10.03.2003 Duran Duran Fleet Center Boston, MA
Duran Duran sucked. The noise was too loud, Simon Le Bon can still carry a tune but his sound is all nasal. His old-man Rod Stewart tan and gesticulations on stage looked like death on legs. Some of his bandmates made out in the aging rocker category much better. The new song, “What Happens Tomorrow” was actually pretty fabbo in my book, but suffers in that same massive vacuum of lyrical emptiness as the new single “Sunrise.” A rowdy version of “Notorious” made up for screeching, polluted renditions of “Wild Boys” and “Rio”. “Ordinary World” didn’t sound good, but just to hear it made my day.
Song I didn’t get to hear: “View to a Kill”