posted by davidt on Saturday October 12 2002, @06:00AM
Post your info and reviews related to this concert in the comments section below. Informative and interesting posts will be moderated up and highlighted. Other links (photos, external reviews, etc.) related to this concert will also be compiled in this section as they are sent in.


Set List:

I Want The One I Can't Have / Suedehead / Little Man, What Now? / Hairdresser On Fire / The First Of The Gang To Die / Jack The Ripper / I Like You / Alsatian Cousin / Everyday Is Like Sunday / Sister I'm A Poet / The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores / Meat Is Murder / Irish Blood, English Heart / November Spawned A Monster / Speedway


setlist provided by Amanda and also esarel
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  • Livid (Score:3, Informative)

    To wait eleven long, long years and then to have missed out on an encore of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" is somewhat of a disappointment... but this is a festival, and as such has it's own set of limitations.

    Morrissey was in fine form... whipping the microphone about and generally seeming to enjoy himself. The band seemed to look into the crowd with interest... Disappointing, however, was the audience - from my corner of the stage (left hand side, near Boz) there seemed to be little excitement. Everyone stood politely... which is fine, but there definately lacked enthusiasm. Maybe the 12 hours of music already on showcase, had worn everyone out. I wonder if there were alot of "interested" people and newer Morrissey fans? Maybe I wasn't in a good position to judge these things.

    As for the setlist... well I am pretty bad at remembering these things, especially the order, but my guess is it went something like this:

    I Want The One I Can't Have
    Suedehead
    Little Man, What Now?
    Alsation Cousin
    Hairdresser On Fire
    The First Of The Gang To Die
    Jack The Ripper
    I Like You
    Everyday Is Like Sunday
    Sister, I'm A Poet
    The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
    Meat Is Murder
    Irish Blood, English Heart
    November Spawned A Monster
    Speedway
    --
    no encore

    If any of my photos from the thing I laughably call a camera, come out, I will set up a little site for them, for your viewing pleasure.

    Enjoy Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide... how I dearly wish we had a concert proper (not just a festival slot) - certainly would have made it easier to catch up with all the old Morrissey fans!! And here's to Morrissey never catching flu again on our soil... and returning to visit us again soon. We'll be waiting!

    *Amanda
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 12 2002, @02:22PM (#45176)
    • Re:Livid by rustymozman (Score:1) Saturday October 12 2002, @02:56PM
    • Re:Livid by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday October 12 2002, @03:00PM
    • Re:Livid (Score:3, Informative)

      Your memory is pretty impressive Amanda, all the right songs, just after 'Little Man' it went:

      Hairdresser on Fire
      The First of the Gang to Die
      Jack the Ripper
      I Like You
      Alsatian Cousin
      Everyday is Like Sunday

      ....then on as you wrote. They also had to drop 'Late Night Maudlin Street' from before 'Speedway', which I'm very disappointed about.....hopefully I'll get to hear it in Sydney. I got a setlist and cried like a baby...(thankyou, thankyou, thankyou to Morrissey's security for pointing to me). I met people who'd come from Perth and are going to Sydney at the barrier, front and centre. I'll pass on my photos, there should be some fabulous ones but with the lack of flash I can't be sure.

      That the set was cut short was terribly frustrating. While the stage was being set up 'Old Shep' and Nico's 'The End' played but by the time everything was ready someone had switched the music to whatever had previously been playing between bands and so more time was lost while the security tried to get Morrissey's intro music played.
       
      Morrissey was in fastastic form though, limping on stage, feigning a hunchback, Quazimodo-style to the chiming bells at the end of John Betjeman's 'A Child Ill'. He seemed to be in a playful mood, continuing to feign illness or injury in gesture throughout the set. I overheard a girl near me ask, "Has he had a stroke?"!!!

