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Details From PassionsJustLikeMine
8 August 1992
Madstock, Finsbury Park, London, UK
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side
Girl Least Likely To
National Front Disco
November Spawned A Monster
We'll Let You Know
Sister I'm A Poet
You're The One For Me Fatty
Morrissey opened for Madness on this event celebrating the band's reunion. The park was filled with Madness fans who didn't appreciate the racism rumours being spread by the NME or were impatient to see the band they came to see. After a few songs, the heckling started and all kinds of items were thrown on stage, including coins, bottles, a carton of orange juice, etc. Is it debatable whether or not this heckling and pelting had anything to do with Morrissey, as opening band Gallon Drunk suffered the same treatment. The verbal abuse came from all sides, from anti-racists who thought Morrissey was being racist, and skinheads who didn't appreciate the skinheads backdrop and Morrissey wrapping himself in a Union Jack someone had thrown on stage during "Glamorous Glue". For the same reasons, the songs "The National Front Disco" or "We'll Let You Know" were not the most appreciated ones.
This caused Morrissey to walk out after only nine songs had been performed. The mess caused during this concert was discussed considerably in the UK music papers (notably the NME who were trying to get a statement from Morrissey) during the following weeks, even months, adding even more fuel to the rumours of Morrissey being racist. Morrissey never gave in to the pressure, addressing the subject only a few years later, to a publication other than the NME.
In "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side", Morrissey changed the line "Someone kindly told me that you wasted eight of nine lives" to "Someone kindly told me you've collected very sharp bread knives" as he would be doing often throughout the upcoming tour. "Sister I'm A Poet" was done rockabilly-style, as on the Kill Uncle tour of the previous year. Before "You're The One For Me Fatty", Boz or Alain picked a few notes of the American National Anthem.
Now that the "Your Arsenal" album was released, Morrissey had increased the number of songs from that album in the set back to eight. However because of the early termination of the concert, "Certain People I Know", "Seasick Yet Still Docked" and "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful", as well as earlier song "Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference" and the Suede cover "My Insatiable One", all on the planned setlist, were not played.