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The Point Dublin 2003
The Point, Dublin, Ireland on 23 November 2003
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An incredible two hours and fifty minutes, 35-song setlist!
New Killer Star
All The Young Dudes
|Be My Wife|
|The Loneliest Guy|
|The Man Who Sold The World|
|Life On Mars?|
|Battle For Britain (The Letter)|
|Fall Dog Bombs The Moon|
|Ashes To Ashes|
|Loving The Alien|
|5:15 The Angels Have Gone|
|Never Get Old|
|I'm Afraid Of Americans|
|Bring Me The Disco King|
|Heathen (The Rays)|
|Hang On To Yourself|
DB in Dublin. Good to see he's feeling himself again.
Last night they (really) loved you...
Perhaps buoyed from the reception he received during the first show at the Point Depot in Dublin, David Bowie played the longest set of his A Reality Tour last night. Just ten minutes under the three hour mark, the 35-song set featured a few of the less familiar songs that have been played on the tour, such as Sister Midnight, Days, Be My Wife, Fantastic Voyage and Breaking Glass.
The mood was at fever pitch again, and the crowd roared as David once more declared "Our day will come" in Gaeilge, confirming what the crowd thought they had heard the night before.
Eat yer heart out Rolf. DB shows Dublin who the real Stylophone King is.
I decided to rough it with the animals down the front for the first time in a long time, and I have to say I had the time of my life. It's such a great atmosphere down there, and it makes it easier to understand why people feel the need to queue from 10:30am in the freezing cold!
Anyway, here's a review of Saturday night's show from the Irish Independent:
Starman Ziggy Stills Knows How To Shine: Maurice OBrian Review from Dublin 1st night at the Point 22nd November
"Oiche Mhaith." David Bowie and band say goodbye to Dublin after promising to be back next year!
It's over 30 years since that famous alter ego Ziggy Stardust fell to earth and reinvented the idea of what a rock star should be. With his sexed-up glam style and screwed-up hairdo, for a generation his music proved every bit as life-changing as Dylans before him.
But though it may have changed him, David Bowie proved that hes still chasing time with a vengeance by treating fans to breathtaking shows at the Point Depot. Those lucky enough to get their hands on tickets were left in little doubt that the Thin White Duke can still lay claim to the title of Rock n Rolls greatest showman.
And what a show. Playing a set that touched all the best moments of his extensive career, the sense of occasion was made all the more special by the fact that Bowie chose his Irish Dates to record a live DVD top be released worldwide.
The accompanying light and visual spectacle was a sight to behold, but never threatened to outshine the real star of the show. Gliding onto the stage after his ultra-cool band, a magnificent reworked version of Rebel Rebel set the tone for the night.
Looking amazingly young, and of course stylish, for his 56 years, Bowie still manages to project more charisma during one song than most modern-day stars manage in a career.
The songs sound as fresh as ever, and a piano-led Life On Mars provided ample proof of what a remarkable voice he still possesses, but it was the life and energy breathed into classics such as Heroes and majestic set closer Ziggy Stardust that really hit home.
After a captivating two hours, an Oiche Mhaith and one final delighted bow to acknowledge the standing ovation from the audience, he was gone.