By now most of those travelling some distance will be well on thier way I expect George, I hope your daughters wedding goes well and I look forward to hearing about it - sorry you couldn't be with us on this occaision.
I am delighted to hear you are coming to Shepherds Bush. Please introduce yourself to any of us as soon as you spot us. With you, that makes 17 members! With Hayley and Steve Abbott (who I am told is going), that makes 19 members. If we could just persuade one more, we would have ten per cent of the forum present!
Incidentally, if ANYONE out there who is going to the concert, non-members included, please do likewise. It should be quite an occasion and we would welcome all Hayley fans.
Hope to see as many as possible of you on Friday.
Just been given permission for a night on the tiles.
See you all later. Sorry that I shall miss the picnic.
That makes your 10% Roger.
PS. For any new members attending, you will recognise me from my avatar.
I'm sure that all of us who were not able to make the performance are looking forward to the reports and the pictures. I for one am VERY looking forward to the details. Where are you guys? i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Hi Everyone, Oh i bet it was out of this world. As the years go by you seem to have more and more fun Now what we need you all to do is pack the party up and bring it to NZ next year. That includes all party goers i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
Halloooo....Where are you ? They're all still bye byes,
The loveliest, sweetest flower that bloomed in paradise, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate, a thing, it is gone if it but look upon itself; and she who ventures to esteem it hers proves by that single thought she has it not. Humility - Fry
Longstanding members of HWI were last seen entering the Walkabout (Australian Watering Hole) on Shepherds Bush Green (next to the Empire), being led 'astray' by none other than Steve Abbott.
So the party is not yet over.
Unfortunately, I had to leave before that as I'm out all weekend.. but it was still a bl**dy brilliant night!
I loved the way that as an opening to Hine a Hine, Hayley referred to it being used as the closedown on TV so many years ago. I haven't thought of that for ages, and have never made the connection. I remember the sleepy little kiwi falling asleep with the bedtime hat on.. ahh, TVNZ back in the old days
Hayley and Dave Dobbyn singing 6 months in a leaky boat was a highlight, as was Dave doing the Footrot Flats theme from "A Dogs Tail".. That's always been my favourite from him.
I did comment to Fiona afterwards that next time he should do a little less Crowded House and a little more of The Exponents - but then again, I am a Christchurch lad! She said she'd pass that on.. heh!
Right, off out for the day, so I'll look forward to hearing from everyone else by the time I get home
To everyone I saw last night, it was good to see you again, as well as to finally meet some of the people I've been chatting to for a while. Some of you I'll no doubt see at the All Angels concert in a weeks' time. Oh, got home after midnight to find my All Angels ticket waiting for me, so that was a pleasant surprise! Yay!
What an evening - not just the concert but the HWI gathering also. I have never seen so many people with ear to ear smiles all night!
But sorry, I am not going to review instead to leave it to others (one in particular) together with what I am sure will be a fantastic collage of photos. So I am afraid we must ask for a little patience to allow the members in question to get home and gather their thoughts after what was a unique Hayley concert. If anyone ever doubted Hayley's versatility then they should have been there last night.
Suffice to say that it exceeded everyone's expectations and that there were some very special moments during and after the concert.