9 February 1995|
Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Billy BuddThis was another very good concert, but the security staff stopped helping people on stage, so only a few fans made it up there. Morrissey was very talkative. He still had his fake scars and bruises, so after "We'll Let You Know", to someone who enquired about what happened to his forehead, he wittily replied "It was the NME". Once again "Used To Be A Sweet Boy" was removed from the set list, this time for the rest of the tour.
Entering stage, Morrissey greeted his fans with "You made it... I'm so pleased". The tambourine Morrissey shook and threw into the audience during "You're The One For Me, Fatty" again read 'SELF SELF SELF'. After "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" Morrissey enquired "Do any of you actually come from Cambridge?... mmm... mmm... mmm... mmm... mmm... mmm...". After the next song, he continued on the subject: "I suppose that when I asked the question about whether anybody here came from Cambridge... it was a very silly question, I realise that, but I... I was...". Fans kept shouting requests at Morrissey so before "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself" he replied to someone "I thought 'Pregnant For The Last Time' was a terrible record". Then after that song, he said to someone else "I thought 'Tony The Pony' was a terrible record".
After "Hold On To Your Friends", as the fans were chanting his name, Morrissey asked them "Are you bored yet?... are you sure?". Then after the next number, because someone had asked for "Michael's Bones", he went round his band members and said "This is called 'Michael's Bones'". He checked out the crowd's shocked reaction then said "joke" and launched into "Now My Heart If Full". While waiting for their idol to come back and perform the encore "Shoplifters Of The World Unite", the only Smiths song in Morrissey's live set at the time, the audience broke into another chant of their idol's name.
"November Spawned A Monster" and "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys" were soundchecked, but neither of them were performed on this tour.
An audience video recording of the complete concert is available on bootleg DVDs. This was filmed from the rear of the venue, supposedly with autorisation, so the quality is rather good and steady.
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