Stage or reality - bowie was at his happiest?

Stage or reality - bowie was at his happiest?

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January 11th, 2017, 10:48 am #1

just watched some stage footage... Cant help but feel he was as happy on that tour as he was on reality. Listening to Gail and others recently about his humour and relaxed, healthy feel about himself in and amongst other musicians on tour and left wondering if he really was as happy as he looks? ..... Has belew written much that tour?
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January 11th, 2017, 12:12 pm #2

Belew did not write material for the Stage tour.


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January 11th, 2017, 12:46 pm #3

I believe the original poster is asking if Belew has written much about his time on that tour. If he recalled Bowie being happy, what the vibe was like, did Bowie throw a guitar when live on stage (like on the 1990 tour), etc...
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January 11th, 2017, 9:53 pm #4

I figure Bowie was at his happiest during the Reality Tour (at least until he got weary as it started to drag on). You can certainly see how playful and happy he seemed in all of the backstage clips. But Bowie I believe was most personable during the Earthling Tour. Played tons of small venues and really seemed to be enjoying himself.
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January 11th, 2017, 10:11 pm #5

The Hours minitour was fantastically intimate.
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January 11th, 2017, 10:15 pm #6

I believe the original poster is asking if Belew has written much about his time on that tour. If he recalled Bowie being happy, what the vibe was like, did Bowie throw a guitar when live on stage (like on the 1990 tour), etc...
Sean Mayes diaries of the Stage tour were published.
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January 11th, 2017, 10:19 pm #7

The Hours minitour was fantastically intimate.
He looked happy during the Reality tour for sure. However towards the end thing took a turn not just exhaustion but also the Lollipop experience, one of his crew dying and then the infamous Hurricane Festival.

Speaking of the Hurricane Festival you can just see how tired he is, My wife saw the clip on The Last Five Years and said what how ill he looked. He really does.
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January 11th, 2017, 10:51 pm #8

Sean Mayes diaries of the Stage tour were published.
^ oh yeah, i'd say that's an interesting read. i read too many biographies back in the day but firsthand accounts are always insightful
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January 13th, 2017, 12:41 am #9

just watched some stage footage... Cant help but feel he was as happy on that tour as he was on reality. Listening to Gail and others recently about his humour and relaxed, healthy feel about himself in and amongst other musicians on tour and left wondering if he really was as happy as he looks? ..... Has belew written much that tour?
Black Tie White Noise

He seemed content
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January 13th, 2017, 12:53 am #10

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ehh... never mind.
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January 13th, 2017, 12:59 am #11

Sean Mayes diaries of the Stage tour were published.
Yeah i'd forgotton about him and the diaries. Thanks.
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January 13th, 2017, 1:07 am #12

I believe the original poster is asking if Belew has written much about his time on that tour. If he recalled Bowie being happy, what the vibe was like, did Bowie throw a guitar when live on stage (like on the 1990 tour), etc...
Yes. It was about personal accounts of what he was like to be around etc..... After watching so much of the gail, mike,earl tv stuff, and thoroughly enjoying listening to them, it left my wondering if he was as jovial as he appeared on reality tour than the stage tour. Certainly looked to be enjoying himself a lot on stage, on the stage tour. Was it the first tour as just david bowie? No characters?
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January 15th, 2017, 6:09 pm #13

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ehh... never mind.
Bowie , never toured Black Tie, White Noise !!!
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January 17th, 2017, 11:07 pm #14

"Bowie , never toured Black Tie, White Noise !!!"

true but that would have been when he was at his most content.
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January 17th, 2017, 11:23 pm #15

He was going to, though. He intended originally to tour BTWN, YA, and STS back to back live. I can't remember why, but he went off the idea.

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January 18th, 2017, 5:43 am #16

"He was going to, though. He intended originally to tour BTWN, YA, and STS back to back live. I can't remember why, but he went off the idea."

In context with the time, wasn't that when he said he would stop playing all his old stuff?
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January 18th, 2017, 7:40 am #17

Yes. That would've been 3 years after that promise.

Although he'd slipped already by doing Under Pressure, Heroes and ATYD at the Freddie Mercury Tribute in 1992.

To be fair, he was more hinting that he wouldn't until his new stuff sits well alongside his old stuff. Which, lets face it, BTWN just doesn't.
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January 18th, 2017, 9:51 am #18

I think it was because he felt that STS was too short an album to be played live and I think this was around 1997. The whole thing is in a Q magazine from around that time, which I don't have.

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January 18th, 2017, 9:17 pm #19

Yes. That would've been 3 years after that promise.

Although he'd slipped already by doing Under Pressure, Heroes and ATYD at the Freddie Mercury Tribute in 1992.

To be fair, he was more hinting that he wouldn't until his new stuff sits well alongside his old stuff. Which, lets face it, BTWN just doesn't.
"Yes. That would've been 3 years after that promise. "

well yes of course.

"To be fair, he was more hinting that he wouldn't until his new stuff sits well alongside his old stuff. Which, lets face it, BTWN just doesn't."

there's a whole different conversation right there.
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January 19th, 2017, 12:56 am #20

speaking of playing YA/STS/BTWN... I think that was an article from around 2002-ish
...not long after the Low/Heathen show

b/c I remember him also suggesting TMWSTW/Earthling
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January 19th, 2017, 10:57 am #21

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