As you have heard, Redcliffe went off yesterday. Barry Gibb came to unveil the new Bee Gees statue in the newly renamed Bee Gees way. I knew who Barry Gibb was and I knew the Bee Gees were popular. I had no idea how huge they were. I have never seen so many people, police or security in one place.
Before I knew how huge this was going to be, I contacted the organisers to request a Media Pass. I thought it was a nice thing to happen in Redcliffe and I would like to be in on it. Fast forward to the day. There were people in trees, people hiding out in buildings trying to find holes in security, people telling sob stories to the organisers. Everyone trying to get closer to the man. I was initially oblivious to the importance until two close friends nearly came to blows fighting over who should accompany me on the day. Then I really appreciated what an honour it was. Anything that makes people sick with jealously works for me.
I listened to the Barry talk about his love of Redcliffe, his memories and how thrilled he was to be honoured. Just before the unveiling, I had to toss my pass to my assistant and rush off to collect my children. I may have missed the unveiling but I got to watch the rest of the excitement from the front row became a new fan. As soon as I got home, I downloaded and played the songs. What a talent!
Barry's family was there too. Talk about style, this is his mother. I love that her nails match her glasses and check out that ring.