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Footage Of David Bowie Out And About In Bangkok During His 1983 World Tour

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Ricochet is a 1984 documentary filmed in the Far East at the very end of David Bowie’s 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour.

The Serious Moonlight Tour ran from 18 May – 8 December 1983, beginning at the Vorst Forest Nationaal, Brussels, and concluding in the Hong Kong Coliseum.

The original end of the tour was planned to be Auckland, New Zealand on 26 November. However, due to receiving an unprecedented $1.5m booking fee earlier in the tour for the US Festival in San Bernardino, Bowie felt he was able to extend the tour to territories where he was likely to make a loss.

A final coda of dates was secured at three locations: The National Stadium, Singapore, on 3 December; the Thai Army Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand on 5 December; and two final shows at the Hong Kong Coliseum, Kowloon, Hong Kong on 7 and 8 December and nick-named the ‘Bungle in the Jungle’ tour.

Bowie asked filmmaker Gerry Troyna to document the trip.

While in Bangkok, Bowie stayed at the President Hotel on Ratchaprasong and played to 10,000 concert-goers – about half the stadiums capacity – who had paid 250 baht for a ticket.





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Meet Thailand’s Hottest Golf Caddies

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As a pal of mine says, they are like go-go girls except on grass.

Time to mow a few lawns then, eh?





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Bangkok: The Old City. Explored & Explained

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The Old City aka Rattanakosin Island.Temples, Monuments, Buildings, Canals, Bridges, Streets.

There’s a lot to see and learn, it can be overwhelming so Bangkok Pat did it all for you, and explained it all too.

Now you can go on Mastermind with your specialist subject ‘’Bangkok: The Old City’’.



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Trumpeter Plays Through Mask In Chinatown

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A trumpet player used a face mask with a hole pierced in the front while playing to passers-by in Chinatown.

The musician was seen on a busy Saturday night belting out Ed Sheeran hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’ in the popular area of Bangkok.





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