14 December 1992|
City Hall, Newcastle, UK
We Hate It When Our Friends Become SuccessfulThis concert was a bit rough, there was a good deal of action up front near the stage and many seats were destroyed. There were no changes in the setlist except for the dropping of "Jack The Ripper".
After "We'll Let You Know", concerned again about his image in the UK magazines, Morrissey interrupted a chant of his name to enquire "Do you mind if I ask you a question? (crowd roars) Yes, you do? The question is this: Can I ask you a question? (crowd: 'Yes!') And will you answer me honestly? (crowd: 'Yes!') Do you actually still buy the NME? (crowd: 'No!') Thank you..." After the "Loop", Morrissey asked someone in the audience "What are you implying?" Then after "Certain People I Know" he asked "Who?". In "Glamorous Glue", he changed a line to "We look to lala lala, for the lala lala".
After that song and a short break, Morrissey took the stage again to perform the encores and started "I suppose, err..." but never finished what he meant to say. Similarly, before "The National Front Disco", he started "So..." but again didn't go any further. At this point Morrissey supposedly demanded to know why the security staff was keeping the fans from reaching the front of the stage. It presumably was to protect the seats because in 1985 during the Smiths days three rows had collapsed under fans at that very same venue. As if this question was a cue from Morrissey, at the end of "The National Front Disco" the fans surged forward, stormed the stage, knocked Morrissey to the ground and thus ended the show. Over that song's noisy feedback ending, Boz read another poem, this time one of his own.
"Ouija Board Ouija Board" and "Lucky Lisp" were actually soundchecked but not played.
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