11 March 1985 Gaumont, Ipswitch


Not Dead Yet

Details Courtesy Of PassionsJustLikeMine.Com

11 March 1985
Gaumont, Ipswich

William It Was Really Nothing
Nowhere Fast
I Want The One I Can't Have
What She Said
How Soon Is Now?
Stretch Out And Wait
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Handsome Devil
The Headmaster Ritual
Shakespeare's Sister
Rusholme Ruffians
Hand In Glove
Still Ill
Meat Is Murder
/Barbarism Begins At Home
/Miserable Lie

The setlist was reshuffled to something closer to what it had been before the previous date. "William It Was Really Nothing" returned as opener while longer tracks "Meat Is Murder" and "Barbarism Begins At Home" were played towards the end of the set. "Stretch Out And Wait" was included in the set again for the first time in over a week.

The Gaumont was an old cinema type theatre, all seated, with bossy ladies to keep you in your seats. The audience was receptive but not the liveliest. Morrissey wasn't very talkative througout the evening. His first banter, after greeting the audience at the very beginning, came before "How Soon Is Now?" when he thanked the audience "Thank you for spending your all your birthday money on this ticket!".

In "Stretch Out And Wait" Morrissey added emphasis to a line by singing "What's really at the back of your mind?". "The Headmaster Ritual" was introduced as a song "... about the timeless things in life" while "Shakespeare's Sister", which was one week away from being released as a single, was presented as "... our new single". When the Smiths returned to the stage after a break to perform the encore, Morrissey thanked "...all you precious young people" and then said something like "...it didn't last"
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