It started promisingly on Saturday when Morrissey came on stage and belted out This Charming Man for his first song. Half way through the second song, Black Cloud, he was hit by a flying plastic pint glass, said “Goodnight” and promptly walked off stage.
Twenty minutes later one of the roadies came on to tell us he would not be returning to the stage. Gig was over after about 5 minutes. The shortest gig I’ve ever attended.
I’ve ranted about people throwing stuff at concerts before, I don’t and never will, understand the mentality of it. I don’t understand what ‘kick’ the thrower gets out of it.
Anyone who throws bottles/pints/piss at a concert or festival is a knobhead pikey fucking chavy wanker cunt twat tit tool prick bastard.
Half of me thinks that Morrissey has been around long enough to have seen all this before. After ensuring the prick was thrown out he should’ve carried on. After all, there was another 8,000 normal folk there waiting for a performance which was spoilt by one idiot. Not to mention the cost of travel and hotels that some people will have forked out for.
The other half of me says that he was 100% correct to not continue. Not just Morrissey, but any other artist should not have to put up with it either. When he went off stage I said he wouldn’t come back on and he didn’t. He’s 50 and has just been ill, why should he put up with it. If someone threw something at me in work I’d walk out as well! Well done Morrissey I say.
I said as much at the time, the only way people will stop throwing things at gigs is if the artist/band refuse to play.
Quite possibly this is the only gig I’ll ever remember the full setlist for:
1) This Charming Man
2) Black Cloud (half of it anyway!)