Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena (May 10, 2014) post-show

Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, May 11, 2014.

By davidt on May 11, 2014 at 7:00 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.

    Set List:

    Hand In Glove / Speedway / Ganglord / I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris / The Bullfighter Dies / I Have Forgiven Jesus / Life Is A Pigsty / Everyday Is Like Sunday / To Give (The Reason I Live) / Yes, I Am Blind / World Peace Is None Of Your Business / Trouble Loves Me / Meat Is Murder / Earth Is The Loneliest Planet / First Of The Gang To Die / I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday / The National Front Disco // Asleep / One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell

    set list provided by leedoggpimp, correction by an anonymous person

    An additional backdrop photo found:

    Image matched to one posted in: Homodesiribus - Miscellaneous vintage / May 22 2010


    photo from Twitter posted by docinwestchester:


    Last edited: May 15, 2016


Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, May 11, 2014.

    1. cometgrrl
      I was sure to arrive early so as not to miss Tom Jones, and he did not disappoint. His voice was strong & had great range. He did a variety of songs - covers of Tom Waits, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Bond 'Thunderball' and of course 'It's Not Unusual', which he noted was his first hit single released 50 years ago this November. He seemed as others mentioned to thoroughly enjoy himself, describing Morrissey as a 'fellow countryman' before quickly clarifying that he is Welsh, and also that Morrissey has Irish heritage. [My husband's mum was from Cardiff so I'm already well-heeled on the Welsh thing]. He also made a few self-depricating jokes, 'Don't do anything I wouldn't do, which gives you a broad range... ' I watched carefully from my perch up high in the concourse and didn't see one pair of panties flung on stage, and was a little disappointed by that, especially considering Morrissey had several bras hurled at him during his set. Tom Jones classed up the joint with a large, somewhat worn looking persian rug in the center of the stage, which was rolled up and carried away before Morrissey came out.

      Morrissey's set was great and started with a bang, as soon as he set into Hand In Glove the floor crowd was like a sea pushing forward, surreal to watch the whole crowd shrink itself to 1/2 it's size as everyone pushed forward towards the stage. I liked Bullfighter especially with it's cheeky 'Lonely Bull' horn intro. My eyes glazed over a bit during WPINOYB, just because political rants aren't my favorite, but the song was saved at the end when Moz ordered 'Get your FAT. ASS. BACK. to the ghetto!' Everything got silly during First of the Gang To Die, 'You have never been in love until you've seen my ASS reflect in the reservoir', and towards the end he babbled through 1/2 of one song as he shook hands with people in the front row. A few squandered opportunities by front row fans handed the microphone, I always hope to hear something amusing and original but people usually only say 'I love you, Morrissey'. My suggestion to those of you planning to be at that front rail, have something really good to say all thought out! :) Overall I had a great time, Morrissey sounded great even though the sound seemed off too me (treble too high), which brings me to my one & only complaint..

      ..the Los Angeles Sports Arena is a DUMP! When it comes to historic preservation I am the first one there, but they need to take a wrecking ball to this place. The acoustics were terrible, the vinyl seats were horrid, and to add insult to injury they only serve Coors Light at $10/pint. I hope it's true Morrissey never plays the same venue twice because I don't ever want to go back to that place.
    2. realitybites
    3. Anonymous

      But was it meat free that is the question
    4. Anonymous
      You moron, mamchester and London are always rough and tumble affairs, Dublin as well. LA is about money not his heart. LA crowdd are stupid, he knows he can do what he likes and they will still like it - look at last year's Staples and HH gigs.
      He knows in England and Ireland he has to do good and show and they arent as easily pleased. It's not about a cult or being cool there
    5. Anonymous
      I don't get all the aggression. You think Morrissey wants that? I was in the pit and could barely move and got scratched by some so called man for no reason. We all came to see him and all you people acting like jerks is disgusting.
    6. Anonymous
      Oh my freaking god, CG? Are you okay?
    7. Anonymous
      Thanks for the review! Bras eh?

    8. Anonymous
      I had to pee twice during his set and walked to the restrooms to see tons and tons and tons of people hanging out in the hallways looking completely bored out of their minds (There were a lot of people on the GA floor sitting down with the same tired expressions on their faces near the FOH board).

      I'll be the first here to say that his current set works terrifically in a small club (as I was at the Santa Ana show and can attest to how fun that was) but gets lost in translation in a large venue/arena setting. There is a HUUUUUUGE back catalog of great songs (smiths and solo) to pull from that could set that venue (or any place no matter what the size) on fire and make the expensive ticket totally worth the cost, but last night seemed to fall very short...

