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Thursday, 15 August 2013

The History of Morrissey's Blue Rose Society

On August 24th 2013, Morrissey's new film 'Morrissey 25 Live' will hit the cinemas, and the world will see Morrissey take a BLUE ROSE from the audience, but do YOU know the significance of the BLUE ROSE? Here is ALL you need to know:

On May 14 2011, Morrissey placed the following statement official statement on the website True-To-You.net:


Morrisseysworld.blogspot


14 May 2011
Morrissey would like it known that the site known as Morrisseysworld.blogspot is fake. Morrissey has no connection with the site and is therefore not the author of anything written on the site.

The strangest thing about this statement was that NOBODY had ever heard of the MorrisseysWorld blog, so the statement actually brought attention to it. Morrissey NEVER issues statements to deny authorship of such things, so a number of people had their collective interests aroused by this extraordinary denial, and started to keep an eye on the MorriseysWorld blog.

Over the following three months, despite many reservations amongst fans that Morrissey would do such a thing, it became blatantly obvious that Morrissey himself was behind the MorrisseysWorld blog. (Evidence can be read here: http://followingthemozziah.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/history-of-morrisseysworld.html and further evidence here: http://www.morrisseysworldismoz.blogspot.co.uk/)

On August 22nd 2011, Morrissey asked his fans, via the MorrisseysWorld blog, to take either a single RED ROSE or a single WHITE ROSE to his concerts. Morrissey explained that he wanted roses, in honour of his literary hero, Oscar Wilde, who had a theme of roses running through his work.



On October 9th 2011, the following statement was issued on Morrissey's MorrisseysWorld blog:

"When the blood runs, the white rose becomes a red rose. When the truth settles down, nothing will remain." At the time, nobody had any idea what this meant, but it would later become apparent (Keep reading!)

On November 14th 2011, Morrissey's tour of North America got underway, and a handful of fans who had seen the MorrisseysWorld website took roses to Morrissey concerts.

On November 28th 2011, Morrissey took a RED ROSE from an audience member at the concert in Pomona. The significance of this was HUGE, as it was the first flower of ANY sort that Morrissey had accepted on stage in years and years, and it was further proof that MorrisseysWorld REALLY WAS Morrissey's blogsite.

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MORRISSEY WITH THE RED ROSE OF POMONA - NOV 2011

Morrissey's tour of North America ended in December, and a tour of South America started at the end of February 2012. By now, Morrissey had formed the 'Blue Rose Society' on his blogsite, and asked fans to also bring BLUE roses to his concerts.


On March 17th 2012, Morrissey accepted a WHITE ROSE on stage in Bogota, Colombia during the song, 'You Have Killed Me'. The rose wasn't thrust at Morrissey, he 'sought it out', but what was REALLY bizarre, was that the rose appeared to be RED due to the lighting, which fulfilled the prediction made on the MW blog that, "When the blood runs (ie You Have Killed Me), the white rose becomes a red rose."
MORRISSEY WITH THE WHITE ROSE OF BOGOTA - MARCH 2012
"THE WHITE ROSE BECOMES A RED ROSE" UNDER THE RED LIGHTING


The video showing Morrissey take the WHITE ROSE in Bogota can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVaezmLcyi4). 

By this stage, more and more fans started to take roses to Morrissey concerts, but both the MorrisseysWorld blog and the Blue Rose Society, STILL remained relatively unknown to the vast majority of Morrissey fans, and the many of those who HAD heard of MorrisseysWorld, refused to accept that it could possibly be the work of Morrissey, despite OVERWHELMING evidence to the contrary.

On April 10th 2012, Morrissey wrote on the MW blogsite, that he would wear a BLUE ROSE before the end of 2012.




On the morning of July 5th 2012, Morrissey's wikipedia entry was updated, to make reference to both the 'BLUE ROSE SOCIETY' and Oscar Wilde's '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 started the European leg of his tour in Liege Belgium, and walked on stage wearing a GREEN CARNATION. The next day, the wikipedia entry mysteriously disappeared. 
MORRISSEY WEARING THE GREEN CARNATION OF LIEGE - JULY 2012

Morrissey continued to accept roses at his concerts in Europe, whilst refusing ALL other flowers, and he even chose to wear a gaudy BLUE ROSE tie when he was presented with the 'Key to the City' of Tel Aviv. See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTxMAsKs1jg
MORRISSEY IN THE BLUE ROSE TIE OF TEL AVIV - JULY 21ST 2012

A BLUE ROSE IN MANCHESTER - JULY 2012


On October 5th 2012, Morrissey started another tour of North America, and on October 10th, at his concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Morrissey fulfilled his promise of April 10th, by accepting a BLUE ROSE from a young fan, and WEARING it in his pocket.

