I'm not a major Cure fan, I went along with my boyfriend and found myself impressed and enjoying the show.
Well I enjoyed the first half at least, the bit before my boyfriend (an experienced and hardy concert-goer) collapsed and lost all vision and I had to assist him out with the help of a kindly stranger. Not drug or alcohol induced at all but most likely due to dehydration, excessive heat and strobe lighting. I was very glad the lovely St Johns people were on hand to assist and weren't dealing with prostate problems.
It was my first visit to the Vector Arena and I found the sound quality fine but I did wonder about the security measures. We had a security guard telling everyone to sit down on the floor before the concert started. They said it was so they could control the number of people in the arena. I thought that was what tickets were for.
Looking forward to Ryan Adams tomorrow night.
Westpac has Visa Debit Card. You can use it like eftpos card, only with the funds you have in your bank account. But it is a Visa card so you can use it for online purchases. Only bank in NZ that has this services as far as I know and haven't seen them pushing it yet.
I'm sure you already know about this one Russell but other people might be interested.
Daniel Tammet is a high-functioning autistic savant. He is the author of "Born on A Blue Day" a very inspiring book about his life and achievements. He has become a bit of a celebrity, particularly after he set a European record by reciting Pi from memory to 22,514 decimal places in a time of 5 hours. He has a web-site and blog at http://www.optimnem.co.uk/