St. Petersburg, FL - Nov. 12, 1997
Mahaffey Theater

Set List (provided by Adam):

Do Your Best And Don't Worry / The Boy Racer / Billy Budd / Roy's Keen / Spring-Heeled Jim / Speedway / Now My Heart Is Full / Paint A Vulgar Picture / Ambitious Outsiders / Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself  / The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils / Hold On To Your Friends  / Alma Matters // Shoplifters Of The World Unite

Summary by Adam

Overall a really, incredibly LAME crowd. No one jumped any seats to get on stage. They just stood there right in front of their seats. Draconian - if somewhat clueless - security as well. Morrissey comes on and says "Hello Russia!" and at different points... "I used to be the keyboard player in the Partridge Family and here's one of our rock-and-roll songs." (Paint) "Is anyone here from England?" "I suppose you'll all move to Miami eventually anyway." Very boring show. Sorry to say it. Personally, it was nice to kind of hang back and actually view things and listen a bit more.

Summary by Michael Friar

Last night I saw my first ever Morrissey concert, and I was severly disappointed. It was not the Moz's fault. The audience was lackluster so the it wasn't how Morrissey concerts are supposed to be. Some people tried to get on the stage but were brutually ripped off by security. It was worse than 'Live in Dallas'. There was one time that Morrissey was pulled over by a fan (while shaking hands) because the security were pulling him. Then, the anti-stage-diving security person ran over when Morrissey was pulled over the first time, but the security person knocked him over AGAIN!! I was very disappointed that Morrissey was only on for an hour and a quarter. I understand why he went off, but I still am very pissed off with the security. I hope that one day I will be able to see a proper Morrissey concert.

Summary by Matthew Jackson

Moz was heavy on the gyrating Elvis kitsch (He's So Sexy!). The crowd was very into it, chucking more lillies than I have seen this life! GOOD LORD, Moz took more letters from more people. Christ, his pants pockets must have been full. (Near the end, one guy got up and started hugging on Moz, crying and groping while he was dragged by the arm. Another a minute later was promptly, awkwardly headlocked and schlep'd before he could do anything.) By the encore ("Shoplifters"), the joint was in a frenzy of shouting screaming and whatnot.


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