On today’s date in 2005, Duran Duran played at the Museumsinsal in Berlin. According to the ever-trusty tour archive at duranduran.com the band went on at 8pm! What was the set list, you asked?
Ask and you shall receive…
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
UNION OF THE SNAKE
WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW
A VIEW TO A KILL
SAVE A PRAYER
TASTE THE SUMMER
GIRLS ON FILM
Additionally, on some stops of the Astronaut tour, there was a segment called “On the Road” that was written by someone named Jenn who worked for duranduranmusic.com. Her job, among many other things I’m sure, was to be a type of fan liaison for VIP ticket holders. If you went to a show as a VIP (during the Astronaut tour – this changed as time went on) Jenn would be the one to check your tickets, hand you the special VIP merchandise, and if there were problems – she’d handle them. I thought it would be a fun, as we skip down memory lane, to take a look at the “On the Road” entry for this date. These can be found on duranduran.com in the tour archive, which is where this was lovingly borrowed:
The band had some interviews and what not, so they got to the venue a little later than usual. But just enough time for John to come into catering and steal part of my swordfish—he did not have any protein today, or so he says. He’s so funny; I guess if you are going to share your swordfish with anyone, John Taylor is a pretty cool guy to share it with.
The band was in a really fun and playful mood.they walked out on stage and were all smiles and laughs. They were just having a really great time tonight. They seemed the most relaxed that I have seen them in a while, like they were there to have a good time with their friends. And the front row of VIPs was a very familiar crowd, lots of old friends with us last night! And John noticed.he said at one point “I feel like I know everyone in the audience!” And they played it great; a fun show to watch. It was still light out for the first half of the show, and that is always a treat. It’s truly like 2 different shows when that happens. Good stuff!
The VIP was great, we had tables overlooking the river, tons of champagne and cheese and crackers and chocolates, a very cool little scene. And since we were only about 200 yards from the stage, many (almost all) of the guests took to the stage early, caught the support band’s sound check and claimed front row!
This was a great way to start our German run. I can’t believe that we played at this place! It was so full of history, it was unreal. We are playing the most amazing places in Europe. Between this, and the Verona gig, and the massive festivals to follow, I don’t think I will ever be able to top it! I can’t believe how fast it’s going by.
Thanks for stopping by, we are looking forward to Hamburg!!!
Until next time.