And wraps himself in the Spanish flag
Morrissey paid tribute to the legendary Syd Barrett at the Benicàssim Festival in Spain tonight (July 22).
The star dedicated ‘I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now’ to the former Pink Floyd singer, who died earlier this month (July 7).
Morrissey also wrapped himself in the Spanish flag, changed his shirt three times, and made a wry reference to pulling out of the bash at the last minute in 2004.
He said: “Thank you for turning up this year. Very good of you.”
The set was taken mainly from new album ‘Ringleader Of The Tormentors’ , but the crowd on the Escenario Verde were also treated to four Smiths classics – set opener ‘Panic’, ‘Still Ill’, ‘Girlfriend In A Coma’ and ‘How Soon Is Now?’ .
The full set was:
‘Irish Blood, English Heart’
‘The Youngest Was The Most Loved’
‘You Have Killed Me’
‘First Of The Gang To Die’
‘I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now’
‘Girlfriend In A Coma’
‘Let Me Kiss You’
‘I Will See You In Far Off Places’
‘To Me You Are A Work Of Art’
‘I Just Want To See The Boy Happy’
‘How Soon Is Now?’
‘Trouble Loves Me’
‘At Last I Am Born’
‘Life Is A Pigsty’
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