Switchfoot were great.
Left Karori once the lads had finished at SMASH (and after we had remembered the tickets). A solid drive to Taumarunui made more pleasurable by efforts to wink at trucks. Had a poor response rate overall (2 from 15 I think).
Stayed at Hikumutu Valley campsite, then headed north through bleakness to Auckland. Booked into backpackers, then through to the concert. True performers.
One of the best drives back on Thursday I have ever had. It just didn’t seem long. Helped that we stopped every two hours for micropauses. Caught up with Heather in Palmie on the way back.
Three days out of the office has been fun.