Highlights undoubtedly were being backstage with Roy Wood and Rick Wakeman at Rockmas 2014, seeing Paul McCartney live at Birmingham in May 2015, watching ELO maestro Jeff Lynne perform on stage for the first time at Liverpool in April 2016 and experiencing Tom Petty at Hyde Park in July 2017 amongst many more. Losing Kelly Groucutt in those early elobf days also comes to mind as does the tragic passing away of Mike Edwards, Pete Haycock, Wilf Gibson, Mike Burney and Hugh McDowell in the ensuing years.
It's been a pleasure introducing regular elobf readers to not a few local, national and international ELO/Beatles influenced indie artistes whilst supporting not only former members of ELO & ELO Part II in their endeavours and covering the ever increasing number of ELO (and related) tribute bands as the music of Jeff Lynne is discovered and/or rediscovered by the masses "All Over The World". I'm also very grateful for the support and courtesy extended to me by ELO co-founders Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and a whole host of musicians, artistes and their management. It's been a blast despite some negatives from people/organisations who should know better and those infernal internet trolls.