For a long time I had wanted to hear Josh Groban live. He has the most incredible voice and I could hardly imagine how great it would be to in the audience of one of his shows. Around the time I was considering moving to Australia, it was announced he was going to be doing a concert in Auckland, NZ, as part of his All That Echoes tour. I had to decide whether I would still be in the country to go to that, or whether to risk buying a ticket to the Sydney show! The ticket to his concert at the Sydney Opera House was the first thing I bought related to my move to Australia. I now had a date set for when I actually needed to be there!
The show was beyond fantastic. It was absolutely sensational. I had always thought I would love to go to a show in the Opera House too, and what a concert to have as my introduction to the place!
Needless to say, if I am ever in a city where Josh Groban is performing again, I will be at the show!
In complete contrast to the musical wonderment mentioned above, the month of April also saw me be in a crowd of a basketball game. Basketball is one of the few sports I actually enjoy watching. (I feel as though I SHOULD like rugby, being a kiwi, but basketball is just a lot more fun to watch).
The end of the NBL season had the New Zealand Breakers playing the Sydney Kings in the semi finals. Watching the game as part of a Sydney crowd rather than a NZ one back home certainly was different, but nonetheless great fun – especially because the Breakers won 🙂