nialler9 picks up his 2nd Best Irish Music Blog Award.
Last night was a lot of fun. My head hurts.
It was great to meet so many lovely people – starting off at the lovely Ladies’ Tea Party beforehand. Big thanks again to Ina, Sabrina and Martha who sorted us all out. We had a lovely meal and it was a great start to the night.
So brilliant to meet bloggers I love to read but have never met before – Little Bird Eats (I love, love, love your blog. Please can I move into your house so you can cook cinnamon buns for me everyday?), Eddie from NoClarity, Andy, Phil, Ken McGuire, Sweary (who was very polite), the hilarious Sabrina Dent (congrats on your award, hope Eimear didn’t miss you guys too much), and Annie Rhiannon.
Twenty Major is really nice. I told him I thought it was weird that he is an asshole on the internet and then his acceptance speeches are so sweet. Best of luck to him for his book, I hope it’s a big success.
Last night was good for expanding my blog reading list by meeting people and hearing about their blogs, like the absolutely brilliant Humble Housewife (who is a big Phish fan), Grannymar, RedMum, and Liam from Irish KC.
And then there were the ones that got away – Rapture Ponies, where were you??? I’m so sad I didn’t get to meet you! David Maybury, sorry I didn’t get to meet you and show you the February issue of Mongrel which was in my bag. OneForTheRoad, I would have liked to have a drink and talk about Slate. OffHerRocker, I missed you! Thought you were coming? And where the hell was Matt Vinyl?
Big congratulations to all the winners, all the nominees, all the sponsors, Rick O’Shea and Damien. A special shout out to nialler9 for winning the Best Irish Music Blog. Thanks for giving me your DVD player. Makes the podcasts worth it.
Finally, a huge thank you to Fustar. Thanks to him I won an amazing plastic gun.
I would like to thank my mum, Nialler9 and the lady who gave me the raffle ticket. It made my night!
Looking forward to another year of blogging. See you all at most probably a bigger venue next year!