Julia we are all aware of but who is this character Jez? You tell the story as if we should know?The antics of a family from Leigh, who admittedly were extremely jealous of Julia because Morrissey only ever acknowledged her, does not mean that Julia was “alright”. She wasn’t. Her behaviour was appalling, as was her sense of entitlement.
Jez was ejected from the Cambridge gig for yelling that Julie was a “c***” at Morrissey whilst he once again singled her out in the crowd. Whilst Jez shouted this, half of the assembled fans were audibly groaning at Morrissey because it really had got to that stage where people were bored of it. Of course by stopping the gig, declaring Julia as his “friend” and throwing Jez out, the crowds didn’t groan as loud at future gigs.
All of this said. The oddest thing I’ve ever seen is the sight of Jez being thrown out of a gig one minute, then the next, his own daughter fawning and clamouring to touch the man who ordered it. That was very strange indeed, and quite a few people commented about it at the time.
Returning to Julia. It was Morrissey who created the Monster, both actual and perceived. He fuelled her sense of entitlement whilst at the same time turning his other fans against her by the monotony of his nightly Julia moments that we all had to share.
All of this is history to me now. A former tour stalwart since The Smiths days, this long chapter of my life is over. I’ve been to far more gigs than most, and believe me, I’m happy to end it.