We always stay home on New Year’s Eve so we can tend to our dog, who hates explosions, and this year was no exception. We did, however, go out on the following night, Jan. 1st. What compelled us out to leave our warm house on a cold night? Only the greatest reason in the world — to see Queen Bitch, a David Bowie tribute band, play at the Tractor Tavern.
If you know me even a little bit you know how out of my mind I was with glee.
Andy, Lori, and Joe were kind enough to indulge my need for a glam fix and even joined me directly in front of the stage for the entire show, which meant they had to deal with the fog machine, strobe lights, aggressive fans (or drunk a-holes might be another way to put it), and general geekiness of being with a 49-year-old woman who couldn’t resist singing along to every song and laughing her head off. At one point, a woman standing next to me said, “I love how much you’re loving this. You are greatly enhancing my experience.” And, I don’t think she was being sarcastic. She asked to take my picture, so somewhere out in Facebook land or on her blog or whatever there is probably a photo of me and a caption that says, “This chick was out of her mind.”
The band was great. They did a fine job of covering a lot of Bowie’s more popular songs, as well as some of his more obscure songs like Ziggy Stardust’s “It Ain’t Easy” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide”, VU’s “I’m Waiting for the Man,” and one of my top 5 favorite songs, “All the Young Dudes.” No “Heroes” I’m sorry to say, but maybe next time.
Queen Bitch doesn’t appear to have a web site (that I could find, anyway), but they do have a Facebook page where you can listen to a couple of songs. And, because you may not have already gotten a Bowie fix yet today, here he is in 1972 with another one of my glam heroes, Mick Ronson. You are most welcome!