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Topic: Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie
Posted by: Joy Griffiths
Date/Time: 11/01/16 21:12:00

I went to see him at the Bristol Colston Hall in 1973 with a huge group of some very camp Bowie fans. We had taken over the two front rows and were having a brilliant party with Mick Ronson joining us in the space between our seats and the stage and some of our more elaborately dressed group (just 'the boys') going onto the stage to strut their stuff amongst Ziggie and The Spiders. It was amazing. Then we were invited to go on their bus to the after party at the then Unicorn Hotel. I was so young and nave I sat in a corner just watching what was going on - it was lively to say the least. I was completely tongue tied when he came over and plonked himself next to me and asked why I was sitting on my own ..... I had to explain that the two guys (my two beautiful and extremely camp Saturday job colleagues)I had gone to the show with had disappeared. He said they'd not be long (I never did find out exactly where they'd cleared off to) and moments later they reappeared with Mick Ronson and Jo, his then PA ... (She grew up to be Sienna Millers mother). So we all sat there, them drinking God knows what and me drinking coke, chatting away and me sewing on a button which had popped off the bib front of his dungarees, weird but as he was trying to tie the bib in place with the strap it was the least I could do (always carry a sewing kit). He told me off for staying out late when my parents had told me to be home by 11pm, that I should phone them and tell them I was safe, even telling me/Jo to use the hotel phone on his account - which of course I didn't. It was all a bit surreal, all the madness going on around us and this cosy corner of calm. He was just so normal, talking about his mismatched eyes that he'd had an accident which had caused it. At the time I was just so impressed with Jo who spent what seemed like an age telling me all about how she became his PA, about the green and pink streaks in her hair and to keep going with my (boring) Secretarial/PA course and what fabulous jobs I'd be able to do.... My parents of course read me the riot act, one of many and grounded me! It was worth it. The autographs I'd been given (asked for by one of my two friends)were binned by my father and I was banned from talking about him to my younger sisters and brother. It was the only time I saw him in concert but what a memory!


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RIP David Bowie11/01/16 07:14:00 Susan Jacques
   Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 07:26:00 Madeleine Hazard
      Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 07:27:00 Micki Hawkes
      Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 08:03:00 Anna Beck
         Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 08:13:00 Colin Jordan
            Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 08:27:00 Loraine Pemberton
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 08:52:00 David Palmer
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 08:55:00 Claudia Jachtmann
   Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 09:09:00 Susan Kelly
   Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 09:15:00 Alastair Banton
      Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 10:03:00 Georgina Flint
         Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 11:36:00 John Connelly
            Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 11:49:00 Andy Pease
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 12:11:00 Stuart Kerr
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 12:26:00 Keith Iddon
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 12:42:00 Carl Wynne
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 13:24:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 13:33:00 David Roberts
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 13:37:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 13:40:00 Brian May
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 14:15:00 Jill Merrett
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 15:12:00 Will Watson
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 15:16:00 Vanessa Smith
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 16:06:00 David Roberts
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 16:32:00 Madeleine Hazard
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 17:40:00 Keith Iddon
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 19:05:00 Keith Iddon
   Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 18:40:00 Philippa Bond
      Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 19:09:00 Julian Pavey
      Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 19:10:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 21:12:00 Joy Griffiths
            Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 21:41:00 David Sindall
            Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie11/01/16 21:41:00 David Roberts
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie12/01/16 00:24:00 bobby osborne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie12/01/16 03:51:00 Donna Fraser
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie12/01/16 19:21:00 Michael Brown
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie12/01/16 19:29:00 Carl Wynne
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie12/01/16 19:50:00 Viv Griffiths
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie14/01/16 13:41:00 Michael Brown
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie14/01/16 13:56:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie14/01/16 17:18:00 Keith Iddon
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie15/01/16 14:07:00 Michael Brown
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:RIP David Bowie15/01/16 14:43:00 Keith Iddon

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