Duran Duran was nominated for the MTV EMA’s! Those aren’t words I get to type every day, which makes this post especially fun.
No, awards don’t necessarily matter, nor do critics or poor reviews, but it’s nice to see the band review a few accolades every now and then. Duran Duran is nominated for Best World Stage. I looked this up because I wasn’t sure what the heck it meant, but then I remembered – the World Stage concert in the Piazza Del Duomo last year in Milan. Ah, yes.
I think this is something we can get behind.
First of all, let’s refresh our memory. I mean….to be fair about this voting thing we should at least remind ourselves, right??? It’s our due diligence!
I remember this show not because it was MTV…but because the setting was fabulous, and the band seemed like they were on fire. I remember seeing photos of the Piazza during the day and then that night. Stunning. Then the band came on stage and the Piazza was electrified. Shows like that are hard to top, no doubt.
At the time, I remember thinking that they’d been cheated out of performing on the actual show itself. Another show of music industry age-ism, no doubt. In hindsight though, I think they had the better deal, playing for fans in the middle of that beautiful setting.
The following night, they earned the very first MTV EMA for Video Visionary. Again, not a bad deal. Let’s remind ourselves of that grand moment! (this clip is from YouTube and was filmed from the back because – there’s another clip on MTV if you want a better one but I couldn’t get it to post here, although the link is below)
And, let’s face it, being nominated for an EMA isn’t a terrible payoff either. But now, we have work to do, Duranies, if we want to see them actually win.
We have to vote. A lot.
Here is the link to vote for Duran Duran to win Best World Stage at this year’s MTV EMA’s. Just click on the picture and it’ll take you to the website!
Now, I know many fans will scoff and say awards don’t matter, or that MTV doesn’t even play videos anymore…or that no one in the audience will even know who Duran Duran is, or better yet, that setting up and encouraging multiple votes lacks honesty and integrity.
Not with that attitude! It takes about two seconds and two clicks to vote for a band that we all love, and at the same time we are helping expose them to an international audience that might not know them as well as we do. Besides, it’s cool to see them get an award for something that we already know: They are amazing live and put on one hell of a good show. Supporting that is easy. Now go do it. Many, many times!