GAD, DB and Slicky having a bit of a pre-show giggle last night.
Hot tramp, I love you so...
David Bowie and his band were welcomed to New Jersey last night by more sweltering temperatures and yet another very appreciative audience. Early in the set David made light of the heat by shivering and pretending to keep himself warm.
According to Superfan Simone, he was in playful spirits as usual, and after explaining he was from New York himself, David introduced the individual members of his band, whom he now reffered to as Stella. (stellar...geddit?) He went on to tell the audience that both Mark Plati and Slicky were Italian-Americans from NJ, whose ancestors were all buried under the venue!
Two thirds of Stella pose for pictures as they head for the Holmdel stage.
The same set as the previous two shows was performed last night, apart from the addition of 'Changes' which David explained was to make up for the fact that he had said he would be performing some of his Sixties songs earlier in the show, and that 'Changes' was at least a song he had written in the Sixties. Here's the complete set list:
Life On Mars?
Ashes To Ashes
I?ve Been Waiting For You
I Would Be Your Slave
I?m Afraid of Americans
5:15 The Angels Have Gone
Heathen (The Rays)
Everyone Says Hi
David tries a bit of reverse psychology by miming hypothermia on stage.
The tradition of audience participation at these shows culminated in David holding up an envelope that had been thrown onto the stage, with the legend "A LETTER" scrawled on the front of it, during the appropriate line in 'Everyone Says Hi'. Thanx again to Mr Plati for the pictures in this piece. And while we're on the subject of Mark Plati photographs...