Yesterday Duran Duran tweeted out about a special, unusual gift for the Duran Duran fan: Limited edition artworks on canvas,created from sound waves captured in the studio recording of “Hungry Like The Wolf.” The band signed 100 @SoundwavesArt canvases in support of @WarChildUK. If you’re still thinking of a unique holiday gift… http://duran.io/2i8K1z2 .
This is a pretty amazing gift but…it costs $700. Ouch. I don’t know about the rest of you but that is out of my price range. If I had an extra $700, I would be saving it for future concert tickets. Alas.. What if I had an opportunity to get another very unique gift to celebrate my or a friend’s Duran Duran fandom? A few weeks back I saw this gift idea of turning a concert ticket into a doormat! The website here shows what I’m talking about and here is an example:
How cool!?! I would totally do something like that but…the next question is one I asked on Twitter. Which show do I use? I have many choices!
The First Duran Concert in 1993
I do still have the ticket stub from my very first Duran show in August of 1993. Obviously, it would make sense to want to commemorate the first one. That said, it wasn’t my favorite show by far. I have told the story many times on here that I felt like something wasn’t right and after the show, I declared that they might be wise in breaking up. It didn’t feel like Duran to me. So maybe not that one…
The First Concert with Rhonda
The first Duran show I saw with Rhonda was in March of 2005 in Chicago. It was only my second show but my first real tour. This show and tour started so much for me. I certainly wouldn’t be blogging without it and I probably wouldn’t have such a strong fandom now. It was also the first time that we had seats up close and personal as it was our first VIP show. That said, while I loved the show and that tour, I don’t know that I would say it was my favorite. Still…those are some pretty good reasons.
The Birmingham Show
For many Duranies, the idea of seeing Duran play in their hometown is the ultimate. I cannot disagree. Heck, I blogged about the very thing yesterday. It was monumental for me and definitely showed (to me) that I was/am pretty dedicated to my fandom. Like I said yesterday, it still wasn’t my favorite. Yet, the fact that it was Birmingham is a big deal…
First Front Row
Rhonda and I finally made it to the front in August 2012 in Biloxi, Mississippi. For this show, we sat, lined up, since early in the morning. Despite being in the front, we doubted the whole time that we would actually make it to the front. When we did, we were shocked. This turned into being stunned pretty much the entire time. I’m sure that we looked ridiculous and not like ourselves at all. Okay…good in theory but not sure I really want to give the special treatment to this show.
Fabulous Front Row Shows
We have been lucky enough to get front row a couple of times since then. There have been some great shows at Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage, California. Those shows were amazing and would be nice to acknowledge through a cool door mat. I might even say that those shows have been my favorite of all time. That said…would those be more important to commemorate than the Birmingham show or the first show with Rhonda??? Clearly, the hardest part of this is just deciding which ticket to use!!!
What do the rest of you think? Which ticket should I go with (when/if I decide to do this)? What do you use if you were getting this made for yourself and why?