21 February 1995
Colston Hall, Bristol

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
We'll Let You Know
Jack The Ripper
Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
The National Front Disco
Whatever Happens, I Love You
Now My Heart Is Full
/Shoplifters Of The World Unite
This gig was a bit quieter than the average one on this tour. Morrissey looked tired and was less talkative, probably because his cold was being persistent. The concert still was appreciated by fans and critics, earning good reviews in the papers.

It took until after "Jack The Ripper" for Morrissey to address his fans for the first time. He said "I'm sure you've already guessed, but you're wrong". Then after the next song "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself", he added "Just remember that if you don't like it, you only have to say". During the noisy ending of "The National Front Disco", as the song was about to segue into the mellower "Moonriver" as it always did on this tour, Morrissey briefly left the stage but returned to his fans' relief. After finishing "Moonriver" he explained "It's Hull, and... it's the Hull bug... which is the flu, but it doesn't matter, because..." He probably meant to end that line with "...whatever happens I love you" because the song with that title was started right after the comment. During "Now My Heart Is Full", a fan climbed on stage, knelt before Morrissey and kissed his hand. To his delight and the crowd's, Morrissey kissed the fan's hand in return. There was a big rush to the stage for the encore, as was often the case on the Boxers tour. Morrissey and the band had to flee before the end of "Shoplifters Of The World Unite".

The tradional tambourine thrown into the audience in Bristol read 'ERIC', most likely for Eric Cantona.


An audience recording of the full concert is circulated among bootleg collectors and on the internet. The quality of the recording is average. Eleven songs (Billy Budd / Have-a-Go Merchant / London / You're The One For Me, Fatty / The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get / We'll Let You Know / Jack The Ripper / Boxers / Now My Heart Is Full / Speedway / Shoplifters Of The World Unite) from an alternate and slightly better audience recording are tagged at the end of the manufactured bootleg cd titled "Welcome To The West End" built around the FM broadcast of 10 songs from a few days later, 26 February 1995.


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