Last week, I gave a list of what I am excited about when it comes to touring. The list included: Our meet-ups, meeting new people, seeing old friends, having late nights at clubs and bars, following tour traditions, getting out of town, seeing new places, laughing with Rhonda and more. If you want to read all of the details, go here. That said, I promised a part 2 that would focus on what I’m looking forward to when it comes to the shows themselves.
Hearing new songs on the setlist (HA!)
Aww…I couldn’t resist. I’m a hopeless optimist. I will continue to hope until the very last song at my very last show that they will mix up the setlist some. Adding in one new song a night, maybe? Anything? Please. If you are reading this, Duran Duran, Rhonda and I will help you out. We will tweet out some suggested set lists soon!
Confetti in Pressure Off
One aspect of this current tour and set list that I do love is the confetti during Pressure Off.
You all knew that this was going to be on the list, right? The DoJo (Dom and John for those not in the know!) brings together my favorite and Rhonda’s favorite. It is so good that it actually makes a song like Hungry like the Wolf one to almost look forward to!
Laughing at John’s dancing in Danceophobia
Much like DoJo helps with HLTW, John’s dancing is what makes Danceophobia work for me live! I am so very entertained by all of his moves!
Laughing at Simon’s dancing during the whole show
While John really only makes me laugh during Danceophobia, Simon’s dancing provides much laughter during the whole show. Aww…you all know that I only tease because I love!
As much as I like to tease and I do, I also really, really appreciate any and all moments of JoSi. Perhaps, in fact, John and Simon might want to increase the JoSi during this summer leg of the Paper Gods tour. Just sayin’.
Hoping for something extra to entertain
Every show has a chance for a little extra moment of entertainment, of fun. For example, just recently in Italy, Simon lost the microphone. While that is funny enough, I love that someone not only recorded the moment but enhanced the moment with this little video!
Hoping that we have perfected the ability to avoid
There are a couple of moments during the show that we don’t necessarily look forward to. For example, I like to avoid the finger licking during Come Undone if that is even still being done. I’ve gotten pretty good at recognizing when it is coming so that I can look away. Likewise, Rhonda and I know exactly when Simon is going to spray the crowd in the “spit zone” during the song, White Lines. Now, we just have to hope that we know exactly how to ensure that we don’t get sprayed!
Singing, dancing, clapping with the band and the rest of the crowd
Of course, one of the aspects of Duran Duran concerts that I love is that so much of any crowd not only knows the songs but can and do participate. When it really works, it is magical.
Experiencing that concert high
Duran Duran concerts give the concert high like no other. During the show, real life, problems, concerns all wash away, at least for a little while. At the end, most people want more. Another encore. Another show. Another tour. I’m sure these shows will continue the pattern.