This week has brought a small flurry of announcements from Duran Duran that begs the reminder: Tour Time Cometh (My English is anything but incredibly proper).
Just as I was beginning to wonder in quiet little under-my-breath murmurings about whether Europe would even see Duran Duran this summer, I noticed that they’ve been added to the NorthSide Festival in Denmark Jun 17-19. Of course, I don’t know what day they’re actually playing yet…but I suspect this is the first of many dates we’ll see added to Duran Duran’s social calendar in the upcoming weeks. Rejoice!
This adds several “To-Do” items to my own ongoing list, not least of which is to get our calendar completely updated. I apologize that it’s not currently filled with all of the US dates and beyond (at least what we know in this moment), but I’ll be working on that over the next few days.
Additionally, and more importantly – if you haven’t taken the opportunity to get active on the Daily Duranie Message Boards, now is the time. First of all, it’s a welcoming group there. The board has been properly warmed up and waiting, and now that we have tour information – my big plan is to designate a section of the board to touring, so that way it can be used in several ways (and more that I’m not thinking of right now I am sure):
- It will be a go-to place for meeting other friends (old, new, etc.) that are attending the same shows.
- Any pre-show meet-ups, post-show gatherings, etc can be planned and information posted.
- Duranie “dorms” (hotels) can be organized for each date, with information posted, etc.
- Carpools, caravans, etc. can be discussed for those who are traveling.
The message board is a great place to meet other Duranies and plan the social part of touring. If you have suggestions about the framework of the boards (topics, etc.) or any concerns about what can or cannot be posted, you can always message me (Rhonda) over on the message board. Amanda and I have sort of naturally divided up the duties of the board in this way: she is much more of the host, whereas I’m Ms. Fix & Build It. That said, we’re both willing and ready to do whatever needs to happen. We want everyone to feel welcome.
Also, I have a quick reminder that Amanda and I are going to be hosting “Dancing on the Valentine” – an online video and socializing party – on February 13 at 8pm CST (9pm EST, 6pm PST). For those who are confused, no – we’re not meeting in person. This is purely online. What we do is set up a playlist (looking for suggestions, please post them on our event page!), and then you basically have that window playing while chatting in another window…or on your phone…or if you’re fancy like Amanda you can have your computer hooked up to your TV so that what you’re watching is played on your TV screen, and then chat from your computer. Point being, even though we live in different places we can still hang out and be social for an evening. We are still hammering out details regarding where we’ll be meeting up online (looking at chat room platforms right now), but that information will be posted in coming days on Facebook – watch that space. We would love to have you join us!
Off to work!!