Well, the question of what to wear to our gig was easily solved by the most incredibly timely parcel from my darling freaky twin, Vix !!!
I'd had a pretty shitty morning at work, due to finding out that our car is getting written off after the prang last week. This was compounded by the departmental nosy parker walking in whilst I was having a little sob and doing her best to get the goss. Rude cow!
So I was in a big grump when I left work. I stopped at our local Salvation Army in an effort to lose my funk, and was slightly cheered by a few finds, then cycled on home to find a parcel on my doorstep that made me squeal with glee!
This incredible frock and acid yellow fishnets were just 2 of my goodies, and perfect for a summery evening gig!
Vix must have been sniggering when I was prattling on about being inspired by Janeane Garofalo's costumes in Reality Bites! This is sooooo totally the look I'm going on about!
Here's what else was in my parcel! Which, incidentally, had a pic of my sweet hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on it!!!
More Barry M!!! I'm crazy for Barry M!!!
And that necklace is wild!!
And a little close up!
These are the bits and pieces I picked up at the Sallies.
The bra is brillantly pointy, just what I'd been hoping to find!
A basic frock and some more bike shorts. The belt is much wider than I usually like, but I thought I'd give it a go.
And off we went to this Gap Filler thingy!
Such a lovely set up! It was on the site of South of the Border, a Mexican Restaurant G and I had been to many times. It was kinda weird!
The organisers made feel a bit like someones backyard, all cosy and comfy and pretty!
The boys bottom left were having a bbq with a tiny charcoal cooker!
I've never been to Berlin, but I understand there are a lot of arty sites there like this.
After the gig, when it got dark, an amazing documentary was screened, with the most wonderful old Christchurch footage! It was fantastci, and I was mesmerised by the clothes and seeing old Christchurch in motion. G was pointing out buildings that had been demolished before I moved here, and there were views I could recognise that are now very different.
If, my English darlings, you ever wondered what happened to all the old Bedford vans you used to have, they are alive and well in NZ and being used for Mr Whippy vans and coffee vans and other fun things!
Nix, Si, G Ira & Darryl.
It was a great night, and I believe Gap Filler will be moving to different sites around the city!
I love that they are making sad earthquake messes into fun arty experiences!