This show was general admission so me and my friends got there 6 hours before doors opend in hopes to be able to get up close. This show was sold out and there was loads of people there. When the door opend we ran to the front and where about 3 people away from the stage.
Kristen Young was the opening act and i did not care for her,but she played about a 45min set. After that some videos where played on a white curtain that was hanging from the ceiling. The videos where a bit random,one was christmas carols,james dean,the new york dolls,and some video in italian or french i think. After that the curtain droped and music started playing and then Moz took the stage. Everyone went crazy! I cant remember exactly all the songs he played, i was in shock pretty much the whole show..lol I only remember hearing 1 smiths song,which was how soon is now and lots of his old stuff. His set lasted for about an 1&1/2 hrs. His presence was amazing,everyone seemed to be mesmerized by him. He threw 2 of his shirts into the audience, which really made every one go crazy..lol At first 2 people ran on stage and got to hug and kiss Moz,however in the middle of the show all heck broke loose and 5 differnt people rushed to stage at the same time, security paniced and took Moz off stage and stopped the show. Everyone worried that it was over and started yelling at the people that rushed the stage. Luckly he came back out a few mins later after security could secure the stage again. The only odd things that happend where the that 2 guys decided to try and start fights with everyone in the front because they wanted to take there places and some guy wet himself next to us because he was drunk and excited..lol But these things did not ruin the excitment of the crowed.All in all it was an unforgetable experience and im so glad that i was able to get tickets to go!
Here he played at Rabobank auditorium. This venue had assigned seating so it was not as chaotic as Ventura. Sadly this show did not sell out becasue it seems that not to many people wanted to travel to Bakersfield to see him,not sure why. Kriten Young once again was the opening act and i still didnt care for her..lol The tickets that we bought for seats where up in the orchestra section which was sort of high up. But by a pure stroke of luck my friend ran into a old boss of hers and she gave us pit seats that she had spare! The pit here was very small and there was no barricade. We got to be right in front and there was no pushing or anything since there was only about 30 people in the pit. Seeing him the second time is just as amazing as the first. He started off with First of the gang to die and played more smiths songs at this show the ones that i can remember where,boy with a thorn in his side,girl friend in a coma and How soon is now. At this show there seemed to be a more even mix of new and old which was great! He threw 2 of his shirts in the audience and this time i was able to touch his leg and his wrist. My friend was lucky enough to shake his hand twice! There where 2 little kids in the pit and Moz brought them on stage and danced with them alittle, it was so cute! He also talked to people in the audience asking them if they had anything to tell him. This show seemed more intimate since we where so close and had fewer people in the pit. 3 people ran on stage and got to hug and kiss him. One girl wrapped her legs around him and it took them a min to get her off him..lol At the end everyone seemed to be glowing with the excitment of being able to see him. Especially those of us from Bakersfield, becasue Moz is the most famous musician to every play in this town. I feel so blessed that i got to see him twice!
At both shows i was able to get some pics, but my camara phone isnt that great so they are a bit fuzzy. I cant wait to see him again, i hope that he does another U.S tour soon!MorrisseyVentura Moz gigBakersfield Moz gig