Filled with Emotion

This blog post is going to be rather short–not because I don’t have anything to say but because I have too much to say and not enough time to do it. Plus, as the title suggests, I’m feeling SO much. Normally, writing helps me process my feelings but I’m not ready to do that.

By now, most of you have heard that Duran had to postpone their show for tomorrow night at London’s O2. This was our last hope of seeing a concert here in the UK. How am I feeling about it? I am feeling many things but I will tell you what I am not feeling. While I have feelings of anger, it is definitely NOT directed at the band but at the unfortunate, no-win for anyone situation. Now, many of you–maybe even most of you are thinking that I’m delusional for believing that the band DOES feel badly about this but I do. Maybe I need to feel this way. Yet, I can’t help for how I’m feeling and I won’t apologize for it. I also don’t want to hear or read other people’s negative reactions toward the band. It is fine if someone does not agree with me about the band and this situation. It is also fine if I don’t want to hear about it. It doesn’t help me deal and it doesn’t help me feel better. It is what it is. The show has been postponed and being angry at the band won’t change anything.

Now, I have to get ready quickly as we are heading out to meet a bunch of other Duranies at a meet up we planned with Kitty from Gimme a Wristband. As of the last look at our event page on Facebook, it seems like it will be a decent crowd and I’m excited to meet people. Even without shows, we have a lot to celebrate. We share a common love over a band that has been in many of our lives for decades. It is a common bond that is worth celebrating. Both the love and the bond allows most of us Duranies to continue on in our fandom through both thick and thin. Right now, it is tough for all of us–those who are missing shows and those who aren’t as we all begin to worry about the future of Duran. Yet, we can survive it TOGETHER.

-A

One thought on “Filled with Emotion”

  1. for me, it's been frustrating to read the assessments from people who are not here, haven't spent months planning for a trip that has been DREAMED out about for the better part of 30 years. feeling frustrated and disappointed and sad about the situation doesn't mean with blame Simon or the band or the management. it means we are frustrated and disappointed and sad. it's not selfish, it's normal.

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