For those of you who were not at LugRadio Live UK 2008, I am pleased to announce that after a last-minute change of heart, there will be a LugRadio Live in the UK in 2009.
Now, some of you may be claiming this was all a big PR stunt, but I am afraid you credit us with too much intelligence. Basically Aq and I had a conversation on the Friday before LRL about whether we should do another year, largely fuelled by the excitement that was building. Then we went to the pre-LRL party and got inundated with requests for another year.
So, the following day, on the first day of LRL, the four presenters went to a Starbucks and we had a quick meeting to discuss it and decided that we thought it would be doable to do another show next year. Much of the reason for agreeing to organise another show is that LRL really is a unique atmosphere – there is simply nothing that matches it, and the idea of never having that atmosphere again was a sad prospect. We also had a huge amount of support and help – with nearly 30 crew and a core team of 5 or so organisers, it all came together nicely.
Oh, and to clarify, we are still final in our decision to stop doing the podcast – there won’t be any more normal LugRadio shows, but there will be a live recording at next year’s LugRadio Live UK 2009.
So…bring on LugRadio Live UK 2009!