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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Jazz will be the winner on the night

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As I mentioned last week, Wellington is currently host to an exhausting richness of events. As if all the artiness weren't enough, the sportier ones among you need no reminding that the rugby season is about to start. All of which can lead to some terrible existential dilemmas, such as: "Help! I want to see something at the Fringe Festival this Friday night, but I don't want to miss the Hurricanes vs Blues match. What can I do?"

Jazz Rugby logoHave no fear, arty jocks of Wellington. The lateral-thinking people of the Fringe have felt your pain and devised Jazz Rugby. While the game plays on the big screen, an eight-piece jazz band will improvise music to match the action, thus providing a kind of musical commentary on the match. I've no idea of who the musicians are or what sub-genres of jazz they prefer (it's not at Happy, so I presume that there'll be no avant-garde free-jazz squawking during the scrums), but it sounds intriguing and should be finished in time for the Fringe opening night party at 9. It might even be worth braving the crypto-suburban nightmare of Courtenay Central to see it.


At 6:00 pm, February 08, 2006, Blogger Rich said...

I prefer "Kung Fu Rugby". Same as normal rugger, but the players are allowed to use their choice of kung fu moves in tackling or evading a tackle.

I'm not sure if numckuks and throwing stars should be allowed though.

At 8:54 am, February 09, 2006, Blogger Hadyn said...

If we can use the Hive Mind approach of the WWW we might be able to get a group of 10 and hence, cheaper tickets!

What do you say Wellington blogites?


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