...for Green Man regulars like myself who decided to give this one a miss...or ‘idiots’ as I like to call them.
I went to my first in 2006 and found the experience so wonderful that I vowed to return every year for the rest of my life. I went to the next six - every time it was easily the best weekend of the year.
At the last one we went to in 2012 we felt that things had changed, the magic had gone slightly, it felt a bit flat. There was discussion on this forum about it with several people feeling the same.
After a poor start with the announcements, the line up started to look fantastic – we still somehow managed to persuade ourselves that we’d made the right decision and anyway the weather would be really awful.
Now from reading things here and elsewhere it looks like this was the best ever. I was pretty choked up on Monday realising what we’d missed.
It’s shown what the Green Man means to me – every year I feel inspired, energised – renewed even. It gives me a massive boost to face a year in the ‘real world’. So this year I’m experiencing a huge Green Man shaped hole.
I won’t be making the same mistake again!