"Las manías de Morrissey" - La Tercera (Chile); crew interview
Posted on Sun, Mar 19 2000 at 2:22 p.m. PST
by David T. <[email protected]>
Thanks to Fabricio for providing the translation. Link to original article in Spanish from Rodrigo Bertin:

March 15, 2000
In his first tour of South America

Morrissey's manias

As his producers say, Morrissey will stay just 4 days in Chile, and in this time it will be possible just to see his nose. He won't give press conferences or interviews. He won't meet with local musicians, as it was rumored. "This is part of Morrissey's mystery, don't you think?" they apologize.

Mauricio Jürgensen

"Everything he'll want to know about Chile I'll have to tell him. This is what I have to do". That's the definition John Wynne has about his job. He is Morrissey's tour production manager and he is already in Chile to finish the last details for the March 28 show. And to see "how the atmosphere is here", he says. Together with Charlie Browne and Robert Sinclair, Wynne takes part of the advanced entourage in charge of verifying the ex-Smith's concert organization and to confirm everything: since the place where Morrissey and his entourage will lodge in Santiago until the instruments that the four musicians who accompany Morrissey will play in the Estadio Chile arrive. The advanced entourage will stay in this country until Friday and then they'll go to Argentina.

"Chile is an agreeable place. It seems very much like South Europe", says Wynne who has been working with the English musician for more than nine years. "He is very anxious and curious to know how his first South American tour will be. Morrissey always wanted to go but there never existed a concrete possibility. He knows something about the number of tickets sold and something about the expectations. But someway this is our job too. Telling him how the atmosphere is here and what Chile expects from him".

Even though he can't say much about the places where the English will visit in Chile, he notices that his visit will be as anonymous as Bob Dylan's in 1998. "He is a man that is very careful of his privacy. That's why he won't give interviews or press conferences", says Wynne, confirming what has been a constant attitude in the ex-Smiths career. "He has had a complicated relationship with the press during all his career. Principally because of the criticism he received in the beginning of his solo career as a soloist,. Morrissey doesn't forget, he is like that. That's why his itinerary will be from the hotel to the Stadium and vice-versa", says the producer, adding among laughs: "this is part of Morrissey's mystery, isn't it?"

The idea behind this low profile attitude, as Wynne adds, is to privilege the contact with the public at the concert. "This is one of his priorities. Everything he has to say to his fans in Chile or Latin America he will say at the shows." He discards the speculation of meetings with local musicians as it has been said in the last few days. "We knew this and it seemed a good idea, but this won't happen".

Even though they admit he is "a special character" they deny Morrissey is difficult person. "He is very silent, very reserved, but he is very accessible when you want to talk with him. He is not so complicated, and his only exigencies are about the food: nothing of meat or fish. You know, he is a vegetarian", explains and denies that Morrissey has asked for much more than other musicians usually ask for. "People say a great number of things about musicians and especially about Morrissey. And he knows about this. And the truth is that he doesn't complicate that much", explains.

According to the concert producers (that assure 70% of the tickets were already sold), Morrissey will arrive in Chile Sunday 26 from Mexico and accompanied by a 26 people entourage. Among them 4 musicians and a "personal guard" charged with the musician's security. "This is another theme that preoccupies the British singer. The agglomerations and tumults bother him. We have to take care about his security and his tranquility. The security guard is not a soldier, anyway, but rather an escort. It seems that the musician will stay in the Hotel Carrera and after the concert he will voyage to Buenos Aires. "It doesn't matter if people don't see him very much", says Wynne, "what matters is a good show, don't you think?"

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Comments / Notes

Morrissey`s usual behaviour............

Diogo Neto <[email protected]>
Lisbon Portugal - Mon, Mar 20, 2000 at 09:57:45 (PST) | #1

typical he. I love it!

little little ones
VB, VA - Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 12:33:25 (PST) | #2

Morrissey !!!!!!!!!!!!

Al fin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nina simone <[email protected]>
Santiago, CHILE - Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 13:09:26 (PST) | #3


yeahhhhhhhh al fin por estos lados!!!!!!

marcelo carrasco <[email protected]>
- Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 23:13:44 (PST) | #4

Morrissey hasn't changed one single bit, he is still a fish out of water wherever he goes. He just doesn't want to be the center of attention and it sounds like he won't meet anyone, anywhere but on his terms.

hnia <[email protected]>
- Wed, Mar 22, 2000 at 17:01:26 (PST) | #5

no aguanto mas la espera!!!

argentina - Wed, Mar 22, 2000 at 20:05:01 (PST) | #6

Morrissey in Chile is sth really unexpected....
and i'm sure it'll be like a dream...
after the show i'll be ready to die....
(just kidding)...

Daniela Silva <[email protected]>
Santiago, Chile - Sat, Mar 25, 2000 at 20:15:13 (PST) | #7

¡¡¡¡ Ya llego al fin estara ya en suelo chileno bueno la mochila ya esta lista los tickes en la billetera todo Concepcion con mozzz¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

J.Raasch <[email protected]>
Concepcion Chile - Sun, Mar 26, 2000 at 20:23:27 (PST) | #8

Al fin Morrissey en Chile!

claudia <[email protected]>
santiago , chile - Wed, Mar 29, 2000 at 17:56:09 (PST) | #9

Fue un espectáculo increible el show de Moz en Chile. Era una imagen inexplicable, era sentir la presencia de aquel símbolo que nos hizo darnos cuenta que eramos seres distintos; personas que viviamos de otra manera, que sentiamos de distinta forma...........
PD:El show debía y merecía ser más extenso

Martin <[email protected]>
- Thu, Mar 30, 2000 at 20:15:33 (PST) | #10

'morrissey doesnt forget"Oh really?What a comforting thing to know.And" eveything he has to say he'll say at his shows"? Well some things don't change.Can't say I care much for the Word of Morrissey these days.Jesus talked to people more and he didn't have a Gucci cross,y'know.Plus,His shows were free.And he didn't have a blonde manageress.
Come to think of it,I misss the guy.

airport rabbit
staten ireland - Sat, Apr 15, 2000 at 10:45:39 (PDT) | #11

* return to Morrissey-solo