Key West, FL - Nov. 10, 1997
San Carlos Institute (capacity: 370)

Set List (provided by Adam):

Do Your Best And Don't Worry / The Boy Racer / Reader Meet Author / Billy Budd / Now My Heart Is Full / Trouble Loves Me / Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself  / Alma Matters / Spring-Heeled Jim / Hold On To Your Friends / Sunny / The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get / The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils // Shoplifters Of The World Unite

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Summary by Adam

Great G.A. Show. Seated 370 people, a very strange venue. The President of the San Carlos institute came out and told us all the history of the San Carlos (it is the cradle of the Cuban freedom movement.) We had to sing the American National Anthem and listen to the Cuban National Anthem. Then, the Mayor of Key West came on and droned on a bit. Morrissey is the first "rock show" to ever be held there. Several people got on stage throughout (as there was no barricade and scarce security) and there was a massive stage invasion at the end. Morrissey left 1/4 way through "Shoplifters".

"Ambitious Outsiders" was on the set list (after "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself") but was skipped.

Summary by Lord Cras

The venue looked like a high school auditorium. There were no bouncers up front so Moz was more playful with the crowd. He accepted various gifts from fans and even wiped his sweat onto a napkin at a fan's request. The set was short but really good, the fans were enjoying every minute of it. The best part personally was during "Shoplifters" when I, along with my girlfriend, got on stage and got hugs from him. This lasted for about 5 seconds before the hired goons grabbed me in a chokehold and dragged me away. He didn't even get halfway thru the song because about 15 kids rushed the stage to get hugs from him. Few got close, most of them were stopped by those infamous hired goons. The only damper of the night was when the older fans started to badmouth the younger fans calling them idiots amongst other things. There were a few confrontations and a couple of death threats from the younger kids to the older ones, but in the end there was no scuffles and everyone went home without any bruises.

Moz looked great and sounded even better. The band was more crowd-friendly and even got the spotlight for a couple of seconds. It's hard to believe that Moz played so close to home, and it's even harder to believe that it's all over now. I've never seen anything better in my life. Morrissey is more than welcomed here in Florida...


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