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(Rolling Stone)   Morrissey told the Staples Center he'll perform there, but only if they go meat-free during his show, so naturally they obliged. No word when he'll cancel the show   (rollingstone.com) divider line 25
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2013-02-19 10:45:33 AM  
5 votes:
What a pretentious douchebag.

You don't see him crying over the poor marsupial that gave its life to make that pompadour wig for him.
2013-02-19 12:13:14 PM  
3 votes:
I hate pushy vegans. You don't want to eat meat/wear animal products, fine.  That's a personal choice and I respect it.  Don't get in my face though, and act holier-than-thou because you're eating edamame and tofu and I'm tucking into a bacon cheeseburger.  You live your life and I'll live mine, and as long as what I do doesn't negatively impact your life, shut the fark up.

These people are as bad as the door-to-door religion salespeople that never seem to take the hint after the 20th time you've told them no, you're not interested in finding Jesus.
2013-02-19 10:57:48 AM  
3 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Who the hell does he think he is?!? Paul McCarthey?!


If you mean McCartney, he only demands that his band be vegetarian and that "no meat, or meat by-products" be "allowed to be served in the dressing rooms, production offices, or areas within the 'backstage area.'"

Yeah, he also has reportedly said he won't travel in limos with leather seats, or settle for any furniture that uses animal skins or prints, but he isn't demanding the crowd do the same.

And he isn't an untalented depressing crooner. Or at least he isn't always.
2013-02-19 11:52:31 AM  
2 votes:

MikeSass: I'd buy front row tickets just to sit there wearing obvious over-the-ear noise-cancelling headphones and eating a bucket of KFC.


if you have that kind of money to just throw away, i'll message you my address and you can send me some. i won't even try to sing, AND you can still eat kfc while wearing your beats by dre
2013-02-19 11:44:48 AM  
2 votes:
Who?
2013-02-19 11:42:22 AM  
2 votes:
i don't particularly care for non-smiths morrissey, but even if i thoroughly enjoyed his music, i couldn't go see any performer who insists the venue goes all-veg
2013-02-19 11:08:15 AM  
2 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: If you mean McCartney,


yes yes I did.

I think it's a little weird that he would even use fake animal print but when you that in demand you can have whatever you want. I dont fault the guy for getting what he wants but I do think it's strange. And it's nice that Sir Paul understand the difference between who he is paying to be there and who is paying to be there.

AdolfOliverPanties: And he isn't an untalented depressing crooner. Or at least he isn't always.


I like his stuff. Not the biggest Beatles fan but his solo stuff is good. I didn't go out and buy any of his stuff but it's on a few movie soundtrack on my Iphone.
2013-02-19 03:05:05 PM  
1 votes:

JohnBigBootay: Dude packs out your latino demographic - yes, I agree it's an odd phenomenon, but that doesn't mean it's not true. Morrissey could not only sell out the staples, I bet he could do two nights. he could arguably sell more tickets in LA than anywhere else in the world but it ain't like he's playing dive bars on the rest of the tour. I think he's playing the moore theater in seattle. It ain't a football stadium but it damn sure ain't a bar.



yup.  i've always been fascinated with how/why Morrissey is a god among Mexican American teens.  It is the strangest freaking thing.  he's become a virtual saint.  a 50something mancunian whose best work is at minimum, 15 years old (he had some decent solo records but now basically is treading water) is revered in not just LA, but the southwest.
2013-02-19 02:35:06 PM  
1 votes:

Musikslayer: If Morrisey had an ounce of decency, he would pay all the people that would have worked at McDonalds that night out of his pocket, and donate money to the restaurants and vendors who will lose money.


I eat meat too. They'll live. God knows it used to bug me back in the day when a performer would come through a bar I frequented and request it be smoke free for the evening. What did I do those nights? I just didn't smoke in a place in a place where I usually smoked and the world kept spinning. What I didn't do was whine like a baby. Eat some farking soggy fries and get over it.
2013-02-19 02:27:26 PM  
1 votes:

usernameguy: I'm sorry, why should I care if a venue decides not to serve meat during a concert? I didn't even know they served food at all during concerts.


There are probably 600-800 people that work in the building. A lot of them will grab a burger during a break. I'm sure there are several employee areas where people will be enjoying their Salami sandwich.

If Morrisey had an ounce of decency, he would pay all the people that would have worked at McDonalds that night out of his pocket, and donate money to the restaurants and vendors who will lose money. The stagehands should walk around with mouthwatering burgers in their hands at all times, as I'm sure they aren't going to care what this Nancy thinks. As a musician, I know that the first rule of thumb is to be very friendly  with the guys building 2,000 pound platforms that you perform on.
2013-02-19 01:30:55 PM  
1 votes:
You don't win friends with salad
2013-02-19 12:50:27 PM  
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: I hate pushy vegans. You don't want to eat meat/wear animal products, fine.  That's a personal choice and I respect it.  Don't get in my face though, and act holier-than-thou because you're eating edamame and tofu and I'm tucking into a bacon cheeseburger.  You live your life and I'll live mine, and as long as what I do doesn't negatively impact your life, shut the fark up.

