Where in the world is Duran Duran?
Well, I can’t tell you where they are at this very minute – but I can tell you where they were last night! That lucky band performed in Cannes, France at the International Festival of Creativity for the Cannes Lions.
According to their website, the Cannes Lions are the most established and coveted awards for the creative and marketing communications industry. There’s an entire festival built around the awards, including performances and appearances by bands, artists and notable figures. So, last night Duran Duran performed, apparently intended to be a secret for the attendees until the last possible minute, and today Simon appeared on a panel about saving the worlds oceans.
It wasn’t until Anna had posted something about performing in Cannes that I wondered about the band being there, and sure enough – pictures started showing up on social media this morning. Sometimes, I feel so far removed from the happenings with this band, it just makes it tough to stay engaged. I can’t imagine I’m the only one feeling that way…and I don’t mean that because I live in California and these things are taking place elsewhere I don’t pay attention. I mean that because I really don’t know what they’re working on, and so much of it is kept quiet, I tend to drift off and not always pay rapt attention, figuring they’re not doing much of anything (at least that I’m able to write about!).
I love that John and Simon do these panels, I really do. It is wonderful to see their passions beyond Duran Duran, and in both cases – I wish I’d been able to be there.
If all of that weren’t enough Duran-love for you, John left us all a gift of his own on Spotify. It is the JT “All love” playlist, and I really think it’s worth the time to download Spotify if you don’t already have it. He added more to it today, after he spent time wandering around the Christian Marclay exhibit in Cannes. Check out the playlist here!
Well, that’s a wrap for me this week! I’m off to do some more driving around and house hunting!