At Tate Liverpool currently is an exhibition titled 'Glam'.
The focus is on 1971 - 1975.
I was 17 in 1971.
Wandering around the gallery with your 21yr old daughter, you catch
yourself saying 'but this can't be right....this shouldn't be an exhibit in a museum....I wore
that outfit....I have those albums...I read that magazine...I saw that concert'
It was the weirdest feeling.
When I first visited Biba in Kensington many many years ago, I picked up
the Biba newspaper and being the hoarder that I am, I never got rid of it..
then some years ago when my daughter began
to be interested in make up and design, she took it from my
'stuff' in the garage and framed it for her bedroom......
One of the pieces on display at Tate Liverpool was a tiny
piece of just such a publication.....
It was a truly peculiar experience, looking at elements of your past on display....
and I couldn't say how I felt about the whole thing.....it just felt..... strange.....and 17
was such a long time ago in reality but seems so very close in my head....sigh.