Friday, October 21, 2011

Duran Duran and EVEN YESSER. More Duran.

Except imagine that these are all moms
who drove to the show in their vans.
Last month at baseball practice, I ran into our friend Sarah. Sarah is a blogging genius. She writes here and here and here. Also here. All of it is awesome.  She also does social media for people.  So she casually mentions in our conversation, like its no big deal, that she has a new client.  The band Duran Duran.

Then I fell down crying because I love them so, so much. Or I did. When I was in middle school. Then later in college I started loving them again.  Then when I switched over from cd's to the land of the iPod - Duran Duran came with me. 

They have always been with me.

So Sarah asked if we'd be able to go the concert. OH EVEN YESSER. Free tickets in return for blogging about it? Imagine me nodding so emphatically that my head fell off. Then Kate had to travel for business for a week except for the night of the concert and she thought that maybe she should spend some time with her kids.  So I took Rebekah from Mom In a Million as my date.  We ended up sitting with some other bloggers and it was so flipping fun.

I thought the best way to capture what it was like would be to share my tweets and Facebook updates from that night.
Then: Delicious

6:10 pm: "Going to see Duran Duran tonight! Hoping I can remember to act my age!"


7:10 pm "WHERE AM I?! Where do you think, ? At the bar! Waiting for the awesomeness"

7:45 pm "Neon Trees just opened and there were gold lame pants in action and it was MAGICAL."

8:00 pm "As it turns out, its pretty easy to act my age at the Duran Duran concert. Because everyone here IS MY AGE."

8:30 pm "They're on! Aaannnnd they are just as precious and adorable and searingly hawt as you remember."

Now: Ummmm... YES PLEASE.
8:40 pm "@MomIn_AMillion @mammaloves @goonsquadsarah If any of you hookers try and give John Taylor The Look, Imma cut ya!"

8:50 pm "John Taylor, I TOTALLY forgive you for not not writing me back in 1985. So how about a nice, long hug?"

8:55 pm " was all like "How old is Simon? Because that's a nice ass for like, fifty." True dat."

9:00 pm "Simon just took off his jacket and SHOWED US THE MOTHERFUNKING GUNS. Thanks dude."

9:30 pm "I smell like I sound. I'm lost and I'm found. OH EVEN YESSER."

And then at some point, my friend @GirlieMouse sent me a tweet that said this:
"@MommylandRants My BIL's there - look for a big black guy in a pirate shirt with a headband & feather"

And I was like, COULD THIS NIGHT GET ANY BETTER?! Then the lady sitting next to me looked up Simon on Wikipedia and saw that he'd been married since 1985 and I thought my wittle heart would explode with awesome I thought that was. And then the night was over and I drove home by myself in the big White Ford Tampon, happily listening to Duran Duran and feeling like I was 13 all over again. My ears are still ringing though, and its been a couple of days.

If you want to see what they look and sound like now, here's the new single.  I lurve it.  And after 25 years, I lurve them still. Sigh... Doodly hearts... What do you think?

And we're not done yet. Because this is an amazing live version of Come Undone featuring Kelis and directed by David Lynch. Featuring grilling wieners and muppets. I am so not kidding. I thought I was hallucinating. I love it so much. What the WHUCK? I want to hang out with them so much more now that I've seen this.

Don't say a prayer for me now, it for the morning after. Maybe I'll be able to hear. That is, if the ringing stops...

xoxo Lydia

(c)Herding Turtles, Inc. 2009 - 2011

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