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Last weekend I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the Sonisphere rock festival down at Knebworth.
It was utterly brilliant and I wish it was still going and I was still there!
Eventually I'll pull a page together in my day trip & holiday journal to document the whole weekend.....but before that, I had a real need, no other word for it, to get down on paper the emotions stirred up in me by the tributes at the festival to Paul Gray, Slipknot's recently departed bassist.
There was a 2 minute silence held during the day:
This was so unbelievably moving - seeing his mask and suit up there on the stage, empty :( And the silence was utterly perfect across the entire site, which was some feat given the huge quantity of people in attendance!
I couldn't help but cry.
And then there were further tributes at the end of Slipknot's set that evening, which set the floods going again.
Even now thinking about it, or watching that video above, I can feel my eyes welling up.
Things like this really get to me. I hope he is sleeping peacefully.