Posted on October 5, 2011
Day after tomorrow, I will share air with Simon Le Bon for the seventh time in 20-some-odd years. Right now I’m supposed to be studying for a history midterm exam, but I can only think about the set list and whether I should buy a concert t-shirt for me and for my six year old.
Here’s a little something I came across on TampaBay.com:
Duran Duran (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Oct. 10): The still-pretty Brit laddies are touring behind All You Need Is Now,their best album since 1993’s Duran Duran. Simon Le Bon & Co. wisely brought in producer Mark Ronson, a retro-minded beatmaker who helped make a Rio redux for the 21st century. This will be a sexy show with sexy middle-aged fans. John Taylor can’t woo ’em all, boys, so let’s look sharp out there
First, I have no doubt that the show will be sexy. And I sort of like being part of this so-called sexy fanbase (even though it’s kind of laughable because I wear trifocals and throw out my back reaching for shampoo). But middle-aged? Now that’s where I draw the line…