Last night I went to a party and was introduced as an expert on fandom. That fits me, I thought. Then, I thought about how the case study for fandom has always been the Duran Duran fandom and Duran Duran fans. As part of this study, I have been asking lots of questions about fans and their touring experiences for months. As I mentioned last week, I’m in my final stretch. The focus last week was the average number of shows fans attend. If you haven’t participated in that question, you still can. The poll can be found here. Now, I am going to ask two related questions.
First, I am curious as to how far, distance wise, people have been willing and able to travel to see a Duran Duran show. I, absolutely, realize that not everyone is able to travel far for a variety of reasons and there is no judgement, if you are or are not able. In fact, that is part of the reason that I ask questions like this through a poll. It is more anonymous that way.
Let me ask this question in a sightly different way.
Second, while I am curious about the unusual tour or circumstance, I’m more curious about the common, the usual behavior. Thus, this question asks fans to tell what they usually do, tour wise. While some might travel far once in awhile, they might stick closer to home more often. Others might always go far away to see the band live.
While you are participating, do you have predicts about what will be the most common responses?