He likes tabouli, I like tabouli too

As promised, gig pix!
(I am working on something for you to listen to, really I am)

Set up takes ages.
Luckily I just need to jam a lead in my mic, get a drink, and I'm pretty much sorted.
The joys of a voice being my only instrument...apart from my tambourine, which I bash about in the best tradition of Stevie Nicks!

It really is a Pallet Pavillion !


Yep, got a little breezy...

Frock from Madame Butterfly's!
Sunglasses-50's, from lovely Sue
Silver clutch-a thrift shop somewhere in the States
Headpiece-made form a piece of flash lace gifted by a friend
Necklace-a vintage shop in Dunedin 24 years ago
Earrings-from the fabulous Tamera
Cuff on right wrist-from gorgeous Vix
Cuff on left wrist-can't remember

G Star!




First warm up act, Nick, aka A Bit of a Lonesome Cowboy!

Cousin Phil came along!

Second warm up act, Simon Nunn and awesome violinist chick!

I have no idea what I have done with this cd Mikel gave me of a little project he, G, Cousin Phil and I are working on........yes, it looks like we're calling ourselves Flange.
I really like Toasted Flange for a name, but no takers so far.

And we're on!

O, here's Mikel!

There's a few nice professional shots on our farcebook page, too.



Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Holy crap, you are even more dazzling anywhere near a stage! Love all of your silver, and that gown is perfection. Legendary fun, great to "meet" the band and select others, thanks for posting these! xoxoxo

Misfits Vintage said...

My love, you are exquisite, as always - LOVE your divine flyaway hair and your magnificent frock matches the pallet wall perfectly! All those SPUNKYARSE men have me aquiver with excitement!!! Love Loafer, and I just know I'll love your flange, my darling!

Love you more than PORN! Sarah xxx

Mariela said...

You are amazing! I wish there was something cool like this near us but alas Gardnerville is not cultured enough for that.

I love the color of your dress and nail polish it goes good with the background. The hubby and I plan on re-using some pallet to plant our veggies in this year.

Melanie said...

You don't even have to sing to get everyone's attention. Fabulous. I can't see the Farcebook but I shall wait breathlessly for more pics and sound here!

Trees said...

Looks like such a cool event - your frock matches the pallets perfectly! I hope you'll post some more music for us to have a listen to soon xox

Janice Tutone said...

I was wondering if the stage was made of pallets! It's so cool. I love to play the tambourine also. You look gorgeous as always! XXX

The Grande Dame said...

I love your floaty gig dress, it's very butterflyish! Damn wind!

Devil made in Heaven said...

That open-air pallet stage looks so cool! And so are you.
Your shoes are so sweet.
And ow how I wished I could sing. I try all the time and I love to sing, but I really sound very bad..... (but I don't care)
Hoping I will see you perform one day. You look really amazing on stage.
xxx hope you have an amazing day!

Fiona said...

Love the pallet pavilion and the crate seats, how very resourceful! I guess that's what happens after an earthquake. Lovely floaty feminine dress, very matchy matchy with the pallets. Flange is a cool name, Toasted even better.

Carina Rosenholm said...

Cool stage and very cool rockers!

Penny-Rose said...

Wow, you look amazing. Did you do something to the dress - it looks great. I love the pallets and the native grasses and everything.

Louise Mc said...

What a beautiful frock. I think toasted flange sounds far better, just nag them until they give in. Pallette pavillion is great, what an inspired construction. It must be fab to be in a band. I'd love to hear you sing. Xx

freckleface said...

Great frock, great silver sooooos, great hair, great toe nails. And you're all matchy matchy with your background. Taking it to another level, that is.

Love the idea of pallet city, how inventive, and how wonderful to have a open air gig on a summer's night. That's the stuff that gets you through the winter isn't it? xxx

p.s. love your innocent face with your flange CD. Butter wouldn't melt.

Sacramento Amate said...

I would love to be in one of your gigs sipping beer, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Dream, dream.
Have a lovely Sunday.

pastcaring said...

Ooh, exciting, Loafer in action! You look quite the saucy chanteuse, darling, loving the blue frock and all the silverware!
Great to meet the band - now we need to HEAR the band, please. Loafer, or Flange, I'm easy... And Toasted Flange would be a most excellent name!
The pallets and the breezy hair and the rock'n'roll and Nix and her guitar and all the musical maestros - I wish I had been there to drink some beer and sway along! xxxxxx

Marla Robinson said...

