Last weekend Ed and I celebrated the one year anniversary of how a Doors t-shirt, the most alternative bar in Wellington, our friends’ failed hookups, and a few too many turned into the best thing that’s ever happened to either of us. Aww. So naturally the only way to celebrate this was by going to opening night of ‘The Great Gatsby’ at Circa Theatre. This is one of my favorite books of all time (the only positive thing to come out of Sophomore English at Bishop Shanahan with Ms. B – yep, still bitter after all these years) so I was worried about how they were going to entertain me and satisfy my elitism at the same time. But they pulled it off so well… even the car accident worked. If you’re in the Wellington region from now until the end of August – I highly recommend it.
The following day we had something of a quintuple date night with a few good friends and went to a double-header as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival. There were movies represented from dozens of countries around the world that varied by genre and style, so naturally we went to see a documentary about The Doors and then one about the late comedian Bill Hicks. Both were excellent and included tons of footage I’d never seen. All in all it was a very culturally fulfilling weekend and naturally it turned into a few too many out on the town. Turns out I am 21, after all.