Ah yes, 2001. That was a very good year if you were a Duran Duran fan. At that point, I wasn’t very active on the internet – I’d check in to dd.com once in a while and read the message boards, but admittedly I wasn’t on the boards when the first teensy whispers of a possible fab five reunion started leaking about. I couldn’t say whether or not the rumors were being discussed on the boards or kept totally under wraps. I only remember the evening I happened to check into dd.com only to find that a new splash page had been put up with five faces on it…and I wasn’t entirely sure who a couple of the faces belonged to! My brain was saying one thing “Can’t be”, and my heart was saying another “PLEASE! You KNOW who these people are!!”
Every once in a while I’ll see a tidbit for a date in history that Amanda unearthed from one place or another and I’ll be surprised. I’m either surprised that she stumbled across that little bit of trivia, or surprised that such a thing happened. This is one of those tidbits…for both reasons. On this date in 2001, rumors of rehearsals for a tour with the original five hit the internet at allstarnews.com. I’m just guessing here, but I’m pretty sure those rumors must have set dd.com alight for the first time in at least a few years, no? Anybody out there???