You’re an armchair admirer of Morrissey, so not someone who follows him around the globe,
I respect you greatly, Janice, but you do seem to think that the only way to appreciate, understand or be a fan of Morrissey is to go to as many gigs as possible. And you do like to brag about the number of shows you’ve been to, making it seem like you merely ‘collect’ them, that going to
shows is the point in itself, the be-all-and-end all, not what you experience and feel at these shows.
Someone who is dirt poor and who can only afford one gig per year, let’s say, could be equally moved by Morrissey’s words and music and be just as knowledgeable about Morrissey the artist as someone who follows him around the globe. The same goes for someone with social anxiety disorder, who literally can’t function in crowds etc. And for some, seeing him live a few times now and then is enough, they might prefer the recorded noise
. Some don’t even like going to concerts. A large chunk of Morrissey’s power and beauty lies in his poetry, his voice and his melodies, some in his stage presence.