Sunday, 14 June 2009
We had a fantastic performance last night for St. Kentigern's school ball next to Sky Tower in central Auckland. The organizer did a fantastic job of orchestrating the event, complete with fire dancers and geisha girls at the entrance. And the most fun of all, they gave us the opportunity to roll out the big drum!
The crowd was amazingly vibrant and enthusiastic -- both the students and the crowd of passers-by who gathered to watch. At one point I counted at least 20 cameras filming us. Afterwards we learned that many of the people in that area were visitors from out of town enjoying the Auckland scene.
A couple from Australia said our performance was one of the most amazing things they had ever seen, and that there as "absolutely nothing like it" in Australia ;>
It was a great time--we even got a rest break in the middle of the performance due to a fire alarm!
Unfortunately, we were shut down before we could complete the 90 min non-stop performance, due to complaints from the 21st floor penthouse suite of the nearby hotel.
But if you got a chance to see the performance, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!