22 April 2006|
Music Hall, Aberdeen
First Of The Gang To DieThe Tour Of The Tormentors MMVI moved up to Scotland and the first Scottish date was a success. Morrissey was in great spirits and his voice was impeccable. The audience was very receptive, and reasonably well behaved. There still was some occasional roughness up front from drunken fans, but nothing of the typical behaviour observed on some previous Scottish dates. The pit was rather small but no one made it on stage. There was a very serious attempt by one fan near the end, but it failed.
There was no change in the content of the setlist, but it was slightly resequenced. Typical of this tour, "Trouble Loves Me" was segued from a short piano intro of a local well known singalong song. In Aberdeen, the chosen piano number was "The Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond".
Morrissey came on stage again with his shirt tied in a knot in front of his navel. He changed into another shirt halfway into the set, and that second one was thrown into the audience at the end of the main set to be torn to piece by fans who each wanted a piece. When the crowd began chanting Morrissey's name in a football-like manner before "Let Me Kiss You", the man returned the favour by chanting "Aberdeen! Aberdeen!"
At some point Morrissey teased the audience by asking them if they were all going to a crack house after the show. The audience laughed at the joke, but Morrissey still felt he had to apologise after making the comment. He mentioned that he was going to be playing Stirling the next night and asked the fans what they thought of it. It's no surprise that he received many negative replies. Besides that he also had to ask front regular fan Julia a question: "Are you managing to get food, Julia?"
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