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On Tuesday night, I was fortunate enough to be able to see Duran Duran while on tour for their latest album, Red Carpet Massacre. This week’s Thursday Thirteen is the thirteen songs I remember them playing and what was going through my head during the songs.
1. No clue what this song was. I was too busy thinking about:
not Flock of Seagulls.
What is Simon wearing?
Is that a Members Only trenchcoat?
Wait, are those people up front waving canes?
OMG, those women are wearing denim mini-skirts and leg warmers!
This is from the new album, which I don’t yet own. Pretty cool. I’ll need to buy it. So far, they look like they are having fun with this performance. Hope it keeps up. Ok, props to the radio station. Nice to see some humility. Hmmm….so is it live, or Memorex?
All right! Old stuff! All of the husbands/boyfriends who were patiently attending this concert are now getting into it. Pretty funny. Ok, Simon is losing the jacket! Whooohooo! Wait, now he’s wearing a black shirt with a black skinny tie.
And we all sing along…..
5. This is Planet Earth.
Did someone just light up a joint?
6. Falling Down
This is also from the new album. Been getting lots of airplay. Apparently it’s #1 in Austin. Simon gets all excited about having a #1 again after so long.
Ummm…not that there’s anything wrong with the nice lady couple standing next to me, but pleasepleaseplease get a room. Really.
Hmmm…what are those silver things in their ears anyway? Some sort of headphones or hearing protection? I think I have my answer to live or Memorex…Simon is off key. I may be one of ten people out of four thousand who noticed.
9. Save a Prayer
Ahhh….time to mellow. We’re apparently in charge of the chorus. No problemo, Simon. Got ya covered. And a good thing too, since he’s off key again.
The verses in this song really don’t make much sense. But who cares!
11. View to a Kill
Hmmm….didn’t expect to hear this one. Cool. You know, when the lights hit Simon just right (or wrong actually) he bears a resemblance to Christopher Walken.
12. Ordinary World
Can’t hear, but it sounds like Simon is trying to be deep and talk about the war in Iraq. Oh Simon, you are too pretty to be deep.
13. Reach for the Sunshine
Oh no! Not the last song! NOOOOO! They be stealin’ my Simon! Ok, someone did NOT just throw their panties on stage!
BUT WAIT!!!! There’s an encore!
Wild Boys, Wild Boys!
And finally, Girls on Film , with band intro.
Backup singer was awesome! Wish I caught her name. Same with the sax player. And I don’t remember Nick and Roger being so short.
(They also played Skin Divers. But I don’t remember where.)
The pictures are courtesy of http://www.filmmagic.com/. He’s got other great shots of the concert, so check him out.