Wow! What a massive weekend. The weather held out and the idiots stayed away. Saturday was the busiest day we’ve had, and if it’s anything to go by, summer is going to be cranking down here.
Saturday afternoon we had the launch of the FESTA (Festival of Temporary Architecture) book. These guys are all so inspiring to me and seeing the energy they put into their festival was enough to give me a glimmer of hope that the interesting, edgy people might have some say in the rebuild of our damaged wee town. Thank-you to the organizers for supporting us. We think the book is awesome and you should all go on their website and get yourself a copy. This is the real Christchurch. Good people rolling up their sleeves and getting things done. Not fuckwits that have never done an interesting thing in their life dictating how our city will look (and handing us the bill).
Following this, we rolled straight into our Goodbye Blue Monday reunion. All the old staff were there. The old gang showed up. We rocked a few of the classic DJs and generally had a bloody good knees-up. Everyone did a wee cameo on the bar and we managed to have a nice big party without the place getting revolting – which is a real balancing act.
Thanks to everyone that came down. We will definitely do something similar on the other side of Christmas and get a couple of bands involved.
Here is a photo of most of the gang. It proved too tough to nail everyone down at once.