MORRISSEY WITH THE BLUE ROSE OF NEW YORK - OCTOBER 2012


The video of Morrissey taking the Blue Rose can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_UB-wKCcN4.

As Morrissey's Blue Rose Society grew, even his tour manager, Donnie Knutson was photographed with a Blue Rose outside the studios of 'The Late Show' in New York.

DONNIE'S BLUE ROSE - JANUARY 2013

At the Morrissey concerts in North America in January and February 2013, more and more roses were taken.


A BLUE ROSE IN BROOKLYN - JANUARY 2013


On February 27th 2013, Morrissey accepted a bunch of Blue Roses at his concert in San Diego, and on March 1st, at his Staples Center concert in LA, Morrissey was presented with a 'Blue Rose Society Ring', which he gladly accepted.
THE BLUE ROSE SOCIETY RING BEING SHOWN TO KRISTEEN YOUNG JUST HOURS BEFORE BEING GIVEN TO MORRISSEY LIVE ON STAGE AT THE STAPLES CENTER

On March 2nd 2013, Morrissey's concert at Hollywood High School was filmed for a special cinema and DVD release called 'Morrissey 25 Live'. Not only did Morrissey start the concert in a shirt covered in blue flowers, but during the very first song of the concert (Alma Matters), with the world watching, he leaned deep into the audience to collect a BLUE ROSE, which he then wore in his pocket - See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToWcitbV5bg.

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MORRISSEY REACHES FOR THE BLUE ROSE OF HOLLYWOOD HIGH - MARCH 2013


The MorrisseysWorld blogsite has now disappeared, but Morrissey's BLUE ROSE SOCIETY lives on, and when Morrissey next tours, you can join the Blue Rose Society by simply taking either a RED, WHITE or BLUE ROSE to a concert.

Members of the Blue Rose Society can be found on twitter following '@BlueRoseSociety', or use the hashtag #BlueRoseSociety .

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24 comments:

  1. yes because we must! Viva LeBlueRoseSociety! Love to have been part of it all, & still till now & always...So very soon in a few weeks Morrissey25Live!!! For more info please go to: http://www.morrissey25live.com/ & http://www.facebook.com/SpectiCastEntertainment & of course my domain: http://mozzeriansaroundtheworld.tumblr.com/... thank you.

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  2. Good one Rat!
    I dearly hope following Morrissey25Live more Moz fans will find & embrace Blue Rose Society.
    What a journey it has been so far!







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  3. so thats' why he never accepted my Manchester roses (dandelions to the rest of you)

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  4. Not entirely correct to say that “Morrissey NEVER issues statements to deny authorship of such things….” Check out the statements on TTY on 1 June 2009, on 30 June 2009 and 14 July 2009.
    Once, twice, thrice. “…some passable creature is using my name and sending sharply chiseled replies to people….”

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  5. Thanks for updating this fantastic story, Rats. It's interesting to note that the blue rose tie in Tel Aviv was predicted on the MW blog, just like most of the other happenings mentioned above. Shortly before the Tel Aviv photos surfaced, a post on the blog read: "In the strangest of circumstances he WILL be photographed with a blue rose soon." It's thrilling to think that, starting in just a few days, fans around the world will watch Moz seek out and wear Devan's blue rose on the big screen. It will be a very special way to celebrate Morrissey's 25th year as a solo artist, and the BRS is so grateful for this extraordinary journey.

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    1. Well remembered Heather. I had forgotten the prediction on the blog which came before the pic of Moz in Tel Aviv :)

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  6. The blue rose does not naturally occur in nature as they lack the pigment necessary to create the blue colouring. Instead, blue roses began with florists dyeing white roses with blue pigments. In recent years, blue roses have been grown using genetic engineering.

    Much like it's mysterious beginnings, the blue rose signifies mystery or the possibility of attaining that which seems impossible, mostly because it's a rarity in nature. This mystery of the blue rose makes it perfect for those with a complex personality or that crush that seems just out of reach.

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  7. Hello Rat, it'salways a pleasure reading your blog! W Blue Rose Society!

