Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Erect A Giant Lightning Bolt In David Bowie’s Hometown

A crowdfunding campaign has launched and if you’re a David Bowie fan, you might want to join in.

The campaign is looking to pay tribute to Bowie by erecting a 30-foot lightning bolt statue in his hometown to pay tribute to his life and legacy.

BBC reports that the “ZiggyZag” would be across the street from the town’s public transit station, making it “likely… the first thing visitors to Brixton would see when completed.” The project comes courtesy of This Ain’t Rock ‘n’ Roll, the same group previously responsible for the “Brixton Pound,” Bowie-emblazoned currency developed to support local businesses.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the international David Bowie community to come together to deliver a heartfelt thank you,” This Ain’t Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Charlie Whitehouse says. “A thank you to a man who changed our lives – and changed the world. A thank you not from government, nor from industry, but from us. The people. The fans. Us ordinary weirdos who were never quite the same again after meeting the Thin White Duke.”

The campaign has gotten off to a quick start, but the tab for the memorial won’t be cheap — the organizers are hoping to round up roughly $1.2 million over the course of a month, which might be a little more than “bold and ambitious.” Still, if the plan does come together, it’ll pay a suitably striking tribute to a one-of-a-kind artist. To help chip in for the ZiggyZag, visit the campaign’s crowdfunding page.


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