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Don't Hit Your Sister: Duran Duran @ Fox Theater, 4/14/11

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It was my fault for kissing them. But to a pre-teen in the 80s, a set of glossy, glamour-shot liner notes are as close to a love letter as, well, a love letter. Uncle Gary, an exceedingly patient man, had been shrieked to the edge of reason by Duran Duran, and threatened to leave us in the desert. It was 1985 and for this family vacation I packed only a pink bandana (reason unknown), a Walkman, and Arena on cassette.

Had I not felt it necessary to smooch each of their geometrically patterned, neon framed faces my sister would likely have been spared a backseat brawl punch after feeling it necessary to spit on each as a follow-up. 26 years later, finally seeing Duran Duran live, I am pleased to report they sounded just like my tape. Justice prevails.

Duran Duran @ Fox Theater in Pomona, 4/14/11 Set List - Planet Earth, Hungry Like The Wolf, All You Need Is Now, Being Followed, Notorious, Safe (In The Heat Of The Moment), Friends Of Mine, Leave A Light On, The Chauffeur, Blame The Machines, Ordinary World, Girl Panic!, (Reach Up For The) Sunrise, Wild Boys, Rio Encore - Bond Medley, A View To A Kill, Poker Face/Girls On Film [via setlist.fm]