To deal with the influx of people into Wellington, three special flights - all fully booked - were arranged by Air New Zealand. An excursion train (accommodating 400) was also provided for fans coming from Dunedin and Christchurch. The Corner Theatre - which was in the middle of a run of "Cinderella" - also consciously stopped their performance for the night of Bowie.
|Above: Ticket scan
At the Bowie concert, concerns over crowd behavior (it had been steadily deteriorating over the previous 4 years at Athletic Park) were raised.The concert included some boisterous bottle throwers
and at one point, he stopped the show when security informed him that
a person was down and not being attended to.
over public vomitus and urination was relayed from Wellington residents
to Auckland (which was staging the last concert of the main tour). This
caused some spectacular advance press. "Residents Fear Bowie Rampage" read one headline. "Enjoy It But Behave Plea From Bowie" was another.
said "We are going to have a good time, just as long as people don't
throw bottles and act like hooligans".
All NZ dates Bowie were supported by the Dance Exponents and also the Models.
At Athletic Park, two giant lighting towers were erected mid field to turn the venue to a brightly lit theatre.
Wellington Set list,
24 Nov, 1983
1 Look Back In Anger
3 What In The World
4 Golden Years
6 Let's Dance
7 Breaking Glass
8 Life On Mars
10 Cat People
11 China Girl
12 Scary Monsters
13 Rebel Rebel
14 White Light White Heat
15 Station To Station
16 Cracked Actor
17 Ashes To Ashes
18 Space Oddity
19 Young Americans
23 The Jean Genie
24 Modern Love
Pic from Wellington's Evening Post via Jacqui.
|Above: The famous Murray Ball cartoon series Footrot Flats with Bowie theme. Sent in by Jacqui.