You saw him singin' in the NME...
This week's edition of NME has a full-page review of the IOW illustrated with the picture above and the really rather funny caption: The Thin Wight Duke: "I'll tell you what. The moths on this island are as big as bastards!"
The review by Marc Hayward concludes with this:
As the baying football fans mourning England's dismal defeat at the hands of the French threaten to revolt and storm hospitality, one main stands alone. Imagine walking out onto the pitch at Old Trafford and trying to sing and dance after Man United have lost ten-nil to Crewe.
Now imagine you're David Bowie. Zinedine who? It's 'Rebel Rebel' and 'All The Young Dudes'! What do you mean Stereophonics played the other night? He's doing 'Ashes To Ashes'! Now it's 'Heroes'! Football, what football? Euro what? 'Ziggy Stardust'! Who lost? Who Cares? It's BOWIE! Fucking DAVID BOWIE!
As if the generally held view that Bowie stole the weekend needed to be confirmed with a second opinion, the piece ended with the usual punter gig report that went like this:
Gig Report: Claire Brown, 22. From Reading. High Point: "The whole of Bowie's set!" Best song: "'Heroes' was incredible!"
Tell us something we don't know, Claire! };-) There's another online review of the festival on the NME site, which can be reached by clicking on the image above.