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Hi folks,

How exciting!!! My 11yo son is a new fan of Split Enz, so I would love the excuse to take him on his first visit to NZ and also see his very first concert - Split Enz.

Unfortunately, I can't book tickets from work, so will need to go to an internet cafe tonight to do so. Do you think there will still be decent seating left for the Auckland concert?

Cheers

Andy
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Originally posted by mummakook:
Hugs in a big way Visitor, I know how much more screwed I was after 10 miniutes this morning, let alone 2 hours! Looking forward to catching up with you again anyway.
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Big hugs back at ya M.K. Smiler
You might like to swap tic's for Wellington with me, if yours are closer to the stage....LOL
Would be nice to catch up again.
Might see you stage door at Wellington ?. Wink
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Originally posted by thevisitor:
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Originally posted by mummakook:
Hugs in a big way Visitor, I know how much more screwed I was after 10 miniutes this morning, let alone 2 hours! Looking forward to catching up with you again anyway.
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Big hugs back at ya M.K. Smiler
You might like to swap tic's for Wellington with me, if yours are closer to the stage....LOL
Would be nice to catch up again.
Might see you stage door at Wellington ?. Wink


Quite likely mate, but no go on the tix. If my memory serves I'm 2 rows behind you!!!
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Originally posted by mummakook:
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Originally posted by thevisitor:
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Originally posted by mummakook:
Hugs in a big way Visitor, I know how much more screwed I was after 10 miniutes this morning, let alone 2 hours! Looking forward to catching up with you again anyway.
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Big hugs back at ya M.K. Smiler
You might like to swap tic's for Wellington with me, if yours are closer to the stage....LOL
Would be nice to catch up again.
Might see you stage door at Wellington ?. Wink


Quite likely mate, but no go on the tix. If my memory serves I'm 2 rows behind you!!!


Oh so that meens your in Block 5 centre ? 30 something ?. Cool
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Originally posted by mummakook:
Yes it seems you're right. It's letting me buy now (well look anyway). Damn, I was hoping for a sellout and second show!!!


Vector holds about 12,000, TSB Wellington 4,650 seated seems sales at Wellington have slowed, but rest assured the date will sell out soon.

In fact i will make a prediction that Wellywood sells out first as it did for C.H. months before the gig.
Got to say i like the promo pic that goes with the Split Enz 2008 N.Z. Tour, wonder when this was taken ?. Auckland prehaps when Neil was here, or ages ago ?.




So i guess the shows will be without make-up (Split Enz unmasked), hell after all they made their point back in the day.

Wonder if Mr T. Finn ever did pay Mr R. Finn the $50 he was fined by Rotary for his son having such a bad haircut back in the day. Roll Eyes

Can't wait till March 2008. Smiler
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Originally posted by thevisitor:
Got to say i like the promo pic that goes with the Split Enz 2008 N.Z. Tour, wonder when this was taken ?. Auckland prehaps when Neil was here, or ages ago ?.



I too think it was taken for the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2005. If you have access to a programme from the Australian tour, there's a nearly identical photo on the centre page, with Mal between Eddie and Tim. I think he's been skillfully Photoshopped out of this one!
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Originally posted by zebrasnake:
*sigh*

I guess god is a kiwi.

anyone feel like sending me a ticket to New Zealand? I promise to be good (mostly).

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>>I guess god is a kiwi.<<

No 'God is an American' Razzer but wait there's more.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1upgu_david-bowie-i-m...d-of-americans_music

But seriously Zebrasnake there are still tickets for Wellingtion about the same location as i bought a week ago, there must also be tics for the other dates / locations ?.

Or is it the $'s, we could have a whip around, in fact are there any generous members with a gold or platinum credit card that want to be my friend, i could show you around the underbelly of N.Z. life. Big Grin Roll Eyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxgQ27RDDWk
Visitor you crack me up. I don't think it'll matter where you're sitting for the Welly show, you'll still entertain!

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Originally posted by crimpies:



I too think it was taken for the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2005. If you have access to a programme from the Australian tour, there's a nearly identical photo on the centre page, with Mal between Eddie and Tim. I think he's been skillfully Photoshopped out of this one!
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Crimpies, I think you've hit the jackpot! I knew it looked very, very familiar!
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Originally posted by crimpies:

I too think it was taken for the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2005. If you have access to a programme from the Australian tour, there's a nearly identical photo on the centre page, with Mal between Eddie and Tim. I think he's been skillfully Photoshopped out of this one!


It certainly looks that way. Which is a bit sad really, somehow. I wonder why Mal isn't coming along to the NZ shows, and if he couldn't make it, they didn't choose a drummer from the ranks of previous ex Split Enz drummers?

Weird, being photoshopped out of existence.
Couldn't agree more, why not Crowther, or just have Noel drumming since they had both him and Mal in Oz. I got the distinct impression that Mal wasn't wanted back by the majority. You certainly get those vibes if you read the interview with Tim and Eddie - not from Ed but Tim's there saying how they're the "tight" 5 who email each other,etc. A pity, I love Mal Frowner
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Originally posted by mummakook:
Couldn't agree more, why not Crowther, or just have Noel drumming since they had both him and Mal in Oz. I got the distinct impression that Mal wasn't wanted back by the majority. You certainly get those vibes if you read the interview with Tim and Eddie - not from Ed but Tim's there saying how they're the "tight" 5 who email each other,etc. A pity, I love Mal Frowner


i know! i love mal too. shame tim cant bury his pride, but in saying that, us fans want the best band dynamics!!!
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Originally posted by mummakook:
There is a history of disagreement between Tim and Mal, although I don't think it's fair to say it's only Tim who might not want Mal in the NZ tour.

I must agree with the sentiments expressed, doesn't really seem like Enz with an outside drummer, however great he may be.


Absolutely. Plenty of good Enz drummers on hand - so many have been, er, drummed out over the last 30 years. Crowther or Chunn I say!!!
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Originally posted by Semi-Detached:
The Enz have had a great string of drummers...Geoff Chunn, Croth, Mal, Crom, Hessie. All great guys.

Is anyone else finding it weird that they're bringing in an outsider to play drums? Confused

I totally agree. The only explanation for not asking Chunn or Crowther that I can think of would be (I'll admit it's a lame excuse but it's the best thing I can think of) then they'd have a drummer from a different era of the Enz. Crombie might not have felt like drumming on tour, who knows. It still doesn't explain why Mal wasn't invited back this time.

It's a shame, because it reminds me of when other groups have reunited without some of their original members (either due to death or disagreements) and it just seems kind of tacky to me. If a member has died that's one thing, but if everyone's still alive...why not just bury the hatchet? Easier said than done I suppose.
mummakook wrote:
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I must agree with the sentiments expressed, doesn't really seem like Enz with an outside drummer, however great he may be.

I agree.

Even though we all accepted Paul as the new Enz drummer back in the day, the Enz at that stage was still a living, breathing animal. It kind of seemed like a natural thing (to me anyway). And we had time to get to know and accept Paul as he integrated into the band, and the band played on.

The band won't be playing on this time. They'll perform their shows, and then that's it. Gulp. To bring in someone new just for that kind of strikes a jarring note, in my opinion. I wish they'd just leave it with Noel, if none of the others are coming back.

I would have liked one of the ex drummers too. I only got to know the band when Mal was the drummer so to see one of the other guys back would have been a real treat. It would have been real Enz.

Wanna rethink it guys, if its not too late? Cool

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