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Remember when we used to complain about how expensive concerts were?

Now, I know for some, you’ve been lucky enough to buy tickets for Hyde Park or another show next summer. Truth be told, had I been willing to fly out of the country, I could have done the same. Fact is, I’m just not quite ready to commit to such things yet. Maybe once I see the Covid-19 vaccine being distributed and actually taken by a large percentage of the public. I know I’m planning to be among the first in line when it is “my time” to go. I am ready to return to normal – not that I ever had a choice otherwise.

Even so, I had to chuckle when I saw this meme on Facebook. I too, was in quite the relationship with expensive concert tickets. I can remember during certain points in my relationship when I didn’t even bat an eye at a $300 ticket.

Funny thing about this stupid Covid thing, it’s changed my outlook a bit. I don’t know that I am ready to consider paying so much money again. I’m ready to go to concerts, don’t get me wrong. I’m looking forward to the day when we can safely attend shows. I don’t know when that will be, and I would be lying if I didn’t say that there’s a small part of me that wonders if I’ll be as anxious to be in a huge GA crowd again. I think back to Voodoo in 2006, and how I had the sweat of other people slathered down my face and arm. I’m shuddering a bit at the thought.

I’ve always been one of those people who likes my personal space. In a few ways, Covid-19 was the best thing to happen to ME since sliced bread! I mean, by all means PLEASE back yourself up 6 to 8 feet while we observe social distancing. Not much else brought me joy in 2020. By the same token, I do love Duran Duran. I like being in the front row. I LIKE the idea that I may lose what little hearing I have left because I listened to music so loud that my bones reverberated on occasion.

I know, I’m odd. I’ve also been writing a blog about it all for ten years now. I am self-aware, mind you.

In any case, the thought remains – am I still in that sort of relationship with concert tickets? Has time broken the addiction, um, I mean relationship?

I look very forward to testing it out someday soon, when Duran Duran announces their next tour!

-R

By Daily Duranie

Once upon a time, there were two Duran Duran fans. One named Amanda, the other named Rhonda. Over many vodka tonics, they would laugh about the idea of one day writing a book about their fan experiences. While that manuscript is still being composed...Rhonda thought they should write a blog. (What was she THINKING?!) Lo and behold: The Daily Duranie was born.

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