Later in the “Fashion Rocks” broadcast, David joined the Arcade Fire for a performance of their song “Wake Up:”
It’s a bit of an odd pairing. The Fire look like a bunch of earnest tenth-graders bashing away at their instruments as hard as humanly possible, with David the cool uncle doing his best to be encouraging. But he looks happy to be there; possibly he envies the kids’ innocence and camaraderie. In a way I guess it’s not too far from the last time David had tried to hide behind a band, with Tin Machine.
At six minutes plus “Wake Up” wears out its welcome. One might be happy to sit back and look at models for awhile. But wait, there’s more!