12 February 1986
Whitla Hall, Queens University, Belfast
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
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Meat Is Murder
/William, It Was Really Nothing
/Heaven Know I'm Miserable Now
//Hand In Glove
This concert was originally scheduled for 29 January. The setlist was a typical one for this period. The Smiths played some material that would appear in the summer on "The Queen Is Dead" as well as some older songs, mostly from 1985. For some reason the expected "Frankly Mr Shankly" was not played.

The Smiths were very well received in Belfast. The crowd were up for it, it was pretty manic up front. They cheered the band heartily and sang along to the songs they knew. After "Vicar In A Tutu", Morrissey started "That was a new song... called... called..." but never finished what he had to say because the audience was too loud. After "Nowhere Fast", Johnny teased the audience with the first notes of "This Charming Man". The crowd was very vocal in its appreciation of "What She Said", so after the song Morrissey thanked them "Thank you, you're very nice". Before "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" he announced "This is another new song... so... listen..." Before "Meat Is Murder", he enquired "Does anybody have anything to say?" Returning on stage for the final encore, Morrissey apologised in a strained voice "Sorry about the voice, it's just about to go" and dedicated the next song "This is for our dear friends The June Brides... sweet boys... 'Hand In Glove'!"


A good audience recording of this concert can be traded under the title "Be Careful In North Ireland" (recorder: Soundsville International's Steve). This is also available on the internet, in varying quality, from at least two different tape transfers.


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