Those are the facts. Revel. Ovation Hall. Saturday, August 25th. 9pm. No word on an opener. That one is for the forum. That's all you need to know if you want to attend the Duran Duran concert on that day in Atlantic City.
But...I'm going to take a second to indulge myself in a rant. You can stop reading now if the above information is all you require.
It's Duran Duran. Yeah, I know. Say what you will, but I have been a Duranie since the age of 10. That's 30 years or as long as the anniversary of their album "Rio" this year. Yeah, of course, I lost them for a little while back when Simon married Yasmin and during the Big Thing era, but I always came back.
Even if you don't like the band, other non-Duranies I have known and heard of have been converted after their shows. Their frontman, Simon, always makes sure there is a party-like atmosphere with lots of high-energy.
So, here's the deal...someone either at Revel or in the Duran camp has obviously lost their minds.
They want $150 for floor seats, $95 for mid-orchestra and $75 for the mezzanine. Are they kidding? Do not make me call my first loves "relics" or "has-beens" who do not deserve this kind of money...
This bites my butt because, as I have always said...my money in A.C. is reserved for gambling.
In the past, I have paid ridiculous amounts to see them, having done the Fan Club VIP route many times. My husband and I followed them up and down the east coast back in 2005 when all original five band members were together. We schlepped to New York for the Broadway run of their album as well. I love the obscure songs that most people don't know and have met the band on several occasions. And I even got to prove to one of my nay-sayer uncles, who ridiculed them in my youth, that they actually do play their own instruments and would have longevity past the year of 1985.
Now, I'm just annoyed. Also, I can't believe that they did not go with general admission at Revel for the floor. Some of their best shows at Borgata and House of Blues in A.C. have all been general admission. I spent the last one on Halloween at about what would have been second row. Duran hat on, activist or not, I will fight you to the death to get up front.
I'm angry so I'm gonna say it -
"Boo, Man UTD. Simon loves you so now I want you to lose!" (Not really. That was me just being childish.)
I'll probably end up forking over the money to see them in the end. It's going to be impossible for me to be in A.C. on a Saturday anyway WITH Duran playing and not go.
I really just think that their price point is ridiculous and wanted to get it out. Now, I'm going to eat a whole bunch of food for lunch...which will include too much chocolate.
This has been my childish, 40-year-old teenage rant. Thank you.