yep. ealon here. i'm so happy that you got his shirt at the end of the show. at least some asshole didn't get it. i regret not smelling it though, i heard it was the most wonderful smell in the whole entire universe!
somewhat unrelated-did anyone feel like morrissey might've been upset at the audience because of how we reacted to kristeen young? he kept reaching his hand out and then pulling it back if we got close. does he do this often? this was only my second morrissey concert, the first being at the aragon in chicago in november. it seemed like he was in a much better mood in chicago and the overall vibe was a lot better then i thought.
I'm not sure if Mozzer pulled back his hands as punishment for not loving KY, but his teasing of audience members (pulling hand back, shrugging shoulders and whistling idly while maniacal fans were dragged away screaming and fighting) has been evident to me since '97. Before then, he didn't do that. It seemed to get worse up through the 2004 tour.
But he's very labile -- will help some people up and pointedly avoid others, and I think he's getting pickier about whom he chooses to gladhand. But certainly if he sees someone being an arsehole, he does not reward it.
I think Moz lets loose at small town shows. He usually talks a lot more and seems very touched/surprised at the turn-out in these smaller places. I like the gigs in small obscure towns, too. If all things were equal (cost of travel and ease of fitting the show into my schedule etc), I'd choose seeing him in BF, mid-America before some major metropolis.
i tried twice to get on and was pulled down by the security guard both times. i don't necessarily blame him for that because it's his job but he definitely seemed like the worst security guard in the place. he seemed to be the only one enforcing the 2 ft rule (i was on the far left) and even when we leaned forward to try and get a look at julia he freaked out and pushed us back.