24 March 1985
City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
William, It Was Really Nothing
Nowhere Fast
I Want The One I Can't Have
What She Said
Hand In Glove
How Soon Is Now?
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Shakespeare's Sister
Rusholme Ruffians
The Headmaster Ritual
Still Ill
Handsome Devil
Meat Is Murder
/Miserable Lie
//Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
//Barbarism Begins At Home
"Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" returned to the setlist for the first time in some time, replacing "You've Got Everything Now" in the encore. "Handsome Devil" which was skipped the previous night was also reinstated.

A surge of fans at the front of the gig saw the first three rows of seating collapse as people had been clambering over the chairs to get closer to their hero. At some point Morrissey threw his shirt into the audience to be fought over.

Before "I Want The One I Can't Have", Morrissey encouraged the fans "Come on don't be afraid". He continued after the song: "Don't be afraid of the bouncers, they're outnumbered". "Shakespeare's Sister" was introduced with the words "This is our new single... which... which... which you all know stormed the chart for one week, and then stormed out for one week and then begone...".


The full concert can be obtained from traders of bootleg tapes and CD-Rs, occasionally under the title "Where's The Beef". MP3s of the latter cds have also made it onto the digital trading networks.


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