nowhere Fast
I Want The One I Can't Have
What She Said
Handsome Devil
How Soon Is Now?
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Shakespeare's Sister
Rusholme Ruffians
The Headmaster Ritual
Still Ill
Hand In Glove
Meat Is Murder
/Barbarism Begins At Home
/Miserable Lie
This 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.


A fair quality audience recording of the complete set is available from certain bootleg traders and is at this point in time limitedly circulated in digital format on the internet (recorder: Lee). Collectors should be aware that an audience recording of 11 songs circulated on the internet under this date is actually the "Your Full Of Smiths" bootleg from 27 March 1985.


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