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Washington, DC (Feb. 28, 2000)

Morrissey Woos 9:30 Club

Posted By: Steve <[email protected]>
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 29 2000, at 5:10 p.m.

If any of you had the chance to see Morrissey last night at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., count yourself as one of the luckiest people in the world! As for my wife and I, it was our first Moz outing and I must say the best concert I've ever been to.

The Shiela Devine had to cancel at the last minute, the lead singer became ill. This brought about only a few moans and groans but when it was announced that Morrissey would come out earlier than expected, the room errupted in excitement! You could feel the anticipation and electricity in the air as we spotted Boz and Alain scurrying back and forth behind the stage. A James Bond/Peter Gunn genre musical intro began suddenly as the lights bathed the intimate room in hues of red and blue. And then, there he was!

I had never seen Morrissey live much less close up, and I was not disapointed! What a remarkable stage pressence! His voice was so powerful yet silky smooth. Sporting only a white, buttoned up Oxford and blue jeans, he welcomed us to his "second night in residency" and broke immediately into "Tommorow" to the delight of all (I had been anticipating "Swallow...") and from that point I couldn't wipe the smile from my face. "Are we ready, are we ready?" Moz asked Boz (Dr. Seuse?) waiting somewhat impatiently to jump into the next song..."We're not ready." he laughs. "Ok, we're ready" and a fantastic rendition of "Oiuji Board, Oiuji Board" ensued, followed by "Swallow on My Neck". His sense of humor was definately "on" last night as he commented that "November Spawned a Monster" was actually written about Mariah Carey! He asked "Did anyone watch the Grammys?" and then with a grin stated "I wasn't mentioned".

Other songs included(in no particular order as I lost track and decided to just thoroughly enjoy the show) "Hated for Loving", "Break up the Family", "Lost", "I Can Have Both" which he stated was a dangerous song, "Billy Budd", "Is it Really So Strange?", "Hairdresser On Fire", "Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils" (they were so tight on this tune, I have to give credit to the band, they totally impressed me!), the much anticipated "Meat is Murder" (my skin broke out in goose bumps, Morrissey's passion was so mezmerizing!) "Last Night I Dreamt, That Somebody Loved Me", and finally, "Shoplifters of the World, Unite". I think I'm missing one or two...

Only a few fns actually got passed the security to hug him, but to the delight of us all Morrissey was actually trying to pull those select few up onto the stage. Before the last song, Moz thanked us for "being so kind, so very kind, why are you so kind to me?"

It was truly an evening I shall never forget.

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