On this date in 2004, Duran Duran held a CD signing party at the HMV in Birmingham. What were they signing? They were signing copies of Sunrise (thanks for the correction, UK friends), of course! They held a few of these for this album and did, at least, one for Red Carpet Massacre in 2008. I am not sure why they don’t do more. They are able to sell more albums that way, as attendees typically need to buy a copy in order to attend, in order to have something to get signed. Then, it is a quick and controlled way for many fans to be able to have a moment or two of face-to-face time with their favorite band. Positive interactions with the band, or any celebrity of choice, tend to reinforce fandom!!
Was anyone at this particular signing? Anyone want to share their story? I know that there are scenes of this signing on the Astronaut Dual Disc but it isn’t the same as hearing from fans who were there! So, if you were there, start talking!