Bergen, Norway - Grieghallen (Aug. 6, 2016) post-show

Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, Aug 6, 2016.

By davidt on Aug 6, 2016 at 9:30 PM
  1. davidt

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    Post your info and reviews related to this concert in the comments section below. Other links (photos, external reviews, etc.) related to this concert will also be compiled in this section as they are sent in.

    Setlist:

    Suedehead / Alma Matters / You Have Killed Me / Ganglord / Speedway / Staircase At The University / Have-A-Go Merchant / I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris / World Peace Is None Of Your Business / Kiss Me A Lot / Istanbul / Meat Is Murder / It’s Hard To Walk Tall When You’re Small / Everyday Is Like Sunday / The Bullfighter Dies / Scandinavia / All You Need Is Me / The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores / Jack The Ripper / I Will See You In Far-Off Places / Oboe Concerto // Let Me Kiss You / Irish Blood, English Heart

    setlist provided by Sarcasmos.



     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016

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Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, Aug 6, 2016.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Unlike the swedish video man Benny knows what year it is now. I suppose the swedish marxist with balkan surname uses drugs like all his marxists friends and cannot count or type so no wonder he got the year wrong by 2 years, that is some kind of achievement.
    2. Sarcasmos
      Sarcasmos
      Gustavo sang the second half
    3. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Sorry, not Sweden Democrats who get blamed for everything, it is NMR the Nordic Resistance Movement who plan to disrupt this event and they gladly use violence. I am travelling to Gothenburg as a journalist to cover this.
    4. Longtime Fan
      Longtime Fan
      I’m a longtime Morrissey fan and I never post here… but I just popped on to check out the setlist and I can’t describe how disappointed I am. I’m actually more angry this time. Angry at myself because I actually thought Moz might shake things up a little and come out with a fresh set.

      Morrissey is an incredibly selfish performer, he sings what he wants to sing, not what we want to hear. But even under that umbrella of law, he could still give audiences a set that will excite people. Ganglord has no business being in a 2016 setlist. Paris? He’s still playing fucking Paris? I think he’s played it at every show since its debut 9 years ago. It’s a mediocre album track at best, not a seminal Morrissey song that’s played live endlessly. World Peace, Kiss Me A Lot, Istanbul and Meat Is Murder all in row? That’s a block of songs where you can leave the venue, get a cheese sandwich, eat it at the cafe and come back having missed nothing. Its all garbage and I defy audiences not to make a run for the toilet or bar during that stretch. He’s got a set a balls playing those tracks at all, let alone back to back.

      Scandinavia is also a terrible song that should not be a live track. The dreadful Oboe Concerto follows the lackluster Far-Off Places and it’s polished off by the mediocre and overplayed Let Me Kiss You with an encore of Irish Blood… a great track that should be retired from the live roster along with First of the Gang.

      I don’t know any other artist who deliberately rams their new material down the throat of audiences. He might as well come out and say “Hi, I’m Morrissey… I’m going to play most of my latest album for you (now over two years old), then I’m going to play selections from the last decade or so of material that no one really cared about. If there’s any room left, I’ll play some songs you might actually want to hear, but it’s all stuff I’ve been playing into the ground for the past few years anyway.”

      For longtime fans, this set has nothing of merit. Everything on this set (apart from Have-A-Go) has been played to death over the years to the point where hearing them performed live is about as exciting as watching a movie you’ve seen 100 times. I’d be numb to these songs in person.

      The casual fan will be bewildered by the lack of presence of any crowd pleasers aside from Suedehead and Everyday Is Like Sunday. There’s nothing here for them either.

      So who is this set for? Well, I guess it’s for Morrissey. But he’s not the one paying hundreds of dollars for the pleasure. I have to imagine that even the band rolled their eyes when they saw the setlist for this tour. They must be sick of playing half these songs.

      There are of course the blinded fools who will say this set is perfectly fine. Probably the lunatics who line up all day to press themselves against the stage. I’m sure they’d be fine if Morrissey sang America Is Not The World 19 times in a row. But those of us who aren’t enamored by his every syllable and gesture expect and deserve more.

