On this date in 2011, Duran Duran played at a private party for Paper Magazine. The party was called “Beautiful People” and took place at the Hudson Hotel in New York City. There is much to be found out about this party with a basic search on the internet. First, according to the article here, the party cost $2000 to attend and featured quite a guest list. This article had a couple of pictures of Duran and a short clip from their performance. It is funny that when I think back to this time period, I don’t think we mentioned this show at all on the blog. I suspect that a big reason that we didn’t is because there was SO much to talk about then. There was so much going on in Duranland that we couldn’t talk about everything! (Well, I suppose we could but…we had to sleep sometime!)
Right now, a big part of me misses the action, the excitement, the daily news about Duran Duran. The other part of me can’t imagine that right now. I am completely swamped in real life, which is why the poll about how old you were when you first saw Duran hasn’t gotten done. That said, if there was something to talk about, if there something to get excited about, if there was something to be working on and working on seriously, I would not hesitate to act. Why? Simple. It would bring me joy. Happiness. Something to look forward to. Something to focus on. Until then, I thought it might be fun to take a look back by reading the actual article from Paper Magazine, which you can find here.
It was an interesting read, for sure. A number of topics were addressed including Mark Ronson vs. Timbaland, social networking, Andy Taylor and more. Read it and then ask yourselves–three years later, does everything they say still seem current or do you think a lot of things have changed?