Simona Ventura says 'Hi' to David Bowie.
As she hits the floor he sighs...
As you all know David Bowie appeared on the very popular Italian TV show, Quelli Che il Calcio, in Milan on Sunday afternoon, to perform a two song live set that comprised of 'Cactus' and 'Everyone Says 'Hi''. David looked cool in that red silk number (Dior, I think) that he's been wearing at recent shows, you know the one, it's the same style as the blue suit he wore at Hammersmith.
Emotions run high on Quelli Che il Calcio.
Well of course it's no surprise to any of you, that women throw themselves at David's feet, it must happen all the time. But when it's presenter Simona Ventura, (a huge star in her own right in Italy) throwing herself at David's feet on live national TV, it all becomes a bit surreal. But, apparently the Italian beauty did exactly that at the end of David's second song, as our pictures show.
In the translation programme I favour, Quelli Che il Calcio,
translates as: "Those That Soccer"! What's that all about then?
Apart from those present at the TV studio, the event was witnessed by a viewing audience of approximately seven million! I have no idea how comfortable David was with the situation, but he does look a little uneasy in these pictures. Perhaps he knows that Simona Ventura's behaviour is apparently a traditional thing that Italian women do to declare their undying love! Who said romance is dead?
"And we'd sleep, oh so close..." Susans gets her head down
under the watchful eye of DB. Picture taken by Bianca.
A short while later, and apparently unfazed by his ordeal, David kept his appointment at La Feltrinelli for what was reportedly the busiest signing session he's done yet. Another woman who ended up on the floor just for David, was BowieNetter Susans who joined the queue for the signing the night before, and slept on the pavement underneath a huge Bowie poster in a sleeping bag!
Susans was rewarded for her efforts by managing to get a moment with DB at the signing... By all accounts (ie, Susan said) he smelt lovely. How can one man handle so much love?