In the 1890's, Oscar Wilde had his own society, the GREEN CARNATION, and Wilde and his followers would often be seen wearing green carnations in their lapels. Much speculation was made regarding the meaning of GREEN CARNATION, but Wilde himself never publicly explained it's significance.
On May 2nd 2012, an Oscar Wilde backdrop appeared at Morrissey's concerts, asking, "WHO IS MORRISSEY?" Was this a coincidence, or was Morrissey acknowledging the Blue Rose Society?
Morrissey can be seen coming on stage wearing the GREEN CARNATION in Liege in this video footage:
On March 2nd 2013 at the concert in Hollywood High School, Morrissey leant deep into the crowd to accept a BLUE ROSE from a young Morrissey fan called Devan. This is shown clearly in the film and dvd, Morrissey 25:Live. Morrissey not only wore the BLUE ROSE in his pocket for the whole of the first song, Alma Matters, but he also placed it on top of the drum, where it remained for the whole concert.
On December 11th 2013, Morrissey returned to the stage after a nine month break, and sang three songs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, where he subtly wore... a bracelet of WHITE ROSES.
It has become very evident that Morrissey loves roses, and is FULLY supportive of the BLUE ROSE SOCIETY. Morrissey has even started wearing shirts on stage with roses on:
A ROSE SHIRT - WORN AT MORRISSEY'S BIRTHDAY SHOW IN SAN DIEGO IN MAY 2012
In May 2014, Morrissey will embark on a new tour. More people than ever are expected to take roses. Will Morrissey wear one?
Morrissey's new album is to be called World Peace is None of Your Business, which has the words BLUE ROSE hidden within the title. The story continues.