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It was shot just after it was finished ^^
I’m a Philly native who saw hundreds of great shows at the fabled Spectrum, but only one at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
I was working in Atlantic City at the time and got an invitation to go to this show by a friend in New York at the very last minute - and I mean last minute, the morning of the show, and I was scheduled to work later that day.
In true Rebel, Rebel fashion, I hopped on a Trailways and called in sick from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, only to be informed by my friend that we didn’t *actually* have tickets.
We hung outside The Garden for hours repeating the mantra, “Tickets? Whose got tickets?” and at the eleventh hour, found a guy who wanted $85 for $17.50 face value seats.
You may be aware of the Deadhead folklore known as “The Miracle Ticket” and this truly was (although it did leave us dead broke and drinking from the water fountain).
The seats were first level, third row, right-hand side of the stage, and I was not 50 feet away from David when he came out in a peacock blue, wide-shouldered suit and matching fedora.
Stage presence. Bowie has it.
To this day, whenever I hear “Let’s Dance” or my personal favorite “Modern Love”, I smile thinking of the day in 1983 when I put on my red shoes and danced the blues at the Serious Moonlight Tour.
It was the best $85 I ever spent.
Hello Bowie’s fans !
I am a 20 year old Illustration student at London University of Arts and I am doing this project about a person, who we think changed British culture in some way. Of course, I have chosen David Bowie. I am concentrating on the early 70’s UK society’s life and mentality and I want to emphasis Bowie’s huge input on breaking the boundaries of what was so thought ‘normal’ and ‘inappropriate’ back then in the 70’s.
My plan is to find those original true Bowie’s fans ( so You would have to be born around 50s-early 60’s), who were in their teens by the time the iconic personas Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Thin White Duke emerged. I want to collect their memories, stories, opinions and experiences from those times. Maybe You dyed Your hair red? maybe your dad was annoyed by Bowie’s music? how did your friends, neighbours and the whole public reacted to your idol?
I realise that probably not many people at their fifties or sixties are using Tumblr. But maybe, your parents, grandparents, neighbours were fans? Please, anything You would write me would be so helpful and You would take a part of this project. Also, I thought it would be really brilliant if You would be so kind to send me two pictures - one from these time and one from the 70’s, when you were Bowie’s fan. If this would succeed I am going to make a website, with each persons memoirs and those two pictures. I will surely send You a link of that website.
So if You would consider to help me, please, write me you name (or state that you want to stay anonymous), date of birth, your short story ( or anything Bowie - related) and two pictures if possible ( or at least a picture from 70’s, but if the person prefers not to, it is still alright).
I would so appreciate this, I fell this could be such a meaningful and beautiful project!
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I just recently found this site. Thanks! :-)
You tend to also post pics of people with Bowie-like Makeup? What about this?
Yeah, I’m in it too, so…