40 Years of Bauhaus

A reflective review by Veronica Campbell

Peter Murphy singing red scarf by Veronica Campbell

This really was a glorious night for me. Having seen Bauhaus perform with original members in my early college years (and meeting Peter Murphy and Daniel Ash briefly afterward), this time felt a bit more full circle emotionally. It felt like visiting a fond memory and brought forth a rush of emotions with each song.

The show was at a venue called The Paper Tiger in Texas on February 1, 2019. I only write about this now as I have become more sentimental about certain shows as of late. Some shows just stick with us–we can’t seem to get them out of our heads. We reflect on them from time to time, and for very good reason. Some artists just put on such an intimate show, no matter how far away you are in the audience–it reaches through to you, and holds on. These are the gems we carry with us inside our memories. This particular show is a gem for me. We all carry wonderful things like this with us–music related experiences that took us someplace else for just a little while before we had to return to the everyday realities of life.


Good pic Peter Murphy singing by Veronica Campbell

I wrote an article about this show for a San Antonio, TX news publication and can be read here: https://www.sacurrent.com/sa-sound/archives/2019/02/02/40-year-reunion-tour-of-bauhaus-members-casts-a-pleasant-gloom-over-san-antonio

So, I’ll leave you with that. You can always read the article if interested in more detail about that night. But like most performances, it doesn’t equate to being there or reliving the memory itself. Maybe instead you’d like to relive your own fond memory of a performance that deeply inspired you. And I hope you just did.


(photos by Veronica Campbell)