Saturday, 21 January 2012

Mount Wellington - 14th January 2012

It was a cloudy day with a bit of drizzle about, but reasonably cool so not too bad for a climb up Mount Wellington. Walked to the pinnacle via the Zig Zag Track, and really enjoyed the exercise.

Clarence and beyond from the ZigZag Track, Mount Wellington - 14th January 2012

There were a group of people standing around on the track where it straightens out just below the big transmission tower. It became obvious they were watching something off across the hillside. I could see someone with a saxophone, and someone else with what looked like a piano-accordion. MoFo thing obviously. There were weird squeaky noises coming in snatches across the windswept hillside. Everyone was rugged up against the chilly breeze, straining to hear the "music". I decided the emperor really didn't have any clothes. Some of the people watching clearly didn't know what they'd got themselves in for. I was reminded of the old joke; What's the difference between a piano accordion and a trampoline? (Answer below) The group were revealed later in the MoFo program as West Head Project And Out Hear. When I returned, the audience had joined the players across the hillside, and the performance was winding up.

Audience and players, West Head Project And Out Hear, Mount Wellington - 14th January 2012
And the difference? You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline.

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