“Top of the world, Ma!”
That’s what Morrissey bellowed, paraphrasing James Cagney in “White Heat,” to open his sold-out concert Friday night at the Hollywood Bowl — and it was tempting to believe the famously grumpy British singer actually meant it.
An hour or so before he turned up onstage, Morrissey was the guest of honor at a small backstage ceremony in which Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez presented him with a framed document designating Nov. 10 as Morrissey Day in L.A.
“I can’t really find words — there aren’t really any words,” said the singer, who’s lived here on and off since the 1990s. “I’m just very pleased….