I’m not American. Although I’ve visited a few times and loved the places I’ve been to, I live in my own little world of tea and crumpets, slinging cockney slang like nobody’s business and ‘ni’-ing at passing old women. These are terrible times we live in, people.

Nevertheless, the event that occurred one decade ago yesterday affected the course of world events. I am of course talking about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre, The Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania (although the intended target was probably either the Capitol building or the White House), colloquially known as 9/11.

Inspired by The PRP’s collation of a number of personal stories from the likes of Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) and Scott Ian (Anthrax), I’m keeping the premise for this one simple. It’s always said that there are some events you will always remember exactly where you were when you heard. Usually they are deaths of famous or influential people: Lennon; Lady Di; Michael Jackson; but this was undoubtedly the biggest of our generation. No matter where you were in the world, chances are you heard about it. So where were you?

– CG


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