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Today in Duran History – The Spit

Betcha think this blog is gonna be about White Lines….

WRONG!

On today’s date in 1981, Duran Duran played at The Spit on Long Island. That’s right folks, they played at what was a club named The Spit.  That’s friendly and fun for the very first show played in the US, isn’t?  This is was the band’s first visit to North America, where they thought they’d be IN New York City rather than driving away from it, and this was also the trip where John announced that they should be on the “expwee” (expwy = expressway) Yep, here in the US we devise the signs so that way visitors….and the occasional US resident…get lost. Welcome to America!!!

And to think that one show…at The Spit…started all that we know here in the states from this band.

-R