Yeah, it is such a shame, my fault really for not checking mausspace properly before London. I also missed him play 3 times in 2011 when he played EXACTLY where I was then living or visiting family or going for a conference, and each time I missed him by a DAY
and I still sometimes think of that, those dates are going on my first time-machine test-drive list, for sure. Needless to say next time anything happens in the UK, we just go go go. Although I do also get this weird feeling in my stomach that there will be some sort of long silence - I'm doubly selfish in that I am of this wretched academia and I don't want to lose him on either front, ever, he is badly needed. I'm right there with you, I've got nothing really to compare that night to, apart from maybe the other time I saw him a few days before at wastelands (but I totally failed there, long story). Still. There's the thrill and then there's the chill, a 'wtf' over everything afterward. Things changed, man. Things changed.