Posted on January 8, 2013 by Karen Booth
Rhonda Rivera is a blogger, writer and 1/2 of Rhonda and Amanda, the women who steer the ship at DailyDuranie.com. Amanda will be joining us on January 10th–make sure you stop by.
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Love it! Between DD, Adam Ant & INXS, there was a time when I managed to cover every square inch of paint on my bedroom walls. Hmm. I wonder if my hubby would mind….
you KNOW that I wallpapered my room–DD (of course), INXS, U2, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Smiths…the list goes on and on but DD was always PRIME TIME, baby.
Is it “wrong” that I still have their posters (some of them) hanging in my closet? I really do…and someday if I ever clean the closet…I will take photos to share. 😀
omg, Rhonda–I love this so much! How does your hubby tolerate this? Mine bristles at the DD calendar in MY office.
Don’t be jealous, but I have a whole Duran Duran room. It’s technically my exercise room, but I’ve filled it with some of my memorabilia from the past 30+ years. My family calls it the shrine.
sounds like we need to see pictures!
I’ll have to share some via Twitter. Only fellow Duranies can appreciate the fact that I’m a 40-something mom and grandmother who has a room devoted to my favorite band. 🙂
as a fellow 40-something mom (not a grandmother yet, my oldest is 14!) and Duranie, I can MORE than appreciate it.
and I just followed you on Twitter, in hopes of seeing some photos!
I’m a 40-something mom and about-to-be-grandma and I am insanely jealous!
Thank you, ladies. It’s a very small room, but it’s nice to have my own space. My granddaughter is 4 and thinks it’s very cool to be allowed into Granny’s special room. She will also answer correctly if anyone asks who the world’s greatest band is. 😉
That is OUTSTANDING. I wish I had room to have a room!!! My dream is to some day have an office…and when I do…the posters are going up!
Karen, my husband is tolerant because it’s MY closet. It’s tiny, but it’s a walk-in and since he doesn’t have LeBon staring at him while he’s getting dressed, apparently he doesn’t care. 😉
Hmmm. Am now plotting ways of getting own closet.
I had 1/2 of my room in Duran Duran and 1/2 in Def Leopard posters. Oh-the back of the door had a Porsche 928 and the drummer from U2. Ah my 13 year old tastes… LOL
I’ve always thought Larry Mullen was an under-appreciated rock hunk. And my, my…the man has aged well.
Wow. These are precisely the sort of memories that continue to feed my own passion, driving me to build my archive and celebrate not just the band, but the fans as well. I love seeing the pics of wallpapered bedroom walls and hearing stories of Duran-designed devotion! When I have visitors to the archive, poring over thousands of articles and posters, I am reminded how the archive is not just a conservatory for the band’s history… it’s a safe house for memories that connect us all. I couldn’t imagine putting my energy into a more worthy endeavor.
Karen, thank you for this beautiful post! Rhonda and Amanda are always inspiring with their amazing efforts. I’m sorry I don’t reach out more and let them know how awed I am by their commitment to the cause, but I carry respect and appreciation for their work all the time. It is rare to see fans channel such passion into a higher plane and after three decades of doing it myself, I have a particular affinity for fans going above and beyond for the benefit of Duran and the global fan community.
This year, I look forward to sharing my own plans for taking the archive to the next level and enjoying the band’s fresh chapter! Kudos to everyone here for keeping the flame burning bright!
Thank you so much, Andy, for stopping by. Glad you’ve enjoyed these posts and I agree–Rhonda and Amanda are amazing. Keep on keeping the Duranie memories alive!