27th May 1986 – Chelsea, Knightsbridge and success in Pinner


Went to John’s, Nick’s then Simon’s in Pinner with Mary from Brum. After while at Simon’s his mum came out. Then a man knocked on the door and Yasmin answered. Sam the dog ran out and we tried to get it back. Then Simon came out!

WOW!! He wore black jeans and a drum t-shirt with a skull and crossbones on the back.

Simon in Pinner 27th May 1986 Can’t believe how old the cars in the background look! COPYRIGHT MICHELLE COLDWELL-SIMONS

He said ‘Thanks for coming but we are doing something in the house today and there are bad vibes (?) out here’ or something like that. Then Jo said. ‘We did get to Greenwich before you!’ And he put his thumb on his nose and went ‘Naaaanaa’! He was gorgeous!


Another short entry.

Mary, who we had met in Portsmouth, had come to stay for a few days and we were taking her around the Duran’s houses. We got lucky at Simon’s. I remember chasing all over the street for that dog. It think it was a Shih Tzu – butI could be wrong.

Just look at the cars in the background of the pic! Makes me feel really old. The cars look so old fashioned.

Not sure what he meant about bad vibes…..just a nice way of saying ‘Go away now please’ I think. He was never not polite and as I have said before I would imagine that a group of girls hanging outside your (in Simon’s case parents) house, must have been a real pain. He was playful with us, courteous but firm in trying to make us go home. Which we did. We had got what we came for – for Mary to meet a member of Duran. She hadn’t met any of Duran before- even living in Birmingham. And they were a Birmingham band. It made me feel lucky that we could go and see Duran more or less whenever we liked – in London.


About thedurandiaries

Long time Duran fan. Followed them since 1985 - and that means physically going to see them! I kept a diary from 1986 and thought it may be funny to write them up on a blog. And the profile picture is of the actual of diary. Yes it has Care Bear stickers on it. But this was the 80's. And Care Bears were cute. View all posts by thedurandiaries

One response to “27th May 1986 – Chelsea, Knightsbridge and success in Pinner

  • Anne

    I love this entry! Now I see why Simon prefers it in England. I don’t think American teens would have just moved on as he asked. I have seen his courteous but firm treatment of fans in some youtube vids, he really has a way of making the girls obey 😉

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