Sunday marked one whole year since this seismic shittery began disrupting our lives. As it was a year ago, the day was warm and sunny... although the objects at ground level don't always look the same as they did then.
Once upon a time, this was a grandstand at Addington Raceway...
...now it's just another demo job.
The raceway is across the carpark from the CBS Arena, where I was working that evening for "Christchurch Sings
" - an Arts Festival event that took place on September 4th. A crowd of over 3000 gathered to bathe in the sounds of combined local choirs, backed by the CSO
. The crowd seemed to have a lovely evening - hardly anyone even noticed the aftershock we had during the concert (4.4M at 7.41pm).
Last Thursday I wandered down to Sydenham (next suburb over!) to catch a live-to-air performance by The Unfaithful Ways - one of the bands that feature on the Harbour Union album.
This is how we roll in C-city these days... this converted horse truck - the rdunit
- is currently home to student radio station, rdu, who lost their studio & office when the UC Student Union building was red-stickered after February's quakes....more after the jump >>