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Old 07-11-2017, 06:46 PM   #166
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Six days? I could plan out six weeks. Queenstown for sure (never been there and shut it!)



Christchurch is cool as hell. I'll fly down and buy you a beer at Pomeroy's. Stay at Chester Street Backpackers and you can walk to damn near everything.



Don't go to Hobbiton.



Auckland is better than the rep it has.



I guess because Axver will knife me if I don't say it, Wellington is pretty fun. If nothing else (and we ignore my previous Hobbiton comment) Weta Workshop put on a great tour and Smaug at their airport is just too cool.



Going up north is incredible, but it takes too long for a six day trip. Cape Reinga and watching the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea crash into each other is amazing. The walk to the lighthouse is a bitch, but you can trump Axver on something NZ related.



Otherwise happy to have a yarn and a drink at Auckland airport.



Also yeah, I know the guy. He's a bit of a prick.


I'm doing like 14 in Australia, 6 in NZ, and 1 in Singapore. Strongly considering spending 4 of 6 out in the southwest, hence Queenstown as a base of operations to try to some of the more remote locations.

Also no offense to NZ, but aside from knowing the name of like he 5-6 bigger cities and the names of them iconic nature, don't really know what Hobbiton is. Sounds like a LOTR gimmick theme park. But I like LOTR. Is Franz Josef glacier all it's made out to be? How about Milford Sound?

I fully accept that my time in NZ isn't enough, but this is my first time in the Southern Hemisphere and the first time east of Europe / west of California. It's a taster session! Thanks for the input.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:17 PM   #167
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So is 8:20 PM local the start time for Europe?
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:24 PM   #168
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Does anybody know why Adam sits down to play the bass during Red Hill Mining Town?

If you happen to notice he has sat down every time during the live performance of the song since the tour started.

My best guess is because of the screen show of the trumpeters and the angle of direction of the band guiding the trumpeters through the song, especially towards the end when the left portion of the screen switches when the band and the trumpeters face each other, this is when Bono is also singing at an inclined angle.









Just a wild guess! Any thoughts of why Adam sits down?
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Maybe his legs are hurting him :-)
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Looks like Berlin show had some segregation on the field, the same way that the Dublin show has been marketed and sold on ticketmaster? Just wondering if the Berlin show was sold like this or have any other shows ended up like this?

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Better shot of it here, looks like the same setup that'll be used for Croker

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Yeah they always have the area closest to the stage fenced off here too. But that is always either first come first serve or premium ticket, not down to luck. It think it's a security measure after what happened at Roskilde festival in 2000 at the Pearl Jam concert there.
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Yeah they always have the area closest to the stage fenced off here too. But that is always either first come first serve or premium ticket, not down to luck. It think it's a security measure after what happened at Roskilde festival in 2000 at the Pearl Jam concert there.
In the case of Croke Park, I think it also has to do with the fact that the GAA pitch in Croke is so much bigger than a normal football stadium pitch, and hence you can probably get a lot more people into GA at Croke, and with that probably comes some sort of Health & Safety requirement to formally split the pitch. The big wide pitch is also part of the reason why Croke is rubbish acoustically for concerts!
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I'm doing like 14 in Australia, 6 in NZ, and 1 in Singapore. Strongly considering spending 4 of 6 out in the southwest, hence Queenstown as a base of operations to try to some of the more remote locations.

Also no offense to NZ, but aside from knowing the name of like he 5-6 bigger cities and the names of them iconic nature, don't really know what Hobbiton is. Sounds like a LOTR gimmick theme park. But I like LOTR. Is Franz Josef glacier all it's made out to be? How about Milford Sound?

I fully accept that my time in NZ isn't enough, but this is my first time in the Southern Hemisphere and the first time east of Europe / west of California. It's a taster session! Thanks for the input.

Hobbiton is what it says on the tin—a "town" built near Matamata for filming LOTR, which has been retained as an attraction. I've never been.

If you want to do the fjords, Te Anau is a superior base than Queenstown. And if you want pretty lakes, Wanaka is one of the most beautiful towns in the world; it developed as a holiday destination a little later than Queenstown and learnt from it, avoiding the same mistakes so that it doesn't feel touristy. But Queenstown still has plenty to recommend it.

The glaciers on the West Coast are great too, and I have a special affection for the drive from Wanaka to the glaciers via Haast Pass (the only route coming from the south). But he warned it's not nicknamed the Wet Coast for nothing.

As for the main cities, Wellington and Dunedin are the highlights. Wellington is the cultural capital of NZ as well as the political one, and Dunedin has a distinctive Scottish character. Auckland is pretty but a bit of a mess, and Christchurch is not only still recovering from the earthquakes but for a long time had been notoriously staid and conservative.
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I hate it when people ask if I know someone from New Zealand as though the country is 45 feet wide.

I don't get shitty and sarcastic when I'm asked, because I just know one day it'll go like this:

"Oh Ian, do you know this fellow from Queenstown?"

"No I've never been there. Fuck off we're not that small"

"Yeah but have you ever met him?" *holds up Facebook profile of the person*

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I'm kind of surprised it wasn't Ian.
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Maybe his legs are hurting him :-)
Hes not a young guy anymore. Probably hurting arms and legs.
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I'm kind of surprised it wasn't the sheep
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Hes not a young guy anymore. Probably hurting arms and legs.
Yeah but how come in all of the other songs he's standing when he plays the bass?

This is not a valid reason, the poor guy wants to rest his ass during this song in particular, but why is he sitting down every time?
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Cause when they were rehearsing it he did it and decided it looked good. Who cares.
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