Originally by Lottie;
"PALLADIUM 21st MAY 2006,
the 'birthday' gig (ok ok so day before but to us and him it WAS his birthday)
Was lucky enough to get FRONT ROW SEATS!!! And centre stage ones too,...."
Waaaah, 21st Palladium for me too. I'd only just started listening to Morrissey and hadn't been to a live gig for YEARS. Something made me go to the theatre even though I didn't have a ticket and it was "sold out". I got a front row too (to the right side).
I was surprised to see such a range of ages represented and the experience as a whole was fantastic. People were so friendly..one lad tapped me on the shoulder and asked "do you mind if I take your place at the front for a few songs" cause he hoped to get a handshake! How could I refuse.
Mind you there was some fierce struggle for the thrown shirt..
It was touching to see people handing over cards and gifts at the end, how thoughtful.
I've since listened to other Morrissey music and renewed my aquaintance with the Smiths stuff.
It's been an experience......
I wish I could remember my experiences of seeing Morrissey last year as clearly as you! The first time at Manchester Apollo, me and Lilybett had drank rather alot of gin beforehand and had been prancing about tescos in Fallowfield, buying daffodils singing Smiths songs and ignoring the anti-morrissey comments from the other customers. Unfortunately our flowers were confiscated at the door. After drinking yet more beer when we got there, we came over a bit emotional when he came on (well i did anyway) and even though I can't remember it all that clearly, I know I had a good time! More fun was had at the Brickhouse afterwards, despite me getting one of my infamous gin headaches, we met alot of interesting characters that night! G-mex in December, I was even more drunk and spent most of the gig being drunk and stupid and annoying my faithful companion, lilybett. I can remember even less of this one, but again know it was good! The long journey from the G-Mex to the Star and Garter (it felt long in heels) consisted of Lilybett refusing to talk to me for ruining it for her and me repeatedly saying to her "The more you ignore me, the closer I get" and me falling over in Spar. But the night was good in the end, Lilybett got as drunk as me and my first time in the Star and Garter was ace!