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The Smiths Newcastle Mayfair 17th July 1986

The Smiths Newcastle Mayfair 17th July 1986
smithstix86This was the last time I saw the Smiths, and is also the concert which I remember the least, in terms of their performance. What I do remember is that the gig was quite violent, with a lot of heckles and some trouble in the crowd on the ballroom flood. A few guys down at the front were throwing pint glasses (some full of p*** I think) at Morrissey. At times quite a lot of beer and p*** was thrown on stage, and there was a lot of spitting, which Morrissey (quite rightly) didn’t take kindly to. During the last encore “Hand In Glove”, Morrissey was spit on again. This time he had enough, and he left the stage, leaving the band to finish the song by themselves.
Support came from the Stockholm Monsters, a band from Burnage in Manchester who recorded for Factory Records and were produced by Peter Hook.
Setlist: Bigmouth Strikes Again; Panic; Vicar In A Tutu; Frankly, Mr. Shankly; There Is A Light That Never Goes Out; Ask; I Want The One I Can’t Have; Never Had No One Ever; Cemetery Gates; The Boy With The Thorn In His Side; Is It Really So Strange?; Shakespeare’s Sister; Stretch Out And Wait; That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore; The Queen Is Dead
Encore: I Know It’s Over
Encore 2: (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians; Hand In Glove