1991 was an important year for me, and not just because it was the year I left school. At this point in my life, I had an amazing group of friends, every weekend was party time and music was changing for the better. Guns n’ Roses may have lost much of their raw edge, but we still went to see them at Wembley Stadium and enjoyed every minute of it. Although, if I’m honest, the support acts really stole the show, Nine Inch Nails were excellent and Skid Row were nothing short of awesome. Then in September, Nirvana released their incredible ‘Nevermind’ album!.. 1991 rocked!
It was one of those periods that, if you had stopped and taken a look around for a moment, you would wish your life could stay that way forever. But of course it doesn’t, and from where I am now, I’m glad. Looking back through the years that have past and the things I’ve seen and done, I much prefer who I am now to the 16 year old version of me. I would not give up those following years and experiences for anything, and with friends as good as mine, I don’t need to.
Whether it’s our commitment to each other as friends, or the fact that our generation benefits so greatly from social media like Facebook and Twitter, whatever the reason, we have all stayed in touch. Our group of friends have been spread across the country, at times, almost from Lands End to John O’Groats. But every now and then, we come back together.
It had been quite a few years since so many of us were together all at once, but thanks to Jen and Facebook (and everyone’s commitment), 9th May 2014 was the best night out in years!
In this age of the ‘selfie’, I made sure to take one with each attendee.
Some of us, who live locally, see each other regularly, but many now live further away. Reunions don’t happen often, so I’m looking forward to the next one.
Bring it on!