Neil on 1972 Bowie concert

Archive for quick access to detailed information about the band.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
lucienchardon
Posts: 900
Joined: Thu 08 Jan 2004, 9:22 am
Contact:

Neil on 1972 Bowie concert

#1 Post by lucienchardon » Thu 22 Sep 2005, 5:35 pm

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH(LONDON)
September 22, 2005, Thursday
THE GIG OF A LIFETIME Neil Tennant on David Bowie at Newcastle City Hall, 1972

by Robert Colvile

I went with about five friends, in the middle of our A-levels. The venue was more than half empty, but that only made it more exciting, almost conspiratorial.

We all sort of fell in love with him. He had spiky red hair, and this weird, quilted lizard suit, and was just incredibly charismatic.

He made some very camp joke, and we all laughed at it. Before the next song he said: "This is for all the strange people in the audience", and we thought he meant us.

Then at the climactic moment - in Suffragette City, when he goes "Wham, bam, thank you ma'am" - all these little square posters were thrown off the balcony. We all grabbed them, then hung around backstage afterwards.

I've still got his autograph - I kept it in my copy of Ziggy Stardust.

The Pet Shop Boys and Dresden Sinfoniker's soundtrack to Battleship Potemkin is out now.

User avatar
Harry
Posts: 366
Joined: Mon 16 Feb 2004, 5:11 pm
Contact:

#2 Post by Harry » Thu 22 Sep 2005, 7:43 pm

Thanks for posting that!

HARRY
Heaven is possible,
AFTER ALL.

User avatar
Flaffer
Posts: 3570
Joined: Wed 05 Nov 2003, 5:14 pm
Contact:

#3 Post by Flaffer » Thu 22 Sep 2005, 7:58 pm

nice little story, thanks
Still waiting to hear the Adam Freeland, Manhattan Clique and Axwell mixes of Integral.

User avatar
Native
Posts: 1144
Joined: Fri 31 Oct 2003, 9:51 am
Contact:

#4 Post by Native » Thu 22 Sep 2005, 8:05 pm

Along the same lines, PSB have had a song played everyday so far this week on the horrendous Colin N' Edith show on Radio 1. They are having a competition where a fan is asked questions about his/her favourite group and plays against another fan of a different artist. Anyway, the guy who's chosen PSB keeps winning. He beat a Red Hot Chilli's fan today. His questions were meant to be hard today and included 'What's the name of the fan-club magazine?', 'Name of their movie?' etc. The lad today didn't know that they're currently in the studio with Trevor Horn, but I think that's the only one he got wrong. Oh, he also got the year Neil left Smash Hits wrong. He's on again tomorrow, just before 4. I think it's called Five Decades of Radio 1.

User avatar
Pani
Posts: 8208
Joined: Thu 30 Oct 2003, 12:51 pm
Contact:

#5 Post by Pani » Thu 22 Sep 2005, 8:22 pm

Nice! :mrgreen:

User avatar
Trixiemix
Posts: 1141
Joined: Tue 23 Dec 2003, 1:01 am
Contact:

#6 Post by Trixiemix » Fri 23 Sep 2005, 2:39 am

Good read.......now he must know how all us little 'Fannies' feel waiting outside for autographs...... :D
Back to Trafalgar.........

User avatar
psb-freak
Posts: 6084
Joined: Tue 28 Oct 2003, 5:42 pm
Contact:

#7 Post by psb-freak » Fri 23 Sep 2005, 1:29 pm

Eh... Pics ?
Interviewer:
-What would you tell someone about yourself if you wanted to impress them?

Chris:
-I´ve got a 12-inch plonker.

User avatar
Dipso
Posts: 3523
Joined: Fri 31 Oct 2003, 12:39 am
Contact:

#8 Post by Dipso » Fri 23 Sep 2005, 1:47 pm

Here is the original story.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jh ... tleft.html

Don't worry Freak, there aren't any new pictures.
Prick up your ears.

User avatar
Pani
Posts: 8208
Joined: Thu 30 Oct 2003, 12:51 pm
Contact:

#9 Post by Pani » Fri 23 Sep 2005, 2:08 pm

Oh, that PopArt promo picture
again.
Thanx for posting the article !

User avatar
RaciePSB
Posts: 1045
Joined: Sat 15 Nov 2003, 9:32 am
Contact:

#10 Post by RaciePSB » Tue 27 Sep 2005, 11:42 am

Thanks! Very interesting piece :)
Rachel
Happily PSB-obsessed since 1986

User avatar
psbfreak
Posts: 226
Joined: Mon 08 Nov 2004, 2:43 pm
Contact:

#11 Post by psbfreak » Tue 27 Sep 2005, 10:13 pm

Thanks!

User avatar
psb-freak
Posts: 6084
Joined: Tue 28 Oct 2003, 5:42 pm
Contact:

#12 Post by psb-freak » Wed 28 Sep 2005, 4:39 pm

Just imagine Neil there when he was much much much more younger. :D
Interviewer:
-What would you tell someone about yourself if you wanted to impress them?

Chris:
-I´ve got a 12-inch plonker.

User avatar
Flaffer
Posts: 3570
Joined: Wed 05 Nov 2003, 5:14 pm
Contact:

#13 Post by Flaffer » Thu 29 Sep 2005, 9:41 am

psb-freak wrote:Just imagine Neil there when he was much much much more younger. :D
and I'm spent
Still waiting to hear the Adam Freeland, Manhattan Clique and Axwell mixes of Integral.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests