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Morrissey Searches Fans For Meat, Bitten By Dog
Luke Turner , July 13th, 2011 10:43

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Committed vegetarian Morrissey has apparently been getting security to search his fans for meat products on the way into recent gigs. The Mirror reports that people attending his concert in Middlesborough last week. Moz fan Mel Stokes told the paper "As you went into the venue you were funnelled through to the top of some steps where they were carrying out searches. 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.

"I know that a few years ago Morrissey stopped a gig because someone was throwing sausages at him," Stokes said. "And they have removed burger vans from his gigs in the past, so it was obviously down to that again. [my partner] made a joke about hiding sausages in his trousers and the security guy said 'I haven't heard that one before'. I think it was just Morrissey being a diva – again."

The news comes hot on the heels of tidings that Morrissey was recently attacked by a dog: "Morrissey sustained hand and arm injuries recently after being attacked by a dog in England. Morrissey has attended hospital in Malmo (Sweden) where x-rays reveal a fractured index finger on his right hand. The cracked bone is at the tip of the finger. The injury will not affect upcoming shows." WAS SMUGGLING A TASTY PORK PIE!?

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Lora Tadine
Jul 14, 2011 9:26am

Nice bit of News Of The World-style reporting, well done.

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Paul G
Jul 14, 2011 10:07am

To be honest, I don't really get the point of this piece of Morrissey news, gossip(?). 'The Mirror reports...'. Unfortunately, Morrissey's other job (apart from being a legendry(?) pop singer) as a public 'provocateur' seems, these days, to be the only thing that interests most people about him. But even the 'so called' controversy is becoming a little bit hollow, insipid and worse than that- much much more trivial. Perhaps it's the only thing that's keeping the ship from sinking completely. And maybe it's a reflection of the quality of the product over the last few years. Let's face it, the albums aren't getting any better. Actually, I really don't want to criticise Morrissey here and well, who am I or anyone to do that anyway, because of all many good years of 'great' music and performance, when he's delivered inspiringly when all around was sometimes arid and ennui ridden (for those who believed/followed, that is). But he does seem rather directionless now, has done for long while ...Glastonbury??. Notwithstanding his millions of fans, of course. But as well as being one of the most popular and sometimes most maligned individuals in British music, is he also becoming a total anachronism? These little parlour room gossip titbits are embarrassing and they scream out for him to do something different and inspiring musically. Maybe it's just time to fade away, gracefully. Or become a new Scott walker or something (i half jest).

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Jul 15, 2011 10:34am

Morrissey as a semi-reclusive Scott Walker would make perfect sense. If he'd slow down, take stock, tighten up the quality control & release an LP as great as Ringleader Of The Tormentors or Vauxhall & I every 7 years or so everybody would be a lot happier I think (including Mozzer herself)? I'm convinced he's still got at least ONE incredible album left in him, his post-Smiths masterpiece arguably, fingers crossed he gets Visconti back behind the desk or, better still, sanctions that long-rumoured Eno collaboration...

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