posted by davidt on Friday May 11 2007, @09:00PM
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Set List:

The Queen Is Dead / First Of The Gang To Die / The Youngest Was The Most Loved / You Have Killed Me / Disappointed / Panic / Let Me Kiss You / I Just Want To See The Boy Happy / I Will See You In Far Off Places / The National Front Disco / I've Changed My Plea To Guilty / The Boy With The Thorn In His Side / Irish Blood, English Heart / All You Need Is Me / At Last I Am Born / In The Future When All's Well / Ganglord / Life Is A Pigsty / How Soon Is Now? / Everyday Is Like Sunday // Drive-In Saturday / You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side


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  • Awesome venue. Decent crowd. Energy level was strong, but a lot of folks were definitely there for the 'crowd pleasers' (HSIN? and Sunday). First time hearing the new song; it was excellent and as advertised by previous posters.

    No stage attempts until finale, and even then Morrissey basically had to beg for it, saying something to the effect of 'it's almost over, so if you want to get frisky...' Security in the pit was non-existent.

    Mixed up the setlist a little from recent shows...no Lucky Lisp or Please Please Please....

    Almost a full 90 minutes by my rough count. Morrissey was talkative and seemed playful. He even picked up a fan's younger daughter and pretended to take a few steps off the stage with her.

    Not the best I've ever seen, but it was definitely satisfying after what I felt was a less than stellar TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel.
    Anonymous -- Friday May 11 2007, @09:22PM (#257560)
  • This teaser review appeared on the Omaha World-Herald Web-site shortly after the show:

    Published Friday | May 11, 2007
    Review: Morrissey thrills crowd during first Omaha performance
    BY NIZ PROSKOCIL
    WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

    On his first-ever performance in Omaha, iconic rock singer Morrissey thrilled a crowd of more than 2,000 fans Friday night at the Orpheum Theater with a 95-minute performance.

    Though the concert was heavy on songs from Morrissey's latest album, 2006's "Ringleader of the Tormentors," the show included several of his older songs and tunes from his days with influential British band the Smiths.

    More to come.
    Anonymous -- Friday May 11 2007, @09:54PM (#257562)
  • Glorious show. First time ever seeing Moz in person (only really got into the Smiths three or four years ago) and I'm just at a loss for words, really. About as life-changing as these things get.

    Anyway, does anyone have the setlist for this evening? Cheers.

    Anonymous -- Friday May 11 2007, @10:09PM (#257563)
  • Omaha 11 May 2007 (Score:2, Informative)

    This was an outstanding show.
    Start Time: 8:39
    End Time: 10:15

    Pretty much the same set list as the previous nights, minus lucky lisp. The crowd was decent and into the show, though I would agree that the majority were there for the crowd pleasers.

    Security was light coming through the door. They were looking in purses and bags. Cell phones were allowed at this venue. Wand search for all...but only upper body. So, if you really wanted to get a recorder or camera into the show you could by strapping it to a leg, or placing in sock.

    I didnt bother to listen to Kristeen Young since they were serving drinks out in the lobby. Lines were short for the $35 tour shirts. Same ones as previously mentioned at other venues.

    So, 1/2 through the set, the 2 guys I was with go out for a smoke and end up meeting some of the venue staff...long story short, they took my 2 buddies back stage to finish watching the show, so hopefully somebody can work that angle at their shows.

    There were a total of maybe 6 or 7 stage invaders. Of which Moz helped 2 or 3 up himself. Security on stage seemed parinoid...every time moz stepped forward to shake hands or lean into the crowd, they were right on his heels.

    The greatest thing of the show was when he pulled a girl on stage with him and she asked to bring her daughter (Maybe 8 or 10 yrs old), Moz himself went back and reached into the crowd, then held her in his arms for a minute or so while he finished the song. Its good to see him recognize the youth that continues to carry on and spread his legend.

    All in all a phenominal show for the people of Omaha, NE.

