MORRISSEY // THE SSE HYDRO, GLASGOW

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The notoriously polarising figure is strangely brilliant at bringing an audience together

MORRISSEY PERFORMING AT GLASGOW'S SSE HYDRO - 17.02.2018 PICTURE BY: CALUM BUCHAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

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