February 2010 Somewhere in Bermonsey, London

Feb 2010, Bermondsey

Al let us know that Duran were in some studios in Bermondsey. They are sound checking for a gig they are apparently doing in Barcelona. So we went along to investigate.

Nick arrived first – MIRACLE! – and I chatted to him. I asked him if we could come in and have a listen to what they were rehearsing. (It was bloody cold out so it was worth a try to go and get warm!) He said, surprise surprise,  ‘sure, why not’. Shocked. He went inside but didn’t invite us to go along. BAH!

John came next. So I asked him too if we could come and have a listen. John, well he say ‘NO!’ His reason was that the sound would be too crap and we would all need headphones….blah blah.

Simon was in an amazing mood. Very sweet and funny. Lots of hugs for Sam which was nice. Roger was cool too, Lorraine had a picture done with him and as she had brought her little girl with her, she was in the pic too. Bless. At these studios were Frank, Julie, Lorraine, Alison, Gary Jones with Lorraine’s daughter and Julie’s son.


Notes About This Entry

I remember this day being bitterly cold. We all bundled into Julie’s car to keep warm. We only hung around long enough to see them go in and then we left. Too cold and boring to stay waiting around to see them come out and who knew how long it would be?

There is seven months between entries this time. I rarely wanted to go to this kind of thing any more but to be brutally honest, following Duran is like a aDDiction! It can take months and months, sometimes even years between the need but every now and again I feel the urge to go get my fix and see them again. It really is a case of never say never for me.



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

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