Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Love The Islands!

As I walked towards Vector Arena for the I Love The Islands concert my feet tingled with excitement... they were getting ready to dance! 25 outstanding bands and singers in 1 night. From Elemeno P to Tim Finn to Bic Runga to Scribe... this one the one Kiwi music concert of the millenium!

10,000 people crowded the Vector arena last night to raise money for Samoa. I Love The Islands concert raised just over a quarter of a million dollars that will all go to helping rebuild Samoa after the tsunami.

The acts were amazing and the crowd was buzzing. Everyone was amped up for a fantastic night and were rearing to go. Oscar and Tu were the MC's for the night and they kept everyone on their toes and laughing in the tiny spaces between each act. They even brought the All Blacks on stage - I had to take a photo of them for Miss T! The most captivating acts of the evening for me were Elemeno P and Che Fu. But the double ending of the evening would have to be the ABSOLUTE highlight.

Scribe vs Savage for a battle to end all battles! Facing off on one stage, for one night, these 2 MC's showed NZ hip hop in it's finest form! From 'Swing' to 'We Cannot Be Stopped' these artists went 1 for 1 with all their best songs. Just when we thought the night was over they introduced Neil and Tim Finn for the finale!!


Melville Intermediate said...

Nice to be involved in something like that. Our school has been considering holding a Mufti Day to raise funds and other schools have a variety of events to raise money for this worthy cause! Is your school doing anything similar?

michelle said...

It was a fantastic event! So proud to be a NZder on Monday night and humbled by the crew that organised the concert - doing something to help people in need in such a massive way.
My feet were dancing too, tho one of my most favourite moments were the whole crowd swaying with the music holding their cell phones up so that the stadium looked like it was full of stars

S.W said...

Wow that would of been so cool if I was there,scribe vs savage cool!!!