More Not-Even-Remotely-Light Conversation About Duran Duran

This is the second half of our conversation we began on the previous Vodka Friday. How have our perceptions of Duran Duran changed over the years? Has writing the blog had an effect on either of us? How do we see ourselves as a result of this fandom? While our discussion takes a lot of twists and turns, and covers a lot of ground, we also hope that it will encourage some of you to join the conversation!




  1. The looks issue I can relate to so much. I’ve long gotten over whether they are cute or not but do hear those comments even now. Kind of the same situation I’ve always been in, where I was always judged on my looks. Even now at 50, people tell me how pretty I am and wonder if they mean I’m ONLY pretty and bring nothing else to the table and once I get older I’m worthless. Also, I met them during the reunion and at the time ran a fan site. John knew who I was and addressed me by name! Turned out he lurked at my site. I do think it can be difficult to be friends but can happen, reminds me of situations where people marry people in unequal roles (like a professor I know who married a former student).

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