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High-Ho indeed! Ah, those were the days!

Western Springs is a Speedway Track that doubles as a large outdoor concert venue in Auckland, New Zealand. The first show I saw there was Alice Cooper's Welcome to my Nightmare in 1977.

 

High-ho! High-ho! High-ho! 
  It's to the pub and off to the gig we go...
Willy Wonka ticket stubs in our hand
  on our way to see the band,
or climb the fence and jump the turnstiles
  into the crowd down the aisles!
And in the arena on the stage behold  
  the lights, cables, speakers, and scaffold, 
then part a sea of people in our sway
  lest they stand in your way,
under the stars on the speedway rings 
  inside the gates of Western Springs -
our coats filled with smuggled beer
  or a leaky wine bladder for all to share.
Roll a doobie with a zig zag ultra thin
  that we may puff the magic dragon!
And breathe in the atmosphere... 
  the chill, the sweat, the smoky air! 
For as houselights dim and intros fade
  we will storm the barricade.
Microphones and amps wired for sound -
  flares burn, the drums pound.
The voice, the music, the riffs, the licks,
  the blazin' set, the pyrotechnics!
Have a swig and have a blow
  and sit back and enjoy the show,
so don't bogart that joint my friend...
  pass it over to me again!
Then take a bow as we all cry out for more,
  for a final and rockin' encore,
and watch the girls backstage queue
  in their lipstick and heels for the crew,
where High-hoe! High-hoe! in a limo
  it's off to do the band they go
                  

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                 May 2015

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Date: 7/10/2015 9:23:00 PM
A great descriptive write, Keith! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim
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Date: 7/7/2015 2:59:00 PM
nice win
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Date: 7/7/2015 2:03:00 PM
Keith, Congrats on your win. Always ~LINDA~
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Date: 7/7/2015 7:50:00 AM
This is a fun one, I feel young again! Congrats!
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Date: 7/7/2015 3:39:00 AM
Lovely write Keith! Congrats on ur awesome win!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 7/7/2015 4:22:00 AM
Thanks Doc. This write really takes me back!
Date: 5/24/2015 10:55:00 AM
I really like the light hearted feeling you gave us with this one, Kieth. I never saw many concerts, so I need to think hard how to do this challenge. The one I saw with my daughter, I just can't recall enough details about it. So mine will have to be a very short entry. good luck in the contest!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 5/24/2015 7:56:00 PM
I'm sure you will come up with something very creative Andrea. Just have fun with it! Thanks for visiting.