Date: 06/08/14 19:28:30
What on earth went through your mind Rat? You should have stayed under that pavilion, you obviously got sunstroke.
If I am honest, I always knew that it would end this way. I just knew. I'd had my warning after Day 898, and so yesterday was it. NOBODY gets a third chance with Morrissey.
Although our friendship has been severed, Morrissey instructed me to carry on with this blog, but I am unable to do that, my heart just wouldn't be in it, and anyway, with MorrisseysWorld now dead, FollowingTheMozziah has run it's course. I will carry on using my Blue Rose Society blog and twitter accounts to promote the BRS, but at Saturday's concert in Boston, yet another BRS member attended without seemingly making any attempt to get a rose to Morrissey, so one has to ask, what is the point? I also have no idea if Morrissey still has the appetite for the BRS. I guess only time will tell.
I cannot pretend that I'm not disappointed that everything has ended, but it has been a wonderful adventure for me, and I feel tremendously privileged to have been part of this phenomenon. I wonder if our story will ever be told?
And before I sign off for the final time, some final tidying up to do. Morrissey opened the concert in Boston by saying, "Vive La France", before launching into a tremendous rendition of The Queen is Dead:
Youtube clips have also emerged of Kick the Bride Down the Aisle, Meat is Murder and Asleep. All three songs are wonderful, wonderful songs, and this version of Asleep is just breath taking. Morrissey is at his absolute peak:
It has been reported in some places that one of Kristeen Young's band members announced on Facebook that the band had been "kicked off the Wayne Newton tour". I wonder if Moz was referred to as Wayne Newton because of the song Red Roses for a Blue Lady?
Some have claimed that The Queen is Dead being sung in Boston was a dig at Kristeen Young's departure, but Morrissey can clearly be seen making gestures towards the backdrop photo of Elizabeth II, and also Morrissey confirmed to me yesterday morning; within the confounds of those filthy walls, that the song was brought in because The Queen ate foie gras at the D-Day celebrations the other day. It is interesting however, that as reported on Day 994 of FTM, Parody Moz posted this tweet on Tuesday: "@KristeenYoung @TheRatsBack Kristeen, do join me in the Black Lodge. Bring a sponge and a rusty spanner, won't you?". Morrissey is NOT @Morrissey Parody, so his quote of TQID lyrics to Kristeen is just another coincidence.
I cannot leave without mentioning another tweet from Parody Moz from Tuesday. My thanks to @Heathercat222 for bringing it to my attention. It is a supposed quote from Morrissey's novel, although I doubt it actually is from the novel, after all, how could it be, Parody Moz is NOT Morrissey: "The day just churned into itself. A couple of houses in the distance were burning coal. A cemetery was taken over by urban urchins."
And so, it is time to leave. 999 days of Following The Mozziah, and I wouldn't change a single thing. I won't drag out my goodbyes, but I cannot go without saying a HUGE thank you to the author of MorrisseysWorld. You were groundbreaking.
I shall sign off with Morrissey singing Trouble Loves Me whilst wearing a blue rose.