According to the fans, the concert was one of the best they'd ever experienced. Bowie fan Margo Barton recalls:
"The experience was a one off! I was lucky to go to the after party at the hotel. Bowie and Carlos Alomar sang 'All The Young Dudes', oh my gad! amazing!"
JD McLellan recalls:
"Locals commented on how well the band played to the fold back from the seating stands opposite. DB only faltered once: to interrupt the set to berate some members of the audience for giving the Nazi salute and "seig heiling" him. He made some comments about how the National Front would soon be raising their heads in our country and that we shouldn't be seduced by them "that's no way to be a rebel", he said, then performed "Rebel Rebel" which I see was on the original play list anyway...
The offenders were apparently a bunch of joyous local hedonists who later transformed into the punk/glam band 'The Androidss' who made a habit of constructive interference/participation in parties, concerts etc to the annoyance and delight of the rest of us and whose single 'Auckland Tonight' is a great tribute to our queen city and its early punk scene."