Hey baby let’s stay out tonight…

This must have been a great night in Berlin. Sure, Bowie looks like he’s about ready to fall over in points, but he looks pretty happy…

I have, at times in the past, played Rebel Rebel in a perpetual loop. It’s one of those songs that goes way back in my memory, before I could even connect it to David Bowie.

This, however, is the very first time I have heard it as a love song. That impression comes from the last 30 seconds of this clip — where drunk-on-performance-Bowie gives an added wistfulness, longing to the last refrain… let’s keep it going, babe. Let’s stay out tonight.

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