A Sevens brunch

February 5th, 2012 at 9:11 am by David Farrar

Post Day One Sevens brunch for our group. Very good at soaking up the alcohol.

Day Two was great. I was convinced New Zealand would lose after their semi-final vs England, where they played awfully. And Fiji was very impressive in their semi-final.

But my God, what a final. I can’t recall seeing a better performance from the NZ Sevens team. Four tries in the first half. And it wasn’t that Fiji were playing awfully – more NZ was playing very very well. The Fijians got quite bad tempered as the game went on – I don’t think they are used to being thrashed.

So a great finish to a very fun tournament. The only downside for the girls is that the Ultimate Warrior never turned up again. One of them spent most of the day looking for him!

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6 Responses to “A Sevens brunch”

  1. Neil (572 comments) says:

    Great to see you had a great time DPF at the Sevens.
    Great to see the escapism of so many people, having an alcohol based escape mechanism seems to transcend all the worldly problems one can have.
    Why do people dress up ? To escape from themselves or do they desire the attention ?
    Several comments I would make. Yesterday there were full signs obvious with most seats taken. Earlier rounds saw so many empty seats Why ? Were people away sleeping.getting sloshed or were they networking ? I gather the Sevens are booked out in minutes. How much of that are corporates ordering hundreds of seats for clients ? If an ordinary person tried to book outside Wellington how much chance would you have of scoring a seat ?
    Sociologically what type of people attend that festival ? Upper(I suspect)middle or lower class. Ethnically, what group is prevalent ?
    Looking at it from a non-Wellington seniors view I saw a lot of self indulged rich pricks trying to recreate their youth by drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Even the people running onto the pitch seemed to be tolerated. Idiots !
    It concerns me a little to see the excess of alcohol, something NZ needs to face up to.

    [DPF: Corporates don't get blocks of tickets (outside their box). Max tickets you can buy are 10, on a first come first served basis.

    The crowd is ethnically very varied. Not a huge number of Asians, but many Maori and PI]

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  2. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Neil, stop over-analysing the Sevens and enjoy life. In a nutshell, live and let live.
    What’s the importance of the crowd’s ethnicity, social background, or income? They enjoyed a few drinks, so what?

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  3. DeepScience (74 comments) says:

    The green thing looks lonely on the table :(

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  4. Neil (572 comments) says:

    However there are people living outside Wellington who find these antics stupid.
    “They enjoyed a few drinks” Agreed we should live and let live but there is mentality prevalent around that this is normal !! Found especially among our elites !!

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  5. Peter (1,664 comments) says:

    However there are people living outside Wellington who find these antics stupid.

    We Wellingtonians couldn’t care less. We’re having a party.

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  6. Dick (80 comments) says:

    Neil – hurry up and die old man.

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