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Thursday, 31 October 2013

History of The Blue Rose Society

On September 26th 2007, Morrissey's longtime support act, Kristeen Young presented Morrissey with 100 blue roses on the evening of her hundredth show with him. It wasn't reported as to why Kristeen had chosen roses, or indeed why they were blue.

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MORRISSEY WITH KRISTEEN'S BLUE ROSES IN SAN FRAN


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 NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE - OSCAR WILDE


On November 14th 2011, Morrissey's tour of North America got underway, and it seemed that although a few people had taken roses, NOBODY managed to hand one to Morrissey.

On November 28th 2011, Morrissey accepted a RED ROSE at his concert in Pomona. It was the first flower of ANY variety, that Morrissey had accepted on stage in years. Fans had often taken flowers, particularly gladioli, but they had ALL been ignored.

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MORRISSEY WITH A RED ROSE IN POMONA


On February 24th 2012, Morrissey started a tour of South America, and again the MorrisseysWorld website called for roses, but hardly any of Morrissey's fans had ever heard of the website, so there were hardly any roses to be seen, but despite this lack of roses....


.....On March 17th 2012, Morrissey accepted a WHITE ROSE on stage in Bogota, Colombia. The ROSE wasn't thrust at him, he seemed to seek it out, and leant into the audience to receive it  (See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVaezmLcyi4). Many other types of flower were again taken to the concerts, but Morrissey ignored them all, all EXCEPT THE ROSE.

MORRISSEY WITH A WHITE ROSE IN BOGOTA


In the 1890's, Oscar Wilde and his followers would all wear a GREEN CARNATION to Oscar's performances. Much speculation was made about the meaning of GREEN CARNATION, but Wilde himself NEVER publicly explained it's significance.

In early 2012, the mysterious MorrisseysWorld website formed the Blue Rose Society, choosing a BLUE ROSE as the theme. Blue roses, just like green carnations, are an unnatural flower, and they are often portrayed in literature as a symbol of unrequited love.

Word started to get around about THE BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, and more and more people started to take RED, WHITE and BLUE ROSES to Morrissey concerts. 

A MORRISSEY FAN WITH BLUE ROSES AT THE SAN DIEGO CONCERT - 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. Members of the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY saw this as absolute proof that Morrissey was behind the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY.

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 took gladioli, and offered them to Morrissey, but he refused them all. As Morrissey walked onto the stage for the encore, a fan offered Morrissey a bouquet of WHITE ROSES, which he accepted. Once again, Morrissey proved he wanted ROSES, and ROSES only.


On October 5th 2012, Morrissey began the US leg of his tour in Boston. Again there were many flowers in the audience, but again, the ONLY flowers Moz accepted, were a bunch of RED ROSES.

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MORRISSEY WITH THE RED ROSES IN BOSTON


On October 10th 2012, a keen follower of the MorrisseysWorld website took his eleven year old son, Kyle to Morrissey's concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Kyle took a BLUE ROSE, which Morrissey took from Kyle and wore for the whole of the encore. This was the FIRST BLUE ROSE that Morrissey had ever accepted on stage (See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_UB-wKCcN4).

KYLE LEAVES HOME WITH HIS BLUE ROSE...........

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.....AND MORRISSEY PLACES IT IN HIS POCKET....................



.........WHERE IT REMAINED FOR THE WHOLE ENCORE IN NEW YORK

On January 8th 2013, long time BLUE ROSE SOCIETY member TRB (the writer of this blog) asked Morrissey's tour manager Donnie Knutson if he could get him into the SOLD OUT David Letterman show, but Knutson said, "No." TRB asked Knutson to give a BLUE ROSE to Morrissey to see if the situation could be changed. Half an hour later, TRB was ushered in to see Morrissey via the stage door.

MORRISSEY'S TOUR MANAGER DONNIE KNUTSON WITH THE BLUE ROSE THAT MYSTERIOUSLY GOT A BLUE ROSE MEMBER INTO A SOLD OUT TV SHOW


On February 27th 2013, a Morrissey fan called 'Vulgar' Angie from Los Angeles attended Morrissey's concert in San Diego and offered Morrissey a bunch of BLUE ROSES during the song Alma Matters. Morrissey accepted them.


MORRISSEY MOVES IN TO ACCEPT VULGAR'S BLUE ROSES IN SAN DIEGO

The BLUE ROSE SOCIETY has a BLUE ROSE RING which is passed from member to member at Morrissey concerts. It was first passed over in Manchester in July 2012, and having travelled to Edinburgh, it then made it's way to New York and eventually ended up on the West Coast of America with 'Vulgar'. 

