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Neil on 1972 Bowie concert

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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.

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#2 Post by Harry »

Thanks for posting that!

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#3 Post by Flaffer »

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

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#4 Post by Native »

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.

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#5 Post by Pani »

Nice! :mrgreen:

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#6 Post by Trixiemix »

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

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#7 Post by psb-freak »

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

Chris:
-I´ve got a 12-inch plonker.

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#8 Post by Dipso »

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.

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#9 Post by Pani »

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

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#10 Post by RaciePSB »

Thanks! Very interesting piece :)
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#11 Post by psbfreak »

Thanks!

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#12 Post by psb-freak »

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.

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#13 Post by Flaffer »

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.

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