Ah, the Crusaders won the Super 14 rugby title again this year. That makes it 7 times. We went to the game and it was so much fun. The above pic, taken by my cellphone so not tooflash really, is of the Cup awarding ceremony. Richie McCaw and his team did us proud.
Afterwards, we wondered around the city...bar hopping...we started at The Twisted Hop, then meandered over to the Bismark. This is a German Bar/deli where you can get a mean schnapps or port. I opted for wine but the boys with me bravely (read stupidly) went for tankards of beer with the schnapps. I was a bit unhappy that I wasn't offered my wine in a tankard actually. This photo, also taken by cellphone so not much chop in the quality department, and taken in an area known as South of Lichfield...several bars in a courtyard. They were too crowded and being the old fuddy duddies that we are, we decided we were too old to shag about in a queue to get into some overpriced pub to be thumped and jostled by youngsters hell bent on getting drunk. No, not us...so off we strolled to Al's Bar. What a great idea that turned out to be, stumbled across a band from Auckalnd called the Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band and what a bucket-load of energy they were. When you click on the link be sure to scroll down and have a listen to the tunes there. OK, we were feeling rather edgy and happy by the time we got there and the very good man on the door allowed us half-covercharge since it was late and the show had started....got home about 2am.
A good night out but Sunday was a very long day.....where's Richie when you need him eh?