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...My Sight Is Failing In This Twilight
Norwegian Wood Festival, Oslo, Norway on 18 June 2004
|Source: Audience||Sound Quality: CCCC||Art Work: CCCCC|
|Disc 1||Disc 2|
|Rebel Rebel||The Loneliest Guy|
|Battle For Britain (The Letter)||Under Pressure|
|Cactus||Ashes To Ashes|
|Sister Midnight||The Supermen|
|New Killer Star||Quicksand|
|All The Young Dudes||Be My Wife|
|Reality||Panic In Detroit|
|China Girl||White Light White Heat|
|Life On Mars?||I'm Afraid Of Americans|
|The Man Who Sold The World||Encore:|
"The weather's grim, ice on the cages. Me, I'm Yellow Hood..." David Bowie in Oslo.
It was cold and it rained...
David Bowie has often been regarded as a man of extremes, but even he can't be blamed for the outrageous change in weather conditions for his performance at the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo in Norway yesterday. The switch from blinding sunshine the day before, to torrential rain for yesterday's show meant David had to abandon his normal stage clobber for the yellow hooded affair pictured here.
And it seems the shades he wore to protect his bad eye from the sun at the previous show in Bergen, may have been useful to perform a similar protective role at yesterday's show, but this time from a flying lollipop! I'm sure you're all aware of the story by now, so I won't dwell on it, but please think carefully before you lob anything stageward in future, people. Anybody remember Brixton 1991?
I'm sure there was no malice intended, but yesterday's incident could have been far more serious than it was. However, in typical Bowie fashion, and despite his understandable initial anger, David made light of the incident when he threw a plectrum into the crowd and then said he would have to go and hide in the band as he thought he may have got somebody in the eye! This was a humorous reference to the fact that the launcher of the lollipop missile refused to own up and simply melted into the crowd.
Nope, it sure ain't The Beverly Sisters... DB, GAD and GL in full flight yesterday.
Despite the rain and the lollipop, DB was in top jovial mood joking and laughing throughout the show, at one point even teasing the audience that he might perform The Laughing Gnome! Apparently the setlist was abandoned to the point of Life On Mars? almost being performed twice.