There are not many 17 year olds who could command the attention of a theatre full of people but Lorde did just that.
Lorde came to Dunedin on her world tour (thank you! As a New Zealander she knows how few people bother to grace the South Island). When we drove past the venue to find a park the queue was literally around the block. In the rain.
She put on a great show from start to finish and the crowd loved her. I can’t recall ever being at a show that caused girls to scream in delight.
It was great to see people of all ages, from those too tiny to see without bring lifted to those with grey hair, enjoying themselves together.
Lorde completely deserves the praise she is getting and long may it continue!
I didn’t post a picture yesterday, naughty, as we were busy visiting Wellington! You’d be forgiven, from the photo below of me at Weta Studios and the previous airport post, that LOTR was the reason for our visit. In fact, the reason we were there was for the Macklemore and Tinie Tempah concert.
We were among the older people there, certainly the majority of the over 30s were accompanying their children (though when you are older than the main act you have to expect that!). Nevertheless we danced, cried, and had a really, really, really good time. I am now officially in the Shark Face Gang. (No photos of the concert sorry, I decided to not be that annoying person with the bright screen this time. Plenty of others took that mantle for me).
Here I am with either Tom, Bert or William at The Weta Cave..
After the cancelled flight dramas we finally made it to Auckland and saw the fabulous Lady Gaga. FANTASTIC show. No, I didn’t see her get hit on the head with the pole, but I did see her sing happy birthday to an ecstatic Manisha in the front row and sing and dance her way through a great performance. Pigalina heart Gaga.
Today we were supposed to be flying to Auckland to see Lady Gaga. Snow over the last two days caused many cancelled flights and lots of disappointed Little Monsters at Dunedin and Christchurch airports.
For a change Mr Pigalina and I went and watched the City of Dunedin Choir and the Southern Sinfonia perform “The Beauty of Baroque”. The concert was at Knox Church – another first for us. Very entertaining.
Saw Roger Waters – The Wall Live. Not sure if any show ever will come close to being this brilliant. AMAZING.
I turned 30 in style at the very last New Zealand Big Day Out in the company of Soundgarden, Tony Hawk and Noel Gallagher among others.