Morrissey Fans Searched For Meat Before Show

- Jul 13, 2011

Morrissey isn't exactly having the easiest week. He seems to never have the best time on an average day, but these last few days haven't been the kindest to him.

On Monday, it was revealed the staunch vegetarian had been attacked by a dog, which had left him with a broken finger. Luckily, he wasn't forced to cancel any gigs because of his injury.

But maybe he should have taken some time off anyway because he seems to have gone absolutely nutter and made security guards frisk fans for meat before his gig in Middlesborough, England last Friday.

The U.K.'s Daily Mirror reports that as soon as fans entered the venue, they were told to head toward security, who then went through their bags looking for meat.

"As you went into the venue, you were funnelled through to the top of some steps where they were carrying out searches," Mel Stokes, who was at the gig, apparently told the paper.

"A member of the security staff then went through my bag and told me that they were checking to make sure that I was not carrying any meat products inside."

While this might seem ridiculous and the average concertgoer would probably take it as a joke coming from security, this is Morrissey we're talking about.

This is the guy who threatened to storm off stage at a show in Toronto years ago if he so much as smelled a hotdog, and it's the same person who, a few years back, cut a set at Coachella short after smelling meat, saying, "I smell burning flesh, and I hope to God that it's human." He won't play festivals anymore unless they can guarantee there will be absolutely no meat on the premises. That was the case with Belgium's Lokerse Feesten, which he'll play later this summer.

So folks, it looks like the Mozfather has finally gone absolutely fucking nut butter. Why? Well, who carries meat on them? I mean, a sandwich is one thing, but people's bags are checked for food, drinks and dangerous items before they go into shows anyway. And if anyone's got meat on them for any extended period of time... it's going to start to smell.

It makes one wonder just how long it's going to be before someone sneaks a raw steak into a show and throws it at him.

Morrissey's got these gigs lined up, so don't bring any meat (or do, just to piss him off):

July 13 Aarhus, Denmark @ Voxhall
July 14 Helsingborg, Sweden @ Sundsparlan
July 16 Hultsfred, Sweden @ Hultsfredfestivalen
July 18 Berlin, Germany @ Zitadelle Spandau
July 21 Vienna, Austria @ Konzerthaus
July 22 Krakow, Poland @ Studio Club
July 24 Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola Club
July 27 Cork, Ireland @ Savoy Theatre
July 29-30 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
Aug. 1 Isle Of Man, England @ Douglas Royal Hall
Aug. 4 Lokeren, Belgium @ Lokerse Feesten
Aug. 5 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Muziekgebouw
Aug. 7 London, England @ O2 Academy Brixton
Aug. 8 London, England @ Palladium

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