Last night, I went out with some neighbors to see a classic rock covers band. One of the band members is another neighbor and people wanted to cheer him on. Classic Rock isn’t exactly my favorite genre but I can appreciate a good performance and knew most of the songs. On top of that, I appreciated a chance to blow off some steam as the honeymoon with the school year is over.
The observer in me enjoyed people watching last night as I sipped my beverage. While a lot of the audience was into the show, there was one woman that really caught my attention. She danced right in front of the lead singer for the majority of the show. When she stepped away, it was only to buy shots for the band or to try to get on the stage, which she did. Now, I don’t know this woman. She might have actually known the band. Even if she did or did not, I’m not judging her behavior other than saying this. She clearly was moved by the performance, which made me smile. Every time I see a band play live, I’m reminded that there is something special with live music that cannot be replicated in any other way.
As I watched this woman along with the rest of the crowd, I found myself missing seeing Duran play live. I know that I just saw them in December, which really wasn’t that long ago. Yet, I miss that magic and hearing their music live and in person. I have no idea when the next time I will see them live but I know that I’ll be way more than ready.
Speaking of Duran Duran and performance, my handy dandy day in Duran history chart tells me that the band played Pressure Off on the Tonight Show on this date in 2015. I miss those performances, too. Perhaps, this is part of the reason why fans get so into new album releases. A new album means new music, of course, but it also includes live shows and TV appearances.
Here’s the Tonight Show performance from 3 years ago:
I don’t know about the rest of you but I enjoyed watching it as much this morning as I did when I watched it three years ago. Good times.