In August 2011, a mysterious website called 'MorrisseysWorld' asked Morrissey fans to take either a single RED ROSE or a single WHITE ROSE to Morrissey concerts. The 'MorrisseysWorld' website explained that Morrissey wanted roses, in honour of his literary hero, Oscar Wilde, who had a theme of roses running through his work.
The 'MorrisseysWorld' website has long since disappeared, but fans started to take roses to Morrissey concerts, and on November 28th 2011, Morrissey accepted a RED ROSE on stage in Pomona. On March 17th 2012, Morrissey accepted a WHITE ROSE on stage in Bogota. It is a little known fact, that Morrissey has accepted on stage in the last year. The days of Morrissey accepting gladioli on stage seem to have long since gone, Morrissey ONLY wants roses.
MORRISSEY WITH A RED ROSE IN POMONA & A WHITE ROSE IN BOGOTA
Oscar Wilde's followers would all wear a GREEN CARNATION to his performances. Green carnations are not a natural flower, so Wilde's followers would use dye to change the colour of white carnations to green. Morrissey fans have formed the 'Blue Rose Society'. The fans chose a blue rose as their theme because blue roses are also an unnatural flower. The 'BLUE ROSE SOCIETY' take either; RED, WHITE or BLUE ROSES to Morrissey concerts. Some fans even dye their own, just like Wilde's followers, although blue roses can now be bought from florists.
A MEMBER OF 'BLUE ROSE SOCIETY' WITH BLUE ROSES IN SAN DIEGO - MAY 22ND 2012
On July 5th, Morrissey's wikipedia entry was updated, to make reference to both the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY and GREEN CARNATION, it read:
"The sign of this secret society is the blue rose; blue roses - as well as their other signs, the red and white rose - have been seen at many Morrissey concerts in 2011-2012 from the US to Colombia. The Blue Rose Society is seen by some as a reference to Oscar Wilde's green carnation-wearing followers."
That VERY evening, Morrissey appeared on stage in Liege, Belgium, wearing a GREEN CARNATION for the first time EVER. The next day, the wikipedia entry had mysteriously disappeared.
MORRISSEY WEARS A GREEN CARNATION IN LIEGE - JULY 2012
On July 7th 2012, Morrissey played a concert to a large and enthusiastic crowd in Rome. Many of the audience had gladioli, and offered them to Morrissey, but he refused them all. As Morrissey walked onto the stage for the encore, a female fan presented Morrissey with a bouquet of WHITE ROSES, which he accepted.
On October 5th 2012, Morrissey began the US leg of his tour in Boston. Again there were many flowers in the audience, but the ONLY flowers Moz accepted, were a bunch of RED ROSES.
MORRISSEY WITH RED ROSES IN BOSTON
The BLUE ROSE SOCIETY is growing in numbers, and more and more Morrissey fans are taking roses to his concerts. To join in the chat with other Morrissey fans, use the
It is obvious that Morrissey is fully aware of the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, so if you are going to a Morrissey concert in either the USA, NEW ZEALAND or AUSTRALIA, take a rose for Morrissey, and if possible, throw it onto the stage at the encore, or hand it to him.
MORRISSEY WANTS ROSES