Duran Duran Concert in Denver – where OMG I was able to photograph them, like, for reals!
I was really excited to see Duran Duran reaching out to bloggers and inviting them to cover their new “All You Need Is Now” tour. I was really really really excited when I was one of the bloggers they asked to attend.
Can you imagine how I felt when they approved my request for a press pass?
Pretty. Much. This.
I have loved this band since I was 13.
I had, and still have, a huge crush on John Taylor.
I named my dog Rio. As in, she danced on the sand.
AND I WAS GOING TO GET TO PHOTOGRAPH THEM?
YES! YES! YES!
Simon’s voice was amazing. I know he had posted that he had some concerns – but really. His pipes still sound incredibly smooth and sexy.
John still is a rad bass player. A friend recently told me he had discounted JT … until he tried to learn Rio. BOOM!
Nick still adds all that technical coolness from the background.
And where is Roger you might ask? Behind a huge drum kit that was impossible to photograph through.
When you have a press pass, you only shoot the first three songs, so I gave up trying to catch him real quick. But trust me, he sounded great too.
Sure. This is a band that has been around for 3/4 of my life. I know I am skewed.
But the crowd was mixed in terms of age and dedication. Duran Duran puts on a great show, filled with great songs, making it a fun experience for everyone. Old fans, new fans, every fan. I have no idea if that is why they named the new album “All You Need Is Now” – but that is what it says to me.
Many thanks to the boys. For everything.
Great shots! I saw them in L.A. Agree with everything you say – Simon sounds great, John is ridiculously good-looking and a rad bassist and Roger is too hidden. Thanks for sharing, lucky girl 🙂
These are amazing. I have loved them since I was 10.
I’ve been waiting for a post about your night!!! LOVE the photos!!! Lucky girl!!! xoxo
These are AMAZING, Aimee!
These photos are Rolling Stone good!!
Once again I see your supreme artistry Aimee, such gorgeous photos, rich and crisp and well put together. Just went through your set on flickr and I am amazed.
Nat, sorry, I guess I thought that was clear – yes, I received free tickets to the show. 🙂
And thanks for all the kind words!
Amazing experience eh? Did they comp you tickets for the rest of show?
As always, you are so amazingly talented and I know it, but when I see evidence of your talent, I am overwhelmed. Wow, girl. Just wow.
My heart is all a flutter after reading this one! The photos are ah-mazing! How is it they can look this good, still? Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this with us! SO COOOOL!
Holy crap, Aimee…these photos are fantastic.
I’m so glad you were able to go!
Those photos are amazing and I AM SO JEALOUS! “Undone” is one of my favorite songs ever…
Fantastic, Aimee! I love your photos. They are beautiful and I am so grateful I got to see them perform, too. I had fun watching you take the photos because I knew it meant a lot to you.
Now I’m going to listen to Rio and pay close attention to the base line.
What an awesome experience! The photos are beyond incredible!
I’m so jealous! I was supposed to see them in San Diego. Whahhhhh! Your pictures are great! Thanks for sharing them!