I've been a Duranie for almost 25 years now! Once a year I get in Duran mode, and with me it happened yesterday when I received the DVD Arena in the mail. I won it on eBay. I have the VHS tape but wanted a copy in DVD format, obviously. I needed to build up my feedback score before selling my yard sale finds, so the way to do that is to buy some things and get feedback as a buyer. I also want their Sing Blue Silver video on DVD, but I haven't found any great deals yet, so I'm waiting. But I did win an auction this morning, their Live in London DVD, which is their reunion performance.
The original 5 members broke up in 1985 and for me they've never been as good as their first 3 albums. I followed them for a few years afterward and got to make it to their Notorious concert in 1989, but with Roger and Andy gone from the band, they were incomplete. I didn't follow them any more in the 90s til now. I did buy their Pop Trash album, but never cared for it. I just sold it on eBay last week!
Well last year all five of them reunited! I was beside myself with excitement, but at the same time devestated that I wouldn't be able to see them live. They were even playing at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. I was living in Bangkok at that time. It even made front page news of the San Francisco Chronicle!
So anyway, I've been spending my eBay profits but I will get it out of my system soon. I haven't gotten anything fun in awhile.