Morrissey in Escondido

The former Smiths frontman plays to a sold-out crowd at the California Center for the Arts.

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The former Smiths frontman Morrissey played to a sold-out crowd at the California Center for the Arts on Tuesday night.
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Photographer Dan Chusid told us that there were five people in Morrissey's band, including a keyboardist, two guitarists, a bassist and a drummer.
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Morrissey "played a hard-rocking set that featured several Smiths songs, which were greeted with loud cheering by the audience," Chusid wrote.nwhich stood for the entire performance.
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"Throughout the performance, Morrissey would reach down to touch audience member's hands while singing at the edge of the stage," Chusid said.
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Chusid said the "stage lighting was stellar and there was a large projection screen behind the band."
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"During 'Meat Is Murder,' a graphic video was displayed that featured animals being euthanized at a slaughterhouse while the band punctuatednthe scenes with loud, sharp chords," Chusid said.
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The encore featured the Smiths song "Still Ill," Chusid said.
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