Well we didn't win 'Capital of Culture'.
Many people cried out in anger. Some people cried out in joy, I don't think any one actually cried.
It has, however, posed some interesting questions. What does the cultural bid mean for a city? Does Sheffield really need that status or are we already a cultural melting pot, quietly simmering away whether the heat is on or not?
We're one of the greenest cities in Europe. We have one of the largest track records of people coming here and staying to live. We have a massive creative and digital industry.
The recent success of Tramlines and the veritable bevvy of famous Sheffield music artists, artisans, poets, writers, designers, innovators, entrepreneurs, athletes....breathe...would suggest, we're already friggin' cultural and bloody good at it too.
We know it, so do we really care what a government none of us seem to be arsed about, or the rest of England, thinks of us? I would suggest not, apart from attracting business to the city, which we are already doing and will carry on doing, without fuss.
In any case do you think they are arsed what we think of them? We're interested to know what our creative types think about culture, as they are the ones quietly beavering away producing images, words, music, graphics, art....creating the next wave of culture.