11 February 1986
Fairways Hotel, Dundalk
Shakespeare's Sister
I Want The One I Can't Have
Vicar In A Tutu
(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians
Cemetry Gates
Still Ill
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Nowhere Fast
What She Said
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Meat Is Murder
/William, It Was Really Nothing
/Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
//Hand In Glove
This turned out to be a great concert and the Smiths were very well received. The crowd sang along to many of the songs, particularly during the encores when Morrissey could have turned his microphone off because then fans sang in unison the words they all knew so well.

The setlist given here might be incomplete. New live additions "Vicar In A Tutu" and "Cemetry Gates" (which were introduced respectively as "a new song" and "another new song") were played, but apparently not "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" and "Frankly Mr Shankly". This was the first time live staple "Hand In Glove" was played in 1986.

On returning to the stage after a short break to perform the first encore Johnny teased the crowd with the opening chords of "What Difference Does It Make?", a song that was much requested, but not played anymore. Then Morrissey roared "HELLO!" and said "Don't be shy... don't be shy..." before the band launched into "William, It Was Really Nothing".


A poor to fair quality recording of this concert is circulated on physical and digital bootlegs. The first and last few songs are very distorted, but the show gets listenable in the middle. The recorder captured very well the crowd's enthusiasm, but only the intro to "Bigmouth Strikes Again". At least two different transfers of this recording can be found. They sound differently but are of comparable quality.

Approximatively 25 minutes of soundchecks are also available on physical and digital bootlegs (recorder: Soundsville Steve).


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