Panic in Pauley Pavillion - "Frankly Vulgar"

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  1. Vauxhall95

    Vauxhall95 I Know It's Over...

    Apr 26, 2006
    In Bruges

    1 November 1991
    UCLA Pauley Pavilion, Westwood (L.A.), CA

    November Spawned A Monster
    Alsatian Cousin
    Our Frank
    The Loop
    King Leer
    Sister I'm A Poet
    Piccadilly Palare
    Driving Your Girlfriend Home
    We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful

    A notorious show with some songs which are rarely heard live nowadays.

    Here are the dirty details from the superlative ""

    "Southern California is notorious for being the scene of the wildest Morrissey concerts and this one didn't fail that reputation. As soon as Morrissey entered stage, it was obvious that the man was in a very special mood. He roared very loudly, something rather surprising for him, then growled a loud "Hello!". Meanwhile his musicians were playing notes with a lot of slide and reverb, the result sounding much like the intro to "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side", a song that would only come out the following year. This turned out to be the new intro for "November Spawned A Monster".

    Between the first few songs, Morrissey teased the audience by moaning repeatedly in a very unusual manner, and shrieked loudly during the last notes of "Our Frank". Soon after he tried to boost the atmosphere by throwing a tambourine into the crowd but it didn't seem to work. So before "King Leer", he said "Thank you friends... you know that you're fully grown adults and if you sh-sh-sh-sh... if you really want to stay in your seats then that's ok, but if you don't want to stay in your seats, you don't have to". It took a few seconds, but eventually there was a mass movement of the crowd towards the stage. Then after that song, Morrissey added "Now that we're all out of our seats, we won't stand on anybody's toes will we?". By the time the following song was over, many people had already been injured from the pressure, or from tripping into the folding chairs.

    After "Driving Your Girlfriend Home", Morrissey started to introduce the new and yet to be released composition "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful": "This song is new, and it's called... it's called..." but never could finish what he meant to say. Someone had a word with him and then he announced "I think we're being told that this concert has to end... (crowd boos) well maybe it can continue if we all stand really still". The band then went into the planned song, this time after Morrissey could successfully announce it: "This song is new, it's called 'We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful'."

    Unfortunately, they didn't have time to finish it. A few verses into it Morrissey was escorted off stage. The band continued it as an instrumental for a few bars, then ended it and followed Morrissey. The manager announced that the concert would continue only if people would cooperate and help settle everything down. However the crowd kept chanting and didn't collaborate to the authorities' satisfaction. There were too many people injured, and the authorities were afraid there would be more if Morrissey went back on, even if the fans calmed down. So after waiting for an hour, the concert was finally stopped and people were asked to leave the venue.

    Of course, many fans were upset by this, setting off fire alarms on their way out, and rushing to the merchandise stand for t-shirts, programmes and posters (a few thousand dollars worth of merchandise were supposedly stolen). Of course more people were injured there, the television news people and the police riot gear quickly arrived on the premises, the latter dispersing the remaining troublemakers.

    Morrissey later offered to pay for all the injuries and hired someone to distribute the hundreds of shoes that were found in the venue after the riot."
  2. mcrickson

    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

    Dec 16, 2007
    Hah -- take that, all you people who say Moz doesn't care about his fans :thumb:
    Thanks for your contribution, Vaux! :)

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