Duran Duran – All You Need Is Now 2012 tour

Couple of months ago, my brother purchased 3 tickets for me, Steph and himself to see Duran Duran in concert on Aug. 17! The concert was at the Botanical Gardens here in Memphis! It was an outdoor event where you could bring food/drink/lawn chairs and have fun at sunset before the concert.

Eat up before the concert!

Here was what was left of our dinner! Alex told us that he’d also take care of the food, just bring our appetites! We had Chick fi-la chicken strips with fruits and other little snacks. They brought sodas, beer and wine! Needless to say, the mostly 30+ age and up crowd were feeling mighty good by the time the band hit the stage! That was the great thing about the sold out concert,…no teenyboppers around! Gods, that makes me feel old, just writing that!

Duran Duran- All you needs is now 2012 tour!

The band hit the stage about 8:45pm! Was exciting to see them in the flesh, even if I wasn’t that close to the stage.

Duran Duran- All you needs is now 2012 tour!

We got the lawn tickets but we still had a mostly clear shot of them on the stage, aside from watching the big screen that was closer.

Duran Duran- All you needs is now 2012 tour!

I was in 8th grade when I became obsessed with Duran Duran and other new wave bands that were hitting the scene.

Duran Duran in 1981. Clockwise from top left: ...

Duran Duran in 1981. Clockwise from top left: Nick Rhodes (keyboards), Simon Le Bon (vocals), John Taylor (bass), Andy Taylor (guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I felt like the weird one among all the crappy heavy metal diehards in my hick class. Seriously, everyone in my class listened to heavy metal. Gross.

Duran Duran- All you needs is now 2012 tour!

Roger Taylor, I love youuu! Haha!

Duran Duran- All you needs is now 2012 tour!

My brother’s new style icon is Simon LeBon! Why? Cuz he rocked the beginning in a cool leather jacket and white pants. Don’t ask, Alex seems obsessed with the white pants now and will be sporting it at his club.

Set list that night:

BEFORE THE RAIN
PLANET EARTH
A VIEW TO A KILL
AYNIN
BEING FOLLOWED
REFLEX
COME UNDONE
SAFE
UNION OF THE SNAKE
GIRL PANIC
SAVE A PRAYER
NOTORIOUS
WHITE LINES
ORDINARY WORLD
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
SUNRISE
WILD BOYS
[Encore]
GIRLS ON FILM
RIO

No one could remain sitting for “Hungry like the wolf” and “Rio”! Classics!

All in all, one fabulous night!!

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