Selective Hearing 2020 Recap: This Year Can’t End Soon Enough

Introduction

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Hello all. It is I, the head of the table here at Selective Hearing, with my year-end review. Usually, I would recall all of the things I did over the past year. But given how 2020 has been, there’s not much to talk about past March.

Events

The year started just fine with me being in Japan to attend several professional wrestling events, including my first Stardom shows in person.

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There was the first 2-day Wrestle Kingdom event at the Tokyo Dome as well. The usual attendance at the New Year Premium Party idol festival in Odaiba and some tourist activities were also part of my itinerary.

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Everything is on Pause

Once I got back to Canada, and COVID-19 started spreading, the world stopped. Like many of you out there, whatever plans I had for the remainder of 2020 were immediately cancelled.

Since I live in a city where nothing cool related to my interests is local, I travel to attend concerts or conventions. These events usually are located in either the United States or Japan. With borders being closed and non-essential travel bans put in place, I was at home for the rest of the year.

Here is what I had planned for the rest of 2020 before COVID-19 fucked things up:

  • (G)I-DLE World Tour in Los Angeles
  • K-CON 2020 in Los Angeles
  • Annual Japan trip after Christmas

I’m sure there were probably a few other things I would have added to the list if some rumours I heard about this year would have become a reality. But instead, I spent the remainder of 2020 working from home and only going out when it was necessary or if there was no one left to fulfill forced familial obligations.

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