posted by davidt on Saturday June 27 2009, @12:00PM
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Set List:

This Charming Man / Billy Budd / Black Cloud / How Soon Is Now? / One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell / Ask / I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris / How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? / The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores / Let Me Kiss You / You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby / When Last I Spoke To Carol / Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others / Best Friend On The Payroll / Life Is A Pigsty / Sorry Doesn't Help / The Loop / Irish Blood, English Heart / I'm OK By Myself // First Of The Gang To Die


set list provided by hs.fi (link from an anonymous person) and confirmed by retrousse nose
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  • Great gig. The venue was similar to the Point in Dublin, an old warehouse kind of building in a docks area. The crowd was packed into a room which was about 500 feet long and about 50 feet wide but it made for a good atmosphere!
    Played "Just Haven't Earned it" again and "Best Friend on the Payroll". Moz seemed in good spirits and made a few comments. He spotted Julia stage left before the encore and handed her the mic. "Crashing Bores" was ALMOST in reference to MJ..."You may have seen the news over the past. few day, which proves, if it is not already proven that the world is full of crashing bores"
    Off to Russia in about 8 hours so have to leave the great nightlife of Finland behind unfortunately.

    Whalley Range
    Anonymous -- Saturday June 27 2009, @12:25PM (#335120)
  • Spendid gig (Score:1, Informative)

    Just got back home after getting some grub on the way. Well, what can I say: if the gig yesterday in Tampere was great, this was amazingly splendid! As the name of the venue says, it's an old cable factory and that explains it's long shape. Morrissey performed in the same place also in 2006, so he was familiar with it. A big thanks to the audience which was "on board" from the start and also welcomed the support more loudly than in Tampere - at least from where I was standing it seemed to be so (row 4/5ish, left side). The band was excellent as usual and Morrisey in good spirits. Coma was replaced by Payroll. Otherwise it seemed pretty much the same. Oh - two shirts thrown! Both went towards the front middle and I couldn't see what happened to them next.

    One of his comments was on the number of record shops crashing in Helsinki. As I recall, he did say something about the record shops also in 2006, so he must have made his rounds today and noticed some familiar store missing.

    Now I'm just trying to recover! :D
    Anonymous -- Saturday June 27 2009, @12:48PM (#335124)
  • A show to remember (Score:4, Informative)

    Moz in great spirit, and very chatty mood. The venue was a former cable factory, now adapted for gigs. Perhaps not the best choice for a Summer concert: we thought to have entered a huge Finnish sauna. He did sing “You just haven’t earned it yet baby” and “Best friend”, while dropped “Coma” and “Why don’t you find”.
    The crowd was excellent, and Moz and the band clearly enjoyed it.
    The chats I spotted are:
    1) “I thought Helsinki was cold” – and then he showed his over-sweaty shirt.
    2) Something like “Do you think we are moving too fast? Would you like to hear ‘Let the right one slip in’?”. Nobody replied, probably because nobody understood the question. So he went on: “Yes? No? Say YES!!”, so somebody said “Tonight!”. So he understood nobody understood, and went on with a “Yes, let’s move as quickly as possible”.
    3) "It's sad to see how many record shops have closed in Helsinki". Someone answered "Whaat?", and so he did not mind.
    4) Something like “Have you noticed all the fuss we are hearing on the news in the last couple of days.. And this goes to prove – as if it was needed – that the world is full of crashing bores!”, introducing the song. He did not mention Michael Jackson, but the reference seemed clear.

    Then he spotted Julia in the audience right before the encore.. handed her the mic, she just said: “It’s great to see you”.
    All songs very well executed (Moz even sang “First of the gang” till the very last syllable), except a false note at the start of “Bores”.
    A few lyrics change here and there, I distinctly remember an “all over the planet” instead of “all over America” in LMKY.
    All in all, an excellent show. Highlights of the evening (imho): “Life is a pigsty” (for the atmosphere, and well, I love the song) and “The Loop” – it’s a sight to see him play the tambourine.

    Lots of hand shaking, and two shirts hurled to the crowd: one at the end of LMKY, and another after the encore. And yes… (yes yes!) I got a scrap of it – was a hard fight but worth it, for the envy of my friends who kept smelling it (I’d say it’s Chanel, he did not have enough time to sweat in it).
    A truly remarkable show… last time I saw him, was in Bollate, Italy 2006, and though I think he could perhaps finally drop some songs from that tour (“How soon is now”, “Bores” and “Kiss you” still survive), this in Helsinki was a gig to remember.
    Goodnight, and thank you!
    Macsim -- Saturday June 27 2009, @01:39PM (#335128)
    (User #17094 Info)
  • So it seems that he had a reference to MJ, to those who were there, was it a respectful reference?
    Anonymous -- Saturday June 27 2009, @01:43PM (#335129)
    • Re:Did he make it a nice comment or two? by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday June 27 2009, @01:48PM
      • Re:Did he make it a nice comment or two? by goinghome (Score:1) Saturday June 27 2009, @03:37PM
        • Re:Did he make it a nice comment or two? by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday June 27 2009, @08:06PM
        • Re:Did he make it a nice comment or two? by Ms. Pretender (Score:1) Saturday June 27 2009, @11:28PM
        • Good Point Demerol Urgent by Kate2828 (Score:1) Sunday June 28 2009, @12:11PM
          • Re:Good Point (Score:2, Interesting)

