The Barbershop...

So whilst the other three all seem to be growing their hair, Jamie in particularly wants to rock the druid look, Matt is going in the opposite direction.

Rewinding back a couple of days, we arrived in Auckland still buzzing from the great start to the tour in Wellington, where any cobwebs were well and truly blown away. Onto the Powerstation and a return to the more intimate venues where the band is within touching distance and fitting all the production's gear onto the stage as well as accommodating support acts is a logistical nightmare. Collapsing Cities and Zane Lowe really fired up the crowd and by the time the Monkeys took the stage the ohms and electricity generated in the Powerstation was off the chart.

The gig was simply awesome, the new stuff really hit home and 'Crying Lightning' stole the show again. And so on to the first of the Big Day Out Festivals. Nursing hangovers we arrived at the site just in time for dinner.The sun is beginning to set and so begins the walk to the Orange stage.

Big Day Out Auckland, New Zealand

There are still no sign of nerves that they are about to be playing to around 40,000 people. The intro music kicks in and the band walks out to a crescendo of applause. As the day reaches twighlight and the set reaches its climax it is with jubilation but a heavy heart that we say farewell to New Zealand once more. Such a beautiful country... We never did get to sky dive. Maybe next time eh?

Australia here we come.

Ya flamin galar!



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