One Night Only – OH What A Night

London ITV Studios 12th March 2011

We all had to apply for tickets for this One Night Only Special and luckily we did. Andrew got some priority tickets and off we went.

We first got in and spotted the stage but the stage hands put us all along these stands way back from the stage. Eventually they let us all go to the stage so naturally I stood on John’s side, right in front, as near as I could. Like I do. Ahem.

The format of the show was that Christine Bleakley chatted to them and showed some old clips in between and they also did pretty much a gig! We got to chat to Duran between songs. John give me water from his stash as they never seem to offer that on these tv things. They want us to shout and sing and dance and sweat but we never get a drink of water for it! Ah well.

Simon’s voice was a bit shaky on some of the songs. Seemed like his voice was going a bit. He pulled it off though.

They played about 8 songs, all was good. Was quite an intimate gig seeing as we were in a tv studio. Not looking forward to catching the show though. I hate to think what I look like jumping up and down like a loon to Duran! And I wore a red shirt, probably looked like a sweaty squashed tomato! Stylish!!


Notes on this entry

The one thing I didn’t write about this entry was about the fact that Sam lost the jewel from her engagement ring that night. Too much banging on the stage! We were all on our hands and knees afterwards searching for a little green gem (I think it was an emerald) and obviously we couldn’t find it. The set people were vacuuming the area as silver confetti had been shot over us at the end of the gig, Frank even asked them to empty the vaccum cleaner to see if it was in there! No luck though.

And was this the start of Simon’s voice problems?


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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