Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I'm going to see Duran Duran tonight




I took these photos at the last Duran Duran concert that I went to at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J. on December 14, 2008. I was lucky enough to be close to the stage because it was general admission (is that the right term?) and I got there 3 hours early so I was 3 rows from it. I did use a bit of zoom which isn't that great on my camera. I kind of went bonkers with the photo taking and the battery ran out before the last 5 songs. I had never taken a camera to a concert before because I prefer to focus on the music so I don't know what possesed me to do so this time - never again.


Well, tonight my brother and I will not be this close to the stage. We are going to Madison Square Garden in NYC and our seats are on the first level but almost directly across from it towards the left which should be okay. I've never been that far down at a concert - it's normally nosebleed seats for us. I'm really excited but also nervous about this event. I worry that the NJT trains will be delayed which seems to be happening alot lately but I'm praying that this won't be the case. I hope that we will be able to get a spot in the parking lot at the station too. I will try not to let my anxieties spoil the evening though.


I read a review and set list from their Chicago show and they did 7 songs from the new album and 13 hits. No Girls on Film but it's alright if they skip it as long as they do Planet Earth which I always liked better than that anyhow. My brother might be disappointed though. I hope that they do Is There Something I Should Know and Careless Memories as they did for that show. My brother seems to like Wild Boys but I don't really care for that and even sometimes skip over it on the CD. I will be doing a post about our concert experience soon. I wish that I could go to the Atlantic City show too but after all I spent at the US Open this year that is definitely not in the budget plus I'm kind of scared to go there. It's easier going into the city for us.

3 comments:

Pam@GoRetro said...

Have fun, LaraAnn! I saw DD about 7-8 years ago and the younger people in the audience cleared out when they came on stage...they didn't know what they were missing.

Chelly said...

Have an awesome time tonight Lara!! I'm so excited for you. Yay!! You deserve to have fun. Those pics you posted are fantastic shots. And you're going into NYC too! Sweet. Can't wait to hear all about it. Let us know which one of the classics they play. Most of all, relax and enjoy the night. :)

LaraAnn said...

Thank you, Pam and Chelly. My brother and I had a great time. I will try to do a post on this next week.

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