06 September 1997
Paris show - Homage to Diana.
Paris show - Homage to Diana. A moving visit to the site of the Princess's demise.
Paris, Parc des Princes. This morning a few of us made the pilgrimage down to the Pont de l'Alma, where Princess Diana's car crash happened. Across the English Channel, London had come to a standstill for the funeral so it seemed the least we could do. There's a grassy slope by the underpass, and a convenient 'eternal flame' monument, which had become a shrine to the princess. There were a lot of people there and the piles of floral tributes had reached shoulder height. The oddest thing of all though was to see a large crowd be so silent, so quiet. Just milling about, reading the notes and cards. Very moving.
Consequently, a lot of mixed feelings at the show, but it was a very good night none the less. We played "MLK" tribute again, before 'One' and here too you could feel the appreciation of the audience. Diana certainly crossed boundaries.