12 August 1986
Fulton Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
Still Ill
I Want The One I Can't Have
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
How Soon Is Now?
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Stretch Out And Wait
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Is It Really So Strange?
Cemetry Gates
Never Had No One Ever
What She Said (with Rubber Ring intro and outro)
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Meat Is Murder
The Queen Is Dead
/Money Changes Everything
/I Know It's Over
//Hand In Glove
//Bigmouth Strikes Again
This concert is generally remembered as one of the least interesting of this tour. "Shakespeare's Sister" was dropped from the setlist in order to make space for the returning "Is It Really So Strange?". "Still Ill" was moved to the top of the setlist and became to new standard opening track for the few weeks to come.

Before going into "Panic" Morrissey said "Setlist... this song is called 'Panic'." After the song he asked "Somebody in pain?". The new addition "Is It Really So Strange?" was also unfamiliar to the audience so after its performance he said "That song was called 'Is It Really So Strange'... which it is, of course..." The end of "Cemetry Gates" was extended by Johnny who gently picked his guitar while the audience kept the rhythm by clapping.

Morrissey changed a line in "What She Said" to "How come somebody hasn't noticed that I'm dead". He introduced "Meat Is Murder" with "And now, a little song for you Pitts-burgers..." During the encore of "Hand In Glove" there were so many people on stage that Morrissey had a difficult time singing. After the song he left the stage and took his time returning. Meanwhile Johnny picked a few lines off his guitar while Mike backed him on the drums. Finally someone asked the audience to "...clear the stage", Johnny and Mike jammed a bit more then Morrissey finally returned to perform "Bigmouth Strikes Again". At the end of the latter number the drum set was knocked over so the Smiths just took off and that was it.


A reasonable audience recording of this concert is traded between bootleg collectors. Two different transfers of it can be found on the internet. The best sounding one comes from a low generation tape. The other one comes from a higher generation tape and therefore sounds inferior. Unfortunately at this point in time the more common of the two (on the internet) is the latter. This is sometimes seen with artwork under the title "Pitsburg Pennsylvania Aug.12.1986".


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