It is difficult for me to believe that we are coming up on the 2nd anniversary of the last time I saw Duran Duran live, before the nightmare of COVID-19 hit. The actual dates are the 7th and 8th of September, 2019. Additionally, it is the anniversary of the last time I saw Amanda and… Continue reading Las Vegas, 2019
Over the years I’ve written for Daily Duranie and researched fandom, there are two things I’ve seen in Duranland specifically: competition between fans to be “the Best”, and a constant policing of the community in order to establish, and maintain who should be “the Real Fans”. What in the heck is a real fan, anyway?… Continue reading What in the Heck is a Real Fan?
Throughout the last ten years of writing and keeping up this blog, we have praised the band, at times, and criticized, at other times. Each and every post, though, has contained love, even if sometimes it is hard to see. We would not keep up this blog if we didn’t love the band and if… Continue reading Vodka Friday: A Special Thank You!
I’m not sure how exactly to describe this week’s Vodka Friday. We discussed some key pieces of information from the latest Katy Kafe and the news that John shared on there, including the album release dates (or lack thereof), anthologies and more. This leads to a bigger discussion about the connection the band has or… Continue reading Vodka Friday: Duran, Their Perception of Fans and the Latest Katy Kafe
Last week, I saw this meme making it’s way around Facebook. In full-disclosure, I didn’t create it – and I am happy to give credit to whomever did. I just have no idea who started it, other than the RTN2Hs watermark. The fact is, I very much identify with the meme. Most of the people… Continue reading Random Fandom: If it weren’t for Duran Duran
No, this is not a propaganda poster. This is not an advertisement to convince you to join the army or some other organization. (Yes, I am a history teacher. Yes, I cover propaganda.) Instead, this is about Rhonda and myself centering ourselves and this blog around our main mission, which is the fans. We originally… Continue reading Vodka Friday: We Want You!