Everybody deserves an escape, and my recent annual leave took me to London, a city where men know how to wear a suit with style. It is also the city of David Bowie _ the man whose persona seems to tease and provoke the boundaries of gender and whose five-decade career is one of the most spectacular in the music industry.
When the Victoria and Albert Museum launched the tickets online for the groundbreaking "David Bowie Is" exhibition, they sold like hot cakes. Around 50,000 were booked in advance and the only way to get tickets from now until the last day of the exhibition (Aug 11) is to wait in line from the moment the museum opens, when 450 tickets are available per day. I took my chance queuing up and I was one lucky man when the crowds turned out to be thin! After an hour in line, the ticket was finally in my hands.
I am a 90s kid and one of the first albums I listened to was Madonna's Ray Of Light. Admittedly I knew very little about David Bowie but I'd heard some of his songs and was aware of his reputation. Someone once said that everything that Lady Gaga has done, Bowie did decades before. And this exhibition proves that he is a genius way ahead of his time.
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