Duran Duran – Red Carpet Massacre Concert
Dec 12 2007
Erin, my husband, and I went to the Duran Duran concert at the Austin Music Hall last night. It was fabulous! They played just a few songs off of their new CD but spent most of the time on their classics like Rio, Save A Prayer, Girls on Film, Wild Boys (one of our son’s favorite songs), etc., etc. They didn’t play Hungry Like the Wolf (which is our son’s other favorite DD song).
Picture from michaelbrown’s flickr account
We didn’t have MTV growing up so I didn’t get to see their videos very often. I’ve seen more of them now because Erin bought their video collection a while back. I always thought it was cool that a few of Duran Duran’s videos were filmed in Sri Lanka, which is where I’m from.
Erin said one of his entire room wall’s was filled with Duran Duran posters back in the day. He was a huge fan. I think he said he even had some jacket that looked like the one Simon LeBon used to wear. After seeing the videos again, I finally understood why Erin dances the way he does…which is almost exactly like Simon. My sister had posters of them on her wall too. I am embarrassed to admit now that I had a poster of Michael Jackson on my wall. I know. I know. Don’t tell anyone.
Sara Bareillis was the opening act and she has a great voice! The Austin Music Hall is still under construction and we were fortunate to get there early enough that parking was not a problem and since it’s first come first serve seating we got front row balcony seats! The only drawback about being in the front row section of the balcony was that we were not supposed to stand. There were a few times we just had to stand and clap because Duran Duran entered the stage or began playing one of their songs and the security guys didn’t seem to mind. Overall I don’t think they were worried about this crowd because my guess is that over 90% of the people there were over the age of 25…maybe even 30. And of course us old folks don’t get too rowdy!
There were several nearby bars so we had easy access to reasonably priced mixed drinks. Plus the bathrooms didn’t get too crowded which is a bonus. We got stuck in the parking trying to get out so we got home a bit later than we thought, and fortunately our babysitter for the night didn’t have any curfew restrictions so she didn’t turn into a pumpkin after 11:00 p.m. 🙂Author: Aruni | Filed under: Just For Fun, random stuff | Tags: austin music hall, duran duran, hungry like the wolf, MTV, rio, Sara Bareillis, simon lebon, sri lanka, wild boys | 6 Comments »