A great time? The most memorable concert I've ever been at. Hayley enthralling a massive audience in Nana Mouskouri territory. So says Eugene too - and he's seen Hayley all around the world! I was really hoplng to hear 'The White Rose of Athens'. But Hayley was in white and 'Hine e Hine' more than made up for the disappointment. Here's hoping my camera (which I had to hide after being warned - with nice smiles) will produce some worthwhile soundbites.
The Hine e Hine duet with Mario goes back a long way. I first heard it in November 2004! It involves Mario singing in Maori of course, and he learned it when performing as a guest on Hayley's UK tour. (did you notice that Maori is an anagram of Mario). Great to know he still remembers it. I sort of half expected they would do it.
Mario must have brushed up on it not too long ago. Would have liked much better to see a good video of it as performed last Friday. Here the two are singing it a little over a year ago in Athens. (A few "burps" in the recording.)