Let me start by saying that I was not in the limo with the band… but I did get copies of the photos from the girl who was… and here they are!
Back in the mid-1980s, my aunt had a friend whose husband owned a limo service. In March 1984, Duran Duran came to their town. After their show, the boys saw a lineup of limousines, a few of which were meant to be decoys. The one they ended up in was one of the decoys. (I guess Nick Rhodes opted for a different car.) Supposedly, they chose this one because it had an “old” feeling to it. But, being a mere decoy, the limo was low on gas, so they had to stop at a gas station to fill up on the way to the hotel. In the end, they wound up in the right place — which was, apparently, the Hilton.
I personally did not see Duran Duran in concert until January 1994 (with my sister), when James (band) opened for them… but that’s a whole different story on its own.
I saw Duran2 in concert once again in 2005. That time, I went with John Taylor’s superfan — my BFF! ;-)