Christmas was always my favourite time of year. I would start planning and saving for the next one as soon as the previous one was over. I've never been much for going away on holiday and we don't socialise a great deal so all my energies were put into making Christmas special. That was until 2007.
That year we were going to see Bruce at the O2 in London. That year the 19th December was more important than the 25th. That year, for the first time, something was more exciting than Christmas and since then Santa has taken a back seat. He still 'came to town' but with a bit less vim and vigour than previously.
That gig was the start of two years of, almost continuous, Bruce shows to plan for and look forward to all over the world. My hard earned cash was put aside for tours rather than Christmas and I would have happily swapped 25th December for a Bruce gig.
This year I seemed to have got my festive mojo back a little so I'm really ready for Christmas. We are going to eat, drink and be merry. Then... we are going to look forward to 2012, to a new album, and of course the tour!
Hope you all have a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS
a Bruce filled 2012.