22 August 1986
Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA
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
"Money Changes Everything" and "I Know It's Over" were reintroduced in the set, but it seems to have cost Santa Barbara "Bigmouth Strikes Again".

The show was an intimate and friendly affair. Morrissey did not say much but he did introduce "Panic" and "Stretch Out And Wait" because both were unreleased in the USA at the time. By the end of the show the stage was littered with flowers.

During the final song one fan was successful in getting through security, he hugged and danced a bit with Morrissey before being dragged off.


A good audience recording of this concert is circulated on fanmade CD-Rs and in digital format on the internet. This is available in at least two different versions, transfered from tapes of different generation. Collectors should make sure they get the best version in common circulation, it is allegedly from a third generation tape.

The existence of a different audience recording is rumoured but unconfirmed.


Do you have information about this concert? Or do you own an uncirculated recording of it? If yes please contribute and get credited.