Who says samba and rain don’t go together? We certainly proved otherwise this weekend. A marathon gig at the FIFA under 20 Finals double-header had us entertaining the crowds in the pouring rain, but there was no dampening of the spirits. What an awesome vibe from start to finish. Our attractive ponchos and the splash effect of water on our drums only added to the atmosphere. This gig took us all around the North Harbour Stadium, playing to the crowds as they arrived for the games, keeping them entertained during half time, and cheering on the teams as they battled it out on the field.
Highlights included being joined by the Brazilian Divas in the dry spells, drumming along with Brazilians and their ad hoc samba band cheering on their team, and the incredible range of footie fans boogieing along to our beats. The fact that Brazil were in the finals ensured we had plenty of candidates giving the Divas a run for their samba-shuffling money. 5 hours of drumming makes this the longest (and certainly wettest) gig we have played in a long time, but also one of the most satisfying.
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