2 August 1986
Capital Congress Center, Ottawa, Canada
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Still Ill
I Want The One I Can't Have
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Vicar In A Tutu
Never Had No One Ever
Shakespeare's Sister
Stretch Out And Wait
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Cemetry Gates
William, It Was Really Nothing
What She Said (with Rubber Ring intro and outro)
Is It Really So Strange?
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Queen Is Dead
According to fans who were following the band on this leg of the tour, this show came out as the best of the three played up to this point. There was a lot of communion between the group and the audience. It all ended in a massive stage invasion. Several encores were played, each time Morrissey got rid of some of his clothes, first the shirt and jacket, then the yellow replacement shirt. Everything ended up in the audience, ripped to pieces by fans who wanted a piece.

The Smiths made a few changes to the setlist. The yet to be released "Ask" and possibly "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" were replaced with "Never Had No One Ever" and "Stretch Out And Wait", both played for the first time on this leg of the tour. The track listing above may be incomplete. It is based on the bootleg of the concert and seems to correspond to the main set.

Before "Vicar In A Tutu" Morrissey asked someone "What?" then said something undecipherable. He repeated his question twice after the song. "Panic" was introduced with the words "Panic! this song is called 'Panic'." The song was the band's most recent single in the UK and Europe, but at this point in time Sire in North America were still deciding whether or not to release it, so it was unfamiliar to most fans in the audience. Before "Shakespeare's Sister" he teased the fans into action by saying "No need to have any inhibitions, nobody does... so..."

Before "Stretch Out And Wait" Morrissey said "Wish I could see..." The yet-to-be-released "Is It Really So Strange?" was simply introduced with the words "This song is called 'Is It Really So Strange?'." After "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out", Morrissey thanked the audience "Thank you, you're very kind..."

Footage of the band doing "Panic" was filmed here during the afternoon before the concert. An alternate promo video was created for the latter song mixing this footage with the regular Derek Jarman footage. It is believed that this alternate version was aimed at the American market.


A fair and slow audience recording of the tracks mentioned above is available from bootleg traders on cd, sometimes under the title "Wish You Were Here". This is also found on the internet via at least two different transfers of similar quality. One of these is from a first generation tape.


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