© 2011 Lynsey

The Big Banana


Tonight, on the waterfront, the Wellington Ukulele Orchestra were in fine form. For sheer musical meaty goodness it’s very, very hard to beat them. I completely applaud their musical aplomb, their good hearted enthusiasm for what they’re doing, and most of all, the friendly way they engage with the audience. It’s a joy to watch – to participate in – partly because of the seemingly effortless performance on stage, and very much because of the way the audience responds. Favourite songs, set pieces, shared understanding, mutual support, very family friendly – their concerts are, justifiably, very popular. The last time we attended a concert we were lucky to get into the second show of the night. This time I got to go to this, the first event, a free concert with the Orchestra to launch the celebrations for the opening of the Rugby World Cup. Thanks guys.

Oh, and the Big Banana? Check out the yellow sleeping bag outfit stage right. Perfect for dealing with the nippy Wellington breeze.

Manifesto
29. Every day eat, drink, rest, work, exercise, play, love, create for your own good. And the good of others.
30. Every day use all your senses. Touch. Smell. Taste. Hear. See.
32. Every day have a laugh.

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