Teenage Wildlife

Zagreb Stadium

Zagreb, Croatia
July 01 1997

Tour: Earthling World Tour
Information: Support act: Dino Dvornik & Songkillers.
Bowie started at 21.30, played until 22.45, then returned for 40 minutes of encores.
Set List:
  1. Quicksand
  2. All The Young Dudes
  3. The Jean Genie
  4. Dead Man Walking
  5. The Man Who Sold The World
  6. I'm Afraid Of Americans
  7. Fashion
  8. Battle For Britain (The Letter)
  9. Seven Years In Tibet
  10. Fame
  11. Looking For Satellites
  12. Telling Lies
  13. Under Pressure
  14. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  15. Hallo Spaceboy
  16. Little Wonder


  17. Heroes
  18. White Light White Heat
  19. O Superman
  20. Stay
  21. Moonage Daydream

Note: Order of songs may be incorrect.

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Ringo (qwefqweg@me.org)
- Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 19:31:27 (EST)
This was second time that DB reached Zagreb. Back in 1990., during his Sound+Vision tour, he played rather short and disappointing concert for some (me) , if not for immense crowd of 40 000 people that came to see him. This time, it was quite another story. The gig was switched from stadium to sport hall, so there was the opportunity for me to sneak near the stage and watch musicians from short distance, a decision that proved to be fruitfull, because seeing Bowie doing mime was the best part of the show. Gone with the drum 'n'bass set; the demon of rock and roll is resurrected! Perhaps most of the new material could not get off the ground except for "The letter" (that didn't get us down ) and those satellites gave hard time to everyone while trying to launch them to higher parts of atmosphere. But never mind, what matters most is the attitude that Bowie was expressing with every move: at once relaxed and precise, the chemistry between him and the band (especially feathered Reeves) was projected on the audience. This band is the first in decades that can be compared to Alomar-Murray-Davis nucleus of seventies, and Bowie completely regained his former charisma that seemed lost forever, but this time without previous aloofness of pale-faced alien. For he needs not to be intentionally strange to be strange any more - with his usual grin, smiling enthusiastically like Tim Burton's Ed Wood, his performing magic illuminates all. He played with regained confidence based on raised creativity and quality of the last few albums - it seemed that he had something to offer to his audience, something other than recycled sounds and images of past greatness - and he was giving it so abundantly that there was no point in complaining about using pre-recorded parts, or that everything just wasn't perfect musically. Bowie came back after years of exile, which had seen him trying to capture in vain that otherworldliness that he, better than any one else, embodied as Star-dust-man-who-fell-to-earth, this Earthling is the latest reincarnation of a man as "fallen angel", trotting the earth and gazing the sky. What we get now is fully incarnated little devil, that is fun, irresistibly charming and explicitly revealed to us in "Telling lies" - which is Bowie at his most Luciferic, along with him biting an apple and offering it. Telling visionary lies, at the turn of the century and a millennium, while waiting for something superhuman to descend, and impersonating it as glittering presence in the blaze of colored light of "saviour machines", shouting prophecies backed by thunder and whirl of the sound. Not anybody's favourite, but "Hallo Spaceboy" ends with repeated lines "Moon dust will cover you", on a wave of extremely powerful noise that one is able to experience the presumed catastrophic future. It is only rock roll, not high art or religion, but David Bowie's low sometimes touch high and sublime, being a living picture of a man's soul as a devil's noisy playground and a longing satellite of Love. Boris
Boris (brunjic@znanost.hr)
Zagreb, Croatia - Tuesday, July 08, 1997 at 10:42:49 (EDT)
Um, make that 22.45 ;) Ha ha ha, he he he
Evan Torrie (torrie@etete.com)
Stanford, CA USA - Friday, July 04, 1997 at 17:21:29 (EDT)

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