Phoenix parade, Wellington waterfront

Go the Phoenix!

At Queen's Wharf, start of Phoenix waterfront parade, 09/12/12Our second gig of the day, following on from the Santa Parade earlier on in the afternoon. Go us!

We’d initially thought we would have to RACE across town from the end of the Santa Parade on Manners Street, to the start of the Phoenix Parade at Queen’s Wharf. Fortunately for us, we had plenty of time, so the band strolled along the waterfront, pausing for an impromptu ninja gig to salute the Sea Shepherd’s ship Bob Barker, which is currently in Wellington getting supplies and preparing for another battle with the Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean.

We had about an hour to wait until parade kick-off, so most of us sat outside the Chicago Bar and played along with Uncle Monkey who were doing a bit of a gig out the front. Hope they didn’t mind too much!

It was a beautiful sunny Wellington day (when is it not?!), a good crowd, and we had a most excellent time marching with the Phoenix supporters from Queen’s Wharf to the Stadium. Here’s a nice video of highlights from the Wellington Phoenix Facebook page. See if you can spot us…

Video by Wellington Phoenix FC

Once we arrived at the Stadium we stuck around for a while, playing for the crowds waiting to get in, and then did a circular send-off for the very lovely Louise, who was setting off again on her world travels. We’ll miss ya!

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