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Flashback Friday Archives - The Daily Duranie

Just Before Liftoff: Astronaut in 2004

This time of year always reminds me of two things: the Friends of Mine Convention in New Orleans, and the release of Astronaut in 2004. These two events took place just weeks apart from one another, and the whole fan community had a buzz of energy. Back in those days, I don’t think things were… Continue reading Just Before Liftoff: Astronaut in 2004

Jimmy Kimmel, 2015

Yesterday, I briefly wrote about standing in line to see Duran Duran tape a performance for the Jimmy Kimmel show. It was the one and only time I’ve ever been to a taping with them. I don’t know why I haven’t done more of them, except that I’m sure timing had a lot to to… Continue reading Jimmy Kimmel, 2015

Flashback Friday: Friends of Mine Convention

On this date, seventeen years ago, I was in a ballroom at the Hotel Monaco in New Orleans with tens of other fans, other Duranies. We had gathered at that hotel, in that historic city to celebrate our fandom. The year was 2004 and fans were shaking with anticipation over the upcoming reunion album, Astronaut,… Continue reading Flashback Friday: Friends of Mine Convention

Dream Come True

Our infamous tweet before the show in Brum

This week, I had the pleasure of seeing pictures from friends who had traveled to Birmingham. What I enjoyed most was seeing places captured that reminded me of the trip I made to Duran Duran’s “birthplace” back in 2011. Going to Birmingham was a bucket list item for me in the same way some people… Continue reading Dream Come True

Flashback Friday: A Life with a Voice

Today’s flashback Friday is probably predictable but I feels like it bears acknowledging and even celebrating. About 11 years ago, I heard from Rhonda. Obviously, that was nothing unusual but the content of our discussion was. You see that she had a new idea, one that would soon take on a life of its own.… Continue reading Flashback Friday: A Life with a Voice