'Gimme your hand(s)'.. BowieNetters reach for db
Image: Mark Plati
You will be like your dreams tonight
David performed 'Cactus' and 'Everyone Says Hi' on Monday night on the outside stage of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and our seven competition winners were right there in the front row! They were given access to the stage area before the rest of the audience and were able to choose their spot. Lots of other BowieNetters were also lucky with tickets and joined them. Moby joined the band for both songs. He played guitar and sang on 'Cactus', and played some percussion on 'Everyone Says Hi'.
Several of the winners posted journals on the boards as soon as they got home. You can click here to check them out. Here are some extracts which give a real flavour of what seems to have been a very very special day for all. Thanks for sharing, you lucky lot!
What a wonderful day! We sat in the lobby at first and then we were invited into the green room to eat yummy treats and watch the show on TV. Then we were escorted outside to the stage. We were the first people there, so of course, we all ran for the front! Sacheen, spidergirl23, and I were fortunate enough to get the front center area -- right in front of Bowie's mic.
The band came out (Gail looked stunning) followed by Moby and Bowie together. Bowie looked fantastic with his light green jacket and Moby had on dark sunglasses. The second best part of the day was when David looked at us in the front and gave a BIG smile and a look of recognition. He looked right in our faces and it seemed he could feel all the positive energy that we feel for him. I could tell he really appreciated his bnuts!
db is joined by Moby on guitar
Image: Mark Plati
also just want to add that Bowienet is such a great community! Today I met so many very nice people. It's been the best day I have had in a long time. ( Aliza)
This was one of my best Bowie experiences! Aliza said it all but I must add that David looks so incredibly gorgeous up close!! Wow. I'm still on a Bowie high. The folks at NBC were very nice to us and made sure we got to be front and center of the stage. David not only looks good but the man has more charisma than God should allow one person to possess. He just beams like a supernova. Oh...and the guy can sing too! (Taz)
It's hard to describe the feeling of walking up to an empty stage with ten other bnuts knowing that the Man Himself is on his way. Seeing all the regular audience members waiting behind a gate, while we sauntered right up to the stage, was surreal. Once again, A-list treatment courtesy of db. I can't say thank you enough to Sailor for having the presence of mind to include some of his bnut faithful in this appearance. The whole experience was a once in a lifetime thing for me, as I'm sure it was for the others there. It was just so surreal, I can't believe I had the good fortune to be a part of it...so- Thank You Sailor for including us!!!!!!! (pdefalco)
It was so great meeting all the other BowieNetters... It was such a great time! My head is still spinning... Can't believe we were actually that close! Everyone that was there yesterday was so sweet and kind and the people at the Tonight Show treated us so well...
Thanks sailor for such a great and memorable experience!!! (Tiffanie)
Bowie looked great wearing a shimmery jacket over a button-up shirt, some flat-front black pants with a skinny black animal-skin belt and some slick black leather boots. Gail's hair was spectacular - half shaved and half with golden locks. Mike Garson was ultra cool with a bejeweled strip running down the center of his head and those trademark flat, black sunglasses.(mephisto)
WE JUST WALKED OURSELVES RIGHT UP AND STOOD AT THE VERY FRONT! We didn't have to fight, scratch, or step on anyone to get there. LOL So, it was great. At the end, Bowie reached down and posed for a picture with about 27 of us desperately trying to hold onto his one little hand!
Oh, gosh! It was so exciting! SO, you must all watch tonight and look for Aliza and I front and center, grinning ear-to-ear, and screaming like school-girls! (sacheen)
Once again, as you can see, we are lucky enough to have some pictures from Mark Plati. You can click on the image above to check out some close-ups of Gail's latest stunning hairstyle.
(Thanks again SusanS)