Nasi Goreng reference whetted F1 crowd's appetite for Duran Duran

Duran Duran performing at the Padang Stage at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sept 17, 2017.
Duran Duran performing at the Padang Stage at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sept 17, 2017. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Duran Duran performing on the Padang stage during the Singapore Grand Prix, on Sept 17, 2017.
Duran Duran performing on the Padang stage during the Singapore Grand Prix, on Sept 17, 2017.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Fans watching and singing along during the Duran Duran concert at the Padang stage on Sept 17, 2017.
Fans watching and singing along during the Duran Duran concert at the Padang stage on Sept 17, 2017.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - British pop-rock veterans Duran Duran played a set comprising songs that spanned close to four decades at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept 17).

Frontman Simon Le Bon and band, dressed in bright colours, got the crowd singing and dancing along to songs like A View To A Kill (1985), Come Undone (1993) and Last Night In The City (2015).

The slight drizzle during the sundown set did not dampen the mood at the Padang Stage.

Le Bon endeared himself to Singapore fans by referencing local fare. "Did you get your nasi goreng?" he asked before singing 1982 hit Hungry Like The Wolf.

He also acknowledged the mix of global fans by pointing out the various countries' flags in the audience.

"Looking forward to noisy cars going around in circles, with a little bit of music?" he quipped to the F1 crowd, before launching into the band's James Bond theme A View To A Kill (1985) from the movie of the same name.

It was the band's second set at the Singapore Grand Prix. They played another set on Saturday (Sept 16) at the Village Stage.