Friday, 27 July 2007

Lewis Biggs – Bling it

Bling lies at the heart of the Liverpool experience, always present, but reaching maestro level on a Friday night. Liverpool people just love attention. Not that we are greedy or needy, like those poor stage-actors who curl up and die if they think that they are being ignored for a minute. No, we just feel that a glance of appreciation or envy is as much the currency of conversation as verbal wit. Bling’s the visual vocabulary of attitude, a kind of performance art. Within a group of people, it becomes a form of visual intercourse, the repartee of accessory. It’s what I miss when I’m away.

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