On today’s date in Los Angeles, 2005 – Duran fans were anxiously awaiting the evening’s festivities at the Staples Center. This is a show that I missed, even though I live here. You see, while the band was playing their heart out on stage – I was “very busy” on a cruise ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. No, I wasn’t working, I was vacationing. It’s a tough job.
As much as I enjoyed that trip, there is a certain part of me that wonders what it was like to see the band at Staples Center that night. Unlike a lot of fans, I actually do enjoy the arena shows from time to time – there’s an excitement in the air that is just very, very different from the shows at smaller venues. I love turning around at the arena shows just to get an idea of what the band sees – I really liked doing this during Leopard on the last tour, for instance.
Oh, let’s face it: I like ALL the shows, as long as I’m near the front. Don’t we all?