I was unable to go to Wacken this year. After last year's sad adventures and horrendous price paid for one week of festival, I decided that I'd skip it this year. It has been a hard and painful decision to make, but I had no choice. Last year I was ill for 3 weeks after Wacken and I almost didn't make it home. This year finds me in only slightly better health, but not enough to endure the trip. I am working on it. Today I managed to walk 2.5 miles by myself without fainting, but I was pretty much shattered afterwards for hours. The hot and humid English weather doesn't help, but I am still working on it. I am not going to let my bad health keep me down. It's been almost 2 years, it's enough.