Eventful was the time: From flamers attacking us with comments displaying a level of stupidity I never thought possible, to full-blown hacker attacks on the site, one total breakdown of the site with subsequent reloading and salvaging the server contents. This last one was quite heavy, barely avoiding loosing months of writing.
Wondrous things were happening too: For example Anneke van Giersbergen almost jumping onto the hood of my car when crossing the road right in front of me with her family in a little town by the Lake of Geneva and poor old RockmusicRaider struck speechless, sitting dumbstruck in the car. LOL! This was just around the time when I reviewed The Diary of The Gentle Storm; one of the rare records receiving a straight 10/10 rating on the blog. As you may imagine, Anneke and Arjen Lucassen were a lot on my mind at that time. Then this; I thought I’d seen a ghost. [...]