Diamond Dogs

It started with David Bowie. The first concert I ever went to was the first American date of his Diamond Dogs Tour. David Bowie live - June 17, 1974 - with twelve thousand wild glam fans. I remember the stage set (representing a place called  "Hunger City") more than the music. At one point Bowie sang trapped inside a mirror-glass "asylum." Even better was Bowie singing "Time" (off the Aladdin Sane album - which I played obsessively and still have - in the original cellophane sleeve) in the palm of a gigantic hand. Yes, David Bowie - so skeletal, schizo and very scary - in a huge human hand.

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