I am dying for a show. It is as simple as that. My desire for a show is increasing with every piece of news and every rumor about the new album. Non-fans might think this is silly or obsessive but I’m willing to bet that most other Duranies are feeling like I do (except those lucky fans in South Africa!).
The last show that I saw was in July of 2009. It is simply unacceptable that I have gone almost a year and a half since I have seen the band perform live. To me, there is nothing better than a fantastic Duran show, one that is filled with energy and includes lots of fun interactions with the fans. I miss singing with John Taylor, screaming for Dom, laughing at Simon’s classic moves, and grabbing Rhonda’s arm during all JoSi moments. I’m longing for those pre-show meetups when Duranies gather in some restaurant or bar to meet each other for the first time or to see people you haven’t seen for awile. Those post-show gatherings are great, too, as we are ready to have more fun to burn off the energy we got from the show!
I miss making all of the plans in regards to shows, to tours. I love that moment when the tour dates are announced and I can begin plotting about which shows I might be able to get to! My partner-in-crime and I then get to *squee* together as we begin to formulate our plan about which tickets to buy, which hotels to stay at, how to travel to each show, etc. The message boards are usually full of activity as everyone posts which shows they are going to and meetups discussions start, which works to build everyone’s anticipation! I miss all of this! I long for all of this!
To me, this time in Duranville is much like a long road trip. On a long trip, I’m usually good for the first few hours but the last half hour is simply unbearable. I know that we are close but aren’t quite there yet. I am beginning to see the exit and can’t get there fast enough. My patience is almost gone. I need something to keep me going. I don’t care if it more snippets of new songs or an actual release date or an updated website but I need something!!! (Although, I would really like some dates…) 😀