Raffling some feathers . . .
The Duranie convention circuit isn't nearly as extensive as, say, the science fiction convention circuit, largely because Duranies still have these things called "concerts" to gather and meet their kind at.
But a few exist. The Friends of Mine convention is one of them. This year, it's being held in San Antonio, Texas, and organizer (and Clear Static promoter) robin robin won't let us forget it.
"Convention Team" member Tarcia posts about a raffle of some shirts that Katy Krassner donated to the convention, to raise funds for it. (Apparently charging enough to actually cover expenses would have made the entry fee too prohibitive for most Duranies--and we're talking people who will shell out over three hundred bucks for VIP tickets to shows.) The shirts range from the passably presentable, to the atrocious "Fiona Effect" one that obviously nobody bought.
As it turns out, one of them--a bright orange jobbie in extra-large--dates back to the Pop Trash era. There's no band picture on it--just "Duran Duran" around a dollar sign (which is much more appropriate now, when you think about it.)
LdyXanax wants to know if the orange shirt has been "checked for moth holes."
robin robin begs them to lay off: "Please let us have our good time. It doesn't affect you, does it? All I ask is that you leave us alone and let us have our fun. Please?"
They go back and forth on the definition of a "new" shirt. Then Drama King Netrage takes it upon himself to step in, for some reason, and it just gets more beautiful from there as he and LdyXanax snipe at each other.
It's still quite brief, at this point, but we expect great things will come of it.
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