30 July 1986|
Centennial Hall, London, Canada
PanicThis was overall a very good concert. The band was in a very good mood. Many gifts were handed to Morrissey during the concert, including an Oscar Wilde book that he danced with during "Still Ill". The singer disappeared backstage on a few occasions. Once he returned holding a sign. During the encore he announced "Hand In Glove" while the next planned song was "Bigmouth Strikes Again". Embarrassed, he walked off, leaving the band to do "Bigmouth Strikes Again" as an instrumental. He came back to do "Hand In Glove" as a second encore.
The Smiths spent the few days before this show in the parking lot behind the hall, rehearsing and hanging out.
There is or was a recording of this concert out there, but at the time being it is not being shared and may actually have been lost.
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