What a cool event. Love your beautiful blue dress and that green toenail polish is lovely.

FeltByRae said...

Oooh, shiny silver shoes... love them! Very pretty dress too xxx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You guys all look fucking awesome. Your legs look killer in those silver sandals!! Love G's green tee, too :)

Val Sparkle said...

That pallet pavilion is brilliant, and you look like you can rock all night! Can't wait to hear your stuff.

Hannah said...

You look beautiful my love, completely in your element! The pallet stage is amazing, aha flange you're so rude!! xxxx

Frocktasia said...

What a wicked spot for a gig, it looks awesome, as do the band!
Your outfit is super duperly stylish, the blue caped frock is to die for and those are the funkiest shades I've seen in ages.
Glad to see that you are a fellow tambourine queen too :)
Back in the days when Mark & I were in a band, I had a wee box of random instruments (egg shaker,tambourine, guiro and my much beloved kazoo) that I would plonk down in front of the mic stand.
Did you film the gig?
Lot's of love,

Emalina said...

Wowzers, you are the ultimate rock chick! Looking amazing in that dress/shoes/nails combo Helga, I'm just sorry I couldn't hear you sing! Any chance of a film or recording, perchance?

thorne garnet said...

What fun. Love the pallets.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, I hope to see one of your gigs live sooner or later!!
The frock is marvellous and your hairstyle is great, I love the precious head piece and the long side lock!
Lots of love xxxxx

List Addict said...

What a great space to perform in. I love it. So weird because I was having a blue inspired day when I was just about to get ready for my daily photo-shoot and there you were all in blue too. I knew it was a sign!!

Renia said...

You look beautiful n this blue dress! I wish to be there and listen to your song! Kisses x x x x

Anonymous said...

knock knock...is this thing on? I have my speakers turned all the way up but I can't heeeear yooooooooouuu!

Sissy said...

Awesome as ever Helga, can't wait for the utubes!

Ofelia said...

You look radian in this blue dress that is similar to the entire stage. It looks like a darn-good time was had by all!
Really like the Loafer facebook page.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if today's blog title is a reference to Red Gum's 'I've Been to Bali Too'. I saw Red Gum play in the UK more than 30 years ago and I loved 'em. Are they still around in the Southern Hemisphere?

Your gig looks totally awesome, love your outfit and the stage made of pallets.

Style Sud-Est said...

What a cool bunch you are !
Love the pallet backdrop so original!
You look stunning in that blue dress

Ariane xxxx

Anonymous said...

How fabulous that the Pallet's were painted to match your ensemble!!!

Wolver-G's chops are looking AWESOME!!

Rock-on Rockstars!!!! Can't wait to HEAR y'all!!!

PS--I'm excited that the earrings got to rock out too!!!

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

Such cool photos, and your dress is fabulous, especially with the silver!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

rock it baby! You look fabulous up there!

bonsaimum said...

Cool as.

CityScape Skybaby said...

Love seeing you all on stage Helga, especially a stage made of pallets, that's such a cool idea. You look lovely as ever, I'm lusting after those silver shoes. Like everyone else, I'm dying to hear you now. Off to have a nosy at your Farcebook page, good name for it! xx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I like blue frocks and I cannot lie ... OMG could you GET any more fabulous your Horny Hotness?!!! Oh how I WISH I'd been there to flash me growler at you from the audience, I'd get my very special leopard-print knickers out just for you - you know I will!!!!!!!!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxoxooxxo

Vix said...

Can you get any more fabulous? I think not! that dreamy chiffon frock, silver shoes and lime green nails, utter rock star perfection.
I've shown pallet city to Jon and demanded we burn no more and recreate it in the garden, I want one for myself!
Love ya! xxxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Toasted Phlange!! I love it! You are a superstar. Your hair looks frickin awesome at the moment. The blue dress makes you look like a Goddess. So much to love here. Looking forward to finally hearing you guys play!! Xxxx

Krista Gassib said...

This is a really neatO place to preform, it really is a palette pavilion. You guys are so amazing, seeing you on stage where you belong just makes me so happy! I wish I was there dancing up front worshiping you guys like you deserve! You with you glass of wine always, and G with that guitar that is so at home in his hands, I love you Helga!

The Style Crone said...

The dreamy blue takes you to the stage with perfection! Your talents never cease to amaze me.