8 February 1995
Empress Ballroom (Winter Gardens), Blackpool

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
This 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.


This concert as well as the previous one in Sheffield were filmed and a mix of the two was broadcast on British television and later released as the "Introducing Morrissey" video.


No fan bootleg is circulated for this date. 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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