On today’s date in 1987, Duran Duran played the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California. As the title of this post might suggest to some…it was yet another show that I missed. I was in the middle of the summer before my senior year of high school at the time, and to be honest, I don’t even remember the show happening. But…since I’m on “vacation” (let’s face it: I’m camping with my kids. There’s no rest involved in that, but we can pretend) right now in Northern California, I decided to let my “special” brand of sarcasm fly. You’re welcome.
The closest thing I could find to a clip from the show was this post-show “party” clip of Skin Trade at what I believe is the Lhasa Club, also in Los Angeles. My question is simple: is it really a party when you have to provide your own darn entertainment…AFTER the show in which you just performed?!? Then again, perhaps this was a paid gig, which seems to be the case as I peruse the show archive list on duranduran.com. And we wonder why they might be tired?!?