On today’s date in 1993, Duran Duran played Flughafon Rien/Terminall (you try typing that without rechecking the spelling 50 times…) in Munich.
In 1993, I wouldn’t have even dreamt of attending a show in Germany (or the UK…or really anywhere outside of California for that matter!)… I was just about to graduate from college at the time, and for Duran Duran was far from being at the forefront of my mind, and probably had been that way for a few years by then.
However, thinking of Germany does remind me of 2011 when Amanda and I traveled to the UK for what was to be the beginning of the tour for All You Need is Now. Before I’d even left my house, I’d heard that the first shows I was to see had been canceled, so when I eventually met up with Amanda in the UK the following day, our wheels began to spin, trying to figure out what we could do to salvage the trip. One particularly insane idea we’d had at the time was to go to Germany. My memory of the time has really faded, but I think John and perhaps Nick were in Berlin, doing some press. (I’m not sure if they had originally been slated to do a show there, but I think so – and in checking the dd.com website – they don’t have any of those dates listed since the entire tour was shelved) We took the time to calculate how we could get there, how long it would take, and of course the cost and ended up staying in England as planned. Admittedly, I’ve always wondered what the adventure would have been like had we decided to throw caution to the wind and go. I think I have a teensy bit of wanderlust inside me, and when the band is involved, well, they’re pretty motivating that way.