I should be reviewing this event but for one major factor...
I didnt go....
I was all set to go, i got my pass 3 weeks ago and was looking forward to spending some time in like minded company while browsing the latest gadgets and stalls. The plan was to arrive on tuesday for my gig, then stay in the hotel overnight for focus the next day in nearby Birmingham, i was in wolverhampton so not far away at all.
Of course, the night before i went away, being the monday, meant that was the night i packed my bags ready to leave on tuesday at 12pm, and i got everything ready, everything except my pass for focus, it dawned on me while i was driving along the m6 when i saw signs for the NEC.
It was then i remembered i was going to focus. Though in the week prior to this i didnt feel at all well and saw thinking of not going to the nec at all. But by tuesday i felt moderately better and decided i would go anyway, and id pay to get in seeing as i forgot my pass.
So i get to the hotel, check in, get ready, go out to the gig, come back all a fluster, high as a kite on nothing more than excitement and some blue alchopop, sleep, wake up still buzzing from seeing my fav band, head just full of fluffy things, complete scatter-brained! I checked out completely forgetting about the nec and focus, it totally escaped my mind, not even the signs on the way back down the m6 for the nec reminded me, i was too busy reminiscing about the night before.
It wasn't until i arrived home and came on epz that i realized id completely forgotten the nec bit, i could barely remember my name at one point so its no shock i forgot about focus.
I was a bit annoyed with myself but not too annoyed, id had the best night of my life anyway so missing focus wasn't really a big deal, still, i would have liked to have gone, perhaps next year.
Anyway, im hoping some of you have reviewed the event here, will look once i publish this entry.