Morrissey Insists On a Vegetarian Concert

"Why do you come here? And why do you hang around?"
"Why do you come here? And why do you hang around?"Photo: Bob King/Retna/Corbis

How’s this for a high-maintenace rider? The British singer and animal-rights activist has requested that the Staples Center in Los Angeles not sell any meat during his concert. The arena will close McDonald’s for the night, and offer special meatless food concessions such as vegan sushi and Sloppy Joes. Because that’s exactly what people want to eat while swaying to songs about doomed relationships. “I don’t look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals,” says the artist behind the album Meat Is Murder. [Reuters]