Bowie and Dogstar
Another important artist who asked Dogstar to be the opening band for their concert was the legendary David Bowie. The venue was the Hollywood Palladium, with an audience of over 4,000 people. But even though all this was very good, there was always the question of whether the Thin White Duke gave them the opportunity for their music or if it was just because of Keanu. However, Reeves said Bowie’s intentions were not dishonest. It may be that being Keanu, he allowed them to play, but David never took advantage of the band in any way. It should be noted that the only thing the magnificent artist managed to say when asked if it was all about Reeves was: “I heard a little of his music, and it’s pretty cool.”
It was something you could expect to hear from someone like Bowie, but it left the whole band in agreement and also served to ease the nerves of the important show they were about to perform. It is worth noting that they did much better in this concert than in their first one because they were better prepared and won the affection and joy of the audience.
From this point on, more performances began to arrive at larger venues with bigger audiences, and Dogstar’s popularity was progressively increasing. They even went to The Tonight Show while Jay Leno was still the host. And that was not the only opportunity that Keanu Reeves and Dogstar had to play for a televised event. In India, they were invited to the awards ceremony corresponding to the Bollywood industry. Back then, over 1 million people tuned in to the ceremony, and various curiosities occurred before and after bassist Reeves came out to play.
It all started with Keanu’s nerves, and he started drinking water very quickly to try to calm down. Once he was done, there were about one and a half minutes left to go to the stage, but a physiological need made all of Dogstar sweat. Keanu had an uncontrollable urge to go to the bathroom but could not find any toilets, so he had to urinate in the same water bottle from which he was hydrating. He managed to finish with a few seconds to spare, then he hid the bottle behind some chairs and boxes.
This amusing event was not the only impressive thing about their visit to India, as after they had performed as a guest band, the bottle and urine were no longer in the hideout that Keanu Reeves had selected. According to a member of the security team, Dogstar was told that a fan of the bassist and actor took the bottle.
Fans and crazy stories directly and exclusively surrounded Keanu. For example, while in New Orleans, a woman with fangs in her mouth got on the transport where Dogstar was mobilizing and bit the bassist’s neck, pretending she was a vampire girl. On the other hand, it has to be understood that there is a difference between fans and stalkers. In the latter case, Keanu said that Dogstar was once on a tour of the United States, and a woman went to each of the band’s concerts. But she always tried to go backstage to meet Keanu and never made it. The obsession she had for the actor was so great that she did a quite dangerous and morally wrong act. At two different concerts, she threw her son onto the stage. The boy was caught by security personnel and taken backstage, and then the woman entered with the excuse that she had to get her son. After this, she was banned from any Dogstar concert.