Old set lists, plectrums and bit of clothes are one thing but a dried up flower sitting in a milk bottle is something else.
When the Smiths broke out they were famous for throwing flowers into the crowd- I saw them play Dingwalls in London when there was about 40 people at the gig and the flowers lay in a heap on the floor. Months later they were a big deal and the flowers a big part of the story, so big that someone has kept one of the flowers that has wilted over the years.
It has been donated to a new exhibition of Manchester pop artefacts.
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