Like maybe I should know why we had to come all the way to Bulgaria just to see Duran Duran in concert….


Oh yes we did!! Friday night we went to the Duran Duran concert. And I know what you are just dying to ask. What does Simon LeBon look like now? Well, from my bird’s eye view (no really, like up top, with the birds) he looks, well, still very New Wave. And very middle-aged. He had chunks of his hair dyed blonde and the standard middle-aged-man belly. But he can still sing and do funny dance moves all over stage. And, oh yeah, he did come out wearing that cheesy English police cap–very George Michael-ish.

They played all the oldies but goodies–Rio, View To A Kill, Wild Boys, Girls on Film, Notorious, Ordinary Day…….. We knew all the words. ALL OF THEM! I know that makes us a little bit old, but not as old as the grey-haired section sitting near us. Seriously, one whole section of mostly grey-haired people. Strange. And they never once stood up. Actually, half the arena never once stood up. They just sat in their seats and if they were really feeling funky, they nodded their heads a bit, “Night at the Roxbury” style. Weird. I’ve never been to a concert where people sit down.

But we didn’t. Nope. We stood and danced and sang every song. And we could because we were some of the only people there who really knew all the words, not just the chorus. Okay, okay, so the concert-goers don’t speak English, maybe that makes it a wee bit difficult for them to learn all the songs. Oh, and we did the ultimate nerdy concert thing. Can you guess what it is? Yup! We held up a lighter AND a cell phone and rocked back and forth all trance-like.

I know. You’re jealous. Jealous that Duran Duran seemingly only tours Eastern European countries and you never had the opportunity to see them. I mean, if you had known they would be here, surely you, too, would have hopped on a plane with two suitcases and a dog and moved here too!