It was dubbed the Acoustic Church tour – and they had electric guitar in almost every song.
This was a very one-sided show. Anika Moa had some good songs. Boh Runga offered a few light tunes about vague characters and Hollie Smith stepped up to the microphone to announce symptoms of a stomach complaint – or something.
I’d been banned from attending this show. Banned. The newspaper bought me a ticket. And then ran the review about a week late.
I met up with Anika Moa the next day after the show – she was in town and was keen to see the first copy of my book. We had a five minute chat and she looked at the story and pics about her song and told me the book looked good.
She wondered about the review of the show – and I told her that I hadn’t thought much of the show. And showed her the review I had written. She assured me that she had no issue with it but told me that Hollie probably would. She said she would probably keep the review away from Hollie.
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.