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Di-Aid: The threat is real

By sizemore Last edited 126 months ago
Di-Aid: The threat is real
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One, two, princes plan before you

(thats what we said, wow)

Princes, princes who will scar you

(too late to stop it, now)

One has Elton's number in his pocket

(don't look back, run now!)

It's really happening, damn and cock it!

(they've booked Duran Duran now)

You know we're serious when we play the Sing-a-long-a-Spin Doctors card.

A little like Charlton Heston sobbing on the beach at the end of Planet of the Apes there was a collective sob of horror that this thing was actually going ahead. Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

"The concert next summer seems an entirely fitting way to celebrate her life and her work. We are honoured that she always referred to Duran Duran as her favourite band as she was certainly our favourite princess."

It took some doing but we tracked down a list of Duran Duran's top five favourite Princesses:

1. Princess Diana - pros good skier / cons dead as a doornail

2. Princess Leia - pros metal bikini / cons annoying brother & family problems

3. Xena, Warrior Princess - pros kicks ass / cons turns out she's a Cylon

4. Princess Diana aka Wonder Woman - pros best costume ever / cons makes you tell the truth

5. The Princess Bride - pros her name is Buttercup / cons plays hard to get

Last Updated 12 December 2006

Mark

What about Princess Peach - cons is always getting kidnapped. pros provides good excuse to jump on people's heads and collect coins.

Mike

Good call, Mark. We think all our alternative Princesses are just as deserving of a concert, but Peach (didn't she used to be called Mushroom?) is the only one that guarantees good 8-bit music.

simon

if you can stand it, go to www.dailymail.co.uk and scan the readers' comments on this story. The vomit-inducing ones are just as you'd expect, but there's a surprising amount of dissent.

Mike

We'd love to Simon, but all the Londonist computers have anti-Mail software installed as a matter of course. If we accidentally browse their website the whole network shuts down until we burn an effigy of Richard Littlejohn in a USB connected wicker man.

Joe

The discussion on the Mail site ultimately got so fruity that the whole comments thread was deleted, presumably because it consisted almost entirely of yanks having hissy fits because Camilla got invited.

Mike

Yeah you wouldn't want Camilla to get in the way of all the 'music'.

Charles should gate crash and take the stage to rant about modern architecture while Camilla wears Diana's severed face as a hat and pulls crazy Kate Bush moves.

I'd watch that.

Salvadore Vincent

The Duran Duran set list in full:

The Chauffeur
A View to a Kill
Save a Prayer

Mike

I figured they'd just play A View to a Kill ten times. For an encore they could cover Di Another Day.

Simon

I'm assuming someone in London is going to organise some other kind of big event for the day - a place for all the sane people to gather.