Hard News by Russell Brown

Read Post

Hard News: Splore 2014: Everyone's Basically Family

41 Responses

First ←Older Page 1 2 Newer→ Last

  • Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    As mentioned once or twice [aka only about a million times...], I'm not really a music festival sort of person, but I've heard this performance was one of the highlights?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Thomas, in reply to Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    Damn you

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 317 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Thomas,

    Here’s a Google Streetview style photo sphere of the main stage area on Saturday morning. Bliss

    https://plus.google.com/102141479797884806186/posts/VuL3ekb34QM

    EDIT: link doesn't seem to work in Internet Explorer

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 317 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Attachment

    Here's a panorama I took on Sunday morning, from the lookout point above the site.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Mark Thomas,

    Here’s a Google Streetview style photo sphere of the main stage area on Saturday morning. Bliss

    Yay! Thank you for posting that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Arabic patriarch and the seven of them my niqab-clad wives.

    I'm inclined to say 'photo or it didn't happen', but then again it might by best left to the imagination. :-)

    It does sound like a fun time, and the site looks awesome. I should go next year.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    I'm inclined to say 'photo or it didn't happen', but then again it might by best left to the imagination. :-)

    There are photos, but I am a bit wary of someone ripping an image out of context and starting a Twitter outrage. Which is a bit sad, but a reality.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Bodle,

    "Splore is like a great wedding party: everyone’s basically family, but some people just haven’t met each other yet."

    This!

    Which makes The Cuban Brothers the world's greatest wedding DJs. From Whitney Houston to Gangstar and everything in between with everyone loving it.

    Since Apr 2013 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to Russell Brown,

    starting a Twitter outrage

    isn't that the point of twitter?

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Good call. Really does sound like fun all the same.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Ha. Just realised I mistakenly captioned that picture as the sunset.

    It's not. It's the moonrise.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Bravo. You would have enjoyed the feeling at The Gathering..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    You would have enjoyed the feeling at The Gathering..

    Are we still talking about Russell’s pants?

    The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    .. ‘Hooligan 69’ ...

    you lucky bastard ...

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rich Lock,

    harem styles
    #hammertime

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    A nice Splore fashion gallery from the Herald.

    Good on the Herald for being there.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Nick Shand,

    Anyone have pics of the glowing Maori warrior roaming around on Saturday night?

    Pure self interest in this request as I made the costume but sadly had to miss this years splore :(

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • llew40, in reply to Nick Shand,

    Nick I didn't get a photo but stood next to him during the Cuban Brothers, and the costume was outstanding

    Since Nov 2012 • 140 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    .. ‘Hooligan 69’ …

    you lucky bastard …

    You'd have loved them. They also gave it heaps on this one ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to Russell Brown,

    .. ‘Hooligan 69’ …

    you lucky bastard …

    You'd have loved them. They also gave it heaps on this one ...

    So jealous. Reggae owes me money really arrived like a gunshot, takng dancehall/ragga to a whole new level. It was like reggae from outer space and I guess was referencing the underground stuff happening in London that would become breaks and jungle but at the time I'd never heard anything like it.

    The first time I heard it would have been 1991(?) on a late night mid week show on Radio Active. I was down Cuba St the next day to grab my vinyl copy and it's been a treasured possession ever since. I think that Radio Active show played a tune off it every week for months. Good times.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    I spent Saturday at the Waitati Music festival, (across the street from Metiria'a 'castle').

    It's a nice laid back combination of country field day and music, kids, families, I got sun burned ......

    Best thing I saw on the day was one time as a band started up a gaggle of teenage boys jumped in and started dancing together, eventually being joined by some girls - the world is changing in a good way and our kids have it in hand

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • Nick Shand, in reply to llew40,

    Attachment

    Sweet thxs llew40 ... attached is a photo of the costume.
    Especially after crowd interaction / reaction pics for my portfolio

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • amanda,

    Attachment

    Sat night with Ty

    Since Feb 2014 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Thomas, in reply to Russell Brown,

    My pleasure. I like that view from the lookout, we didn't get around to checking it out. What a place, and what lovely people

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 317 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Thomas, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Thinking about trying out this festival next year http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/ do you know what it's like?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 317 posts Report Reply

First ←Older Page 1 2 Newer→ Last

Post your response…

Please sign in using your Public Address credentials…

Login

You may also create an account or retrieve your password.