On this date in 2005 The Astronaut Tour made its way to Puerto Rico. Funny how I don’t even remember that date on their tour itinerary! At the time, I was busy planning my own trip to Chicago for a show in March. The idea of traveling even farther for a show seemed pretty unrealistic.
Famous last words… although I’m trying to rein myself back in with the traveling, at least for now. My next shows are near Palm Springs – a very easy 90 minute drive for me. That said, I’ve traveled more to see Duran Duran than I have in order to go on vacation with my husband and family.
However, back in 2005? Life was very different. I distinctly remember the
argument…I mean discussion I had with my husband when planning my trip to Chicago. He felt (and still feels) that going to more than one show each tour was a waste because it’s the same show. We compromised at one show (which I ignored. I went to two during the same weekend anyway). At that time, even flying to Chicago to see Duran Duran felt like a huge, wasteful luxury – but a trip I was more than willing to make. I couldn’t wait to arrive, see friends and go to a concert with people who didn’t take offense to my screaming in delight for the drummer. I would be with Duranies. People who understood who I was at my core.
I can’t imagine having enough nerve to have brought up traveling to Puerto Rico back then with my husband, but I know a great many Duranies traveled well beyond the shores of the US…or even the UK and Europe…to see the band at that time.
Duran Duran at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot in Hato Rey Puerto Rico, February 8, 2005. Do you remember?