I saw this one once and only once, in Brighton in December 2011. I doubt that Rhonda and I will ever forget the moment of recognition. We heard the first few notes, took a second or two to process, then looked at each other and hugged. Yes, we are dorks but this was very exciting and was one of the highlights of that tour for us. Beyond us, I suspect that there are a lot of fans who would really love to hear this one live again and again. Here is a version from a Florida show in 2011.
When we did our daily question regarding the favorite Duran song, this is the song that ended up as the top. Obviously, this shows that I’m not the only one who loves, loves, loves this song. Unfortunately, the only time I heard it live was in the summer of 2005. It went over well then and would go over well now. While it is an album track, it is one that a lot of people know.
Too Much Information-
I only heard this one live during the Wedding Album tour. The real question here is why? Obviously, they play tracks off of this commercially successful album. Yet, they only stick to the ballads. Why not shake it up a bit? Besides, this is another song with a message that fit in the early 90s and still fits today.
The Man Who Stole a Leopard-
Yes, they played this one, sometimes, during the last tour. Interestingly enough, though, I heard it more in the UK for 4 shows than I did during the 7 shows I saw in the US. Maybe, the band doesn’t think this song would go over or did go over well in the US. Some of us really appreciated each and every time it was played. I still think there is something magical about an entire venue clapping all together in the beginning of this track.
I know that Rhonda has mentioned this one before and recently. I was lucky enough to see it during the band’s Broadway run for the album, Red Carpet Massacre. I couldn’t believe the energy level coming off the stage especially with those guitar players. Then, of course, the screens behind the band flashed newspaper headlines. I was overwhelmed. Thrilled.
Last but certainly not least is Serious. I remember hearing this one during 2006, accompanied with My Own Way or Nice. Every single time it was played, the Duranies went CRAZY. Absolutely crazy. It is clearly a fan favorite.
So, there is my list of songs I have heard live but want to hear more as of today. What songs have you heard live and think that they should be played more?