There is something sweet in the air when friends, lovers and strangers alike dance in reunion, in memory of more epic times. For this we have to thank the good people at Club Vinyl for setting up the Denver Bowie and Prince tribute party over the weekend. As the sun melted past the horizon, the mile high freaks and free spirits filtered up to the rooftop.
Glasses clinked/ flashes clicked while the sounds of the dancing kings flooded from the dance floor. Esoteric characters connected with one another through their love for life that Bowie and Prince taught us to celebrate through their life's work.
The dynamic duo forming the group Oracle Society owned the night, spinning perfect mixes of Prince and Bowie. This was interesting moment in the night when guest performer Orange Peele, allowed us to see the reincarnation of Bowie's art with his voice and acoustic guitar. It was, in our opinion, a humbling touch. It reminded us all that the night was not about saying goodbye to our dearly beloved Prince and Bowie, but finding a way to keep their music and their message alive.
We must never forget that other than being the unapologetic pillars of modern music that they stood as-- they were, and will continue to be, key components to social progress. They gave up their anonymity, and shared their souls with the world to bring about change they wanted to see. This momentum and passion is of historical rarity, and must thus be treasured, and kept alive.
With our eyes on young Hollywood, the future for a musical revolution to the standard of Bowie and Prince seems bleak-- or maybe just far away. Nonetheless, we will never forget the courage, vulnerability, intelligence and beautiful selfishness it takes to become a true musician of one's time.
Amidst the warm weather, music and laughter we had a chance to chat with a few captivating attendees. We asked for the most part, wether they had any words on either of the late stars..
To our dearly beloved, rest in peace!