David Bowie and my sister


Younger sister has always been a Bowie fan and at our staid boarding school in the Darling Downs in Queensland, she was considered a little quirky, even outrageous for it. This was in the heydays of Slim Dusty to be fair!

Yesterday I texted her to say I was thinking about her when the news of his death broke. She replied and reminded me that somehow, in the 70s at this super conservative girls school, I managed to get a ticket to a Bowie concert and persuade the Headmistress to let my sister go to it. 200k away, alone in the big city. Amazingly the Head said yes….



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