On today’s date in 1985, Power Station played the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Funny aside about this show: during the encore, a man shows up on stage, sweeping. John goes over to confront the man and the guy turns to the audience and grins. The “sweeper” is none other than Nick Rhodes! He decides to “play” the encore with the band while jamming on his…you guessed it….broom. There is also a rather well-known rumor that Simon and Roger also attended this show, thus creating a temporary five-some again, but this rumor is false. (Thanks to Duran Duran’s wiki for this tidbit!)
ALSO on on this date in 2003, Duran Duran FINALLY received the MTV Lifetime Achievement award. While I still think this felt very “thrown together at the very last second”…. we’ll take it, and we’ll celebrate! Let’s watch it happen again, shall we??