db, Buster Rhymes and Moby
a 'space-alien heavy line-up'
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Twinkle, twinkle Uncle David
Detroit's Flint Journal joined the growing number of rave reviews for David's Area2 performances today. Entitled "Ever-subtle David Bowie the life of the Area2 party", it goes on to say "David Bowie is like the favorite uncle who livens things up the minute he arrives." :-)
They add:- "Bowie, nattily dressed in a black, three-piece suit, was in great spirits Tuesday, giving one of the most relaxed, playful, sexy performances I've seen in the 25 years I've attended his concerts. Happily celebrating his past without sacrificing the present, Bowie mugged, joked, danced, flirted and sung his heart out in a 90-minute, 15-song performance that stretched from the rarely performed "Life on Mars" from the early '70s to the cerebral "5:15 The Angels Have Gone" from the new album. " They go on to describe him as "...a man totally at peace with himself, his accomplishments and his still-sharp abilities." and say "Bowie turned serious on an inspiring version of "Heroes" and transformed "Ziggy Stardust" and an encore of "Let's Dance" into celebratory anthems. "
The Detroit Free Press also has an item previewing the show, in which Moby is asked to define the theme for his handpicked Area2 concert roster. ""Space aliens," he says without a pause. "Myself, David Bowie, Busta Rhymes and the Blue Man Group -- that's about the most space alien-heavy lineup you could have.""
David was in a fun mood once again. Simone tells us he apologised to the crowd for his "slight Ann Arbor accent" and pretended he was the son of Ann Arbor sunglasses manufacturers. During '5:15 The Angels Have Gone', someone in the audience gave David a rose, upon which, he pretended to stab himself with the thorns and sank to the ground. What we wouldn't give for a shot of that, girls (and boys), eh?
Life On Mars?
Ashes To Ashes
I've Been Waiting For You
I'm Afraid Of Americans
5:15 The Angels Have Gone
Heathen (The Rays)