7 February 1995
City Hall, Sheffield

Billy Budd
Have-A-Go Merchant
Spring-Heeled Jim
You're The One For Me, Fatty
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Whatever Happens, I Love You
We'll Let You Know
Jack The Ripper
Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
The National Front Disco
Hold On To Your Friends
Used To Be A Sweet Boy
Now My Heart is Full
/Shoplifters Of The World Unite
The venue was filled with cameras and bright lights because the concert was filmed. As the lights went down, the pre-concert intro "Jerusalem" was played, and Morrissey was expected to hit the stage, but fans were surprised to see someone else come on. It was Dockyard Doris, a drag queen from London. She gave some banter about how she had known Morrissey for a long time and that he was still drinking Stones Bitter amongst other things. She then introduced him as "... the one and only Twinkle of Camden Town, Morrissey!". She finally asked the crowd to give her a M, an O, a double R, etc. until Morrissey's name was spelt. Then Morrissey came on stage.

Security was relaxed, they were again instructed by Morrissey to control the crowd and let the fans have their chance one at a time. So there was a constant flow of people on stage throughout the show. Morrissey wasn't too talkative, but he still gave a powerful performance.

As elsewhere on this tour Morrissey threw a tambourine with something inscribed on its skin into the audience after coming on stage, and on this date the word on the tambourine was 'SELF'. Before going into "The National Front Disco", Morrissey simply said "Because we must...". At the end of "Whatever Happens, I Love You" he whispered to the audience "I love you". Later he said "thank you for turning up tonight... it really does mean a lot to me...". For the encore of "Shoplifters Of The World Unite" Morrissey returned to the stage wearing a blue Sheffield football shirt from the 60s.


This concert as well as the next one in Blackpool were filmed and a mix of the two was broadcast on British television and later released as the "Introducing Morrissey" video. Parts of the soundcheck was also filmed but never included in the video.


There are no fan recordings of this concert in circulation at this point in time. Collectors of bootlegs offer DVD transfers of the official "Introducing Morrissey" video mentioned above, as well as audio transfers. The latter audio is usually found under the same title with artwork ripped from the video (version 1; version 2), or alternate artwork, and even alternate title "World Of Boxers".


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