ICEhouse and Flowers Revisited

 

Way back .. way back.   Thought i was pretty special.  Dancing was magic; let out a connection; felt i was within the music.  Early on it took days for a concert or film’s influence to wane.  That came back in 2015 seeing the Stones which was a good thing considering the price of the ticket, that its effect lasted practically a month of wow that seems like yesterday.

Loved Flowers; easy to dance to.  Didnt mind going alone … went down front.  Lots more memories to add, along with many many other bands i enjoyed

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One time, a concert at a beach down south near cronulla i took a train with friend/s and we stopped off for a coffee – reckon they put something in the coffee !   Didnt complain.

Iva had perfect stage persona … classical background, cute face .. i had friends in Lindfield but meant more the fact that he lived there .. houses were cute, often had stained glass art noveau windows and fireplaces.

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This pic was on wall for years; in Glebe that often means cockroaches ate bits of it.

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I did silly things like send him a song i’d wrote about him, sewn into a cushion.

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Strange that as I came into Tasmania to live for however long, the aiport bus into Hobart wound its way around the hotels, including Wrest Point Casino before reaching mine; and at that, prominently displayed, were two Icehouse concerts that weekend.  Thirty-six years after that 2SM concert.   I did go to see “Boxes” with the Sydney Dance Company, and was sad to see that his marriage didnt last.

Of course I went – just to one .. I was still recovering from a cold that i contracted while moving, and felt a bit silly.   I didnt need to though as although I was older, I was soon down the front surrounded by women who idolised .. Iva.   I even wrote to the facebook page … which encouraged one to .. and received a reply, thanking me for supporting Icehouse.

Before the gig, I went outside onto the balcony overlooking the ferry stop.

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At first I sat in my seat and talked to a lady next to me,

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but we soon made our way down the front and I surprised myself by dancing, but basically was amazed at how a lot of the crowd acted just like i did all those years ago;

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Some of the ladies near me were so friendly, calling him a ‘fossil’ just like her son calls her; i guess I’m one too !

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I left pretty soon afterwards; no need to go again; aware that by going down the front at the side i missed the fabulous graphics; back to my hotel room in Hobart Town

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