One question that has been asked MANY times to Daily Duranie is if we know whether the concert is to be televised. On one hand, I appreciate that so many think that Amanda and I are really that in the know. I’m also completely humbled when I have to tell those people that I have absolutely no idea, but that I doubt it. I wish I had better info, but I just don’t unless I myself do the research to find the answer. So, research is what I have attempted to do. I’ve searched online only to see that the concert is being held at what is called the Olympic Festival – and that the opening ceremonies will be broadcast on giant screens at what appears to be the same time as the ceremony itself. That leads me to believe that either the concert will be shown at a different time, or it will not be televised at all. I’ve checked my own television stations, NBC (in America that is who is coordinating the Olympic broadcasts)….and I’ve found absolutely nothing. A few fans are saying that the concert will be streaming online, but so far all I have found on that have been reports that the Olympic Ceremonies will be streaming, not the concert at Hyde Park.
More than a few fans have posted nastygrams to the band’s Facebook page, wondering why no information for viewing has been posted, and quite honestly some of them have been rather pointed in their assumptions that management isn’t doing their job or doesn’t care. It is probably a little more rare than it should be that I find myself standing up for management. In this case – I feel it necessary. To begin with, I highly doubt that the organizers for the concert have taken the trouble to let the band’s management know how fans in each country of the world can tune in to see the concert in their particular set of circumstances – if in fact the concert is even going to be shown, whether streaming online or otherwise. Call me crazy, but I would imagine they have quite a bit going on at this moment in time. It’s probably one of those things that might get mentioned at some point, but I feel pretty confident that if in fact the band’s management knew – they’d gladly share the information. I also feel confident in saying that while yes, it would be nice to have management come out and say “Hey, we aren’t sure about broadcast information just yet” just so that way we all know and recognize there’s no conspiracy here….I suspect they’d have to be posting that nearly continually in order to satisfy Duran fans. Sometimes it is just better to say nothing than continually say “We don’t know. We STILL don’t know.” I try very hard to remind myself that while I am fairly good about managing a household (My kids might say otherwise….), I have never managed a band before. I don’t know what their job is like, and to be honest, I don’t want to know. It makes my head hurt to even consider what it might be like at times. It’s not always easy to remind myself to hold my tongue or fingers when I think something should be done better, but I try. Most of the time, I fail miserably. I think we would all agree that it is far easier to sit on the sidelines and find fault than it probably is to be on the inside actually doing the work.
In the meantime, if you find good information on where we can all watch the concert – post it on our Daily Duranie Facebook page or tweet us – we’ll gladly repost it!!