Monday, January 23, 2006

Duran Duran at the new Key Club at Morongo

I plead guilty. It has been far too long since I've posted any truths here.

I have plenty of excuses. I've been busy attending musical events and writing about them for the Register and it's been crazy these past few weeks.

On Saturday, Jan. 14, I did go to the official launch of the new Key Club located inside the Morongo Casino Resort at Cabazon. I had never seen Duran Duran before, and especially since this was the original lineup playing in an intimate venue, it sounded like fun.

And if catching the band tear through 75 minutes or so of most of their biggest hits (they did omit "Rio," surprisingly) wasn't enough to get you there, checking out the newest club in the Southland sounded promising.

Duran Duran Set List at Key Club at Morongo

Hungry like the Wolf
Planet Earth
Is There Something I Should Know
Sound of Thunder
The Reflex
Ordinary World
Save a Prayer
Girls on Film
(end of regular set; encore is below)
A View to a Kill
Wild Boys

I had expected there to be some excitement in the crowd, especially since near the stage it was strictly standing. To put it mildly, I was crushed. Many, many excited women who were revisiting their youths, big time. But to Duran Duran's credit, the band was great and many of the songs were delivered wonderfully. "Sunrise," "Nice" and "A View to a Kill" were among my favorites. The group's musical skills shone throughout the energetic set.

And the club is very posh. Check it out.

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