photos by Tim Griffin
"Thought this was a really good show; but Morrissey did NOT seem to like the venue. Made a comment about his dressing room being "a closet and a bucket" and said early on in the show that a rat had fallen from the rafters and dropped on his head. Can kind of see his point; Webster's not very nice, but I thought it sounded really good. Crowd up front went pretty crazy during the encore; lots of people tried to get on stage, but only one made it as far as I can tell. Ten rows back from the front, on the left, was a psycho girl who picked a fight with another girl during "Seaside" (the most mellow song, which made their fighting that much more apparent) and she didn't let it go for the REST of the concert. Her boyfriend kept trying to contain her, but not much worked and this chick kept yelling things for the remainder. Outside, I saw her talking to her friends and being like, "Oh my god, can you BELIEVE those people?" But I had a good time; went alone, talked to some other people in line; good crowd; saw lots of young people which is nice (since I'm 39 and it's good to see Morrissey getting new, young fans). I thought the opening band was the best I'd ever seen at a Morrissey show. Compared to Phranc or the Planet Rockers from way back when, I thought the Courteeners were great; reminded me of Editors/The Futureheads. The only thing is that "How Soon is Now" is an amazing song on record, but live there's not much for the musicians to do. Boz spends most of his time just standing there. "Disco Dancer" ended in a total cacophony. Loved it. This was my tenth Morrissey show; was glad to finally get to double digits. Going to Carnegie tonight where, Morrissey said, if we try to move they'll cripple us. Oh well; we'll give it a go anyway." [Anonymous]I didn't see the fight, but Tim said there was blood.
Morrissey plays his fourth and final NYC-area show on this tour, as stated above, tonight (3/26) at Carnegie Hall. Pictures and the setlist from Wellmont Theater HERE. Bowery Ballroom HERE. Webster Hall below...
Morrissey @ Webster Hall - March 25, 2009 (setlist)
This Charming Man
How Soon Is Now?
Irish Blood, English Heart
Let Me Kiss You
I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
I Keep Mine Hidden
One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
Best Friend On The Payroll
Death Of A Disco Dancer
Sorry Doesn't Help
Something Is Squeezing My Skull
I'm OK By Myself
First Of The Gang To Die