Posted By Kristabella on October 24, 2011
Blogging is awesome. Through it (in five years, holy hell that seems like FOREVER), I’ve met some of the best people in the world. It also gives me opportunities I probably would have never gotten. Like getting to see Duran Duran in concert!
Yep, last Friday my friend Kelley and I headed out to the Chicago Theatre to see Duran Duran live and in person. I was super excited because I had never seen Duran Duran live and I had also never seen the inside of the Chicago Theatre! Win win!
After a very teeny tiny issue at will call with the tickets, which caused me to call Sarah in DC, which was interesting since I don’t think I’ve ever talked to her on the phone. We’re bloggers, we just text. It also caused the guys at will call to give me the stink eye because they were probably thinking I was a Simon Le Bon groupie and not a blogger, waiting for my tickets.
Not that I wouldn’t mind rolling over next to that. But he’s apparently a very happily married man. Sad panda.
Our seats were awesome! I can’t even tell you the last concert I went to. (I’m not much of a concert goer, oddly enough, but I love them when I do go!)
The show was amazing. Duran Duran has a new album out, so they played some new stuff. But they also played all their hits and sounded amazing! Simon was getting a little hoarse (we are getting towards the end of the U.S. tour) but he rocked it out like only he can!
Speaking of Simon, he’s oddly political, which I did not know. He made quite a few political jokes, including one about Gaddafi and how George W. Bush and Tony Blair were the next war criminals that needed to be captured. It was met with a smattering of boos, which I was surprised about since Chicago is a blue city. Must have been the suburbanites.
The only thing that I didn’t like was all the flashing lights in the background on stage. As my friend Kelley said “I’m either going to have a seizure or wake up knowing the cure for AIDS.” I should send her an email to make sure she’s alive.
Also, these creepy faces. They would show video through them of the boys singing and talking and well, it gave me nightmares. Granted there are worse nightmares to have then a giant Simon Le Bon head.
It was so much fun! I’m so glad I got the opportunity to go! If you’re an 80s music fan (because let’s be honest, Duran Duran IS the 80s), go see them live. You will NOT regret it!
Disclaimer: I was given two free tickets to the show in exchange for sharing my thoughts about the concert. My thoughts and opinions are all my own and were not swayed by the free tickets. Although they may have been swayed my Mr. Le Bon’s hip shaking. Swoon!