We can now discuss in this thread Hayley's Concert at Timaru - Theatre Royal on Monday 21 November 2011. This is part of the Hayley's NZ Paradiso tour, as published by Stuff.co.nz and several other major NZ media sites today.
On Monday afternoon when I left Christchurch it was still raining matching my mood after that horrible review. But just as I arrived in Timaru it stopped raining and the sun came out and my mood changed as I realized I had another Hayley concert to look forward too.
The Theatre Royal is quite old and really great for a provincial theatre.
Even has those false boxes
And it has a circle
Here is the stage setup
Right above my seat is this large chandelier
My seat was in the third row in the centre aisle, perfect for photos. All of the family were there including Hayley's Nana .
The acoustics for this venue was outstanding so Hayley sounded great. (I think this was the main problem with the CBS Arena in Christchurch as it had poor acoustics so unless you were close to the stage you would pick up the amplified sound instead).
The venue was sold out with about 1100 people there.
I noticed quite a few of the ladies in the audience were wiping away tears so I can think it was safe to say Hayley was appreciated here.
And since I could see the shoes this time I took photos of the too (for Jillian etc)
One thing Hayley mentioned was that she used to stay in Timaru for the Christmas holidays when she was young and that some in the audience might remember her singing in the Timaru Carnival when she was very little.
And the shoes
When Hayley sang I noticed that the 2nd violinist was playing his violin like a guitar so I think the band is enjoying this tour.
And those lovely red shoes
The duet was excellent as always
And here Hayley is reaching out to me during Wuthering Heights lol.
Hayley did 3 encores again with the first being River
So another excellent concert was over.
A reasonable crowd stayed for the signing.
I thanked Hayley and said I will be in Invercargill to see her again
Thanks again Ross. I thought the theatre would be like that as Hayley expressed her delight in a tweet, although the outside seemed to be too modern for such an interior.
Wasn't it a standing ovation and three encores at the ChCh arena? To fail to report that is absolutely wilful because merely mentioning it totally invalidates every negative comment he made about her. That clearly states he abused his position of trust for no other reason than a personal gripe, an also-ran mediocre academic at the end of life resenting the success of someone who had made a success of her life when only at the beginning of it.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2011 22:04:14 GMT by postscript
Her eyes were the blue of cornflowers that dance amongst ripening wheat, Her hair the colour of golden sands bleached by summer's heat.
thanks ross for your description & pics. Great to read/look. Marianne & I also stopped at Timaru Monday about midday but just for a while while we lunched. Am writing this on Marianne's netbook at Invercargill having only just remembered to get my HWI password right.
We stopped last night in Oamaru (lovely place) weather fantastic.
And yes, lots of quite reasonable pics of CHCH will be posted soon once we get home again.
We should see you again for the Civic Theatre's Hayley event tomorrow. Looking forward to it already !!!
From our window here we can see the trooper monument....quite near the Tay St venue.....5 mins away. see you tomorrow....Graeme Seats are A12,13
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