29 February 1984|
University Of Leeds, Leeds
Hand In GloveThis gig wasn't the highlight of the tour, partly because of trouble between security and the audience. The band was still very well received.
After "Hand In Glove" Morrissey greeted the fans with "Good evening!". The yet-to-be-released "Girl Afraid" was introduced with the line "And now something even more intellectual..." The crowd favourite "Still Ill" was introduced as "... a song about a powerful condition... 'Still Ill'." In the latter number Morrissey sang the slightly alternate "And if you must go to sleep tomorrow..."
"Back To The Old House" was announced with the words "This one is for you big marshmellows..." In main set closer "What Difference Does It Make?" Morrissey sang "and you must be looking very old tonight" instead of "and your prejudice won't keep you warm tonight". After that song he shouted "Goodbye! Thank you..." and everyone left the stage. They quickly returned amid cheers to perform three more songs. The second of those was introduced with the line "Look, I know it's hard to believe, but you've got everything now!" In closing number "Handsome Devil" Morrissey adapted one line to the city the Smiths were visiting: "There's more to life than Leeds you know but not much more".
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