Posts by Eediot

  • Hard News: Big Night Outage,

    ‪Does anyone know where to buy those reusable heat packs? (Not online) Like the ones that you use as pocket warmers but larger, table mat size.‬

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Big Night Outage,

    To make matters worse I just received an app notification that power had been restored. Arrived home and it hasn’t.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: ACL: The best of times, the…, in reply to Morgan Nichol,

    LOL- yup, perfect timing :-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: ACL: The best of times, the…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Oh I did- but at the time I had available away from acts elsewhere there was a 'comedian' on followed by some sweary rapping.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: ACL: The best of times, the…,

    Wow. Different experiences then.
    I was front and centre for Grace- as I'd always intended to be- and loved it. Had no idea what was happening next door after, other than what I could hear, and just assumed that was the next act starting. I'm not a festival organiser so also assumed that what happened was supposed to happen. If Grace could organise to get a promoter to presenter her in NZ as she deserves then she has that option surely?
    As it happened- lucky us!

    Graham Reid wasn't so enamored. Like I say- different experiences.

    I followed her act by saying good night to my ailing love and heading straight to Beck's stage for a "4 rows back and centre" spot to watch the last few overs over the cricket on Sky Go on my iPhone with some quickly-made new acquaintances while we waited, and then had a great time. I did wonder how he was coming across up the back as- from my POV as a first time observer but fan of the latest album- he didn't see like a natural or polished 'entertainer'. But his band were, and the show itself was top notch.

    Golden Dawn Western Springs was not what I'd gone for- pushed the boat a bit further out you might say ;-)..and enjoyed acts I heard only heard singles from (she was also keen to hear George Ezra), and ones I was interested to experience after a few month's Spotify acclimatization. As such, even with wilting wife in tow for her first fest (and I've done all but one Laneway and the sole Soulfest), I felt this was great value for money.

    I did wonder (as I did at Sweetwaters 2000...) if the event was paying its way- there seemed waaaay too much room, and relatively short queues for everything except the loos- but I saw Drax Project (a personal fav), Grace, and Beck for the first time, and then walked home up the hill. Awesome.

    My main complaint about the lack of a decent drink seems petty in hindsight. I went home with only one beer inside me because the choice of alcoholic beverages was so poor (as I didn't go inside the GD enclosure I never discovered that wine was an option at that one spot- I even briefly considered Red Bull an Vodka for the first time)- and felt fantastic! So, winning all round.

    But that was just me.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: A melodic thread,

    Don't forget to report that booking fee to Consumer NZ's rip-off fees page.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Do e-bikes ease traffic…,

    Despite my reluctance to support a sponsored post I did click the link but got a 401

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Things that do us good and ill,

    Ok. From the posts so far I had to check I was following the same original story.
    But (if I'm on the right thread) looks like Florida isn't the only state with this problem.
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/26/utah-mormons-prescription-painkiller-addiction

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The media awards are dead –…,

    Congrats again. Now you can concentrate on that ”crisis around hosing” story I’ve been hanging out for.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Iggy at the…,

    Hey, congratulations on the Canon win last night! Long overdue IMHO.

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