Finally the Melbourne show began. Billed "come rain or shine" - it poured!
Bowie's guitarist Adrian Belew enthused:
"Oh that was an incredible
show. There was a huge expectation and everyone's waiting for you to come".
Bowie fan Sharon Coults recalls:
"Instead of singing 'Fame' Bowie sang 'rain' and was in a jovial mood. He threw his microphone into the crowd at the end of the concert and nearly caused a riot. The girl that caught it put it down her underpants to keep it safe."
Sean Mayes, Bowie's keyboardist, recalled:
"It was pouring and the bedraggled fans had a punk look with their ruined hair and streaky make-up. But the mood was fantastic - when you're soaked you don't give a damn".
the second half of the show, the crowd went wild. In the encore,
crowd members let fireworks off.
The band left Melbourne the day after the concert heading for Brisbane. It was still raining as they left.
Melbourne tour poster. Sent in by Bruce.