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johnnymac
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 4:26:20 PM
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Went to their concert at the Powerstation in Auckland.Tuesday night.
I was excited to see them touring NZ again but at the same time a bit apprehensive as I thought they might be a bit tragic and more like a cover band.

But from the first notes of Roadrunner I knew we were in for the real deal.
They played basically a sixties song book ( only one song I didn't know, so that shows my age!!!) but it was a great set, highlighted for me with some excellent acoustic slide guitar from Dick Taylor while they sat and knocked out a couple of blues classics. Taylor has lost nothing over the year........infact he has got better. Move over Jeremy Spencer.

Nice to meet up with you Mr Lone Ranger after your epic trip from the deep south to the big smoke for the concert........and yes, I did get the triple CD signed!!!!!


Anyone see the aussie shows????
greybeard
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 7:46:56 PM

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johnnymac wrote:


Nice to meet up with you Mr Lone Ranger after your epic trip from the deep south to the big smoke for the concert........and yes, I did get the triple CD signed!!!!!


Anyone see the aussie shows????


Any scenic diversions or Apple Mapping incidents we should know about ?

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 9:18:58 PM
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http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concert-reviews/the-pretty-things-december-11-2012-the-powerstation/

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
johnnymac
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 7:11:43 AM
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I am sure Lone Rangers only diversion from Dunedin to Auckland would be dodging the occasional volcanic ash storm.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 8:26:38 AM
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We fly from Queenstown to Auckland because Jetstar offers such cheap fares,and it is quicker on the jet.
I drove down to gumboot to pick Zee up,and allowed 2 hours to drive to the airport,which was needed due to lots of roadworks and trucks.
It was 2 hrs 10 by the time we were in the terminal building.
By comparison,the flight time ranges from 1 hr 40 to 1 hr 50.
Some people don't like flying into Qtown as the approach is narrow and due to the surrounding hills is prone to turbulence.
But to compensate,the flight down the West coast is quite spectacular as is the the flight from the coast in.
And the drive to Queenstown is also scenic.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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