(School Strike Week)
Me Sylv and Rae went to Nick’s house. Nothing happened. So we went to John’s house. Nothing happened again. So I decide I want to go back to Nick’s but the other two don’t. Anyway, I persuade them to come. We walk down Nick’s road and in front of us are Nick’s roadies Rocks and Koren. We followed them to Nick’s house. They went in so we thought Nick might be in. But he wasn’t. Anyway, another ‘geezer’ we didn’t know was there and Rae asked if Nick was in. He said ‘No’. Then Rae said ‘I’m gonna commit suicide’ (obviously joking!) Anyway Nick, this man told us, was making a record in Paris, or somewhere in America. We went home. Not too upset coz now we know where they are. (or was!)
NOTE ABOUT THIS ENTRY
This was a very common occurence. Going to the houses of a band member hoping they would be there! John and Nick didn’t live too far apart. Nick just off the Fulham Road in Kensington and John in Knightsbridge. But it was still a bit of a trek. We would jump on and off buses with a travel card called a Red Bus Rover. Or get on tubes with our child photo cards for the cheapest fares. I have put on the top of this entry that it had been school strike week. There were quite a few strike days/weeks in the 80’s. This to me was excellent as I was 15 at the time and my mum would not let me have any time off school. I was only allowed to see Duran after school, weekends, school holidays and obviously strike days! Handy really!
We were quite often fobbed off by people that worked with Duran. The funny thing was that when we actually MET Duran – they would tell us everything we needed to know, as you will see from future entries!