15 November 1997|
Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
The Boy RacerThis concert went down very well. The crowd was very enthusiastic and demonstrative in its appreciation. Morrissey was also in great spirits, he and his audience were feeding off each other's energy. Security wasn't too tight. There were a few stage climbers during the main part of the concert, and many during the encore.
The order of the setlist was again significantly changed. "Nobody Loves Us" and "Satan Rejected My Soul" were replaced by "Now My Heart Is Full" and "Speedway". "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" was on the setlist, but not performed. In its place, "London" was played even though it wasn't planned, which brought the total of Smiths-era songs to three.
Some of the Morrissey banter on this date alluded to the presence of both Fleetwood Mac and Jane's Addiction in town. After "The Boy Racer", Morrissey greeted the audience "Hello, we're Fleetwood Mac" and after "London" or "Dagenham Dave", he said "You should have gone to Jane's Addiction tonight... they have so much to say, don't they?". After "Roy's Keen", Morrissey answered someone in the audience "I'm very sorry, I can't hear... no, I don't mean I am deaf or anything". Then after the next song, he said "Did that sound good? (crowd: Yes! ) Would you say if it didn't?". Coming back for the encore, Morrissey said "I want you to close your eyes... close your eyes just for a minute, and imagine that I'm Stevie Nicks".
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