If you’re planning to see Morrissey anytime soon, keep your beef jerky and pork rinds at home. The man known for being the most over-the-top vegetarian in showbiz took it to a whole new level when he reportedly had fans searched to see if they were carrying meat products before a show earlier this week.
According to UK publication the Daily Mirror, all concert attendees at the artist’s show at Middlesborough Town Hall on July 8 had their bags checked for any and all meaty edibles.
The Mirror interviewed concert attendee Mel Stokes about the event.
“As you went into the venue you were funnelled through to the top of some steps where they were carrying out searches,” Stokes said. “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.”