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http://www.nme.com/news/morrissey/57992

Security guards at Middlesbrough show were told to frisk punters for meat

Ticket-holders who were entering Morrissey's gig at Middlesbrough Town Hall last Friday (July 8) were searched in case they were carrying any meat products, according to reports.

The former Smiths man is an extremely strict vegetarian and is known to demand that venues he perform in have no meat on the premises, but this is the first time he has insisted that gig-goers be searched for meat.

According to the Daily Mirror, when fans entered the venue they were directed toward security who searched their bags for any meat products.

One concert-goer, Mel Stokes told the Mirror: "As you went into the venue you were funnelled through to the top of some steps where they were carrying out searches."

"A member of the security staff then went through my bag and told me that they were checking to make sure that I was not carrying any meat products inside."

Earlier this year, Morrissey had insisted that Belgian music festival Lokerse Feesten, ban all meat from the site on the day he is due to perform.

He headlines two gigs in London next month.

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nah - regardless if it comes across as a douchey diva thing to do I wouldn't want to see people throw stuff at the guy. I mean, if you don't like his music, why go and if you do enjoy his music you wouldn't think of throwing anything, let alone meat. I just thought it funny picturing being searched for meat products - When was the last time you brought a steak dinner to a show. lol

Apparently though he has in the past had sausages thrown at him, which to me is a real bullshit thing to do, so perhaps he's justified. Although banning all meat products at a festival for the day your playing is right up there with Prince threatening to sue a fan for painting a picture of him, or getting a tattoo of his "likeness".

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The craziest search Ive ever had in TO was for a Morrissey show at Massey Hall, and then the fucker only played for 50 minutes before he left to a chorus of boo's after being rushed off stage during a fake fracas.

I'd totally still go to see him again. I loves me the pope of mope. I have my glads on order.

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The former The Smiths frontman declared war on Morrissey-solo.com after owner David Tseng refused to prevent members from discussing the star's private life or criticizing his career moves.

The singer stepped up his campaign against the forum last month by taking to the stage during a show in England wearing a T-shirt printed with the words: "F**k Morrissey-solo.com".

I don't get musicians like this, if you don't want people to talk about you, be interested in you or your career perhaps it's time to retire.

"buy my music, and concert tickets, but just don't talk about me or I'll get mad"

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