Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Show Reviews: Morrissey @ the Michigan Theater and Morrissey in Chicago

For half my life (for real?) I’ve been a Morrissey fan – and in those 15 years I’ve seen him a grand total of five times. Yes, I know this isn’t a fanatical amount, but it should be seven -- there are at least two tours in that time period I was unable to attend. One because I was 14 or 15 years old and had nobody to go with or drive me, and one because his Michigan date happened RIGHT after I moved to Charlotte, NC. Hindsight is 20/20 as they say, but I should’ve picked Morrissey over moving. But I digress. The two most recent shows just happened and were within a week of each other. You can read my reviews on the Detour site – Ann Arbor here, and last Saturday’s Chicago show here. For the Chicago show, I failed to mention eating at Denny’s in Kalamazoo at 4:30am on the way home. My body does not like to be awake and ingesting food from a 24-hour diner surrounded by drunkos and tweaked out club goers at 4:30am. But I can now say I’ve eaten “pancake poppers” while deliriously tired. I don’t even know if they were really called “pancake poppers” or if I made that up. I do know this really happened though, because when I finally woke up the next morning (um, late afternoon), there was a Denny’s take out container on the counter containing the remainder of these “poppers.” I also know that I tipped our waitress several dollars more than I needed to – because I can’t imagine what it must be like to work that shift, and because the thought of having to be in a seated position under those lights any longer while waiting for my change made me want to burst into tears.


Meghan said...

Remember when your dad wouldn't let us drive ourselves to the Morrissey concert when we were in college because of the weather and insisted on dropping us off and picking us up himself? That was so rock 'n' roll.

Laura said...

Of COURSE I remember that! It's one of my fondest Morrissey, Meghan and Dad memories... :)

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