On June 27, before the MSG show, I tweeted the following:
At first I was under the severe delusion that Morrissey had taken my advice. May I present to you his outfit at the next three shows in New York, Akron, and Cincinnati:
As you can see, this is completely the wrong order! And the black-pink one isn't even black-pink, it's violet (and it's NOT just the stage lighting, I checked that).
Captured in my delusions, I excitedly blogged about this "sign", and while the dreamier part of my mind was already busy with plans about my new fabulous life as Morrissey's personal stylist, I considered it my duty to inform him that brown as a shirt colour is entirely unacceptable. Would you now please take a look at Maestro's shirt choices for the next show in Nashville:
You will certainly agree that this can only be a genuine coincidence.
However, something unforeseeable occured, a conspiracy of the universe. You might remember that Morrissey's show in Nashville was postponed and moved to a different venue, incidentally the Ryman Auditorium, where he had already played the year before. This led to some confusion on Twitter, when the first youtube videos from the Nashville show were shared, and only because of this, we got aware that the Blue Rose Society had missed something! Last year at the Ryman - watch Morrissey dramatically picking up a yellow rose at 0:20 and gently throwing it over to his security guy, who hopefully saved it as carefully as Hector the Bug:
Mlle Kerry already reported on the Blue Rose Garden in an earlier article, and with these additional "coincidences", does anyone really still wonder why Morrissey opened the show with "Rose Garden"?
The world of Morrissey is a weird one, and it's easy to get lost in the jungle. It's not always as obvious as this time. In order to seperate the genuine coincidences from the intentionally given signs, it requires a clear mind and most of all a very well-trained eye. Talking of which: