So after the talk of their touring coming to an end for this year, I saw this morning that the band is playing a one-off date in Dubai next March. Dubai?!? I was just mentioning to my husband that I would like to go there one day…
No, the band does NOT have to worry about seeing me at their show in Dubai. Apparently my Duranie fund has been depleted. *gasp* Imagine my shock and horror! (My husband used words and phrases such as “overdrawn”, “you’ve reached the debt ceiling”, “get a REAL job”….) *sigh*
Of course I’m joking (well, mostly). Its not exactly fun to go from planning a big trip to planning nothing but Christmas dinner. 2012 is coming, and while my husband and our retirement fund is hoping (rather loudly I might add) for a tour-free year….I’m secretly (at least it’s a secret from my husband!) hoping that the band comes back to the US. I’ve threatened to rent a motor home and go on tour with them. The only solace my husband has is that it would take a lot to convince me to actually drive a big old bus or motor home. I won’t even drive the truck when we’re towing our travel trailer to go camping. That’s his job! I have heard lots of bits of return tour rumors, but nothing solid now, and although I’m looking forward to hearing dates – I’m also nervous because I can’t imagine not being able to go – yet the phrase “overdrawn on the Duranie account” isn’t friendly either!
What I think about more often than not these days though is how I can’t imagine never seeing the friends I’ve made during this past year again. So many of them live an entire continent….AND an ocean…apart from me. Its not exactly a cheap plane flight…so my answer is to either become a pilot and buy a big plane (somehow I don’t think the Duranie fund will accommodate that purchase, much less the pilot lessons), or start saving. I have said it again and again that the shows were great, and they were. I couldn’t have asked more out of the band – they gave and gave and gave some more. I felt like connections were made between the band and audience that I’d never witnessed before, much less felt a part of, and those made the shows. On the same token though, what REALLY made the trip were the people I met and the friendships I’ve made. It really bothers me to think that I wouldn’t see those people again, so I refuse to accept the idea. Are we sure there’s no way to become professional Duranies??? 😀
And with that, I’m off to my other priority – insisting that my oldest start baking with me!