2010: The Year in Review

January
Evile @ Leeds Rios

March
The sad death of fellow LitDenner Johnny Havron in York
Meeting Claire “Rocket Rabbit” Hack, at:
HIM at Manchester Academy 2, with Dommin supporting
World Horror Convention 2010, Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton, which included meeting several amazing people, especially Stephen Jones and Neil Gaiman.

May
Big fire at Grosvenor Chemical works in Linthwaite
Trigger The Bloodshed @ The Parish, Huddersfield

July
It’s A Knockout competition for Kirkwood Hospice
Rebranding myself as AW Marsden

August
Getting an iPad
Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Park, including meeting all the current members of Evile (I see Ben on occasion, but had not met Matt, Ol or Joel before). Also seeing Stone Circle play live for the first time, and meeting Rambo and Joe from the band later that afternoon.

September
Holiday in Scarborough.
MammothFest in Brighton, including Stone Circle, Orange Goblin, Sylosis, and loads more bands.

October
My 30th Birthday

November
Paramore, Sheffield Arena

December
Taste of Chaos Tour, Manchester Central (Disturbed, Papa Roach, BuckCherry and Halestorm)

I’ve really enjoyed this 2010, despite the slow start for the first few months. Packed a lot of good stuff in, made several new friends, got some decent writing done, and started making progress in general. It has definitely been a better year than most recent ones, so I’m hoping 2011 follows the trend.

Happy New Year all!

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Andy W Marsden

Andy W Marsden writes horror and dark fantasy, while listening to heavy metal and eating jaffa cakes.