{John Roderick / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Photo essay: we came, we saw, we Danced On The Valentine!

Show Date: February 10, 2012

It was another amazing year for Dancing On The Valentine, Jenny George’s annual leukemia and lymphoma Duran Duran cover night benefit concert. Friends and fans packed the Crocodile while we heard most excellent renditions of DD hits and B-sides from the likes of Lesli Wood, Daniel G. Harmann, Noddy, John Roderick, and Fly Moon Royalty. Show-stealers NighTraiN took the stage with Hotels for a mindblowing cover of “Come Undone,” Princess brought metal sensibility to Duran Duran’s music like we’ve never quite heard it before, and Exohxo and Katie Kate rounded out an incredibly successful night. The tally is still in the works, but rumor has it that a very impressive amount of money was raised for a donation. Nice work, Seattle!

In case you were up in the photo booth (thanks Ben “The Chauffeur” Haley and assistant) and missed one of the songs, here’s a recap of who oh-so-amazingly did what! We got our photo booth on too, so if you see any errors here, please let us know and we’ll update:

Lesli Wood with Jupe Jupe – Girls on Film / Wild Boys
Davidson Hart Kingsbery – Skin Trade / Do You Believe in Shame?
Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts – Planet Earth / Electric Barbarella / Secret Oktober
Noddy – Red Carpet Massacre / Big Thing / Someone Else Not Me
Hotels – Come Undone (with NighTraiN) / Save a Prayer / A View To A Kill / Late Bar
Princess – Careless Memories / New Religion
John Roderick – Lonely in Your Nightmare / Hold Back the Rain / The Chauffeur
Fly Moon Royalty – Read My Lips / All You Need is Now
Exohxo – Rio / The Reflex / New Moon on Monday / Union of the Snake
Katie Kate – Hungry Like the Wolf / Notorious / Ordinary World

And, here’s some photos to prove it all happened:

Lesli Wood and Jupe Jupe:

{Lesli Wood and Jupe Jupe / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Lesli Wood and Jupe Jupe / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Davidson Hart Kingsberry:

{Davidson Hart Kingsberry / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Davidson Hart Kingsberry / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts:

{Daniel G. Harmann / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Daniel G. Harmann / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Daniel G. Harmann / by Victoria VanBruinisse} {Daniel G. Harmann / by Victoria VanBruinisse}
{Daniel G. Harmann / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Noddy:

{Noddy / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Noddy / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Noddy / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Hotels with NighTraiN:

{Hotels with NighTraiN / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Hotels with NighTraiN / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Hotels with NighTraiN / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Princess:

{Princess / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Princess / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Princess / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Princess / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

John Roderick:

{John Roderick / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{John Roderick / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{John Roderick / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{John Roderick / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Fly Moon Royalty:

{Fly Moon Royalty / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Fly Moon Royalty / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Fly Moon Royalty / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Exhoxo:

{Exhoxo / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Stay tuned — we’ll have those killer photobooth shots posted as they surface!

{All photos by Victoria VanBruinisse. See more shots from the show in the imaginary flickr pool here!}

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