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  8. Apart from all the 'coincidences' that you've listed, there have been many occasions when members of BRS got their individual 'coincidences'. I remember Morrissey talking about cyclists and Coventry in Loaded Magazine (GOB), the "most proud of record-list on TTY"-coincidence (Lizzy), the toothbrush incident (Rats), my own mud-slide coincidence, but there were many more, does anyone remember those who are missing?

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    1. Rat is not monitoring things as brilliantly as he once did. He should have a comprehensive dossier of proofs.

      For example, it doesn't say anywhere that the blog promised Moz would accept a blue rose the day before he did - from Kyle. Then it pledged he'd do it again, a few days before Hollywood high. It said he would WEAR them both times, which he did. Then the blog closed again pending an official photo of moz with a blue rose. Since then it appeared on the DVD, the director posted a single blue rose and then we had the picture of Moz in his Gucci floral shirt, which, if you look closely, clearly contains a blue rose! This was another official photograph.

      The coincidences go on and on.

      There was also the reference to Farage - mentioned by MW on twitter.

      What about when Morrissey himself commented on the "internet jukebox" and when the blog shut down, saying M had to criticise SO-LOW. What happened next? 3 days later he released his hateful online crèche statement, in support of MW.

      It's insane. He is clearly a huge fan of MW, but for legal reasons and reasons of enigma can't admit it.

      Is he actually MW? I doubt it.

      But he could be. This should be front page news... but it's not even on the so-low front page!

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    2. I cant remember my ow.n name sometimes chuck

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    3. Hey hang on i can remember i posted a joey barton story on tge MW blog and in my e mail i told moz59 to wake up as solo were beating him by tweeting stories before they had it posted on solo.. he posted my story calling me INDEFATIGABLE not your average word you brand around, some time later a statement on TTY called Morrissey INDEFATIGABLE in his work for Peta

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    4. Anon, you are right, there are lots and lots of things I have missed off the list, but this is just a brief history. If I were to list ALL the incidents and 'coincidences', nobody would believe a word of it... which actually, most people don't anyway!
      You are also right that this whole phenomenal story should be headline news, and one day, maybe it will!

      Thanks to anon, Heather, Chuck and Manc for adding the additional info.

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  9. Another notable 'coincidence' that some may have forgotten was in the September 2012 Australian email interview, where Morrissey used the American spelling of 'mesmerizing' just as it was repeatedly spelled on the MW blog. Also in that interview, Morrissey said that Facebook was the 'essence of loneliness,' which seemed to echo the 'Essay on Loneliness' which was posted on the MW blog shortly before that.

    It remains to be seen if the blue rose in M25Live will attract any attention, but it's nice to see that the 'waving roses' got mentioned in the Digital Spy review of the film, recently posted on twitter.

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  10. I have just found this anonymous posting on SoLow from 9th August 2011 :

    " My laughter echoes with every pontification over its authorship. So many questions would elucidate the authorship of the blog - if only they had the wit to pose the right questions. That they do not see the game is intentional. They do not realise the inelegant use of mesmerise rather than the Oxford mesmerize is quite intentional, that the absurdly bloated narcissism is ironically-intended, that my denial I was the author of the blog when nobody had even heard of it was a clue! - In due course the authorship will be proven - and what of the so-lowers, then?

    M."

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    1. Nice find, Lizzy. That excerpt is posted/discussed on Day 380 of FTM.

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    2. The Dear Kate letter. That is a blast from the past.

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  11. Good old Kate - 'she' is always with us in one guise or another.
    "Come on Morrissey, save our collective sanity....."

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  12. Well it seems only a few days ago that you announced your 250,000th hit, and now you are at 257,940 but with *cough* hardly any comments.
    Is it spam, Rats on speed dial, someone rifling through your drawers?

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  13. Rat, where are you now?I'm always scared when I can't see you in my timeline!

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  14. Missing Our Mozzer * sad face *
    but looking forward to seeing the Moz film
    on Monday.

    Perhaps Rats will update his blog so we can
    comment on the film ?

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    1. That would be great. Also hoping that Rats hasn't forgotten about the parody. Hope you're ok, Ratty...

      For everyone seeing M25 soon - enjoy!

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  15. Hope life is treating you well Rats! Please give us an update (AND another installment of the parody) when you can!
    Vive le Blue Rose!

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  16. Where are you Ratty? Hope you are ok, getting a bit worried about you!

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