Canada, Kelowna
Prospera Place

(Sunday 11th April 2004)

Report: Kelowna
From: Mark Scivier

I was at the Kelowna show last night.

David and band were in great form. David was very relaxed and had clearly taken the trouble to get the gen on some local info. At one point, he produced a small fluffy green store-bought replica of Ogopogo - Okanagan Lake's equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster. He performed a magic trick (levitation!) and regaled us with tales (and impersonations) of mule deer - apparently seen earlier in the day.

The set list was the same as Edmonton with the following changes (pun intended!):

Changes followed Quicksand, Starman kicked off the encore, Let's Dance was added before Looking for Water at the last minute catching the band and the guitar tech unawares. Fall Dog was dropped.

I didn't take notes but I'm 99% sure I got the set list right.

David did a couple of snippets of Broadway songs (at least one supposedly from Porgy and Bess) with Mike Garson on piano. Someone more knowledgeable than me might be able to tell you what these were. They preceded I'm Afraid of Americans which he introduced as "that well known Broadway number" or words to that effect. He also did a "false start" on China Girl - this is a gag (not new, I presume) where he sings a couple of lines in Chinese and then stops the band pretending he has forgotten the words.


Report: Kelowna
From: Jason

The Bowie show in Kelowna last night was amazing. He was very loose and had a lot of fun with the audience. He cracked jokes about rival towns (Kamloops) he told the story of the Ziggy Stardust pose taken from Gene Vincent. He played some of China Girl in Chinese, then stopped it to start over again in English. He mentioned that he spent two days here and he had some stories about local history (Ogopoggo in Okanagan lake).

After Let's Dance, Sterling mentioned "play something from Porgy and Bess", and Mike played some piano parts from 'Summertime' and David sang a few lines.

Bowie sang the "...So hush little baby, don't you cry...." line from "Summertime" by George Gershwin. It's from Porgy and Bess. He played snippets of 1-2 other Broadway songs.

The crowd were pumped up after the Polyphonic Spree and Bowie feed off that and he really seemed to have a good time.

The show was better then the January Vancouver concert :)


Report: Kelowna Update
From: BFP

Afraid was not played at this concert. My memory has it switched with I've Been Waiting For You.

Days was later in the set and the rest looks very close to correct.

It was an instant sell out audience of about 5-6,000 in a really nice minor league hockey rink.

I do also think this show was better than Vancouver. Bowie's dropped the worries about everything being perfect and is now simply having fun.

(A Reality World Tour: North American Leg)