I’ve gone to the NJ State Theater more times in the past three months than I do during most years. We couldn’t pass up $10 tickets so my parents and I saw Holy Holy perform last night. I’m not sure if it’s appropriate to call the group a David Bowie tribute band because it was formed by Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti (original Bowie bandmates). Maybe just a tribute to David Bowie?
Tribute band or not, it was a fun show. I’m not very familiar with The Man Who Sold the World, which is the album Holy Holy played in its entirety but they did play two of my favorites Bowie songs: “All the Young Dudes” and “Changes”.
It was even more exciting because they performed one of the hits the group had never played live before. And Visconti’s daughter played the saxophone during another song for the first time. I guess we were a bit of a test audience!
Overall Holy Holy was enjoyable even if it didn’t top the best tribute band I’ve ever seen, which was for Queen. To be fair, Queen is one of my all time favorite bands so it’s a little like comparing apples to oranges.
(If you’re wondering, I took the above photos of the band without flash after they finished the show. Even after they were explicitly told not to, there were so many people who took flash photos and videos during the performance. It was super distracting.)
We barely had time for dinner before the concert so we grabbed a slice of pizza near the theater. The Sicilian slice I ate wasn’t good enough to recommend.
Why bother mentioning the restaurant then? Because it sells 28″ pies.
That’s almost 616 square inches of pizza.
I know. It’s insane.
The pizza has to be cut into sixteenths instead of eighths. The owner of Filippo’s showed me the box and as you’d imagine, it was massive.
I have no idea how the crust to filling ratio would work or how it would taste. However out of curiosity, I would consider ordering it for a party. It seems like something fun to try.
How much of a pizza that size could you eat? I could probably eat one slice…maybe…