On November 28th 2011, Morrissey accepted a RED ROSE on stage in Pomona. It was the first flower of ANY variety, that Morrissey had accepted on stage in years.
On February 24th 2012, Morrissey started a tour of South America, and again, a few fans took roses.
On March 17th 2012, Morrissey accepted a WHITE ROSE on stage in Bogota, Colombia. Many other varieties of flower were taken to the concerts, but Morrissey ignored them all, EXCEPT THE ROSE.
The days of Morrissey accepting gladioli on stage are long since gone, Morrissey ONLY wants roses.
MORRISSEY WITH A RED ROSE IN POMONA & A WHITE ROSE IN BOGOTA
Morrissey fans have formed the 'Blue Rose Society', choosing a BLUE ROSE as the theme, because blue roses, like green carnations, are ALSO an unnatural flower, and they are often portrayed in literature as a symbol of unrequited love.
Members of 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.
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 THE RED ROSES IN BOSTON
On October 10th 2012, eleven year old Morrissey fan, Kyle Douglas, took a BLUE ROSE to Morrissey's concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Morrissey took the BLUE ROSE from Kyle and wore it for the whole of the encore (See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_UB-wKCcN4).
KYLE LEAVES HOME WITH HIS BLUE ROSE...........
.....AND MORRISSEY PLACES IT IN HIS POCKET....................
.........WHERE IT REMAINED FOR THE WHOLE ENCORE IN NEW YORK
The BLUE ROSE SOCIETY is growing in numbers, and more and more Morrissey fans are taking roses to his concerts.
A BLUE ROSE IN MANCHESTER - JULY 2012