But not all of the Bowie concerts I have seen were good ones. The Tin Machine shows, as well as a tour Bowie did with Nine Inch Nails represent a couple of duds that particularly stand out in memory.
However, the good Bowie shows still outweigh the bad. And I'll never forget my first Bowie concert.
When the Ziggy Stardust tour played Seattle's Paramount in 1972, I was still a teenager and Bowie wasn't yet a star in America. The 3000 seat Paramount was less than half full, and Bowie decided to make it a more intimate affair by inviting the small crowd down into the orchestra pit.
He then started up a conversation on the microphone with my then best friend Kim (who I recently reconnected with). Kim got a roar of applause when he told Bowie that he had skipped school that day to come out to the show.
Now that was rock and roll.
I also missed Bowie's last American tour in 2004, even though he played Seattle twice. Which, if he holds to the current line of no tour behind the new album, means that I most likely saw my last Bowie show back in the nineties (and it was that God-awful, aforementioned show with Nine Inch Nails).
I'm mostly fine with that though, and am just very happy to see him making new music again. Because nobody expected David Bowie to come back. Not this time.