That night the dance floor was heaving with men in tight T-shirts and jeans, many in sexually-charged embraces, and seemingly without a care in the world as Diana Ross classic I’m Coming Out thundered from the speakers. But across the cavernous nightclub, eyes were locked on one tall, distinctive figure in his trademark Fedora as he sashayed, smiling, through the throng of young men crowding around him. It was Boy George and as he glided past me he stopped and, to my amazement, spoke: ‘How are you?’ Within seconds, the pop star’s entourage had moved him on to ensure I could not engage him in conversation. The Daily Mail’s Andrew Pierce, pictured in the 1980s, once met Boy George in Heaven nightclub underneath Charing Cross Station which was the biggest gay club in Europe I watched as he was ushered into a VIP room, a sanctuary from his adoring fans. It may have been only a fleeting encounter but it was enough for me to be able to boast that I had met Boy George in Heaven! Not the celestial version, but the notorious venue underneath Charing Cross Station, then the biggest gay club in Europe. It was the summer… Read full this story
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