Okay, so last Tuesday night I finally went to see Duran Duran in concert. Let me say this...TOTALLY WORTH THE WAIT!
No lie, this was quite possibly the greatest show I had ever seen. And believe me, for guys who have been doing this for 30 years and well in to their 50's, this show just could not have been any better.
No, wait. I'm lying. The opening act was some weird chick. I had never heard of her but it was her and a glorified Karaoke machine on the stage that CLEARLY no one bothered to do a sound check on. It was the loudest, most offensive noise I had ever heard. All I kept thinking was that if this lone person is THIS loud, how much worse is the band going to be.
Luckily it was just her and her annoying box because when the FIVE PIECE band came on, with an additional saxophonist and backup vocalist, the sound was amazing.
Here's a cool observation about going to a concert as an older adult: the crowds are nicer and much more well organized. Now granted, the DPAC is not a huge venue (approx. 3,000 seats) but we never felt crowded or that we were caught up in the throngs of people. Honestly, from the parking of the car to leaving after a wildly impressive show, everything was really well organized.
Our seats were good and next time I will invest in spending a little more and getting as close to the stage as possible because they really interacted with the crowd down front. They played all of their classics and some of the new stuff and played a solid two hours. GREAT, GREAT night. I was extra blessed because my girlfriend Krista was just as huge of a fan as I am and so we were extra giddy and silly and just had an amazing night.
Getting up for work the next day, however, was no easy task. As I told my bosses as I dragged myself to my desk, I wasn't so much Hungry Like the Wolf as I was tired like the dog.
Thank you, Duran Duran, for making the 30 year wait to see you well worth it. Rock on!
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