Sunday, March 26, 2017

Twenty Øne Piløts - Emøtiønal Røadshøw

On Saturday night, my bestie and I went to see Twenty Øne Piløts at Vector Arena.

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are incredible performers both live and via their music videos etc. I can say that while I did not know a few of their songs they did not fail to engage the audience time and time again. They played to a full house of screaming, excited fans.

Tyler performed the ‘Reappearing Man’ magic trick very soon into their set and appeared up in the seated area much to the utter delight of the crowd.

They both crowd surfed, played songs down with the crowd that were standing and Tyler even rolled around on top of the crowd in a Zorb!

These guys have so much energy and perform with their hearts and souls. Their songs are beautiful poetry and hold so much more meaning than many of their counterparts today.

I hope they come back to New Zealand as I would go and see them perform again.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jury Service

A few years ago, I was called for Jury Service. I did try and get out of it, however my reason for declining was rejected so I had to go.

I turned up on the Monday morning and bumped into a woman that I worked with several years ago.

We waited in a communal area to be called for selection. I waited for about an hour and then we were finally escorted into court for selection/rejection by the lawyers.

While I was waiting, I glanced over to see the guy next to me on his phone sexting. I thought “are you f**king kidding me”. You are sitting in court, having a sex conversation while we are waiting to be selected to decide someone’s future fate.

*eye roll*

Anyway, the jury was finally selected and we were walked through the case. Then we were ushered out of the court into the jury room off to the side of the court while the lawyers and judge discussed things that we were not allowed to hear. Honestly, I think that we spent more time out of court than in it.

Around mid-afternoon we were discharged from jury service as the defendant changed his plea.

We were told that we may need to come back on the Tuesday to see if we were required for any other trials. We found out later that we were not.

It was really interesting to see most of the process and I would definitely go again.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Favs - Week 10

Loving the latest and final season of Broadchurch. The subject matter is tough and they are handling it very well.

The strength and resilience of the people of London after a shitty terror attack.