Duran Duran back to wow thousands
Mar 25, 2008 7:02 PM
Duran Duran is in Auckland to kick-off their world tour on Wednesday.
For thousands it is the event of the year and for one lucky fan it has been the opportunity of a lifetime.
Jacquie McGinlay never thought she would get to meet the band she has been a fan of since her teenage years.
"It's probably the most exciting moment I've ever had really. Apart from coming to New Zealand" says McGinlay.
Duran Duran were the pop phenomenon of the 1980s, selling over 70 million albums worldwide. This is their second visit to New Zealand. Their first was playing support for Robbie Williams five years ago.This time round it is pure Duran Duran.
"Usually we'd arrive at a hotel and we couldn't leave the hotel. There would be a 1000 kids outside the hotel with their faces pressed up against the windows," says Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor.
Today those kids may be in their forties but the thrill's still the same.
"I have to pinch myself because I can't believe I've actually met them," says McGinlay.