Auckland 19th June 2011, The Kings Arms

After only an hours flight we were in Auckland ready for our final gig. Tom was already at the venue with the gear, Tim was working hard to set up the projector for the visuals that Allison had sent and we got ready for the sound check.

It was a fantastic night, I met some lovely people and a great mate of mine turned up as well. We had good sound, visuals and a wonderful crowd. We really couldn't have wished for more and were quite sad that that was our last gig of the Australia and New Zealand Tour.

We had a day off before we flew back home. Tom and Tim gave up their time to drive us around to see the sights, eat some good food, buy some souvenirs and visit the museum. We had a lovely day!

A big thank you to Tim for organising the New Zealand tour, for the special stamp and the Crass symbol on the drumhead. Thank you also to Tom, Roger and all the others that worked so hard.

It was time to say goodbye and go home, flying from Auckland to Sydney, from Sydney to Hong Kong and from Hong Kong to London. Little did we know that we started the journey from hell. After we arrived in Sydney they closed all airspace due to volcanic ash and we ended up staying the night. The next morning we flew to Hong Kong only to be told on arrival that there was no connecting flight for us. By the time we ended up in a hotel it was 3am. After a short night we checked in at the airport and finally were on our way home. We were suppose to arrive on Wednesday 6.30am but arrived on Thursday at 4pm absolutely knackered.

Apart from the flight home it was a fantastic tour. We all enjoyed it, met some wonderful people and played  in some great venues. What an experience.

Gizz and Pete during soundcheck.

Great visuals.

Look at Spike's drum kit.

Cheers everybody!

What a great bunch of people.

Go for it Carol.

Our last breakfast in New Zealand.

The whole gang.

We could have stayed there all day.

Home again.

Jona and Carol outside the airport.

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  1. An awesome time it was indeed! And it was great working with you wonderful folk Steve! I’m sure we’re all hoping to see you back in NZ some day, if even just for a holiday!

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