These days Morrissey’s wonderful voice and lyrics are not the headline. The most difficult of artists has backed himself into a corner and even his fervent fan base which still sell out venues are confused about his political opinions with some ignoring and some still in love with the art and less so the artist (read our ‘open letter to Morrissey’ from 2018)
In Portland Oregon the hipster capital of the USA – there was always going to be something going down and two protestors were thrown out of the gig after peacefully holding up placards in protest – one saying ‘Bigmouth indeed’.
Morrissey spied the protestors and demanded they be thrown out fo the concert before he continued the show, shouting “Get out! Get out! Get out! We don’t need you! We don’t need you! We don’t need you!”.
With repeated “goodbyes” the band began to play again and the lights dimmed while the crowd turned from mild boos to milder cheers – check the footage below.