Story behind the photo: Limo ride with Duran Duran


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.

Duran Duran, March 1984(2)sm
Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor (he was my favorite), John Taylor
Duran Duran, March 1984sm
Roger Taylor, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon
John Taylor, Hilton, March 1984sm
John Taylor

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!  😉

Name that tune….

 

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