I tweeted yesterday that whenever the @dailyduranie twitter is blowing up on my phone, I know the time is coming. TOUR time. Pre-Show parties are planned and happening!
I leave California, bound by plane for Chicago’s Midway airport in about two weeks. So yes, tour time is coming! I can hardly believe it. It seems like six months has flown by since we bought pre-sale tickets, although I know it’s been less. I’ve been busy, to say the least. Funny how writing will make the time fly right by.
Yesterday, Amanda and I spent a few hours solidifying details for the Daily Duranie pre-show parties we are hosting for this tour. We can’t be everywhere, but we’re hosting what we can, in between moments of just being fans ourselves!
We’ve Got Wristbands!
We will have wristbands and raffle tickets for Duran-items for sale at all of our pre-show parties, so bring cash with you. The proceeds will go towards our convention fund (save the date: we’re doing another Durandemonium August 10-11 2017!)
July 8 & 9 (Ravinia – Chicago)
For both nights of Ravinia, we are hosting pre-show gatherings on the lawn area by the pavilion where the band will be playing. I’m including a map with the area to look for us (and our Daily Duranie sign), but you should know a few other things as well:
- Gates open at 4pm for Ravinia
- Our gathering begins at 5:00pm – 6:30pm.
- We will have a couple of blankets and towels but you might want to bring one of your own to sit down on.
- This is BYO-everything. We’re just meeting and coordinating as a group to hang out and mingle before the show.
- Food is available at Ravinia, but it is also common to bring your own picnic – it’s whatever you want to do.
- We are meeting somewhere on the grassy knoll area that is directly behind the pavilion seats. If you walk in the main gates and go past the Martin Theater (should be on your right), we’re going to be closer to the pavilion, also on the right side. See map for details.
- Look for the Daily Duranie poster!
7/13 (Molson Amphitheater – Toronto)
We’ve set up a group reservation at the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto, which is near the Amphitheater. For this party, we definitely need your serious RSVP on the Facebook event page for this gathering (link provided below) Please do NOT RSVP if you’re not going to the show, do not live anywhere near the US and/or do not plan to be there that night. We love that everyone wants to be with us in spirit and we appreciate that – but please do not RSVP unless you are seriously attending.
The party will begin at 4:30 pm at the Hard Rock in Toronto, and it will be a blast! Depending upon the number of people planning to join us, we’ll either do a large table or do more of a stand-up table and mingle set-up. The Hard Rock has been awesome about working with us in the past and so we really appreciate their ongoing support for our parties!
7/29 (Mandalay Bay Event Center, Las Vegas)
For this event, we are still coordinating the timing with DDM so that our party will not interfere with the VIP Cocktail Reception taking place that evening. What I can tell you though, is that we’re going to do our own Happy Hour/Cocktail gathering at Eye Candy in the Mandalay Bay Hotel. This is simply for drinks and chatting, and the venue was chosen for its central location and very open seating (the bar opens at 3pm, and my best guess is that we’ll meet-up around 4:30 if not a bit earlier). Pro tip: there is no food available at this bar, so you should plan and eat accordingly!
Naturally, we’ll keep everyone updated as much as possible from here, but for the most accurate information and to let us know if you’re coming to any of the parties we’re hosting, please see the Facebook events page….and spread the invites to your friends! The more the merrier! Please let us know you’re attending. We can’t wait to see as many of you as possible!
Friday Night Ravinia Pre-Show Party (Facebook)
Saturday Night Ravinia Pre-Show Party (Facebook)
Toronto Pre-Show Party (Facebook)
Vegas Pre-Show Party (Facebook)