Download 2013

Back from Download 2013 today. I've washed the last of the blood from my face and checked the previously unnoticed bruising... I've made it through another year of abuse mostly unscathed... Download was touch and go this year. The death of a good friend and festival-buddy in the days leading up to it hit me hard, but in the end the thought of spending a weekend with friends old and new won out over a miserable weekend on my own. It was the start of that friendship that made the choice to carry on with my trip to Download easier. The people I was camping with this year were people I'd met for the first time in previous years at Download, just as it had been when I'd first met…
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