MASSACRE at the Araneta Coliseum!!!
thousands of Children of the '80s are
resting their sore muscles and hoarse voices
after dancing and singing for two hours straight...
Duran Duran was in town to promote their latest CD,
produced by Timbaland, and featuring the song "Falling Down",
co-written by the band's new best friend, Justin Timberlake.
But to the relief of the Rumors/Kudos/Aunt Mary's Aunt kids
who made up the audience,
Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, John Taylor,
and Simon Le Bon
understood the Pinoy Concertgoer's Mentality:
no long instrumental jams and ugly heavy metal songs
like that fiasco that was TOTO,
no odd jazzy new arrangements like the semi-disaster
that was SWING OUT SISTER;
the boys in the band,
intact except for original guitarist Andy Taylor,
performed almost all of their classics Note Perfect,
as we used to say back in the day before CDs and MP3s,
and Duran Duran sounded exactly the same
as they did back when they used to look like this:
and sure enough,
even as the crowd "rested" during the performances
of the songs from the newer albums,
most of the time,
as the band tore through
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF, PLANET EARTH,
WILD BOYS, SAVE A PRAYER, THE REFLEX,
GIRLS ON FILM, COME UNDONE, NOTORIOUS,
ORDINARY WORLD, A VIEW TO A KILL, and RIO,
the crowd looked like this:
Simon Le Bon still could hit all the high notes,
and his salacious introductions of the DD songs
got all of us roaring and going absolutely nuts:
"Are you huuuuunggggrrrrryyyyyy???"
(hungry like the wolf)
"I want all of you to help us sing this song,
so everyone sing "DA NA NA NAA""
"Girls, do you want me to take your picture?"
(girls on film)
By the end of the concert,
only three of the classics weren't played:
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW,
UNION OF THE SNAKE,
and the favorite DD song of this fool below,
who kept on howling his favorite song's title
as the exhausted, but deliriously happy concertgoers
trooped out of the Araneta Coliseum...
BON JOVI, JOURNEY, and RICK ASTLEY,
we want you next!!!!