Duran Duran, The Wild Boys Still Shine

The Wild BoysI was a witness to one of the greatest comeback concert of the ‘80s iconic figures, Duran Duran at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA. Simon Le Bon clad in a British flag jacket with white pants and black shirt still looked handsomely good.

As the superstar British group entered the stage, the audience got up, and danced to the mega hit tune. Le Bon was in excellent vocal form and the band still sounded amazing.

Opening the concert with the song Before The Rain followed by Planet Earth sounded like the album I bought 30 years ago. I know it’s a cliché but the superstar group is like a fine wine, they improve as they age.

After a couple of songs, Le Bon shouted, “Wow, there are so many of you tonight.” Yes there were so many of us that the 8,500 hard seat of the amphitheatre were filled and the lawn area was clogged with avid Duranies.

I observed two generations  – Gen Xers and some of them brought their offsprings. In fact, Le Bon added in the middle of the concert, “Some of you are in a 30-year relationship with us.” And how amazing those 30 years have gone by.

After Le Bon rendered a couple of hits, he left the stage and walked to the audience and gave the mic to one lucky fan. The fan started to sing Tah na na, tah na na and obviously the audience got it. It was time for The Reflex. Audience raved and got crazier.

Duran Duran’s Latest Studio Album

The tour was part of the latest studio album, All You Need Is Now. It consist of the bands’ greatest hits like Hungry Like the Wolf, Ordinary, World, Notorious and other hits.

There were no over the top or flamboyant production just great music with the wild boys from England who still and will always shine.

Duran Duran

Save A Prayer

Duran Duran

Duran Duran Concert 2012

Jana and her Band buttons

Duran Duran Concert

Duran Duran Concert

L-R: Becca, Heather, Ruchel and  David were a little early for the concert

L-R: Becca, Heather, Ruchel and David were a little early for the concert

Simon Le Bon

Simon Le Bon

Duran Duran

Nick Rhodes

Duran Duran 2012

Duran Duran at the Pacific Amphitheatre Costa Mesa, CA

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Duran Duran 2012

Duran Duran Concert 2012

Duran Duran  at the Pacific Amphitheatre 2012    

Proud of my Duran Duran shirt

Proud of my Duran Duran shirt

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Comments

  1. Oh, this post makes me want them to hurry up and get to the East Coast NOW. But I will just have to wait in glorious anticipation. As they say…absence makes the heart grow fonder.

  2. Marites C says:

    Great article and pics! Wish I was there, too! <3 Duran Duran! 🙂

  3. This Concert was so great and they still look fantastic.. Next time I want to be in the front row, definitely 🙂 Awesome time… it was great to get to know them on a more intellectual level.. instead of just yelling and crying, “I want to marry you, John Taylor!!! hahaha it took me right back to the 80’s – It was great to meet you and thank you for including me in your article, great pictures, just great!! Keep up the great work 😉

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