This has been another wild week, hasn’t it?! It can’t just be me thinking that, can it? Of course, the question is…will it continue to be this active, this fun in the coming weeks or will there be a lull until the Austin show?! Time will tell!
There were a couple of major events this week!
First, Duran Duran performed on Fashion Rocks on Tuesday, September 9th. If you would like to read more about that, you can check out the blog post or the press release on dd.com. As part of Fashion Rocks, you could download a live version of Girl Panic via Shazam. Details can be found here. I went through the process. It wasn’t super speedy due to internet traffic, but it was pretty simple. I thought it was nice to give a little gift even though many of us were hoping like heck that it was a snippet of a new song! As a side note to Fashion Rocks, this week, at work, my students had to look at personal artifacts about me and come up with a historical event of mine. I shared some items from the UK trips of 2011 so obviously they had to figure out that I was a Duran Duran fan! Most of my 9th graders had not heard of Duran Duran. I could easily tell them, though, that Duran had been on TV on Tuesday, which seemed to impress them!
Second, Duran Duran’s Unstaged screened across the United States on Wednesday with some other screenings taking place this weekend. Rhonda wrote about her experience in this post. She had a unique perspective (one of my students’ vocabulary words for this unit!) since she had attended the actual live event in 2011. I will be attending my screening later today. A few of us are driving from Madison to the Milwaukee area where we are meeting a friend, having lunch and going to the screening. I am looking forward to it and will be sure to share my experience here as well.
Beyond these large events, we were treated to some other Duran news. First, Roger joined Katy for September’s Katy Kafe. It sounds like things are finishing up! Highlights were written about in this post. Second, Simon tweeted about how they are “picking up the ball” next week and addressed the tweet to Duran, Mr. Hudson and Nile. I’ll assume that it about the album. What can I say?! I’m anxious!!
Of course, John also tweeted some, too. In true John fashion, he tweeted a number of pictures from his Instagram account. While they are all worth viewing, I, particularly, enjoyed the picture of John, Simon, Gela, etc. from September 9th!! Speaking of pictures, I would recommend checking out Duran’s official twitter for other pictures, including a number of them surrounding the Fashion Rocks event.
If that wasn’t enough, this little blog celebrated a birthday, too! We put together a little playlist on YouTube and asked that everyone watch it with us! We used the hashtag #DailyDBday14 and had quite a bit of fun with lots of people in attendance, both on Facebook and Twitter! Again, we really appreciate everyone who reads this blog and/or joined us for our party yesterday. Since it was our birthday, we think that each and every one of you should treat yourself to an item or two at our Cafe Press store.
Did I miss anything with all this excitement?! If so, please, let me know as always!!