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If you could witness any event in history, what would it be?

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Although I am focused more on the present and future these days, there are still so many events in history I would have loved to have been at. Of course, most of them took place years before I was born, but, there are also some in my lifetime that I simply was not present for. I will be describing multiple events as it is so hard for me to pick just one.

A Green Day concert in the 90s / pre Dookie.

Don’t get me wrong, I love this band. They are by far my favourite band of all time and I love most of their music, but there is something special about their early releases. Back when their music was incredibly ‘punky’ and they were playing intimate shows at 924 Gilman Street… That forever remains an era I’d love to be in. I reckon a teenage me would be stage diving and moshing till I drop!

1982 European Cup Final

Since I was born in 1997, this was long before my time. For the non-football fans of my blog, this well-renowned competition is known now as the Champions League. Back in 1982, my team, Aston Villa were crowned champions after a 1-0 win against Bayern Munich. It is a huge event in the history of our club and is still sung about almost 40 years later. I know a few that were there and it sounds like an incredible day! Millions will have supported Aston Villa but only 12,000 were lucky enough to be there that day. I can only hope something as amazing as that happens for Villa in my lifetime.

Mob football

I am really fascinated by sports history. I would love to have been around the industrialisation period so I could see the sports available at the time and how they were changing towards what they are today. I am not really a fan of violent sports but I would love to have seen a game of Mob football – which appears to be a forerunner to what we now know as Association Football, or soccer depending on where you are from. It was essentially a football match between two villages of people, which allowed kicking and biting. The only rule seemed to be no murder… Crazy right?

6 thoughts on “If you could witness any event in history, what would it be?”

  1. I actually would want to witness the 1966 World Cup Final. The time England won it which would be great. Maybe also one of MJ’s concerts in the 1980s.


  2. If we had the power of time travel I would love to attend some of the historical events and see how things went as well. But I guess I’d choose mostly the events that caused some sort of ripple in th world.


  3. If we had the power to time travel back to any event, I would love to witness dinosaurs walking the earth. It would be scary but impressive at the same time. It’s to imagine a world with them.


  4. It would have to be whatever time period that the majority of the big and most well-known dinosaurs walked the Earth. If I had two chances, then it would be that and the 2012 Champions League final. That game was amazing for us Chelsea fans.


  5. If I was given the chance, I would love to witness (and not be part of it in anyway), the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The horrific day not only marks the end of the world war but also the beginning of mans realization about the very demons he had created.


  6. Live Aid, 13 July 1985. Probably the most significant musical event in history. So many classic bands, so much atmosphere. What a time to be alive! (I was alive but only 8 years old!)


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