18 November 2006|
Monterrey (Mexico), Arena Monterrey
PanicThis was probably the best of the three Mexican dates. Morrissey was in excellent form, very talkative and shook many hands. He often addressed and thanked the audience in Spanish. Setlist-wise "Life Is A Pigsty" was replaced by "The Youngest Was The Most Loved". The latter song had not been played yet on this leg of the tour.
Morrissey greeted his audience with "Estoy en forma" before going into set opener "Panic". After the song he continued "Buenos noches! Gracias, and welcome!" After "The Youngest Was The Most Loved" he replied to the cheers with "Yes-yes-yes! Si-si-si!" Halfway into "In The Future When All's Well", he interrupted himself to shout that the microphone was out of tune. He missed a few lines, and after a bit of feedback which made him pull a face and stick his index fingers in his ears, he grunted then resumed his lines. After this he adapted one line to the Spanish audience by singing "Jose, stand up and defend me". After the song he announced "So, my name is Alejandro Sanz (crowd cheers)... Oh yes, you were fooled!"
Besides the usual live changes in "You Have Killed Me" the first lines were changed to "Pasolini is me and Mozalini I'll always be". Morrissey actually pointed at Pasolini on the backdrop behind him while singing his name. After the song he said "So I think you must have noticed that Morrissey, Monterrey is really the same word..." He then said that although they were the same word, they had different meanings. After "Disappointed" the man had a few words with his semi-official webmistress Julia. He asked her how she was and held out the microphone so she could answer. She in turn asked Morrissey how he was and he replied "I'm okay Julia, nothing special, just hanging on by a thread like I said in Guadalajara". The mention of rival city Guadalajara got a jealous reaction out of the audience. The Monterrey fans booed and Morrissey shot back and said "No, no, no, no... that's not very nice..."
At the beginning of "Ganglord" Morrissey said "You know this song!" After the song he asked the audience who the most famous person was from Monterrey. The audience apparently thought the question was "Who is the most famous person to have visited this city?" because they kept shouting "You!" This confused Morrissey at first, he was having a difficult time deciphering what was being said because everyone was shouting at the same time. He asked "Let just one person say it..." When he finally understood the answer, he replied "What me? Silly-silly!" After "Everyday Is Like Sunday" he proceeded with the customary band introduction: "Here are the five muskateers: Boz Boorer... Gary Day... Matt Walker... Jesse Tobias... Michael Farrell..." He followed this by singing a few lines until the first notes of the following song - "Dear God Please Help Me" - were heard.
"Let Me Kiss You" was nicely introduced with "To sing is to dream, and this song is called 'Let Me Kiss You'..." After "I Will See You In Far Off Places" Morrissey said "You have nerves of steel, nerves of steel, nerves of steel, nerves of steel..." The first line of "I've Changed My Plea To Guilty" was extended to "I'm standing in the dock here".
After "Irish Blood, English Heart", Morrissey asked "So tell me, tell me, what does that song mean? See Julia, nobody knows, they just sing anything, and they don't know..." Obviously this comment didn't sit well with the bilingual fans. In "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want", after making the now standard live change "let me have who I want", Morrissey added "you!". Then after "Lord knows it would be the first time", he said "Yes, oh yes!" with his arm outstretched toward someone in the audience. In "First Of The Gang To Die", after the line "The first lost lad to go...", he exclaimed "Oh amigo! Amigo!"
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