Friday, February 01, 2008

I've been a little busy....realizing my dream since I was 14!!






My dear sister got me into see my absolute idol from when I was 14 years old - bck in 1984 - and for those of you who were teenagers in the 80's - this group of fabulous boys from England were so hot you had to say their name twice.....who is it you say? DURAN DURAN! Yes - I'm a groupie and for an hour and a half the other day, I was 14 again. No kids, no long and committed relationship, no stressful job, no bills to pay, and no college funds to save up for.....just me, my older sister, and I swear - I could feel my hair perk up - wanting to be BIG again! Even though I KNOW there is a hole in the ozone layer with my name on it from all the AQUANET I used in the 80's - big hair, big earrings, big shoulder pads, and skinny jeans - it all came back to me as I sat FOUR FEET away from my teenage crush - Simon LeBon. *SWOON* This took place at a local oceanfront restaurant, 40-50 other women just like me, all us realizing a DREAM. Nick Rhodes was also there - there were promoting an upcoming tour and recently released new album. How neat. Sigh. How divine. Sigh. I remember when I went to their concert - I was so far back I couldn't really see them at all performing - but I remember just thinking I couldn't believe I was actually in the same room with Simon LeBon! Fast forward 24 years later (OMG, Am I really that old? really?) and I'm freakin' FOUR FEET away from Simon LeBon! All I was thinking was, I'm actually in the same room as Duran Duran. Are they really sitting right there talking? Did he just look at me? OMG. Do you think I could actually TOUCH him? Uhhh huh. Oh yeah. Not only touch but actually TALK to them - and not like you talk to your computer - they actually heard you and TALKED BACK. OMG. I was SUCH a girl. SUCH a 14 year old girl.....and it was (in my best valley girl accent) Oh Ma Gawd - it was like totally awesome!!

9 comments:

Turtle said...

That is so cool, and after a little math..we're the same age so i remember WELL!!! Sounds like you had a blast. Did you say they were promoting? Are they re-touring? So many of the 80's bands are right now. Check this one off your list of life must do's!

rhonda said...

Hey Turtle girlie! So glad you can relate!! And its really great to hear from you - thank you so much for stopping by! Are you getting your swap pkg ready? I'm going to try to send it this weekend. As for the Fab 5: They ARE going to tour again! Woo hoo! My sister (in the pics above with Nick Rhodes) and I went to their concert about 2 years ago and I was really amazed then at how great the concert really was. More amazed at how these guys just didn't age and in what must be their late 40's still look great - great shape - they look just like they did back then! And when they came into town - just for this small promotional thing - I was really shocked. They said at this party thing that they were going to Australia first, then would be coming to the states - perhaps here in Virginia again as early as April. How crazy huh? If you really like these guys, I'll have to send you the link to my flickr page -with all the shots as well as some video my sister took with her camera....

mari said...

Very Cool! Am jealous.
I saw them in concert back in December. They were great. Still great!

Turtle said...

To bad you don't make it out this way any longer, could have hooked up for a lunch at the Pike brewery. Salish lodge is sweet, not sure if they have re-opened since the fire a while back...they are getting almost an inch of snow an hour for the past week and the highway has been blocked due to avalanches this past week as well....crazy! Settled here as hubby grew up in the area (and cali) and his folks live here. Got lucky that his company had a branch here to transfer to. Hawaii just got crazy expensive, and after 12+ years we were ready for a change. Enjoy your weekend!

Jessie said...

HI

I'm Jessie and I finally won a contest. I can't believe it!

I wanted to send you mail but couldn't find your e-mail address - wow do I feel dumb!!

So let me know how to contact you and I'll send my address and whatever.


I am so excited - maybe that's why I couldn't find you e-mail!

Anonymous said...

Way to go!

rhonda said...

My email is rhc360 at cox dot net! Congrats again! :)

Turtle said...

hey there...hope all is well, you've been so quiet! Smile

Jessie said...

I really hope everything is OK. I've sent you a couple of e-mails and haven't gotten a response, and there's been no activity on the blog all month.

I'm really hoping that it's been because you've been busy in a wonderful way. Still, let us know you're OK.

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