When I got the email from "Songkick" informing me of a Morrissey concert at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa I was sure I was hallucinating! I was so excited that I almost passed out! I'm only 45 miles from Clear Lake and my partner and I consider it our most favorite place for a day trip. Clear Lake is so named because it has a large, clean, great for swimming lake that is surrounded by many resorts and cabins. Many people from Minneapolis and Des Moines have summer homes on Clear Lake so this small town of 8,000 can fill up with people on any given day. The town is Rock n Roll legend for hosting the last Buddy Holly concert in addition to being the site of the plane crash that ended his life. There is a small memorial to Buddy Holly and the others who perished and it's located at the crash site. The Surf Ballroom is small and this has to be the smallest venue ever played by Morrissey. I encourage other Morrissey fans to consider attending this concert just for the excitement of seeing him in such an intimate setting. Because of it's history the Surf attracts many big names like ZZtop, Slash, Merle Haggard and even Kevin Costner! Everyone in Clear Lake is polite (In my state we refer to this phenomenon as "Minnesota Nice") so it's not uncommon for the acts to casually mingle with fans or autograph seekers. Brian Wilson performed at the Surf last summer and I was told after the concert he invited fans on his bus for autographs and photos. Can't wait until October!