Time Warp, 2004: Rock Legend David Bowie Delights Montage Crowd
May 27, 2004: More than 6,000 people at Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain clapped and cheered from the first note of “Rebel, Rebel” to its final chord, when rock n’ roll legend David Bowie told the appreciative crowd, “Yeah, thank you, that’s great. Gee, it’s nice to see you.”
From that point, Bowie jumped right in and performed material from his long career that started in the 1960s plus a few songs by friends and collaborators.
He hit his audience with “Heroes” and the “Man Who Sold the World.” Before he started to perform “All the Young Dudes,” he asked the crowd not to sing along. But the crowd didn’t heed his request.
While performing “China Girl,” which he co-wrote with Iggy Pop, he stopped mid-performance to tell the crowd that a mosquito had flown into his mouth. Bowie also performed covers that night of the Pixies’ “Cactus” and the Modern Lovers’ “Pablo Picasso.” The concert included his hit collaboration with Queen, “Under Pressure,” with bassist Gail Ann Dorsey singing the Freddie Mercury parts.
Bowie ended the show with a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat” and “Ziggy Stardust.”
Sharing the stage that night was the band Stereophonics. Tickets for the show cost between $31 and $66.
Bowie kept on creating and sharing his music until his death on Jan. 10, 2016, at age 69.
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