      And that’s the frustrating thing. Morrissey can manhandle a crowd with the right setlist. It wouldn’t even be so hard. Just play songs you’ve played in the past. Take out Paris, Bores, Far-Off Places, Oboe, Scandinavia, Ganglord and World Peace…. Replace with Playboys, Nobody Loves Us, Lost, Our Frank, Maudlin Street, NF Disco and toss in a Smiths song. It’s not that hard. Audiences would love it.

      I’m no fan of The Cure, but on their latest tour, they learned 100 songs, play for nearly three hours and mix it up every night. Now obviously we know Morrissey would never give us that. The longest show he’ll do will tap out at 90 minutes. The shorter set means that each of the 19-22 songs are prime real estate in his set. And look what he’s giving us! He’s always been an artist that convinced himself that his latest efforts are his best work. He wants us to feel the same way. But we don’t. Don’t get me wrong, he has some extraordinary songs in the past 20 years alone. I think Staircase is as good as anything he did in the 90’s… but for fuck’s sake, mix it up a bit.

      Is anyone else as frustrated about this or will you guys just accept anything the king bestows upon you? Fans should revolt and just not give him the money. I think I’m done going to Morrissey concerts, which is very regretful. I can’t support this.

      I truly feel sorry for audiences in Hong Kong, Imdonesia, Singapore and Thailand who will have their one and only Morrissey concert experience be marred by such a dreadful setlist.
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    5. marred
      marred
      Morrissey and the band sound fantastic!
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    6. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      geez he has a protruding paunch.
    7. marred
      marred
      You'll get over it one day. Btw try to keep your comments down to below Novel size. Do you think anyone can be bothered reading all that whining?
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    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Anything from years of refusal should be axed.
    9. Unlikely One
      Unlikely One
    10. Unlikely One
      Unlikely One
      Just wrong. I saw the smiths, and everything that followed, as I said if you don't like don't go don't pay. Follow the cure, tell them how good they are, don't bore people with your imaginary setlists from heaven. You can choose, choose life
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    11. Unlikely One
      Unlikely One
      This site is full of crashing bores.....
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    12. Longtime Fan
      Longtime Fan
      I'd rather come here one time and get my opinion out in a single post rather than being a pathetic troll who practically lives on this site and feels compelled to comment on everything.
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    13. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Recall standing by you once in Germany, you were a sight to behold. A diplodocus springs to mind!!!
    14. tyronepowebottom
      tyronepowebottom
      lmao!!! :lbf:
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    15. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I fell asleep at a Cure concert once, so boring.

      You were lucky you had a seat, the crowd in LA basically stands in line for two hours, stand near the stage for another two hours, your feet hurt terribly, but we still dance and have fun. It is two hours of your life, you either have fun or you don't, no need to try to lay a guilt trip on Moz.
    16. marred
      marred
      You're leaving? Say it ain't so...
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    17. countthree
      countthree
      This setlist has a lot of sense for me. Ganglord is about police brutality. How can you say it has nothing to do in 2016. Don't you read/watch news? Likewise Paris, Istanbul, World Peace, The bullfighter dies. Then songs that may have a lot to do with his actual feelings. Scandinavia is obvious. Meat is murder is a lifelong statement.
      The world is full of crashing bores... well, dedicated to whining people like you.
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    18. marred
      marred
      People like this come here regularly but don't go to his shows probably because their bitching and moaning has a voice here whereas it'd be drowned out in a live forum like a Morrissey concert.

      I find I enjoy the concerts more knowing people like tyrone and his band of like minded complainers like skinny and the rest of them aren't actually there.
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    19. Anonymous
      Anonymous

      Thanks so much for posting this. I've been having a terrible time falling asleep lately and this will help tons. Your whiny drivel that no one wants to read about the set list was so excruciatingly boring I nearly passed out twice whilst reading it. Will keep this one in my back pocket again for next time I can't sleep. No more need for all those pills. Thanks again. Cheers!
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    20. countthree
      countthree
      You know, some people like to have a drink to celebrate a nice concert. :D

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