On February 27th 2013, Kristeen Young (the possible founder of the Blue Rose Society) was photographed with the ring.

VULGAR AND KRISTEEN WITH THE BLUE ROSE RING



On March 1st 2013, 'Vulgar' was handed the mic at Morrissey's concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and presented Morrissey with the ring.  




On March 2nd 2013 at the concert in Hollywood High School, Morrissey leant deep into the crowd to accept a BLUE ROSE from Morrissey fan Devan. This is shown clearly on the film and dvd, 'Morrissey 25:Live'. Morrissey not only wears the BLUE ROSE in his pocket for the whole of the first song, 'Alma Matters', but then places it on top of the drum, where it remained.

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MORRISSEY REACHES TO RECEIVE A BLUE ROSE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (AS SEEN ON FILM AND DVD)........


........ AND PLACES IT IN HIS RIGHT TROUSER POCKET

On October 17th 2013 Morrissey launched his Autobiography in a book shop in Gothenburg, Sweden. Placed in front of Morrissey's table were a vase of RED ROSES.



MORRISSEY LEANS TO TOUCH THE ROSES IN GOTHENBURG



It has become very evident that Morrissey loves roses, and Morrissey is fully aware of the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, he often wears shirts on stage with roses on, and even wore a gaudy BLUE ROSE tie when he accepted the 'Key to the City of Tel Aviv'.


MORRISSEY WITH A ROSE SHIRT IN HOLLYWOOD MARCH 2013 WITH ROSES IN THE AUDIENCE

MORRISSEY SHOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR THE BLUE ROSE SOCIETY WITH A GAUDY BLUE ROSE TIE

A dozen deluded fans believe that Morrissey himself may have started the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY, just as it was Oscar Wilde who formed the GREEN CARNATION SOCIETY, but even if he didn't, he OBVIOUSLY likes the idea. The question is, will Morrissey now show his support by wearing a BLUE ROSE, or perhaps even the ring?

A BLUE ROSE IN MANCHESTER - JULY 2012

A BLUE ROSE IN BROOKLYN - JAN 2013

18 comments:

  1. re Clover Dean's comment "So 'Gelato' was around the time 'Ringleader' was out, now I see why those lyrics in that album...beautiful" a few days ago.

    Also may explain the cover of In the Future When All's Well:
    http://eil.com/images/main/Morrissey+-+In+The+Future+When+All's+Well+-+7%22+RECORD-369708.jpg

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    1. I love that cover! he was certainly enjoying it

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  2. From page 263 " Autobiography "

    ' It is addressed to my pseudonym Vince Eager. '

    * chuckles to myself *

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    1. From page 137 "Autobiography"
      "But protected from what?
      From you and I"
      Can you imagine Broken writing this? LOL
      *chuckles to self*

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  3. This site is purely for those who like the concept of the Blue Rose Society. All negative comments have been, and will continue to be deleted. If you wish to post negative comments then please visit the Solow place. I am now going into hibernation and will only return if Our Mozzer returns.

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    TRB

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    1. Truly hoping for this could mean that you'll come back very soon! Viva Moz and BRS!

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  4. 2-3 days ago in chat broken said he nearly died... now moz released from hospital with concussion, whipash and an injured arm!!!

    curiouser and curiouser

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  5. Dear Morrissey, I am so sorry to hear the news of your hospitalisation.
    What a terrible year it has been for you.
    I wish you a speedy recovery from your injuries, my thoughts are with
    you. With love xx

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  6. So saddened to hear the news but very grateful that Moz is in good enough condition to be released from the hospital. Sending him love and best wishes that he may heal quickly and feel better soon.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your hospitalization, but glad that you were well enough to be released. You appear to be having a rough year. Just rest and do what the MD's tell you with whiplash and a concussion you'll be mighty sore for a while. My prayers and thoughts will be with you. Hoping you have a speedy (and uneventful) recovery.

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  8. My heart missed a beat.

    Take good care of yourself Morrissey
    Get well wishes sent with my eternal love. X

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  9. Yowza, what a year it's been for Moz. It's dreadful to read of his injuries. Here's hoping he makes a quick recovery and feels better soon! Take good care.

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  10. Truly hoping for a speedy recovery for Morrissey, he needs some rest and of course all my best wishes!

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  11. Yes please Morrissey take care of yourself. I knew where u we're that night, I wished I would have been able to see you. Becareful on your next night out! Best wishes I luv yous xx

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    1. & a concussion is hundred times worse, plse rest as much as possible Mozzer xx

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