In early November, Bowie reached Perth Airport having boarded in Japan. In the arrival area, regular passengers began filing out a few at a time, then came the band members - Carlos, Earl, Frank and George, then Bowie's assistant Coco and then David Bowie himself.
BDU member Stevee was there at the time:
''He came out pushing his own bags on one of those uncontrollable baggage
trolleys, black suit and hat, bright, bright yellow hair, and about 48
hours worth of stubble on his face.
had to move to get out of his way - it was very surreal.
he passed, I welcomed him to Perth, and he thanked me, desperately trying
to manoeuvre the trolley towards the black limo waiting outside.''
~ Stevee. See his full report on this page.
On the way to the car, Bowie stopped to
sign autographs and then went off to what he said would be his "first
and only" press conference during the Australia tour.
|Perth Airport 1983. Image sent in from Stevee. To see his full report, click