22 August 2002|
Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
I Want The One I Can't HaveAfter a short break spent doing two festival dates in Japan Morrissey resumed his American tour, starting with Seattle. This concert went down well but was rather uneventful. The fans were not the most enthusiastic or energetic of the tour. No one made it on stage. There was no change in the setlist
Upon entering stage Morrissey greeted his fans with "Thank you for dragging yourselves this way... you'll regret it!" A few songs down the setlist he said "All my children... the bold, the beautiful.. which doesn't really make sense..." "First Of The Gang To Die" was jokingly introduced with "We wrote this song today in the lobby of the Double Tree Hotel and it's called 'First Of The Gang To Die'." After the song, reacting to the crowd's enthusiasm (or lack of?), he said "Don't overdo it!"
After "Jack The Ripper" Morrissey said "I must say that you all look slightly older... just slightly...". After the following song he answered someone "Yes I can hear you loud and clear but I just don't know what you're saying... this song is called 'I Like You'." For some unknown reason he followed the latter title's performance with "And so on..." The next planned song was also a new one and it was introduced with "Just to test your patience this is also a new one and it's called 'Mexico'." After the very well received "Sister I'm A Poet" Morrissey thanked his fans: "Thank you for being very funny... I take this very seriously..."
Further down the setlist Morrissey joked "Somebody's smiled and ruined our mood..." The other new composition "The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores" was preceded by a short rant about the American music industry: "If you watch American music television, you may agree with the sentiment of this song..." The vegetarian anthem "Meat Is Murder" was introduced with "This next song... well I just want to tell you that nothing's changed..."
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