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Today in Duran History – The Houston Rodeo

We used to play a game on my old DD message board called “Things Nick Rhodes would never say”.  As follow ups, we also had games like “Things Nick Rhodes would never wear”.   I can remember wickedly cackling out loud as I tried my hand at coming up with the most outlandish ideas.

Today’s item for this date in Duran history would have EASILY been one of those things I never thought I’d hear of the band doing.   On today’s date in 2001, Duran Duran played the Houston Rodeo.

I’ll just let that sink in for a second.  It’s still early my time and I’m not even done with my first cup of coffee.  That’s right – the band known for champagne, yachts and models actually played a rodeo, and lived to tell about it.   Maybe this was a particularly glitzy sort of rodeo.

Bonus Duranie points* will be awarded to the lucky fans who have photographic evidence of this show.  Send ’em in!

Ahh…makes me miss those days of one-upping each other with wild tales of what we thought Nick wouldn’t ever caught dead doing….

-R

 

 

*If you thought Duranie points were actually worth anything…well….no.  Yay!

Today in Duran History – Staples Center 2005

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?

-R