Went to see Duran Duran Saturday night at Chastain Amphitheater. It was a great show, better than the last time I saw them on their Astronaut tour, when they played at the huge Gwinnett arena.
Chastain is an open air amphitheater where the mellower bands play, like Frankie Valley, or Edwin McCain with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, or Natalie Cole, or Emmylou Harris. Get the picture?
Plus, it's been 25 years since Duran Duran hit the scene and turned me and a zillion other girls into Durannies. I guess I have reached middle age.
Still, it was a great show. They have a new album out, Red Carpet Massacre. I don't have it, so I didn't know any of the songs from that album.
The play list from the show is below. I liked the Electroset, where the 4 of them (Andy's gone) stand behind what look like keyboard stands lined up across the front center of the stage and play a medley of techno-fied electronica versions of their songs. A great way to freshen up some oldies (still coming to terms with the idea that my teenage idols are now considered oldies and I'm middle aged).
And I so totally would run off with John Taylor if he ever asked, even though tall and skinny is not quite my type. He's still looking good. It helps to have good hair. It's because of JT that I got into bassists.
There was an opening Act: Your Vegas.
RED CARPET MASSACRE
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
SAVE A PRAYER
A VIEW TO A KILL
LAST CHANCE/ALL SHE WANTS/LEATHERETTE
I DON’T WANT/SKIN TRADE/TEMPTED
GIRLS ON FILM
As Husband said, there was a very tight demographic among the audience: middle-aged white women and men. There were maybe 20 Asians (East Asian, South Asian) and a handful of African Americans. Ethnically, it was like back being at the Detroit Hoedown.