    As a side note, we hung out to meet moz after the show as he was scurried from the bldg to his tour bus. He was cordial and waved, but security was quick to get him onboard.
    Anonymous -- Friday May 11 2007, @10:12PM (#257564)
  • Sorry forgot to add 3 shirt changes. 1 tossed to the crowd. Brown---blue----pink.

    BR
    Anonymous -- Friday May 11 2007, @10:29PM (#257566)
  • First time I've seen Morrissey and it was worth the wait. I was about five rows from the stage and had a great view of the sweat on Morrissey's back. The crowd had plenty of energy and excitement, especially in the pit. I think they nailed "A Boy with a thorn in his side" and "Let Me Kiss You". "Life is a Pigsty" was brilliantly done and the best song of the night. The little girl on stage was great and Morrissey jokingly almost walked off with her. I thought the floodgates were going to open when he was letting people on stage. Luckily nothing major happened.
    Anonymous -- Friday May 11 2007, @10:35PM (#257567)
    • Re:Omaha Show by goinghome (Score:1) Saturday May 12 2007, @03:31PM
  • perhaps...any changes?
    KEVSTER -- Saturday May 12 2007, @03:23AM (#257574)
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  • From the Omaha World-Herald:

    Published Friday | May 11, 2007
    Review: Morrissey's morose music has fans screaming for more
    BY NIZ PROSKOCIL
    WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

    Oh, Morrissey, you're such a downer.

    Friday night in Omaha, you sang about how "Life Is a Pigsty" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday," not to mention how "Disappointed" you are.

    Your songs aren't happy, but they sure did make 2,000 fans at the Orpheum Theater giddy beyond belief.

    But can people really get excited by someone whose sad songs have earned him the title the Pope of Mope? Someone who wrote the line, "I wear black on the outside because black is how I feel on the inside."

    Yes!

    The 47-year-old iconic English rocker, whose songs about loss and loneliness, alienation and unrequited love speak to a generation of melancholics, delivered a spectacular performance worthy of the crowd's adoration and enthusiasm.

    The predominately 30- and 40-something crowd greeted the former Smiths frontman with a standing ovation as the singer took the stage around 8:45 p.m.

    The screams continued throughout the night, with the majority of fans on their feet for the duration of the 95-minute show.

    Throughout the concert, Morrissey leaned into the front rows to shake hands with fans pressed near the stage.

    During a 22-song set performed in front of a giant backdrop of three James Dean images, Morrissey showcased his impassioned vocals, poetic lyrics, captivating stage presence and penchant for theatrics.

    Toward the end of "Life is a Pigsty," he lay crumpled on the stage in front of the drum kit for two minutes.

    Earlier in the show, he peeled off his sweaty shirt - the first of three he would wear - flinging it into one of the first few rows of the audience.

    While the concert leaned heavily on music from his latest solo album, 2006's "Ringleader of the Tormentors," the set list included a number of older songs and a handful of Smiths material.

    Morrissey opened Friday's show - his first performance in Omaha - with the 1986 Smiths classic, "The Queen Is Dead," followed by a song from his solo career, 2004's "First of the Gang to Die."

    He then addressed the audience: "Our greetings to you, the intelligentsia of Omaha! Thank you for coming here."

    Though the crowd geeked out over whatever Morrissey and his five-man band played, well-known Smiths standards like "How Soon Is Now?" "The Boy With the Thorn In His Side" and "Panic" were clearly fan favorites.

    During a two-song encore, about a half-dozen lucky souls were quick enough, and brave enough, to make it onstage and touch the Moz, as he's known to fans.

    Contact the Omaha World-Herald newsroom

    Copyright Ā©2007 Omaha World-HeraldĀ®. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, displayed or redistributed for any purpose without permission from the Omaha World-Herald.

    Anonymous -- Saturday May 12 2007, @05:36AM (#257583)
  • Amazing Show (Score:2, Informative)

    Amazing show - my first time seeing Morrissey live.

    At one point he told the crowd that one of his icons grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska (about 45 minutes SW of Omaha) and asked if they could guess who it was. No one got it right (someone guessed Oscar Wilde) - the answer? Dick Cavett.

