I always knew I could never see one of my favourite bands play. The Double Happys had ended, all too soon, with the death of Wayne Elsey, just as I started high school. But Shayne Carter carried on making fantastic music, with Straitjacket Fits, and Dimmer. last night he played a back catalogue gig in Wellington.
In case anyone thinks NZ Music Month does not work, they put up the full house sign tonight. It did feel a bit like a sweaty orientation gig 20 years ago. But it was fantastic. The Double Happys songs stood out for me, especially Needles and Plastic and Some Fantasy. Thanks Shayne, and here is one that was played tonight, and will be familiar to many