8 November 1991|
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Sister I'm A PoetThis concert, which was originally set to take place at the University of Illinois Pavilion but moved to the Aragon, was a tremendous success. The audience was very energetic and noisy. Morrissey was in a very good mood, kicking off the concert with a loud "Hello Chicago!". There was a massive barrier making it almost impossible for fans to get on stage. At one point during the show, Morrissey threw a tambourine into the crowd, as he often did at the time. This one had "Yup! Chicago" written on it.
"I've Changed My Plea To Guilty", "There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends" and "Pregnant For The Last Time" returned to the setlist, replacing "Interesting Drug", "Our Frank" and "That's Entertainment". Like most of this leg of the Kill Uncle tour, this concert was supposedly filmed for later broadcast or release (this hasn't surfaced yet).
Throughout the evening, Morrissey did many things to tease the excited crowd, and one of them was moaning loudly after "Alsatian Cousin". New song "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" was introduced with "This song is new and it's called 'We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful'." After "Asian Rut", Morrissey's musicians started playing something that in retrospect sounds like the intro to "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side", but this was the new live intro to "November Spawned A Monster".
At some point into "Disappointed", Morrissey stopped singing when security injured a fan who was trying to get on stage. The song was again ended in a dramatic fashion when, right after the line "This is the last song I will ever sing", it was abruptly stopped and Morrissey dropped his microphone. At this point he usually left stage, but here in Chicago he just stood there, shirtless, with his tongue hanging out of his mouth until his bodyguard or manager escorted him off stage. The crowd was obviously going wild, seeing Morrissey posing like that for what seemed like many long minutes.
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