By now, I’m sure that most of you have heard/read that Roger Taylor is coming to Chicago to do a DJ Set for his birthday at the Spy Bar. For more information, you can go to the event page that Duran set up on their facebook here. This was just the push that Rhonda and I needed to ensure that we see each other more than once during 2013. It didn’t hurt that my birthday is the following Monday. Even more cool is that I have a Duranie get together/party planned for that Saturday. I didn’t necessarily mean for it to be near my birthday but that is when local or nearby Duranies were available. It worked out well that way, I think! Nonetheless, as soon as I received this email from Rhonda, the plotting began. Could she get a ticket? Do we need tickets to the event? Where would she fly into and out of? How long could she be gone? What did I need to change in my schedule? The verdict of the story is that we figured it out quickly so that we could go to Roger’s DJ set and so Rhonda could come back to my place for my Duranie party! This will be the warm-up to the convention in October!!!
What amuses me the most is how good at this we have gotten. There were no complaints about short notice. We didn’t need a lot of time to figure out all of the details. The plotting didn’t take long and wasn’t painful. After all, we have learned the steps to this sort of thing well. In fact, we have joked that our next book should be about what we have learned since getting involved in the Duran Duran fandom. We might have quite a bit to say, actually!! Anyway, to say that I’m excited about this upcoming weekend is an understatement! I love having something to look forward to and this weekend won’t disappoint! Of course, I’m looking forward to dancing to Roger’s DJ Set but I have to admit that I’m looking forward more to seeing my Duranie friends both at the Spy Bar and at my party. For me, fandom really is about getting together with friends!
Now, of course, as you all know Rhonda and I love to bring fans together when we can. To that end, we have found a place called Hop Haus at 646 N. Franklin to meet up before Roger’s set at 8:30. If you are interested in attending, just comment here, tweet us, send us a message on facebook or send us an email so we know how many people to expect. We would love to have you come! Then, of course, we can repeat this fun in October with the convention! While this weekend will be great with two Duran related events, the convention will be better since it is an ENTIRE weekend of being with Duranies and focusing on the music we enjoy so much by attending that screening of A Diamond of the Mind, by playing Duran related games, by partying at the dinner/dance and more! I can’t wait and now because I have this birthday weekend to look forward to as well, I might just survive until then!!