8 February 1995|
Empress Ballroom (Winter Gardens), Blackpool
Billy BuddThis concert was filmed, like the one from the night before, and Morrissey's friend Linder was also in the pit taking photographs. The concert was a great one. There was a constant controlled stream of fans getting on stage to hug Morrissey.
As he did everyone else on this tour, Morrissey threw a tambourine with something inscribed on its skin into the audience after coming on stage (or sometimes later into the show), and on this date the message on the tambourine was 'SELF SELF SELF'. At one point, Morrissey also threw a stick of Blackpool rock (candy that contains messages written throughout) into the crowd. After "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself", a boxing glove was thrown on stage and Morrissey caught it with one hand. After "Moonriver", he said "Erm I know that you'd quite like me to say at least something ... but I'm really quite shy and I...". He then started to collapse to the floor and was helped up by a fan who took the opportunity to get up on stage.
Soon after he introduced "Boxers" with "This song was a huge hit nowhere and it's called 'Boxers'." The performance of "Now My Heart Is Full" was a very passionate one. At the end Morrissey repeated the final word of the song "...so" for much longer than usual. Before the main set closer "Speedway" he thanked his fans "...from the heart of my bottom". For the encore, he came back into a 70s blue and white Blackburn Rovers football jersey.
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