I’m having a belated, band-related fashion trauma! Ten days ago, I saw Duran Duran for the first time since 1987.
The band was at Terminal 5 in New York to support their new album, Paper Gods, and my designing friend Stacy Lomman and I were there in the second row. That day, I deeply regretted not having this t-shirt from 1984 to wear to the show. (I don’t miss the hair and eyeliner though.)
But you know what I totally forgot about until I started writing this post? I have this original Rio scarf, probably from 1983 or 1984!
OH EM GEE! What a missed opportunity! Ever since that scarf resurfaced a couple of years ago, I’ve been wondering, “What the hell am I ever going to do with this?” Um, how about wear it to a Duran Duran concert? Doh! I also have a Duran Duran bandana floating around here somewhere. That slipped my mind as well.
When Duran Duran performed “Planet Earth,” Stacy nudged me and said, “It’s your shirt’s song!” The 1981 “Planet Earth” video was full of ruffled, puffy, white shirts.
I’m really glad we got to see Duran Duran up close and personal. Concerts are so much more meaningful when you can see the expressions on the performers’ faces with your own eyes, rather than via a big video screen. Also, I still have a big crush on bassist John Taylor, even if I’m not styling my hair like his anymore.
Lead singer Simon Le Bon sounded great. This is my favorite shot of him from the show.
Duran Duran and Nagel’s art were such a good combo. Of course, everyone ripped off Nagel’s style left and right. Right before my parents moved out of my childhood home in 2013, I visited and found this Nagel-inspired calendar from 1986 STILL ON THE WALL in the half-finished basement where I used to play my vinyl records during high school.
I’m definitely keeping this new Duran Duran t-shirt forever.
Check out the rest of my Duran Duran concert photos here.