Tuesday, January 29, 2008
somebody SLAP ME!!
Last night I got to do something that I never thought I would ever be able to do in my life. If I could flash back to when I was a 12 year old girl, totally and completely in love with Duran Duran, obsessively like every other gal of the 80's....I think I would just die on the spot if I knew as a 34 year old woman I would get the chance to not only SEE Duran Duran but PHOTOGRAPH THEM!!!! EFFFF!!!! I feel like a spastic freak and I am sure this post will highlight every facet of that, so just make a note of that.
But CRAP!!!! I am STILL on cloud nine, still giddy and can't believe that I got to hear them sing one of my all time favorite songs- 'Save A Prayer' That's right. I remember in the prehistoric days when you had to sit by the radio with a blank tape at the ready waiting for the DJ's to stop talking so you could record the songs off the radio! How embarrassing! How primitive! But I was GOOD, I had some mad DJ skillz and could que it up perfect- stopping right in time for my next song to add on to my mix master mix tape . 'Save A Prayer' was one of my faves, I would absolutely freak out when I had the absolute luck to catch the entire song, or better yet, switch the radio station just in time to catch it again! I honestly thought I had ESP for a while because I had some crazy intuitive song catching skills. OK, call it dumb luck but I was twelve, what do you want.
And yet. Here I was, last night at this bar in Hartford waiting with the ladies and some random men and hear that you are absolutely ALLOWED to take pictures! Just no video. And all I came armed with was my stupid point and shoot. So Dodie and I BOOKED home to grab my gear so I could shoot. It's just for me I am not doing anything with these pictures except maaaayyybbbeee making some new posters for my room!!
Can I just say that John Taylor, my favorite!!! Still has it going on, he is SO freaking HOT I could barely stand it. Oh! Oh! We made eye contact!!!!! I almost forgot about that!!!!! And I was so close I could pretty much touch him but refrained lest I get tackled by the Ving Rhames look alike body guard they had rolling with them.
Now my oldest sister Tere loved herself some Simon LeBon back in the diz-ay. I never really had a taste for him, not sure why. But he is hilarious! They were cracking jokes like they were doing stand up.
At the very least I think Simon and I could be really good friends. Like I can see him coming over to mow my lawn to be nice and then making a big pitcher of mojitos in the middle of the day on like a Tuesday in August and passing out in my hammock and getting sun burnt. And then Jack and Georgie and I would pile all of their stuffed animals on him while he was sleeping so he would wake up buried.
And then when he would go to leave we would lament the fact that he needs to just find himself a nice girl to settle down with so that he has someone to pass out with after he's done doing my lawn.