    One change on the setlist was At Last I Am Born.
    springheeledjosh -- Saturday May 12 2007, @07:09AM (#257586)
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  • I got to see Moz again!!! The venue was excellent. It reminds of the first time I saw him in 1993 at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte. I thought his mix of old and new were great although I could done with a little less Smiths and more from Your Arsenal (esp Glamourous Glue which is my personal favorite). I thought First of the Gang and Pigsty were the best performances!I took a friend of mine who was a Smiths fan but had never seen Moz live! he was really impressed! Hopefully it will not be another decade and a half before I see him again!

    BTW, does anyone know who the opening act was? I thought her music was excellent. To me her singing style reminded me of Bjork.
    mozinomablah -- Saturday May 12 2007, @12:55PM (#257615)
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  • Wow, what a beautiful experience! My first Moz show but definitely not my last! The theatre was breathtakingly gorgeous and lended such a lovely atmosphere to the whole night. The crowd seemed very demure from where I stood/danced/sang really loudly and not so much in tune...in fact, to my left were two people and then 5 empty seats...we ended up spreading out and I had a perfect view of the stage at all times...I even was free to dance as madly as I wanted because not only did I have the space, but 3/4ths of the row behind me was completely empty...

    It should have bothered me that people were generally standing about like haggises (except the pit area, which I desperately wished I could have joined), but I was having too much fun to worry about it.

    And damn it was good to hear Drive In Saturday! Loved the lyric changes!

    I really really liked Kristeen Young...thought she was a great opener...and the videos during tear-down/set-up were amusing as all hell...

