From police brutality, to animal cruelty, U.S. presidential politics and gay marriage, Morrissey and New York punk queen Debbie Harry turned their historic appearance together at Madison Square Garden into a celebratory rocked-out rally.
A heady buzz from the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in America the day before hung over the massive arena Saturday night.
“Good times for a change,” the former Smiths frontman said to cheers. (The line, as fans know, is from the longing song, “Please, please, please, let me get what I want.”)
“We're very happy to be here to celebrate the freedom of choice,” Harry said as she and her band, Blondie kicked off the night in a 45-minute set of their catalog’s best, including “Heart of Glass.”
Here are some other ways Morrissey's politics were in full effect: