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Morrissey shows that melancholy is beautiful
After ten years between shows the sold out Melbourne Festival Hall crowd certainly showed their appreciation when Morrissey took to the stage with his band and launched into The Smith's Shoplifters of the World Unite. As the crowd stood in glassy eyed wonder, Morrissey was his usual effusive self on stage, pouring out emotion and energy with each song.
It was a treat to hear some classic solo Moz including Every Day is Like Sunday, November Spawned a Monster and Let Me Kiss You. But the audience's reaction to every Smith song played showed that the love for The Smiths is still as strong as ever. From How Soon is Now to I Know it's Over to Still Ill, the set list, peppered with both solo and The Smiths songs, was an absolute delight. Check out the set list here.
The highlight of the night for me is split between a beautifully simple Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want with a haunting audience sing-along and Moz taking off his shirt and throwing it into the crowd where it was ripped to shreds as everyone desperately wanted a piece of it. The fans love him!
Morrissey's enjoyment and passion never waned throughout the two hour set and as he finished with a highly charged First of the Gang to Die, which prompted no less than three fans to rush the stage for a hug, it became official. Morrissey, despite the fact he hasn't released an album in years, is not signed to a major label and his songs are not played on commercial radio, can still bring the house down. What an exhilarating ride.