16 November 2006|
Mexico City (Mexico), Palacio de los Deportes
PanicThis concert was even better than the previous one in Guadalajara. The venue was full, the fans were very enthusiastic and sang along to most songs, particularly the older ones. Morrissey was in excellent spirits, playful and a tease. Once again he often tested his Spanish on the audience and joined it when it chanted his name.
The setlist was signficantly resequenced, and in the process "Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice" was dropped in order to make space for the new live introduction "The National Front Disco". The song had not been performed by Morrissey since 1995. It was on the planned setlist on the previous date, and had been soundchecked before that show, but not played.
Morrissey's greeting as he entered stage was "Socorro! Socorro! Panico! Panico!" (Help! Help! Panic! Panic!), and this served as an introduction to set opener "Panic". After "You Have Killed Me" the man had a word with his favourite fan Julia and recommended that she should see a doctor. The day before he had recorded a 5-song television special to be broadcast later in the year on a Mexican station called In-D (see television performances for set information). He mentioned this to his audience after "Disappointed": "Yesterday we did a television show called In-D, do you know? (crowd: yes!) Do you like? (crowd mostly: no!) No you don't like In-D? Why? Sorry..." Morrissey looked truly disappointed but the audience's reaction was probably due to the fact that most of the Mexicans thought he was talking about 'indie' instead of 'In-D'.
After "Ganglord" Morrissey joked "That song was called 'Get Your Fat Ass Back To The Ghetto'... I was joking, it's not called that... don't believe me... I don't..." After "Dear God Please Help Me" he proceeded with the customary band introduction. After "Girlfriend In A Coma" he mentioned that his opening artist Kristeen Young was ill. It's probably at this point of the show that he joked about her outfit. After "I've Changed My Plea To Guilty" he teased the audience by singing the first few words from his song titled "Mexico" which, incidently, many people expected would be on the setlist.
After "How Soon Is Now?" Morrissey echoed the audience's chant of his name with his own: "Mexico! Mexico!". After "I Just Want To See The Boy Happy" he sarcastically said "We are depressing, very, very depressing..." Before going into the final number of the main set Morrissey saluted his fans "Hasta luego, vaya con Dios!" The final number in question was "The National Front Disco" and it was being performed live for the first time since 1995. Just like in 1992 and 1995, the song's ending was extended, but this time not with a noisy instrumental jam during which the musicians trashed their instruments.
Just like many other songs that evening the audience sang along with Morrissey for the encore "Irish Blood, English Heart". However in this case they were so loud that the man simply stopped singing, smiled and pointed his microphone to the audience. He didn't exit before shouting to the audience "Mexico you are too hot!"
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