This has happened on and off for the last year & it happened to me again today. It all started with my putting on Sorcerer's "The Crowning of the Fire King" in my music rotation, and it brought back a flood of good memories of the last ProgPower USA way way back in 2019. Remember 2019? Mon dieu. I miss the festival, and I miss all my festival friends - both the ones I know, the ones I don't know but see every year, and the ones I have yet to meet. I miss buying a festival shirt as soon as I get in & I miss the merch area. Just take my money already! I miss seeing Glenn with his Hawaiian shirt and white UT Vol cap directing the show & sometimes having the time to sit back and enjoy a band or three by the mixer board. I miss taking a stroll outside the arena to see who is hanging out. Saying hello to Tom Englund in passing, who is always friendly and quick with a smile. Looking at the line of people looking to meet their favorite band or artists. I miss the day 3 video announcement of the next year's festival. Of course the Artmore Courtyard and the Reverend's deadly jello... Its like there is this huge hole in the calendar that got sucked in by a vortex. Ahh yes. The Vortex. I could go for a Vortex burger and a pint of ale to wash away the hot summer heat outside in midtown Atlanta. A Southern boy myself, I do love the heat too. Are you guys with me? Are you missing the festival, the family, and the good times as much as I am? Can I have an amen? Its just been too too long since the last festival. I know I'm not alone. The June 2022 festival is going to be absolutely crazy. Soooo looking forward to it. 335 days left from today and counting.