kate5kiwis: The Police Report

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“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Police Report

Wow! The long awaited guest BLOG appearance.
Yep, it’s me, aka Hubby aka Bulldog. I feel like PJ making a cameo in LOTR – however there are definitely no Pulitzer aspirations here.
Here goes . . .

The BIG CONCERT WEEKEND was a blast . . .

. . . the morning began perfectly with Kate and me belatedly (ten years late) joining the café scene . . . then wafting around little pockets plucked from our memory . . . the local shops down the road from our first flat/home . . . the magnificence of the *BIG SMOKE* when viewed from atop Maungawhau . . . the school where I first learned to teach and view involvement in education as a privilege, a passion, and a calling.

Ahhh . . . .nothing readies the soul for a blast of 80’s music better than a nostalgic trip down memory lane (supplemented with a little nectar of the gods of course! lol).

And ready we were . . .

We caught up with a great bunch of 80’s junkies (even though I’m sure half of ‘em were still wearing plastic undies when The Police were in their heyday) found a primo spot (cheers to the uptight Security dude) and set up camp.

Lights.

Action.


And these guys really did turn on the action. Almost two hours of intense 80’s Rock/Reggae/Punk that you won’t hear on a CD.

These spirits in a material world kicked off with a message in a bottle and never looked back or took a break.

We danced! We sang! We re-lived our youth with three old rockers! Then it stopped. What? No “King of Pain”? ahhh the masters were back on stage to complete the gig.

More music. Pulsing union.

After the second encore I had the world turning circles running 'round my brain and my 80’s fix was complete.

Were they good . . ? To quote one of the plastic undie crowd, “Check it out. I’ve got goosebumps!"

I might even go out and bleach my hair now.

5 Comments:

OpenID hippyhappyhay said...

Well done Mr Kate, you will have to get your own blog. But, uh, for those peeps born a little more recently, where's da Fergalicious pics???

11:50 PM  
Blogger The Trier and Jen said...

wow that must have been some concert
pleased you guys enjoyed yourselves

9:06 AM  
Blogger Marie N. said...

Ohh! Ohh! -- sounds like fun. I enjoyed them back in the day. Too long ago.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

I am so jealous!! Have seen Sting so many times, but never with Police. Glad you guys had a great trip down memory lane.

4:24 AM  
Blogger The Mouse said...

Woot woot! I am so, like, jealous, like, that you totally, like got to see, like, the Police, and all.

:) Sounds like an awesome weekend. Excellent Guest Blogger Post, Mr. Kate.

PS: *snort* and LOL at PJ making a guest apperance in LOTR. Hee!

7:54 PM  

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