Before today's concert started (which was approximately 11am UK time, 7pm Japanese time), I decided to follow a number of Japanese tweeters on twitter, who were at the concert, in the hope of 'watching'(?) the concert as it happened. I thought it might give me a similar experience to that of following a live football match on Ceefax, although admittedly, I hadn't done that for many years, and if memory serves me right, is wasn't particularly exciting! (NB You can't do it anymore, Ceefax has just been scrapped!)
No doubt, you are wondering what the experience was like? Well, if it was similar to watching football on Ceefax, Morrissey in Tokyo was a goalless draw! Not a peep from any of them, well not until afterwards at any rate. I can only presume that the Japanese are far too polite to tweet during a concert, and we already know that filming is an absolute no no!
The tweets came flooding thick and fast afterwards with '@yukariRamone' tweeting to tell me about the fate of her red rose. I asked her if she had thrown it and she replied, "Yes, of course I did but his staff did take away soon...tears...". So much for MorrisseysWorld's instructions to throw roses just before the encore, this happened to Heathercat and Stillicling in Chicago! Over efficient staff are stopping a phenomenon!
The setlist was posted by '@regret_jpn', and it showed a welcome return to the set for both 'Scandinavia' and 'I Know It's Over'. '@twyyttmo' tweeted me to say, "Hi. twas great, Ms voice falling over my head", while '@aocuro1908' tweeted a photo of a pale blue 'Angelo Galasso' shirt, which according to other photos, showed it was the final shirt of the night worn by Morrissey. It was also in one piece, so obviously there are no 'meathead scrums' in Japan then?
Another tweeted photo posted by '@tokyo_telephone', showed Morrissey holding up the Japanese flag, and it also showed Boz in his sparkly blue dress, that he first wore on the South American tour, whilst the band were in the red 'Assad is Shit' t-shirts, which were also worn on the SA tour (funds must be running out for new clothes!).
'@yukariRamone' sent a tweet to '@heathercat222' to inform her that Morrissey's shirts went from ; pink, to black, to sweet Purple, to sky blue.
Aside from Yukari's attempt to get a rose to Moz, I have seen no other tweets regarding roses, although once again there were a lot of other flowers on view, including gladioli. When will the audiences wake up to the fact that Morrissey ONLY wants roses? The only two flowers he has taken in the last, god knows how many years, are TWO roses, a red one in Pomona and a white one in Botoga. He now wants a BLUE ROSE.
Away from the concert, Russell Brand can be ruled out of being behind MorrisseysWorld, as he was in Parliament today at the same time as MorrisseysWorld was publishing a new article. Romina also ruled herself out of being Morrissey (as accused by me), when she tweeted all the way through yesterday's concert. So WHO is she? And WHO is the admin guy ('R') who posted the latest MorrisseysWorld article?
MorrisseysWorld promised that BLUE ROSE would DEFINITELY be fulfilled in Japan.....five concerts to go, let's just hope we don't all miss it!
STOP PRESS - LATE ADDITION (4.14pm) COMMENT ADDED BY MORRISSEY'S ADMIN DEPT:
Sincere apologies to 'R', 'Our Mozzer' and the rest of the team at 'MW' HQ from all of us here at 'Following' HQ.
ANOTHER STOP PRESS (4.37pm) '@MorrisseysWorld' has been written about in 'Metro' newspaper, with the author (@keithbarkermain) recommending people follow. Also, Morrissey-Solo have recently been allowing somebody to post my concert reviews on their site, but today they have marked it as a troll post! What are they afraid of? The truth?
1. TO GIVE (IS THE REASON I LIVE) - SHIRLEY BASSEY (NEW ENTRY)
2. TO GIVE (IS THE REASON I LIVE) - FRANKIE VALLI (NEW ENTRY)
3. LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME (LIVE IN ZAGREB 2006) - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)
4. TROUBLE LOVES ME - MORRISSEY (NO CHANGE)
5. JOHNNY REMEMBER ME - JOHN LEYTON (NEW ENTRY)
6. NATIONAL FRONT DISCO (HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2007) - MORRISSEY (DOWN 5)
7. SLIPPERY FORCES - BOZ BOORER (RE-ENTRY)
8. SEASICK, YET STILL DOCKED - MORRISSEY (NEW ENTRY)
9. DOWNTOWN - PETULA CLARK (NEW ENTRY)
10. HEART - RITA PAVONE (NO CHANGE)