This was the day in 1967 when Keith Moon set Pete Townshend’s hair alight.
M O N D A Y, 1 8 S E P T
Met Anya at school in a quivering state.
Oh it was lovely today, making everyone envious and seeing their reactions! Two of the people most affected with Jenny and Alison W - Jenny especially, she was thrilled with the autograph, she couldn't get over it. Anya and me have decided the next time we see him we must go by ourselves because of the rag doll – but after that we’ll organise a party of English fans (if he’s willing).
We are both now in an absolute swoon, it’s unnecessary to be so dramatic I know, but I like being dramatic (as I said in the autobiography) and I suppose he’s just taking the place of Finkelstein. I think it’s perfectly harmless and quite delightful.
Jenny asked me absolutely everything about Polnareff going home, she so wants to meet him. She said perhaps I'll marry him one day!
Changed into orange dress with hair in two bunches (it's nice at the moment and the fringe is straight) and we all left for Leatherhead Theatre. Had prawn cocktail, roast chicken and chocolate mousse for supper; lovely as usual. The play was ‘Let’s Get a Divorce’ by Sardou - a marvellous French farce. The wife had a lover and when the French divorce laws were about to be passed the easy-going husband said she could if she wanted marry him (he thought the lover was a “ninny”). In the end, because she and the lover were no longer forbidden to meet, she lost interest! It was terribly funny.
Daddy’s very boring at the moment. All he can think about is his Amsterdam competition.
The US show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour had asked The Who, fairly well known for their destructive outbursts, to destroy their instruments on stage. This time they went too far.
Ingrid and Chump believed they were completely mad.