It's not my favourite tour. But I think that's because I went to see it at Wembley. The audience reaction was very muted so spoiled it for me. And I don't like the re-worked version of The Man Who Sold The World. The thing that makes it such a great song is the riff.
Were most of shows from this tour performed in outdoor stadiums?
The Meadows/Comcast theater is a very weird place to see a concert. To the left is the Hartford prison, on the right is a nudy book store and dance club and in front is Rt I91 a major thruway for the East coast. Then you see meadows mountain which is the largest dump probably in human history. Pray the wind blows the right way during the show cause the stench is unbearable.
"It's not my favourite tour. But I think that's because I went to see it at Wembley. The audience reaction was very muted so spoiled it for me. And I don't like the re-worked version of The Man Who Sold The World. The thing that makes it such a great song is the riff."
Its my fave tour! I saw the North American tour with NIN! Unfortunately the audience was muted here during David's set. The majority of the audience was there to Nine Inch Nails. After NIN left the stage, people started heading to the exit in droves. The "Bowie fans" started leaving half half through David's set because he wasn't playing any hits. I was stuck in the cheap seats but security had no problem letting me move up to the front. By the end of the show the only ones left were a few die hard Bowie fans and some stoned NIN kids, that were moshing and crowd surfing during Bowie's set. The Man Who Sold the World got a biggest cheer of the night, probably because the idiots in the audience thought it was a Nirvana song.
I wasn't a really a huge Bowie fan in 95, i like his 70s music but hated his 80s music. i was so impressed with his "fuck you i will play what i like, not what you like" attitude. I enjoyed hearing "My Death" and "Joe The Lion",and 'Nite Flights" My friends Dad on the way home bitched about not hearing Ziggy, Space Oddity, Lets Dance.. blah blah blah
"Were most of shows from this tour performed in outdoor stadiums? "
In North America he played mostly large outdoor amphitheaters and a few stadiums. I really think the Outside Tour would have been better in theatres or smaller venues. He wasn't playing his hits so that effected his ticket sales.
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and I'm not saying I didn't like the the 2 concerts I went to see. I did. But just that's not one my of most memorable tours to others I have been to and I have been seeing concerts since 1978. Bowie has always done what he wants on tours(except for Sound & Vision). That's one of the things I really admire about him.