Duran Duran: 3/27/1984


I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I went to this concert, but it seems that Duran Duran has somehow become more hip, with the whole retro thing. Funny how that happens. Anyway, back in the 80s, they were about as pop as you can get. And I REALLY did not want to go to this concert, but my girlfriend at the time loved Duran Duran and wanted to go, so… that essentially meant that I was going.

I can say that I did not enjoy myself at all. Even the songs that I kind of liked were wretched to hear live. The main reason for this was the sheer volume of the screaming teenage girls. The screams would crescendo and drown out the music (a bad thing?). It did give me first-hand insight to how it must have been at a Beatles’ concert at the height of Beatlemania, because that was what it must have been like.

I don’t have anything else to share about this show. Musically, not my thing, but another band that I can say I’ve seen in concert.

4 thoughts on “Duran Duran: 3/27/1984

  1. Haha! Well I actually kind of liked Duran Duran and now whenever I hear their music, it takes me back to the 80s and all the fun I had back then! Your post made me think about the ability of pop music to put people in a good mood. The music itself isn’t very good, but there’s something about the feeling it generates, cheesy lyrics and all, that makes it a powerful genre (and a money maker). Riding in a car on a nice day with a pop song on the radio makes people feel good – can’t explain it! I guess all music has its place…


    • I agree, Barb. And I have to say, I like DD better now than I did then. Heck, I even like ABBA now, sort of. Also, some bands are better on album than live. DD certainly had a polished studio sound.


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      • Never an ABBA fan but everyone is different! I do get a kick out of some of the bad lyrics – it’s almost as if the writers know they’re bad and are letting us in on the joke!


      • LOL – I HATED ABBA when they were out, but now it’s a nostalgia thing. I was in a band once and we discussed doing a punk style version of “Waterloo,” but it never came to fruition 😉

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