Today I was thinking about the best things about 2013, I’ll probably make a more full list soon but here are some points:
- First I must start with meeting the most amazing and beautiful person I could ever wish to meet, someone who I want to be with for a very long time. I know I’ve only actually known her for six months and I know I said I wouldn’t say too much on my blog, but I am a very lucky guy to have her. 8 billion people in the world and I am the 1 person to have that girl. I am blessed.
- The fact Fall Out Boy came off hiatus at last. I had given up belief on it happening and then it happened. Sometimes that happens, but it shows you that anything is possible no matter how far away you think it is from being a reality. Save Rock and Roll has already flown up their as being one of my all time favourite albums, at first I thought it was mainly relief and nostalgia, but I was wrong. It is a true masterpiece. I’d love to also point out that this year I actually met FOB at Reading Festival and saw them live. A real highlight of my life to date.
- As ever, Reading Festival was a reason to get excited and as ever lived up to my own hype. A moment that shines through is watching Jake Bugg play ‘Two Fingers’ in the NME tent, such a great atmosphere. Green Day, Biffy Clyro, System of a Down. My amazing friends and great memories made. Here’s to many festivals in the future, guys!
- Music in 2013 has been to a very high standard (obviously not everything, but I mean the stuff I listen to - fuck your charts), this year we saw albums from FOB, Jake Bugg, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore, Lady Gaga and even Butch Walker released an EP! And converts too, this year I saw Muse twice, Green Day twice, Paramore, Panic! At The Disco, Queens of the Stone Age and I’m seeing Hanson on Sunday - as well as all the artists I saw at Reading Festival and whoever I may have forgotten to list. It’s not about awards, record sales or popularity, it’s about making something you believe in and enjoy and 2013 has proved this.
I’ll continue this at some point but I need coffee right now. XOXO.