by Michael dEstries
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Remember that article last month about Morrissey demanding all concert halls he’s performing in be meat-free? For those who thought he might be joking, look no further than what happened this weekend at the Coachella music festival.

Apparently, Morrissey was performing through his first set when a meaty smell started wafting through the crowd. The ardent vegetarian said, “I can smell burning flesh and I hope to God it’s human.” Wait, human? Morrissey then walked off the stage in the middle of Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others.

He returned a short time later and explained, “The smell of burning animals is making me sick. I just couldn’t bear it.” Thankfully for the crowd, Morrissey then continued his set.

Hardcore, Morrissey. Hardcore. I need to see this guy in concert.

Thanks to Erin and Linton for the tip!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • steph

    i love it! i love him! The man is amazing.

  • Elaine Vigneault

    This made me laugh. Thanks :)

  • erin

    You’re welcome. I’ve loved this man for nearly 25 years. before I could drive, vote or much else ;) What an amazing human being! :)

    Human flesh..LMAO

    He rocks! (and in concert definitely! :)


  • EcoLabel Fundraising

    Wow! It is great that he came back to finish his set for the rest of his fans!

  • Ashley

    That old man still has his spice.

  • Rainbow Warrior

    my eternal love for morissey!!!!!!!

  • Paul

    The guy is old and ahead of himself. Walking off stage because he doesn’t like the smell of meat… What a tramp.

    His music is generic crap… and he is about as rock ‘n’ roll as my grandads flatcap.

  • Tula, Brazil

    He warned he would do it so he just proved he’s true to his word, a rarity these days! Morissey is a true icon!

  • Tosca

    I was there: he never walked off stage (well, when the set was over, I guess he did!), he just said, “I smell burning flesh, and I hope to God it’s human… The smell of burning animals is making me sick.” What’s wrong with waking up that crowd of apathetic desenstized scenesters with a little commentary? He sounded gorgeous, too.