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. Bluebirds
      Um. He's nearly 55.

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      I'll bite.

      I've got Georgia on my Mind x
    2. BrummieBoy
      I hope he plays in the Republic of Ireland as well so you can save yourself the air-fare or a coach trip to Belfast. Or are you in the northern part of the island of Ireland?
    3. Bluebirds
      Thanks for this. Tom stole the show then. Iechyd da.

      We're Cardiff
      we're Barmy
      We're cheeky to our mums x
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    4. BrummieBoy
      Tell that to the Cornish, I'm sure they'd set you right about being "English".

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      Bye. Don't bang your big-head on the door-frame as you leave, dragging your butt-hurt with you.
    5. Bluebirds
      No we're not, we just don't like being called English.
    6. CrystalGeezer
      He said you were "fellow countrymen." I was flying on 3/4 of a bottle of Popov, I heard "Englishmen." :D
    7. Bluebirds
      If it's got two legs tom will shag it. Especially amputated sheep
    8. BrummieBoy
      Thanks for that informative review, and for adding in Tom Jones. He sounds like he was fun. So Morrissey's fat phobia continues, yet others on this thread remark that there were many obese persons in the pit. How does that work? A singer who is fat-phobic facing obese people from the L.A ghetto hoods and telling them to get their 'fat ass' back? Is it L.A humour? Beer sounds like London prices. The O2 has all the acoustic quality of a barn. Moz has yet to play there but I'm sure his ego will insist at some stage.
    9. BrummieBoy
      In case someone uses his sweat/DNA to make a baby clone Morrissey:

      Scientists turn skin cells into sperm cells, but raise provocative new questions


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      Well, Douglas...what have you got to say for yourself?

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    10. BrummieBoy
      Were they homeless street people? Why didn't Morrissey provide them with a Vegan meal with leftovers from the tour rider? "We are the world, we are the children"

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      Shame he didn't invite him onstage for a duet.

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      That's probably why Tom and Cliff were invited, so he could watch from the wings and think to himself "the audience like them! i can carry on singing "That's how people grow up" until I'm in a zimmer frame. Even then, I could carry on, a few songs about Viagra being no use to me. Excellent!"

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      Imagine how English folk near me feel when Taffy turns up with his dragon flag banging on about Owain Gwyndoir and claiming Worcestershire as Welsh? You lost, hundreds of years ago. Get over yourselves.

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      Good job there wasn't a Scottish support act. Speaking of support acts: why is nobody reviewing Kirsteen Young on this thread? Did the drummer from Nirvana turn up as a 'special guest'?
    11. CrystalGeezer
      I was being the biggest asshole during her set. :D Everyone around me was smiling though so I kept going. She said thank you.
    12. BrummieBoy
      She said thank-you, but did you notice that banana skin that she threw under your shoe? Just before you slipped? And broke you nose? And did you notice that whirring camera as Security profiled you for the "Banned Unpersons Anti-Guest List" at future shows? I hoped you enjoyed your last ever Morrissey performance, you can join DavidT outside in the rain listening to the muffled roar of the crowd from now on. There may be others joining you, possibly ending up with more audience in the car park than the arena. Let's wait and see.
    13. Anonymous
    14. davidt
      Thanks, I can confirm (not that I was there or anything). Set list fixed.

    15. Anonymous
      I have to say, World Peace Is None Of Your Business is pretty bad. Hadn't heard it before last night, and I'll reserve my personal final judgement for the record, but lyrics like "policemen stun you with their stun guns" and lines about tasers and how voting perpetuates the machine just come off as lame and so literal that I had to cringe.

      Show itself from the cheap seats was just okay (my 9th Morrissey concert). He sounded great but spoke very little and the setlist had some gems but overall didn't play very well in that arena. Worth it just to her "Yes I Am Blind" live finally, though.
    16. Anonymous
      Not a terrible show, but certainly close to the bottom of what I've seen of him since 2004. Morrissey seems to be firmly back in an era that reminds me of both the summer of 2006 and to a lesser degree, the weak half of the Maladjusted tour. A set without a sense of pacing, playing some serious dregs of his catalogue and doing so in a manner that disappointingly exudes boredom. I thought his voice sounded beautiful, a big step up from the shows I had seen last time around. He's actually singing and not just talking or grunting through the songs, which is obviously an improvement. But the quality of the material varies so wildly from song to song that by the time the show is halfway over, the majority of the crowd seems exhausted. 'Hand in Glove' and 'Speedway' are great songs to play, but to front-load them and then move into 'Ganglord,' 'Paris' and 'Bullfighter' can feel like a bit of a letdown. That dynamic repeats itself a few times throughout the hour and change that Moz gives his audience.

      Points for refining and experimenting with some of the arrangements. Sunday and Speedway are both sounding great, but the new version of First of the Gang is so wimpy, it really robs it of its essence of 'modern classic' the way that it felt on the Quarry tour and afterwards. You have to give him credit, I guess, for always doing what he wants but this set comes off as pretty unenjoyable to most, no real paydays once the set gets going. 'Asleep' is obviously a very special song to hear, but to end the night with 'Farewell' is such an anticlimax. I was definitely in the camp of wanting Morrissey to retire 'How Soon is Now?' but I'll admit that the set now feels a little empty without a big hit, there's just too much ambivalence in the room. Which I think is kind of inexcusable for a Los Angeles crowd, given our reputation.

      Anyway, still fun to see him. But within an hour or so after the show, I had kind of forgotten all about it, which is not something I've been able to say before about a Morrissey show.
    17. Anonymous
      you're going to have to give us more deets than that!
    18. CrystalGeezer
      Oh I know she punched me as a sidewalk for sure. Karma really is a bitch, but I got it out of my system. I had a pint of Guinness before the show at King Eddy's Saloon where I was waffling about my plan of attack, whether I should just keep it classy or be a dick and the ghost of Bukowski said "Just fucking heckle her." It's Chuck's fault. If I get booted my mom has some wigs I could use. :D
    19. Anonymous
      so is it a half-hearted ban or are you just particularly slippery?
    20. Chris Beyond
      Chris Beyond
      Anyone catch what songs played in his pre-show mix tape before he went on?

      I am terribly upset that I couldn't go - and even worse when tickets became available again and I was out of cash. :p

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