      Had he played songs with the same consistency and energy as his Hollywood Bowl 07' setlist, last night would have been the best show you'd seen this year by far. He looks better than he has in a long while and is singing better, but his select choice of material is not spectacular and does not compliment his stage presence. (Im not a casual fan unfamiliar with what was played at all either, it's just obvious that aside from that the fans at the barricade, 85% of what is played is very unknown to the rest of the crowd)

      It is almost like he is rearranging a lot of his songs (mellowed down) for a lounge like performances in the future (and with Tom Jones on the bill it's like he kind of is introducing that vibe to his concerts) perhaps Moz plans to do a casino residency when he is a bit older? Can't blame him, those pay well and the overhead is considerably lower seeing as there is very little travel costs.

      I was hoping for his big comeback tour he would be pulling out all the stops and really working the stage and making it his best of shows since 04' tour which totally relit a lot of fans interest. He could have made last night truly amazing instead of just kind of an interesting place to be on a Saturday night.

      I also hope that when he returns to the LA market again whether it be a large, mid or small venue, he has a setlist that blows fans minds and not just the overnight city to city camp for days fans.

      Not a hater in the slightest, just calling it like I see it. Very glad Morrissey appears to be in good health and thats what's really important, much love dude.

      - Alvin.
    9. Anonymous
      So is the shirt toss officially over? I wonder why.
    10. Johnny Barleycorn
      Johnny Barleycorn
      If it wasn't for the English you'd all be Spanish.
    11. Anonymous
      I took my mom as a mother's day gift and MORRISSEY was awesome last night and my mom loved it!. The crowd was a little too insane! (Pushing and shoving during slow songs?!) But i'd personally like to say SCREW THAT GUY DOUGLAS! First he cuts in line while were queing, then during the show because he HAS to be in the front at every show.. trys to push his way through this little girl AND my mom (we were seperate but i could see her) so my mom pushed him back a couple times and i pushed him back and yelled "GET THE FUCK BACK AND RELAX, THATS MY MOM, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE FRONT!" Other than that, i had an amazing time and jumped over the barrier again..but Morrissey didn't notice me this time.
    12. Johnny Barleycorn
      Johnny Barleycorn
      Not only is it a Morrissey site, it's the Morrissey site.

      The fact Morrissey gets so much shit here reflects on him, his recent material, but mostly his almost ineffable idiocy on a broad range of subjects of which he patently knows little.

      If he had just stopped producing decent material people would have shrugged and lost interest, like hundreds of artists before him. His decision to go out of his way to offend people in an effort to remain in the public eye has led to the current situation. It's entirely of his own making, and it is therefore entirely valid to challenge his views, whatever he may think.

      That said I still hope the new album will be a success, despite the lukewarm reaction to the three new songs. I am slightly mystified as to why he is only putting three into the setlist so far. You'd surely expect perhaps four or five so close to the release date. Perhaps he is keeping his powder dry.
    13. cometgrrl
      I didn't see or smell any meat except outside, ladies cooking up sausages on makeshift grills using a cookie sheet on a shopping cart, which looked frankly disgusting.

      - - - Updated - - -

      From my perch they did appear to be brassieres, perhaps someone on the floor can confirm this? :) So odd!
    14. Anonymous
    15. Anonymous
      I haven't seen any of the shows in person tet( my tickets are for June), but does anyone have a sense that he's simply not as dramatic and energetic as previous tours? I could totally be misinterpreting based on watching YouTube videos alone, but it seems that he isn't lying on the floor, shirt tossing, grabbing himself in that fashion like he did as recently as last year. I really hope this isn't a sign of him becoming a Vegas lounge act as suggested above.
    16. Anonymous
      What about the merch ? Was there any home-coming one offs ?
      L A 69ers hoods , Personal shoppers of the world unite, London is dead this is L A,
      Oh rubbish W P I N O Y B, We hate why solo is successful, hulmasexualist, L A school of hard-cocks ?

      Davey Hulme
    17. CrystalGeezer
      I bet he did To Give not so much for us but for Tom Jones.
    18. Anonymous
      Give him a break - the guy is getting older. Every tour the guy moves a bit slower, and these days a whip of the microphone cord is he most action you are likely to get. The days of him rolling around the floor I think are pretty much over, as he'd need someone to help him back up again.
    19. jagboy93
      I took my mom for Mother's day and MORRISSEY was awesome and my mom loved it!. The crowd was a little too rowdy but it was fun!...and i'd personally like to say SCREW THAT GUY DOUGLAS! First he cuts in line, then during the show because he HAS to be in the front at every show...trys to push his way through this little girl AND my mom (we were seperate but i could see her) so my mom pushed him back a couple times and i pushed him back and yelled "GET THE FUCK BACK AND RELAX, THATS MY MOM, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE FRONT!" Other than that, i had an amazing time and jumped over the barrier again..but Morrissey didn't notice me this time! Haha
    20. BrummieBoy

      Are you? Because you don't actually discuss the concert or Tom Jones. Feel free to do so

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