Just got back from several days in Auckland, New Zealand. By an incredibly lucky coincidence, I was staying at the same hotel as the New Zealand national rugby team – the All Blacks. By another amazing coincidence, my client Jane used to work in marketing for the All Blacks. And, they happened to be having a game against Ireland on Saturday night (June 17, 06). And, there were two tickets still available in the covered area of the stands, not subject to the pouring rain that fell down on the field for most of the game (thank you, Jane Dent!). The game was great fun; the All Blacks won, naturally; my companion Hayden entertained us all with well placed insults to the field and gorgeous Maori songs.
The All Blacks perform their pre-game Haka