2014 Festival

Another fantastic Oparau Acoustic Festival!

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November 2014

 

 

Friday night blackboard concert

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Your MC for this evening… *Lott*
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Lott, Travis, Krissy
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Tony, Krissy, Karen
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Justine
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Judith
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Janet Muggeridge and band
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Connie, Jenny, Kerry
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Bevis England with Janet and Wayne
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Lott & Paul Symons
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Robyn and band
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Pedro
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Lynne and Mike
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Tony Burt, Carol Bean, Wayne
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*Lott* and Jack

 

Saturday campsite

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The famous Oparau gumboot swim!

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Race starts!
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Crowd gathers to watch the finish line
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Gumboot emptying technique
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Freddie announced the winner
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Our brave swimmers
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Lott and Jo showing off special Oparau cupcakes
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Punters eagerly snatch up cupcakes
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Lott interrupted
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Rob announced winner

Most controversial Gumboot Swim ever! During the evening concert Lott receives a call from John Key confirming the GCSB has race on film and Freddie is not the winner! After video footage is reviewed and race rules confirmed, Rob is announced the 2014 Gumboot Swim winner!

The winner this year won a brand new pair of classic kiwi Redband gumboots… and Sullen Sadie cupcakes… mmmm yum!

 

 

Workshop with Hopetoun Brown

Hopetoun Brown boys running a workshop about rhythm without drums.

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Saturday dinner

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Dinner al fresco
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Dinner al pallet
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Time for a pic between courses
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Enjoying dinner conversation over curry
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Waiting for pie
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Thanks kitchen crew

 

 

Saturday night concert

 

Chillele

Chillele is a trio hailing from west Auckland. Comprising of Angela Fox on Ukelele, Pedro Olding on an adapted Cello and Mark Watson on Guitar. All members sing.The repertoire is eclectic, the music comes from any genre, and with the Chillele treatment becomes pacific swing. Pedro and Angela decided to become Chillele after a riotous jam at a family birthday party, in November 2009, and Mark joined in soon afterwards, complementing the sound and completing the line up.

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Photo: Tony Burt
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Photo: Lott

 

Hopetoun Brown

If you’ve ever seen Supergroove perform you may have noticed the bouncing horn section of Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson. The pair have recently formed a band called Hopetoun Brown which revolves around Tim’s big soulful voice coupled to the deep tones of Nick’s bass clarinet. Hopetoun Brown facebook page

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The Remarkables

An acoustic bluegrass, country, swing band named after a distinctive mountain range miles from our home in Auckland.Never heard of that bluegrass, country, swing? Neither had we until we tried it. We are Neil Finlay on guitar, Bryan Christianson on banjo, Garry Trotman on bass and the remarkable Robbie Laven on fiddle mandolin and washboard.

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Photo: Tony Burt

 

 

Bonfire

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Photo: Tony Burt
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Photo: Tony Burt
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Photo: Bevis England

 

 

Thanks crew

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There are also photos on Facebook – www.facebook.com/oparaufestival