We just got word that tonight’s Morrissey concert at The Paramount in Oakland was canceled. This is his third Bay Area cancellation, and the fans are not happy. Especially after showing up at a trendy club later in the evening.
Why was the show canceled? Maybe he was attacked by a gang of pissed off photographers who’d had enough of his ridiculous photo releases. I’m guessing it was more likely there were too many summer BBQs smoking up the air in the neighborhood. In any case, Morrissey’s diva ways are not winning any brownie points with fans this weekend, especially me.
Morrissey played Coachella last night. According to NME, midway through the set, Morrissey said, “I can smell burning flesh and I hope to God it’s human,” as the smell of barbecued meat from nearby Coachella food vendors wafted through the desert air. A few minutes later, the infamous vegetarian up and walked off the stage in the middle of ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’.
He returned shortly afterward, saying, “The smell of burning animals is making me sick. I just couldn’t bear it.” Morrissey was reportedly able to finish his set, which included his most recent single ‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’.
Don’t get me wrong – I have no love of meat. I’m a 20-year strong vegetarian myself, but this seems a bit much, don’t you think?
Update: It’s Saturday 10:14pm, still the night of the canceled show and just saw a tweet from commanda: “Morrissey is here at DNA Lounge. He was offended when the bouncer carded him.”
Update: It’s 10:30pm, and he couldn’t have been too offended because according to digitalgoth’s tweet: “Hmmm. Morrissey is sitting at a booth @dnalounge. Kinda surreal.”
Sick enough to not perform, but well enough to go clubbing, eh?
I’d love to get the crowd at the DNA lounge riled up via twitter and call him on his behavior. It’s especially odd given that his opening act, Kristeen Young, decided to play with the clowns tonight at Bohemian Carnival at DNA Lounge after the Paramount show was canceled . Even weirder, why did Kristeen Young agree to tour with him after Morrissey kicked them off his 2007 tour?
So I’ve searched Twitter for posts complaining about Morrissey’s canceled show, and tweeted back that he’s at the DNA Lounge. Let’s see what happens.
Inquiring bored minds want to know…
Update 11:40: @ kiasuchick heard from me that he was at DNA and stopped by. His manager yelled at her after she snapped a picture and tried to express her displeasure to Moz about the canceled show. Picture @ left <—-
Update: 11:45pm: According to a pissed off @Miss_Chaos: “Morrisy has left the building. So all you jackasses who came/were comming down just to try and fuck with a celebrity can go home now.”
Gotta work on that spelling,
I can’t decide if I’m ashamed or proud about stalking him and stoking the fires of already irate Morrissey fans via Twitter. One thing is for certain: I am impressed with the power of the internet. I caused Morrissey to leave the DNA Lounge by obsessively tweeting while half-naked from my recliner in Palo Alto.
Here’s a video of him from last night generally losing it and walking off stage at Coachella: