21 September 2007|
Las Vegas (NV), Pearl Concert Theater
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One BeforeThis concert wasn't the highlight of this tour. Morrissey was great, he gave a fantastic show, but the venue was barely half filled and the crowd was not the most enthusiastic. It must be said that with the dozen of upcoming shows planned in California, very few Californians felt the need to travel to see Morrissey in Las Vegas. Also Morrissey had played Las Vegas only three months earlier. The man still managed to win the crowd over and by the end of the show the fans seemed to be enjoying themselves a bit more. About 5 or 6 of them made it on stage.
The setlist was almost completely resequenced and "Let Me Kiss You", "Disappointed" and "Irish Blood, English Heart" were dropped to make space for "That's How People Grow Up", "Tomorrow" and "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want". This was the first time "Tomorrow" was played since the 2000 Oye Esteban tour.
Early in the set Morrissey asked the crowd "How bad was Tijuana? It was bad, right?" It is not clear if he was talking about the show or the town itself. Before "London" he explained how important songs are as a means of communication because we, as human beings, are so bad at it. He joked about how "Everyday Is Like Sunday" reached number 9 in the Zimbabwe charts when the charts actually meant something then, for the benefit of those who took him seriously, corrected himself and said he meant the UK charts. At one point he mentioned not currently having a record contract. He also coined himself 'Vladimir' in one comment.
As was tradition he was chatty with the audience. He asked if any people in attendance were going to the upcoming San Francisco shows. He scanned the crowd then self-deprecatoringly said "Ok, thats about five..." He handed the microphone to his favourite fan Julia and she asked him how he was. He also passed the microphone to someone who was constantly shouting and interrupting him. He asked the fan "What do you want?" but, now that the fan had the chance to talk to Morrissey, he didn't say a word. Another heckler who was constantly interrupting Morrissey was told by the man to shut up. Morrissey's final words came before the last song "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" when he thanked the crowd for coming.
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