Interested to hear stories from people who remember where they were when an event has occurred that has pretty much stopped the world or the nation. I have a few.
Princess Diana - I remember it was about 8-9 o’clock on a Sunday morning and i was watching Sports World with good ol Bruce Mc and they crossed to Kylie Gillies who would be at the news desk and she went on to say (paraphrasing) ‘‘this has nothing to do with sport but it is something that needs to be mentioned, Princess Diana has been involved in a car accident in Paris’’. They didn’t announce her death but you could tell it was serious, and then watching the news for the next 4 or 5 hrs, it was finally confirmed
Michael Hutchence - Was never really the biggest Inxs fan, but i knew who the guy was and knew how big he was, probably one of the biggest rock stars this country has ever produced. Well not probably, definitely. I remember again sitting in front of the TV and it came up as a newsflash. Was only a couple months after Princess Di, so that was another great shock
Sept 11 - I remember i was in the car on the way to school with my mum and we were listening to something supposedly tragic that had happened in New York. I couldn’t grasp it given i didn’t even know what the twin towers were at the time and i hadn’t seen any footage of the event. Wasn’t till i got home that afternoon that i saw the footage of of the plane hitting one of the towers that i finally realized how serious it was.
There have been others. I’ve noticed lately anytime this kind of thing happens, i tend to find out about it first on the net. I remember when Michael Jackson died it first popped up on ninemsn, and then only last week when Ray Manzerak died. I know Ray isn’t somebody who would have stopped the world or the nation, but for any Doors fan he was a massive loss
So im interested to hear other peoples stories. Particularly if anyone is old enough to remember where they were when they heard about Elvis or John Lennon, or even JFK