            I agree, Kate2828, that judging MJ is not straightforward when as you say, "he was a misunderstood, lost, kind, controversial, misguided and successful soul." He was brought up to be a wind-up key-toy for our entertainment and as a fan said he sacrificed his life to do that, bringing worldwide joy, magic and excitement to many. His development as a self-responsible human being was perhaps not given so much attention but most of us just go with the flow of our fate anyway. However he did make choices, and when HelloIndie takes a stand, it is correct, despite how he was surrounded by sycophants and debased parents willing to barter life for fame and money...

            He might have had something in common with your friend Einstein who complained in the '40s - "I have become a lonely old chap who is mainly known because he doesn't wear socks and who is exhibited as a curiosity on special occasions."

            One of Einstein's main goals was to explain everything through one unified field theory, which has been pursued and so far has led to the hypothesis of string theory: - "Far from being a collection of chaotic experimental facts, particle properties in string theory are the manifestation of one and the same physical feature: the resonant patterns of vibration—the music, so to speak—of fundamental loops of string. The same idea applies to the forces of nature as well. Force particles are also associated with particular patterns of string vibration and hence everything, all matter and all forces, is unified under the same rubric of microscopic string oscillations—the "notes" that strings can play." - (from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/everything.html [pbs.org] )

            So, you see, you are quite right: all we need is Morrissey and his music. : )

            goinghome -- Sunday June 28 2009, @01:03PM (#335196)
            (User #12673 Info)
    • Re:Did he make it a nice comment or two? by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday June 27 2009, @09:53PM
    • who fucking cares?? by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday June 28 2009, @09:58AM
    • Re:Did he make it a nice comment or two? by hand in glove (Score:1) Sunday June 28 2009, @10:15AM
  • Setlist (Score:2, Informative)

    Copied from Helsingin Sanomat newspaper:
    http://tinyurl.com/mb2qxp

    This Charming Man
    Billy Budd
    Black Cloud
    How Soon Is Now?
    One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
    Ask
    I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
    How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
    The World Is Full of Crashing Bores
    Let Me Kiss You
    You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
    When Last I Spoke to Carol
    Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
    Best Friend on the Payroll
    Life Is a Pigsty
    Sorry Doesn't Help
    The Loop
    Irish Blood, English Heart
    I'm OK by Myself

    Encore:
    First of the Gang to Die
    Anonymous -- Saturday June 27 2009, @02:08PM (#335134)
    • Re:Setlist by retrousse nose (Score:1) Saturday June 27 2009, @04:44PM
  • Much better than Tampere and he played "Some Girls" and "You just..." both
    Anonymous -- Saturday June 27 2009, @06:28PM (#335142)
    • Re:´both by Macsim (Score:1) Sunday June 28 2009, @09:38AM
  • Great gig, the venue was much better than the one in Tampere. Anyone know the name of the excellent Nancy Sinatra-track that was shown in the intro-film prior to the Helsinki and Tampere shows?
    Anonymous -- Sunday June 28 2009, @12:36AM (#335152)
  • If I'm not mistaken I don't believe this has ever been played live before? Ever? Even with The Smiths. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Surely worthy of a mention and a discussion???

    Instead we have 30 odd posts pontificating about a throwaway remark about Wacko Jacko (and I do believe Moz was referring to the "sycophants who say I knew him first and I knew him best" although he knew he was being quite naughty! I mean have you seen some of those that have been wheeled out. Gary Coleman, Gary Busey (!) Uri Geller, Del Steadman from Five Star (!!) Robin Gibb etc etc)

    ----Oh mods do I get any points for getting a line in from Paint A Vulgar Picture which does not relate in any way to the "Morrissey you're such a hypocrite for rereleasing your ar*e"- ---

    As*e may mean maladjusted in this instance!
    Anonymous -- Sunday June 28 2009, @03:31AM (#335160)
  • sky arts (Score:1, Informative)

    just a mention,morrissey recorded live in eurockeenes france 2006 is on sky arts channel 256 on digital tv today at 4.50pm. maybe people havnt seen it so nows your chance.viva mozz
    Anonymous -- Sunday June 28 2009, @04:19AM (#335162)
    • Re:sky arts by Hello Indie (Score:1) Sunday June 28 2009, @05:06AM
      • Re:sky arts by ManAlive (Score:1) Sunday June 28 2009, @08:08AM
    • Re:sky arts by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday June 28 2009, @09:15AM
      • Re:sky arts by Hello Indie (Score:1) Sunday June 28 2009, @10:58AM


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