    Have I mentioned how much I loved the James Dean backdrop? Cos that was possibly the greatest thing ever...well, you know, besides the obvious...
    Glastra -- Saturday May 12 2007, @12:59PM (#257617)
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    • Re:Omaha by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday May 12 2007, @04:51PM
      • Re:Omaha by Glastra (Score:1) Sunday May 13 2007, @03:04PM
  • What other tour did Moz perform this Bowie cover? Anyone know?
    FLD -- Saturday May 12 2007, @06:43PM (#257630)
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  • Would anyone have this song by Moz to download? I would be trully, trully, trully oh thankfull :)
    FLD -- Saturday May 12 2007, @08:54PM (#257638)
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  • Well this was my fourth time seeing him but I did take my two brothers with me one is 17 yrs old and he got to miss school to go on this little trip from our home in South Dakota to Omaha Nebraska, this is was his FIRST morrissey concert exp. It was my other brothers 2nd time seeing Morrissey. We arrived the night before the show to get settled in to our hotel and such. The following morning me and my 17 yr old bro got up at 6am to get ready for the Morrissey concert. We ate breakfast and such then went to wait in line at 8am. A little after we were waiting a blazer drove by and the guy driving yelled, "morrissey!!" and we all started yelling yeah!! lol It was awesome and later about at 10 is when that guy who yelled that him and his family came and started to line up behind us. They were the nicest people!! But I am so ashamed I didn't even get the chance to ask their names or anything so please if your reading this, I am sorry we didn't get the chance to even introduce our names or anything. But we did have a nice chat about Morrissey and all things Moz.
    But within that group was 2 guys and 3 girls one of the girls was an 8 yr old girl who was there with her mom and dad the other guy that was their was friends with her dad, he was a nice chap. But ironlcally the little girls dad was at my first Morrissey show in Colorado Springs Music Hall back in 02 so that was very cool meeting someone else who was at my first Moz concert!!! As the day went on I kept checking for Morrisseys bus to arrive out back. And it showed up later and I was soooo sure he was going to come out but alas he never did and we waited for about an hour for him to come out and I finally gave up plus I had to go run back to the hotel to change my clothes because I braided all my hair and took it out before the show so it was all crimped and poofy like and I wore a lil 50s-ish dress. My other brother wore a western shirt that looked cool and my lil bro the 17 yr old one wore a black shirt with white tie. But anyways after changing into our concert clothes we waited in line some more...THEN they opened the doors at 6:30 and I sincerly thank that group behind us that kept telling people the line started behind all of us!! Thanks for that!!:D There was a guy that showed up that was talking about how he named his son after Morrissey his middle name was Morrissey I thought that was awesome, props to you!:DBut finally we went inside and the security was all like most people said elderly people that were dressed up...the ladies in suit jackets and white shirts and skirts. The men wore suit jackets and ties...it was sooo cool! But they checked your ticket as you went in to show you to your seat. I got down to the general admission pit area and omg there was NO baracade you could just put your body to the stage it was wild! It was almost like the Colorado Springs show but the stage was alot lower there!! It was sooo insance though I got even more excited we stood like on the most right handed side of the stage. The theatre was amazing though I wish I could of taken my camera in just to get footage of the place!! It was utterly amazing. But the general admisssion pit area was pretty bare for awhile and even during Moz I didn't have people pushing me or anything I loved having room!! Was sooo awesome. I guess for that area they only sold 70 tickets and from what someone was telling me mostly scalpers bought them and most of them couldnt even sell them...so I think thats why it was pretty bare. But before Kristeen Young came on I noticed Julia about 3 people to the right of my brother at one point it looked as if she was in prayer...I think she is very intriguing and its awesome she goes to every show. Moz did say something to her and gave her the mike at one point...but I will get to that later....
    They had music playing in there that was stuff Moz likes..like the new york dolls, klaus nomi, jobraith...ect ect...and that was cool:D.
    Kristeen young finally took the stage and I liked her music. I actually didn't like what I heard on itunes but she sounds be
    a bullied child -- Saturday May 12 2007, @11:09PM (#257659)
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    FAMOUS WHEN published, in other words, WHEN DEAD.
  • We watched Moz get onto his tour bus. He smilled sheepishly at us- we were all in awe.
    fudgey -- Sunday May 13 2007, @06:27AM (#257693)
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  • Wow an amazing show, since it was my daughter up on stage with the man himself, I could not believe my eyes when he carried her in his arms and spun her around, as he brought her back to me I didn't know what to say but thank you. As you can see this was a very special moment to me so if anyone has a picture or video of some kind please get back to me at mich [email protected]
    dodgerdog -- Sunday May 13 2007, @07:43AM (#257703)
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    • Re:moz by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday May 13 2007, @09:37AM
  • I was the second girl who had the chance to get up on stage. I still can't beleive it! I was so grateful...especially when he went over to my niece. It was the best feeling ever to look him straight in the eye. I will never forget. Best show ever!
    joejoe -- Monday May 14 2007, @05:33PM (#257926)
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  • flip National Front with I've Changed My Plea, otherwise perfect!
    KikCoconut -- Tuesday May 15 2007, @01:24AM (#258015)
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  • Great show! At the end When MOZ was so graciously touching hands, I was behind the pit barrier and he went for my hand and he pulled me over the wall and then he made a funny face at me and I got to stay in the pit for the last song. Then he threw in his pink Gucci shirt in the pit and I grabbed the sleeve but there was some weirdo that grabbed most of the shirt and was like "mine,mine,mine" So I just got a button off of it. I also was able to get the first shirt he threw in after the 3rd or 4th song. Does anyone have pictures that would like to share? I would mail you a piece of the shirt if you would. LONG LIVE MORRISSEY!!!
    fairmount -- Tuesday May 15 2007, @07:11AM (#258062)
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  • It was a dream of mine to see Morrissey Live and it was everything I had hoped it would be and more. The show was a life changing experience for me and I have become even more rabid in my fandom. Thank you to everyone at the show and thank you from the bottom of my heart to Moz. See you a the next show that comes to the midwest.
    Anonymous -- Saturday June 02 2007, @07:25AM (#261192)
  • thats so nice morrissey came to omaha and gave such a nice show. i used to live there. i love omaha. -jessicamozfan
    Anonymous -- Friday June 08 2007, @05:22AM (#262353)
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