The fans, who fill the SSE Hydro to see the ex-Smiths frontman, seem prepared for a certain degree of showmanship and obnoxiousness. It is Morrissey after all. A series of rolling videos projected on to a massive sheet act as the warm-up or support act whilst there is an enforced meat ban in the venue – what should I have expected?
When he finally emerges to a roar from the crowd, he does so in a bright white shirt that I’d imagine will seldom see the use of the majority of its buttons on a backdrop of bright lights and historic photographs. He takes to the mic and says “I am very proud to be here”. A photo of Elvis Presley is projected onto the wall as Morrissey opens with a cover.