November 10, 2004

Random pictures of The Tour

I don't know where to start. So I'm going to post a whole heap of photos in the hope that they inspire exciting anecdotes and tales of the road.
The tour was definitely a success. First gig on the ferry was something of a warm-up. It was a fantastic day and we stopped at Kaikoura for a while to take in the view from the hill above the seal colony. (No seals though!) Next day in Christchurch, Warner played a lovely acoustic version of 'Sink with Dignity' on RDU, and the gig at the Wunderbar in Lyttelton with Pine was excellent. Pine are great live! (If you live in Auckland go see them this weekend with Fang! and Alec Bathgate!) I'm digging their new album Akira Sunrise too.

Next day we drove to Queenstown for a gig at the Dux. Quite a long drive through the beautiful scenery of the Mackenzie Basin and punctuated by a lunch-stop at Lake Tekapo.

It was Guy Fawkes, but QT didn't go especially hard out with the pyromania - surprising! Although it was kind of a lull between seasons, which could explain it. QT was beautiful.

One weird experience was at a bar called Altitude, post-gig. Our host assured us it was the place to be, and was particularly excited about the beer taps with attached tv screens, "playing snowboarding videos!" Snowboarding, you say. Sky 1 porn, more like!!

After Queenstown we headed across to Dunedin, where I spent five of my formative years studying at Otago University. We went straight to Radio One for an interview with Belinda, then later had a very cool gig at the Crown with locals Onanon.

After the Crown gig I left the boys and wandered up north towards the Octagon. I stopped by the First Church on Moray Pl, as you do. I used to live on Moray Pl and I spent many a late night standing beneath the spire, gazing upwards. Quite something.

And that was that. Possibly a pretty random collection; I'm still sleep-deprived and fiddling with these things takes far more time than I'd like. But the pressure got to me! I took about a hundred times as many photos as you see here - new camera you know - and quite a few wee videos. But I figured how many times do you need to see the same three people holding the same instruments, with different backgrounds? ;) Clearly, nowhere near enough pictures of ME.



Blogger Jessie said...

It'd be cool if the stuff I'm talking about actually lined up with the pictures.

9:59 AM  
Blogger supergood said...

Oh see I thought it was a little extra for experts thing you were doing where we had to solve the puzzle of what text matched what image. Now I want to go on a road trip. Oh, and what's the story with playing on the Ferry┬┐ No bands have played on the Ferry when i've been on it. Hmph.

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Saturnyne said...

HEy! A new post! Cool pics. Nice night sky! Really flaming and unusual, that.

And yeah, not enough pics of you. heh!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Mmm. I got paranoid. Anyone checking the site between 9 and 11 last night (NZ time) would have seen how much editing I did!! I'll post some more pics soon. I have loads of pretty landscapey type shots, and soo many panoramas! I love photo stitch.

9:21 PM  
Blogger limegreen said...

Saturday was very cool. The tour poster is hanging over our bed...
And thanks for coming over to say hi... it's great to be able to put a face (and a personality) to a name and words on a screen.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Thanks Limegreen! It was cool to meet you too. And a few other nzm regulars as well. Ben will be stoked that you like the poster! He's our Designer Extraordinaire.

11:14 PM  
Blogger limegreen said...

Yeah. I didn't realise Jimi was there. I haven't actually worked out who he is yet. Asking Karen to point me out was smart work. I did a half-baked review of the gig, but I couldn't really remember what I'd wanted to say by the time I got round to writing it.

11:45 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Were you writing it for anything in particular? I can think of a few websites where it could go...

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i told jimi to go over and say hi too, limegreen. but he's a shy lad ... so too is myshkin - he was at the Wunderbar, but i guess it was one of those odd situations where you kinda look and half work out who the other person is, and don't commit awkwardness to reality.

sorry i didn't say much more than hi, but i get all "what if we played crap, and then they feel like they have to say something", so i just inane chatter with other inane chatterers ...

1:52 AM  

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