May 6th, 2004

Dancing Gir

Celebrity Worship

I don't idolize celebrities. The fact that someone has a high-profile career doesn't make them special, and I don't understand the extra regard that people afford actors and singers. I'm making an exception in this case, however. Kim, Ryan, Ryan's friends Cat & Chris, and I went to see David Bowie in concert last night. D A V I D M O T H E R F U C K I N G B O W I E ! ! ! Is there any way in which this *doesn't* completely kick ass?

No. There is not.

The thought is surreal- To me Bowie is more like a mythological figure than an actual person. His movies are great, but more to the point he's been making music longer than I've been alive and still puts on a hell of a show. Much (not all) of his more recent music has seemed a bit lethargic for my tastes, and I was a bit concerned that the show would reflect that flavor. Nope! He totally rocked the house! It was very energetic, and vocally he actually sounds *better* in person than he does in the studio! (Anyone know if he has a live album?)

This is one of those stories that you can tell the grandkids in 60 years:

"I saw David Bowie in concert back in '04!"

"Who?"

"Bowie! You know, that guy who's playing here next week!"

"Who?"

Awesome. The crowd was a strange mix. The fans seemed pretty evenly spread across the age spectrum from jail bait to my parents' age. We had a great vantage point (1st mezzanine), but Ryan used his minor superpower ("get close to the band") to get himself up to the 10th row. :-)