• Staples Center NOT going entirely vegetarian for Morrissey according to blogdowntown report (Southern California Public Radio)

    UPDATE Feb. 20, 10:15 AM PT:

    Link via article at RollingStone / Yahoo! Music:

    The official press release from Staples Center:

    STAPLES CENTER TO ADD A VARIETY OF VEGETARIAN OPTIONS TO CONCESSIONS MENU FOR FANS ATTENDING MARCH 1 MORRISSEY CONCERT



    "Staples Center not going veg for upcoming Morrissey concert, but adding no-meat options"

    Contrary to multiple media reports of Staples Center going completely vegetarian for the upcoming Morrissey concert, representatives for the Downtown venue announced today that they'd merely be adding vegetarian options for the singer's March 1 performance.

    “As we have done in the past, we are happy to create a menu with a greater variety of vegetarian items for our guests who prefer these types of options,” said Lee Zeidman, Sr. vice president and general manager of Staples Center and L.A. Live, in a statement....

    ....A media representative for Staples said in an email that they are still "in talks" with McDonald's about whether they will be open for the show or not. No decision has been made one way or another.


    According to-

    Staples Center not going veg for upcoming Morrissey concert, but adding no-meat options - blogdowntown
    By HAYLEY FOX
    Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 04:23PM

    Anyone know if this is a reliable source?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Article: Staples Center going vegetarian for Morrissey - additional details started by davidt View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. wontshareyou's Avatar
      wontshareyou -
      The plot thickens!

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    1. fatboz's Avatar
      fatboz -
      now he will cancel

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by fatboz View Post
      now he will cancel
      Fuukkk you! Negative assholle! Why do people like you have to be such a kill joy for all of us real MOZ fans. If he cancells it's not because of the Venu not going Veg it because of the bad Ora he feels from you fuccckss! Suck a big one! He will be there at the Staples Center watch and see an I hope he makes trolls like you sick to your stomach with the show of Meat Is Murder because that is exactly what it is!!! Go f your self

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      no way am i flying out now! hope moz gets well tho, good to see him out and about.

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    1. Mrs. Phyllis Torgo's Avatar
      Mrs. Phyllis Torgo -
      Quote Originally Posted by fatboz View Post
      now he will cancel
      ...if he has any integrity.

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Fuukkk you! Negative assholle! Why do people like you have to be such a kill joy for all of us real MOZ fans. If he cancells it's not because of the Venu not going Veg it because of the bad Ora he feels from you fuccckss! Suck a big one! He will be there at the Staples Center watch and see an I hope he makes trolls like you sick to your stomach with the show of Meat Is Murder because that is exactly what it is!!! Go f your self
      Calm down bro.

      Hope he cancels

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Moz, Big Mac & Beer....Priceless!

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    1. Pokey's Avatar
      Pokey -
      I don't see what the big deal is, it's not like going all vegetarian for one night would change anything anyways. He says it's a "victory for the animals", well, not really because they're dead anyways, they're either sold another night for consumption or just thrown in the bin. It achieves nothing other than an ego boost of being able to say "I got Staples Center to go all vegetarian!" Sure it's a show of "look at the power we have", but it doesn't actually change or do anything. Plus people would just eat a burger before getting to the venue if they want to.

      just stfu and get on with playing music.

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    1. 2-J's Avatar
      2-J -
      I think he will definitely cancel if it's not 100% meat-free.

      I don't see how he can't not do so, after coming out so strong saying it would be meat-free at the show on that evening.

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    1. johnnymunro's Avatar
      johnnymunro -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pokey View Post
      I don't see what the big deal is, it's not like going all vegetarian for one night would change anything anyways. He says it's a "victory for the animals", well, not really because they're dead anyways, they're either sold another night for consumption or just thrown in the bin. It achieves nothing other than an ego boost of being able to say "I got Staples Center to go all vegetarian!" Sure it's a show of "look at the power we have", but it doesn't actually change or do anything. Plus people would just eat a burger before getting to the venue if they want to.

      just stfu and get on with playing music.

      It might change some people's thinking as it has done in the past. Perhaps convince them that eating horses isn't that great.

      There would be less animals dead as a result of it as people would be forced to NOT EAT meat that night. It's no big deal really but folks seem to get a bit excited about it. I don't remember people getting so excited when they banned smoking in venues.

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Moz, Big Mac & Beer....Priceless!
      Great I can still order my Mcdonald's

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    1. realitybites's Avatar
      realitybites -
      Fans who support the idea of a meat-free gig can choose to go meatless that night. Or better still, they can abstain from eating anything. All food production taxes the environment. And obesity... well the costs to society are enormous! How hard is it to resist stuffing one's fat face with food for three hours?

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    1. Anaesthesine's Avatar
      Anaesthesine -
      Seems like a simple misunderstanding: the Staples Center said it would accommodate Morrissey's wishes (meaning more vegetarian options), and that was translated into "Morrissey Gets Venue to go All-Veg for First Time in History!" headlines. Now there are ruffled feathers all around.

      I've seen Morrissey at venues where the meat vendors were compensated for their losses. Since Staples says it's still in "negotiations," there's still a chance that McDonalds could close that location for just one night (they can certainly take the "hit"). McDonald's used to sell veggie burgers - how about offering only that option?

      If it comes down to a standoff between Morrissey and McDonalds, unfortunately, McDonalds will always win. I hope an acceptable compromise can be worked out for everyone concerned. Jeez, it's always something...

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    1. HandThatRocksTheCradle's Avatar
      HandThatRocksTheCradle -
      If it's a Friday show, they can just NOT serve meat and claim they're doing it for Lent! Then Moz can come out in his Father Morrissey kit and sing "I Have Forgiven Jesus".

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    1. Anaesthesine's Avatar
      Anaesthesine -
      Quote Originally Posted by HandThatRocksTheCradle View Post
      If it's a Friday show, they can just NOT serve meat and claim they're doing it for Lent! Then Moz can come out in his Father Morrissey kit and sing "I Have Forgiven Jesus".

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    1. Pokey's Avatar
      Pokey -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnymunro View Post
      It might change some people's thinking as it has done in the past. Perhaps convince them that eating horses isn't that great.

      There would be less animals dead as a result of it as people would be forced to NOT EAT meat that night. It's no big deal really but folks seem to get a bit excited about it. I don't remember people getting so excited when they banned smoking in venues.
      eh .. Most people don't eat horses by choice. Anyways, point stands, nothing is really being achieved. Same animals are still dead whether they're served that day or another. I've never heard anyone go "I used to love eating meat, then I went to a gig and I couldn't get any meat and I thought Great! I'll just become a vegetarian!" ... it's like preaching to the converted there, the ones that eat meat will still eat it before/after the show, and the ones that don't will just carry on. Pointless.

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    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      Maybe it's a sign Morrissey's getting laid these days.

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    1. Fan's Avatar
      Fan -
      So, now he will have a "real" reason to cancel.

      Maybe he will actually change up the setlist and get rid of the horrid songs.

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    1. robert's Avatar
      robert -
      Are people going there for the fine dining or to watch a concert??? Goddamn what's important is the music not the fast food options at the venue.

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    1. Harsh Truth's Avatar
      Harsh Truth -
      Quote Originally Posted by robert View Post
      Are people going there for the fine dining or to watch a concert??? Goddamn what's important is the music not the fast food options at the venue.
      Exactly. I have never purchased an item of food at a concert in my life.

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