      "These are the the riches of the poor" earnt gestures to his nipples and crotch. After 'First of the Gang to Die' the audience was teased with the intro to 'This Charming Man' Morrissey saying that of course he'd written it about himself. 'Jack the Ripper' was intro'd by supposing that while the audience might find it easy to imagine being prostitutes that being prostitutes in 1888 might be more difficult to imagine....and that when the tap on the cleavage came it was not from ? or ? but from Jack the Ripper (can anyone remember who the two were...damn I hate my memory sometimes). At some point an enormous black bra was thrown on stage which Morrissey promptly picked up and threw back into the audience with a moue of disgust and "Take that back and wash it!" before suggesting that Alain might be more interested.

      Morrissey repeatedly spoke to Julia throughout the concert. At one point when somebody shouted something he screeched in reply "I can't 'ear ya......take your teeth out!" before turning to Julia and saying it was his only joke, as she well knew.

      'Crashing Bores' was intro'd as a song with no animals in the title....or perhaps not....on the setlist it's spelt "Crashing Boars". "You will all of course become vegetaians, as no intelligent person that knows the facts could eat meat." The triangular gesture was once again used during Meat is Murder. 'Irish Blood, English Heart' was introduced as being about all the grains of sand that make up Morrissey's body, the girl that guessed the song was corrected for having the title around the wrong way.

      Before 'Speedway' Alain asked if he could say just one thing to which Morrissey replied "Please don't" before laughing and saying "Please do Alain....say two" but I've forgotten what it was he said (too obviously hanging on Morrissey's every word it seems).

      There were several lyric substitutions throughout the set and I'd be really grateful if anyone that can remeber them would post them.

      Dean (?) the drummer wore the Brisbane Strikers strip that Declan gave Morrissey at the airport on Friday :-)

      Did I mention that I got a setlist? One ecstatically happy girl :-)
      esarel -- Saturday October 12 2002, @04:07PM (#45182)
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      • Re:Livid by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday October 12 2002, @08:45PM
      • Re:Livid by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday October 13 2002, @04:14AM
      • Re:Livid by LWT (Score:1) Sunday October 13 2002, @04:39PM
        • Re:Livid by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday October 18 2002, @11:15PM
      • Lyric Substitutions by esarel (Score:1) Sunday October 13 2002, @11:03PM
    • Re:Livid (Score:2, Informative)

      My sister said that one of the band members mentioned that Oasis were on the wings watching the concert. Noel is apparently a huge Smiths fan.
      Anonymous -- Saturday October 12 2002, @05:32PM (#45184)
      • Re:Livid by joans_walkman (Score:1) Saturday October 12 2002, @07:01PM
        • Re:Livid by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday October 12 2002, @07:18PM
        • Re:Livid by Anonymous (Score:1) Saturday October 12 2002, @09:18PM
          • Re:Livid by joans_walkman (Score:1) Sunday October 13 2002, @12:10AM
          • Re:Livid by nobody's nothing (Score:1) Sunday October 13 2002, @12:52AM
          • Re:Livid by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday October 13 2002, @02:32PM
  • curiosity (Score:1, Funny)

    how does this julia riley girl look like? is she a threat to all the men and women who feel that one day he/she will be the one to marry morrissey? i feel at times that she is getting more publicity than the mozzer himself.

    lets just hope that it will not get to the point where people will start asking her for her autograph or worse yet, start asking to take pictures with her just like they do with this one morrissey look-a-like who attends the los angeles conventions.

    i am curious to know if she has some web page dedicated to morrissey. it would be interesting
    to read all the fascinating details from all the
    shows she's attended.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 12 2002, @08:35PM (#45191)
    • Re:curiosity by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday October 13 2002, @05:44AM
    • Re:curiosity by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday October 13 2002, @02:47PM
  • One of my workmates went to Livid (bah - not enough money for me to go). Anyway, he isn't a Morrissey fan but he was talking about all the bands he saw and he said Morrissey was good - then he started singing 'I like you'! Apparently that was the track he really liked, which I thought was pretty cool.
    gonzo -- Monday October 14 2002, @02:03AM (#45294)
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    Scene, but not herd


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