Where Duran Duran can still count on the star treatment
Between car bombs, kidnappings and cocaine wars, Colombia never had a chance to savour the 1980s. Other capital cities enjoyed visits by Englishmen with big hair and pastel suits, but not Bogota. It was a decade, in other words Adv. 1. in other words - otherwise stated; "in other words, we are broke"
put differently , without Duran Duran.
The wait is over. The band has arrived in Colombia to a heroes' welcome. South America's one-time pariah nation greeted Duran Duran's gig in Bogota last week as the latest sign that it is finally becoming normal.
Of course, getting in a lather about a band that peaked a generation ago may sound less than normal, but it is understandable. Colombia has come a long way. Cities are safe, guerrillas are surrendering and tourists are visiting. With homicidal hom·i·cid·al
1. Of or relating to homicide.
2. Capable of or conducive to homicide: a homicidal rage. mayhem abating, the country has happily joined the rest of the world in singing along to Wild Boys, View to a Kill and Save a Prayer. No matter that the rest of the world stopped doing so two decades ago.
Local media swooned over Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Rhodes, John (Jacob) (1916– ) U.S. representative; born in Council Grove, Mo. A World War II veteran, he was judge advocate of the Arizona National Guard (1947–52) before going to Congress (Rep. Taylor and Roger Taylor Not to be confused with Roger Tayler.
Roger Taylor is a personal name that may refer to:
It may be churlish churl·ish
1. Of, like, or befitting a churl; boorish or vulgar.
2. Having a bad disposition; surly: "as valiant as the lion, churlish as the bear" Shakespeare. to point out that Colombia goes ape over pretty much any international act that comes to town. Kylie Minogue
Kylie Ann Minogue (IPA: /'kaɪ. was received with rapture a few days before Duran Duran. She is a big star, true, but Boy George got the rapture treatment in September.
Colombia's capital has become one of the safest cities in the region. The risk of being bundled into a car boot and tethered Attached to a data or power source by wire or fiber. Contrast with untethered. to a tree in the jungle for six years is now negligible. Kylie did have her luggage stolen, including a laptop, but that did not dent her enthusiasm. "We met her on our way in at the airport and she said Colombia was so far easily the best leg of her tour," said Rhodes.
Memo to Spandau Ballet and Adam Ant: Bogota, go.