Back in 2017, twenty-two people were killed in what was a suicide bombing that took place at an Ariana Grande concert over in Manchester. Due to this tragedy, the popular Oasis song ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger issued a resurgence. However, the always controversial Morrissey during a recent show at one of his Las Vegas residency dates would take a swipe at the Gallaghers. This would be through one of his newer songs: “Bonfire of Teenagers” which touches on the tragic ordeal or as Morrissey himself puts it, as only he can, ‘England’s 9/11’
“This song is new, it’s about England’s 9/11… Obviously in jolly old England, most people won’t talk about it — but I will.” The song’s protagonist is a female fan attending Grande’s concert, who he describes as being “vaporized”: “Oh, you should’ve seen her leave for the arena/ On the way, she turned and waved and smiled: ‘Goodbye,’” The ex-Smiths frontman would then continue with the Oasis swipe later on in the song.
“And the silly people sing ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’/ And the morons sing and sway: ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’/ I can assure you I will look back in anger ’till the day I die.”
Over on YouTube, fans reacted to the performance as one fan stated: “They only went along with “Don’t look back in anger” because one girl mistakenly thought it was appropriate to break the silence and sing it and someone happened to film it. I thought it was dumb at the time and I forgot about it until now. “Hey let’s not let it divide us guys !” Why would it divide us to be angry at what happened? It was a horrible and unbelievably cruel act. The main reason it was allowed to happen was because of people being too afraid to say something.” You can see the performance yourself below.