Me & my dear departed friend Barry are the one's who made this film, I was part of Morrissey's crew as a stage tec etc from 1998-2011.. it was my idea that this film should be made, and, as my friend Barry was an up and coming film-maker, I went to Morrissey with the proposed idea, which, at the time, he liked, and we went ahead and shot it, it was done by just the two of us, whilst I was working,
and Barry shared my hotel room throughout the shooting. It's a fine tribute to Barry, I think we did a great job given the very difficult circumstances...Thanks for stealing our work?
So, Mr Rob32..lets hope you end up alongside Johnny Rogan in the A3 pile up.
Barry & I both come from Norwich, so that's that.
Charlie Browne - France July 2022
Having just found the time to watch the video now, I find this comment very strange.
Between 1999-2000 and 2002, I saw a lot of Morrissey shows. In many ways, this was my favorite Moz period of all time. Big and small cities. Smaller venues, mostly. Fun setlists. Affordable tickets. Cool fans. Even though he really wasn't, Morrissey seemed accessible
and every man
. I think he even played a DIY punk squat in Europe somewhere during this timeframe.
It just felt good. There was a community. Something that hasn't always been there since.
Charlie, I understand that this is your work, along with your dear late friend. And very good work, at that. It provides an eye into things Morrissey fans are not accustomed to seeing - Morrissey just wandering around Mexico City (looking great), candid comments from Boz and the tour production manager, a soundcheck with
Moz, the security guy, and - my favorite - Morrissey walking out of his dressing room post-show with a beer in his hand and a ski cap on his head, heading out to his car.
Why, 22 years later, are you essentially wishing a car crash death
on a fan who shared this?
Clearly, any opportunity to monetize this work expired 20+ years ago, when Morrissey himself put the kibosh on it, for whatever his reasons.
Why, instead, not have some satisfaction in the fact that hundreds/thousands of Morrissey diehards can finally see this film, a long-relished piece of Morrissey folklore. It shouldn't languish in the hands of a few. That's not why you made the effort, surely.