That game was a great payoff for years of ARFU membership. And hopefully bodes well for the Blues. If only 30% of Sats attendees turn up regularly next year, that is a win as well.
The shape and set up of Eden Park does mean almost all seats are just too far from the action. Closest, with a view of the shape of play, is the upper West, where I've watched all the test matches for last 7 years - on my membership tickets, in the same front row seats behind the sticks!
Meanwhile in Morningside, no power, no appearance on the outage map, no ability to register the outage and no clue as to likely resolution time. The infrequent utterances from Vector ask for patience and indicate incoming weather this afternoon may slow things down. The comms and social media team at Vector need to do better.
The ecosystem around here has stalled. The mechanic where our car was scheduled for a checkup before a school break, down country jaunt is shut down. The sewing shop that has our master bedroom curtains for alterations is shut down, thankfully wont be as cold tonight.
Meanwhile...eating out for dinner and breakfast, and showers at powered friends. And trying not to think about what is going on in the fridge!
Related - via some recent work activity, I meet someone working on a project at Auckland Council. It has an easily attributable public benefit and some political coverage. It is about to have its public release, planned with mayoral attendance and media coverage. My acquaintance outlined the many, many PR and marketing layers he has had to jump through - different PR people in mayoral office and Council executive office, actual Council PR team, the PR team of the department where the launch event is to be held, and the PR team of CCO with an interest in the project. There was no central coordination of all this - it was up to him to manage.
The focus seemed to be less about actual communication, and more about risk mitigation and protection of the interests of the various entities.
bloody hell Rob - hearing that opening after probably 20 years.... I'm digging the vinyl out as soon as I get home from the desk job! I vividly remember the first time I saw the video for "Talking to a Stranger" on Radio With Pictures - Sunday nights in Dargaville needed something to look forward to back then.
heh - member since Jan 2007 and my first post! - so thought I'd double down!
"Throw Your Arms Around Me" is the "Ke Sahn" for a generation of Aussies. Hearing every person in a packed, drunken train trip from the races at Flemington singing it word perfect, strangers singing the harmonies together - made me a bit (for a moment) jealous that Australians have such a perfect song for that type of sing-a-long.
Having an APRA member for a partner means nothing comes into our household without the correct obligation being meet, and rightly so!
yeap - Massive Attack in an old railways workshed - the bar area was an internal cage, but there was some sort of ice scuplture!
BFM gig in the old turners and growers market mentioned above - I think PumpkinHead played as well, but the live KOG thing was great.
The old Twelve Tribes gigs in Williamson Ave in the late 80s- turntables on a platform suspended by chains from the roof, a wood fire in the middle of the dance floor, no beer but you could buy apples and pot at the counter!
Seeing The Church at one of the last gigs at Mainstreet - thats was loud and sweaty.