Saturday, 17 February 2018
Day 2447 - What would you do if you weren't afraid?
Morrissey made a triumphant return to the stage last night in Aberdeen, and OH!, what a set - it included NINE songs from Low In High School, with debuts for: The Girl From Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel, I Bury The Living and Israel.
MORRISSEY SINGING ISRAEL
I haven't seen footage of TGFT-AWWK yet, but I have seen the other two songs and they are truly awesome live. Although Israel is (along with In Your Lap) my favourite song on LIHS, I would say that I was even more gripped by the live rendition of I Bury The Living, with goosebumps appearing when the song went into 'Dead John' mode. I can't wait to see these two sings live, and also am desperately hoping to hear/see In Your Lap at either/both Brighton/London Palladium; especially as it is now the only song from the new album not to have been played live.
The only other two songs from LIHS not played last night were: All The Young People and Home Is A Question Mark. Thankfully You'll Be Gone remains in the set, as does Back On The Chain Gang, both of which are right up there as the best covers Morrissey has ever done.....in fact, You'll Be Gone IS the best.
MORRISSEY IN ABERDEEN - PHOTO BY INTL_PLAYBOY
The surprise song of the night (other than the three debuted LIHS songs) was, If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me, but there was a reason for it appearing - it was aimed at all those haters who turned on Morrissey after the press had twisted his comments last year.
One such hater is a guy called, Hugh Clark (@Morrissey23rd), who, as I wrote on Day 2312 of FTM, had vented hatred about Moz on social media. Last night Clark was taken aside by Morrissey's security, and banned for life from attending his concerts - well why wouldn't that happen? If someone takes to social media posting hate about you, and then turns up at one of your concerts, what would any reasonable person think? This person is a danger.
Perhaps now, Morrissey fans will think twice about being keyboard warriors, and spouting their bullshit. The likes of Roberto Ferdenzi, who also peddled his 'Moz is a racist' views last year, is now shitting himself at the fear of a ban. Actions have consequences.
HUGH CLARK - BANNED
I would dearly love for If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me to remain in the set, as it is not only one of my favourite songs, but also one on my list of not having seen live - there were actually twelve songs sung last night that I have never seen live, so to say I am excited about my upcoming concerts in an understatement in the extreme.
The Morrissey band wore t-shirts last night with the words, 'NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE', which is the motto of Millwall fans. Maybe it is a hint that Nobody Loves Us will be played on this tour - now that, would be the cherry on the cake.
During the singing of Israel the words, WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WEREN'T AFRAID? were displayed on the backdrop. I have no idea why these words were used during the song, but when Dickie Felton asked the question on Twitter, I answered, "Meet Moz!" I would of course dearly love to meet Moz, but I am afraid that it would ruin this quirky friendship that we have, so it is probably best that we don't ever meet - I think he feels the same way. Maybe one day that will change.
Other things to mention from last night are: a Peter Wyngarde backdrop picture, a Make War Not Love backdrop for I Bury The Living, and a few nods to us MorrisseysWorlders in the form of: a finger plaster - which represents the ongoing suffering, a heart shaped sweat patch on the back of the shirt, and the inclusion of the Four Tops video for It's The Same Old Song in the pre-concert montage - Morrissey was obviously putting the montage together a couple of weeks ago, because on Jan 31st Dawn Mist played the song in The Wrong Arms and tweeted, "Inspiration? Where do I find it?"
And whilst on the subject of Dawn, yesterday evening at 7.48pm, Dawn left me a message in the toilets of The Arms: "Excitement builds. I recommend checking the blog soon. That is all. Duty is pushing me away."
This was then followed up at 8.13pm with, "Der Stürmer, Der Stürmer, Der Stürmer."
I have been checking both TrueMorrissey.blogspot.com and SlightDawnMist.blogspot.com, but as yet there has been no update. Could we be getting a new parody? Maybe an updated Bans & Ejections Committee Meeting piece?
Tonight Morrissey plays Glasgow, where our very own EARS will be in attendance with a blue rose. Could today be the day at last for EARS?
Posted by TRB at 12:49
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- Day 2448 - Mentioning Sturgeon....a fishy tale
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