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Chicago, IL (Feb. 12, 2000)

Growing Old with Morrissey

Posted By: Jeff <[email protected]>
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 15 2000, at 12:18 a.m.

I cannot believe it had been 15 years since I last saw Steven in concert (The Smiths). His music and words have meant so much to me and so many others throughout the years and it was nice to see the younger generatons at the show as well. I had purchased Morrissey's solo albums/cd's, but I never saw him as I thought it would be a major letdown after seeing him with the Smiths for so many years. And although the current adoration is great from his many highly devoted fans, I wish they all could have seen him at his lyrical prime in the mid 80's (I think some may disagree, but if you were there watching him peform with his band, you would understand). He cetainly is a "new wave" legend, and as I danced and sang with the rest of the Morrissey fans at the Metro, I felt a little melancholy that life changes. No longer are the care free days of long ago listening to The Smiths albums, instead its solo Morrissey and an all ages show. The encore of Shoplifters was an excellent way to remember this true giant of the alternative scene. Does anyone remember the first time they put the needle down on "still ill"? I have to put the kids to bed, keep up the memory!

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