These people are as bad as the door-to-door religion salespeople that never seem to take the hint after the 20th time you've told them no, you're not interested in finding Jesus.


I see those guys the way I see fundamentalist Christians:  The world would be a better place without both.
2013-02-19 12:47:44 PM  
1 votes:

MikeSass: Yep. Wasn't me though. And you assume that there will actually be an audience. The guy can't even get anyone to record him, FFS. He might be able to fill a Staples store with people willing to listen to him, but not the Staples Center. Not any more.


That's where you are wrong. Dude packs out your latino demographic - yes, I agree it's an odd phenomenon, but that doesn't mean it's not true. Morrissey could not only sell out the staples, I bet he could do two nights. he could arguably sell more tickets in LA than anywhere else in the world but it ain't like he's playing dive bars on the rest of the tour. I think he's playing the moore theater in seattle. It ain't a football stadium but it damn sure ain't a bar.
2013-02-19 12:41:17 PM  
1 votes:

syberpud: Coco LaFemme: I hate pushy vegans. You don't want to eat meat/wear animal products, fine.  That's a personal choice and I respect it.  Don't get in my face though, and act holier-than-thou because you're eating edamame and tofu and I'm tucking into a bacon cheeseburger.  You live your life and I'll live mine, and as long as what I do doesn't negatively impact your life, shut the fark up.

These people are as bad as the door-to-door religion salespeople that never seem to take the hint after the 20th time you've told them no, you're not interested in finding Jesus.

Wait, there are non-pushy vegans?  I thought the whole point of veganism is to remind everyone around you that you are a vegan.


I know several non-pushy vegans.  Just like I'm an atheist, but I don't make a point of shoving it in the face of every religious person I know.  You wouldn't know my friends are vegans unless you specifically asked them.  When we all go out to eat, we always pick restaurants that at least have a vegetarian option, since vegan options can be hard to find.  That way there's no, "ZOMG YOU'RE EATING A STEAK?!" moments.
2013-02-19 12:31:40 PM  
1 votes:

usernameguy: I'm sorry, why should I care if a venue decides not to serve meat during a concert? I didn't even know they served food at all during concerts.

People are weird.



Exactly.

How many people go to a concert to eat?
2013-02-19 12:30:08 PM  
1 votes:
Of all of the so-called (by critics and other music know-it-alls) "essential" groups in the rock pantheon, The Smiths are the band I find myself least capable of digging. What is eluding me about them, exactly?  What about them should I be appreciating but just...cannot? Not saying (because I'd never say) you existing aficionados of them shouldn't be. I'm merely just attempting to understand my own failure to "get" them myself. And I've tried. Ohhhh, have I tried.


And, yeah, militant vegans are as obnoxiously repellent to me as pretty much all militant anything-elses.
2013-02-19 12:22:51 PM  
1 votes:
"I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals," Morrissey said in a statement.

Whose food you happen to be eating.  Good job.
2013-02-19 12:22:38 PM  
1 votes:
I'll admit, there's a few songs from Morrisey/The Smiths that I like (What difference does it make?), but, other than that, I don't care much about Morrisey.
2013-02-19 12:19:13 PM  
1 votes:
Why is it that when washed up celebrities attempt to remain relevant, they always seem to gravitate to "animal rights"?
Didn't work out too well for Pamela Anderson or the Go-Go's... why do they keep doing it?
2013-02-19 12:15:29 PM  
1 votes:
People paying for a Morrissey ticket have bigger problems than not being able to eat a burger while he's inflicting his brand of music on them
2013-02-19 12:14:13 PM  
1 votes:
Joe Rogan said he ran into some of Morissey's crew one time, and they told him they sometimes have burger runs a tthe hotel, but have to post a lookout so Moz doens't know they're crushing cow.
2013-02-19 12:13:54 PM  
1 votes:

MikeSass: He might be able to fill a Staples store with people willing to listen to him, but not the Staples Center.


Well done, thread over
2013-02-19 12:02:46 PM  
1 votes:

bungle_jr: MikeSass: I'd buy front row tickets just to sit there wearing obvious over-the-ear noise-cancelling headphones and eating a bucket of KFC.

if you have that kind of money to just throw away, i'll message you my address and you can send me some. i won't even try to sing, AND you can still eat kfc while wearing your beats by dre


Go cry.

IrateShadow: MikeSass: I'd buy front row tickets just to sit there wearing obvious over-the-ear noise-cancelling headphones and eating a bucket of KFC.

Didn't someone toss a steak on stage a year or two and cause him to walk out on the show?  Anyway, I don't see the problem here, it's only for one show.  The audience probably won't even notice.


Yep.  Wasn't me though.  And you assume that there will actually be an audience.  The guy can't even get anyone to record him, FFS.  He might be able to fill a Staples store with people willing to listen to him, but not the Staples Center.  Not any more.
2013-02-19 11:53:37 AM  
1 votes:
I'm sorry, why should I care if a venue decides not to serve meat during a concert? I didn't even know they served food at all during concerts.

People are weird.
2013-02-19 10:57:21 AM  
1 votes:
but bacon is an american staple. how can you ban that at the Staples Center!?
 
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