Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 108 - Moz

Day 108 - Moz, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.
Dec 17, 2011.  Last night, Shereen and I went to see Morrissey at the Congress Theater. Wanting to be up front, we got there pretty early and found 100-150 people already lined up in the 33┬║ weather. While we were there, Morrissey came out of his bus alongside the sidewalk we were on, and walked to the backstage door, politely waving to the folks lined up. The one person who shrieked and ran halfway toward him was an eleven-year-old girl, which I found curious, but kind of cool. Since it was cold, they opened the doors as early as they could, and we went in and to the front of the stage after an hour and a half. This was the third Morrissey show I've seen, and it was significantly darker than previous shows. On a few occasions, he let the band go off into swirling, noisy psychedelia, and the commentary and setlist showed a bit more morbidity than I had previously seen. "Meat Is Murder" appeared in the setlist accompanied by video footage of some quite cruel and violent aspects of meat and dairy farming. It was an intense show till the end, when security got put to work by a stage invasion that somehow never reached Morrissey. If Jay Cutler had witnessed it, he would have been envious.

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