We used to love going to rock nights, punk gigs, hanging out with friends and sharing beers… then 2020 happened. A year where bars, pubs, clubs and gigs became a distant memory.
As someone who’s been living alone and working from home for almost a year now, Twitch has been a revelation. Most people think of Twitch as a place to watch hardcore gamers flex their kill/death ratios or whatever, but there’s so much more to it. You can find people just chatting, singing, dancing, exercising… you name it, someone’s probably doing it live on Twitch.
One weekend last year we randomly found Gemma DJ-ing her regular Saturday rock night on Twitch and it brought so many memories flooding back of how we used to spend weekends in ‘real life’. She’s also built up a really friendly and inclusive community in the chat. The social interaction, good vibes and banging tunes have gone a long way towards keeping us sane during lockdown.