"Are you sure about this Moby...you really think we're going to fill it?"
DB surveys The Gorge before last night's show.
I ain't never did no wrong...
David Bowie ended the Area 2 tour in Rattlesnake-infested Seattle last night, with a brilliant one hour and forty-five minute set at The Gorge. David was in even higher spirits than normal, chatting between songs, and generally enjoying a bit of silliness at every given opportunity.
DB also performed stunning versions of two of Elvis Presley's earlier recordings on what was the 25th anniversary of The King's death. He started the encore with 'I Feel So Bad', which, despite being a top 5 UK hit in 1961, is not the best known of Elvis's recordings, unlike the next song David sang, 'One Night', (possibly better remembered by many as 'One Night With You') which was a number one hit round the world early in 1959.
Moby and Cat get in the mood to rock in Seattle last night.
Those of you familiar with the song know what a very sexy number Presley's version of 'One Night' is, well just imagine what a slice of dirty filth it must have been in the hand's of David Bowie and his band! Sends shivers doesn't it? Anyway, David has very kindly written a few words about last night just for you:
"Moby gave us all one of the most enjoyable tours we've ever been on. Everyone was just a gas and we all made such good friends. Last night left us quite sad as it dawned on us that this was the last of Area 2. The Gorge was just the most splendid location for a finale and, because of its majesty, put me in mind of the mountain Shokan location where it all began last year with the recording for Heathen.
We pushed the time button last night and managed a full hour and forty five minutes, including hasty but enthusiastic renditions of Presley's 'One Night' and 'I Feel So Bad'. Will probably have to do a journal over the weekend, now. And then put thoughts together for the little Euro leg coming up."
David Bowie keeps an eye out for rattlers as he makes his way to
The Gorge stage. Click on the image above if you think I jest!
All of the pictures in this piece were taken by the ever so generous Mark Plati, who also supplied the set list from last night:
Life On Mars?
Ashes To Ashes
Space Oddity (Teaser and Stylophone advert!)
I?m Afraid of Americans
I?ve Been Waiting For You
5:15 The Angels Have Gone
Heathen (The Rays)
I Feel So Bad
A New Career In A New Town
Everyone Says Hi
"One night with you, Is what I'm now praying for." - David Bowie during last night's encore.
Ever-present superfan, Simone, managed to throw yet another dress up on stage during 'Cactus' (presumably not the one she was wearing) which, according to Simone, David danced rather suggestively with, he then said something along the lines of "now that's a nice artefact...na maybe not, but could be useful later on" and threw it to a corner of the stage.
Simone also managed to get her Stylophone order to David during 'Everyone Says Hi'...it's a long story, and one that she'll hopefully share with you all on the MBs along with her other anecdotes from the Seattle show. Thanx again for your help over the last few weeks Simone, and also a huge thanx to Spaceface, Susans and H2 for their brilliant work during my last two weeks away in Venice. You did far too perfect a job for my liking...I was meant to come out of this looking good! };-)
Anway, here's to Europe next month...of which we'll have more news very soon...yippee!