Bloomington, IL - Bloomington Center for the Arts (July 11, 2015) post-show

Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, Jul 12, 2015.

By davidt on Jul 12, 2015 at 3:30 AM
  1. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

    Feb 12, 1997
    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.


    I Will See You In Far-Off Places / Certain People I Know / Speedway / Suedehead / What She Said / World Peace Is None Of Your Business / Kiss Me A Lot / Alma Matters / Neal Cassady Drops Dead / Ganglord / My Dearest Love / Staircase At The University / One Of Our Own / Kick The Bride Down The Aisle / People Are The Same Everywhere / The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores / Istanbul / Meat Is Murder // Everyday Is Like Sunday

    setlist provided by mozinmich

    Last edited: May 31, 2016


Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, Jul 12, 2015.

    1. Tynamuna
      Oh god bless him he makes my heart flutter. :love: he has the exact look my pet chicken had after walking in the rain.
      He must be the most lovable creature on the earth.

      But I want to punch the person in charge of the temperature control. Poor baby the heat must strain him.
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    2. Taterx
      Ahahaha, oh my god. Poor sweat drenched thing, how precious can one get.
      So envious of everyone who got to see My Dearest Love, would sell a limb.
    3. Anonymous
      Attended both the Chicago and Bloomington shows and the energy level of the latter far exceeded the former in spite of the humid venue.

      The show in Chicago seemed troubled from the start by muddy sound (too much kick drum and not enough vocals) which got better. However the audio at the Bloomington show was nearly perfect.

      Morrissey seemed a bit dazed at times at the Chicago show for some reason and barely spoke to the audience but he more than made up for it at the Bloomington show.

      Great hearing 'My Dearest Love' too. Never thought I'd ever witness that live.

      The octogenarian ushers and usherettes at the Bloomington show were completely charming if not seemingly out of place.

      Spent the night in Bloomington and had a nice homemade vegetarian breakfast at Aleta Jane's Cafe located, of course, on Morrissey Drive.
    4. manicboy
      I was a great addition to the setlist. Didn't miss the Smiths songs at all. Also, really enjoyed One of Our Own, that should be on WPINOYB.
    5. Anonymous
      What do you mean by dazed? Maybe he just had a slight cold or something. There is absolutely no useful footage from the Chicago show.
    6. AztecCamera
      Maybe Boz lost at least 5 pounds.

      I think the energy level was so high because everyone was high on Bar B Que sauce. Anonymous-
    7. manicboy
      Cracking the soft underbelly of the midwest. For the record, the venue did have air conditioning but only went on twice by my count during the entire show. If he would've threw the 1st shirt he wore to the crowd, it would've been like a wet towel. It was totally drenched in Moz juice.
    8. Anonymous
      I would have stuffed that shirt in my mouth
    9. BrummieBoy
      We enjoyed reading this, thank you for sharing your reflections on this event.

      One assumes that Morrissey Inc consult weather reports before planning to tour the ovens of the US Mid-West in July, with particular thought given to the likely effects on vocal chords of moving from arid to humid to arid to humid. Etc. Or perhaps they just go where the promoter tells them there's a wad of dollars.

      He should honour his commitment to the prisoners of St Paul and play their boiling cauldron of a city. There will probably be a humanitarian emergency if he cancels. Probably the only thing that has kept the long-suffering denizens of that place sane is the prospect of seeing Morrissey onstage going on about the Queen of England and berating them for eating burgers instead of cheezy paninis. Or whatever it is he's ranting about these days.

      best wishes
      The Ghost Of BrummieBoy
    10. Anonymous
      Impossible to say really what the weather might be like in the Midwest. Up until a few days ago, in Chicago at least, I was still wearing a jacket most days. The evening of the Chicago show I wore long sleeves to the venue and even with 3500 in attendance it never got remotely warm inside. In Bloomington it had been raining most of the day and the problem was more the humidity and stagnant air than heat.

      I think the venue in Bloomington did a terrific job given that they're really not used to hosting an event like Morrissey. Morrissey and band looked a bit worse for wear but I've never heard them sound better.
    11. Anonymous
      Being one of the ushers for the concert in Bloomington, I would like to say that Morrissey is not exactly a "spring chicken"!
    12. AgathaC
      ooh, me too
    13. manicboy
      I would agree, the Bloomington show was very special and a bit better than Chicago. Moz just seemed more into it.

      Random comments - Somebody screams "I LOVE YOU" and Moz quips right back, "I would agree. I'm hellishly attractive and I look great in a bathing suit!" Moz says, "Do you want us to stop?", audience screams "NO!" and he says in an American accent, "Good, 'cause we ain't going anywhere!"

      He changed the lyrics of My Dearest Love to end with, "For somebody to NAIL me, Someone to EMAIL me."

      He also shook a lot of hands and took a few gifts from the crowd. A small handful even got on stage and there were more brave ladies than lads that did it!

      Personally, the show was very special to me as I grew up in an even smaller town 15 miles away from Bloomington and that's where I discovered the Smiths in 1988. I went to school in Bloomington/Normal (ISU) and lived there for a bit after school. It's beyond surreal that Morrissey would even play there as it seemed nobody except me and few select others were Smiths/Morrissey fans. I cannot even begin to describe the despair and sheer hopelessness of growing up in the desolate mid-west. I distinctly recall in 1993 seeing a guy in my Chemistry class wearing a Your Arsenal t-shirt that had part of the lyrics from Certain People I know ("We look at danger and laugh our heads off") on the back. Turns out he had attended the Moz show at Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek outside of Chicago too on the Your Arsenal tour. So there were glimpses of hope of people around but not too much. And Moz singing Certain People I Know on Sat really was a very special moment.
    14. BrummieBoy
      The weather in the Mid-West follows establish patterns. Providing/requesting appropriate ventilation/cooling for a possible heat-wave is hardly rocket science. But maybe demanding cheese on the backstage rider whilst banning 'meat' for the plebs was more important then ensuring the audience and performers were protected from the heat and humidity.

      The Ghost Of BB
    15. Anonymous
      because you live in p.a
    16. Anonymous
      I'm certain TQID was skipped. He spoke to each mate and they hurriedly switch instruments. Anyone notice?
    17. Anonymous
      That's because the lads got tackled and ejected to the sides; whereas the ladies were handled gently and escorted back to their spots in the front.
    18. Anonymous
      I did notice that he spoke to the band when they came out, and that the 'bow' at the beginning was kinda sloppy...but thought that maybe it had something to do with the late start.
    19. Taterx
      Oh, so they've finally realised women have a harder time taking the full body slam than men? Good to hear.
    20. Anonymous
      I witnessed this between songs.

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