Hello to the Numanoids of the World! Gary's first show in Oz in
29 years has just finished. Before the show, I gave out NAGNFC cards
to everyone in the queue. And I met many people whom I just knew as
names on a screen!
Not much for sale. Just that Numan shirt with the lyrics on the
back, a Premiere Hits CD and the little Numan badge. It sort of
looks like a backstage pass.
Among the tracks performed were We Are So Fragile, Haunted,
Cars, Down In The Park, AFE, Films, Jagged , Rip, Pure, A Prayer For
The Unborn and a song from Dead Son Rising (a track which partially
appeared on Purified in 2001).
The Aussies looked ecstatic to see Gary on their home turf and
the vibe was awesome and cordial. After the show, Gary came to speak
with us. He spoke with a circle of us for about an hour, much like
he did at his hotel after his first US show in 16 years.
The aftershow party was a low key affair with a group of us
talking all things Numan at an all night Brisbane McDonald's. Oh
great, I travel 16,000 miles (26,000 kilometers) and still eat
American food! LOL!
I scored some great shots to share with everyone on the NAGNFC
when I fly home.
'Til the next update!
All the best and Numanishly,
Jim "The Machman" Napier