Stadium: GOBs’ crush FLATTENED

Stadium - Katy Perry[RIP, fubar]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*GOB —good old boy

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18 responses to “Stadium: GOBs’ crush FLATTENED

  1. Russell Garbutt

    Only one comment really. If you believe any of this then you need to take a reality pill – or maybe two.

    Just look on-line at the itineraries which are there for all to see.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prismatic_World_Tour

    Then ask yourself why, after doing about 108 concerts between about now and late December, she and her management would want to conclude with a concert in a venue that has well-known crap sound, a city that has no ability to land her equipment/personnel transport plane, and a very limited catchment area.

    It is interesting to note that she appears to be doing 8 shows in Melbourne in two brackets, but the Rod Laver arena seats 15,000, so potentially 120,000 people out of a population of 4 million or 3% of the population. If the entire South Island (population of 1 million) were to be considered the potential audience then on this basis the audience would be 30,000. And where would they stay? But DVML and the rest of the idiots seem to think that a huge percentage of Dunedin residents would turn out for a concert like this – a couple of months after all the students have gone back home and just before Christmas.

    This touring band stuff is big business and is based on keeping costs down and revenue up as there are a lot of people to make money. She is going to do two shows at Vector where once the rig is installed, then it only needs to sit there for another day and then they shoot back to the States. No promoter would ever agree to incur costs of flying the rig to Chch, trucking it to Dunedin, trucking it back to Chch, and flying out. Doesn’t make any financial sense at all.

    What really needs to happen though is Farry and his mates that put that ad in the ODT telling everyone that this white elephant would be built debt-free and run at an annual PROFIT need to be dragged back to Dunedin, along with all their rugby mates and their Council mates and held to real account for what we all knew to be lies and worse. The word is accountability and it would be good if the current Councillors could look up their dictionaries and learn what it means.

    Katy Perry or the Eagles or any other of these groups don’t owe anything to Dunedin and they will continue to stay away for the same reasons. It just doesn’t pay.

  2. Gus

    A public execution of certain suits would fill the stadium. Hell, if they did them in batches and even raised ticket prices I’d be a goer. I’d even shout me mates.

  3. Hype O'Thermia

    Initiation at university colleges reached a point where their grossness couldn’t be ignored by authorities any longer. A grand “event” at the Fubar starring its begetters, enablers and profiteers in a ceremonial dunking in a large tub of water containing not so fresh butchers’ “waste” couldn’t fail to attract a good paying audience. Even those cheapskates/over-taxed who won’t/can’t pay for tickets could participate in the festive atmosphere through the “trickle-down benefit” (economic theory popular with the rich) of witnessing their Walk Of Shame back home, or somewhere someone will let them use their bathroom.

  4. This is turning out to be one of those secondary Black Fridays.
    All for it. What he/she said.

  5. Mike

    Oh look the ODT thread on the sexist jokes at the latest ORFU black-tie gala just got nuked – I wonder why?

    Probably too much sacred cow tipping.

    • Peter

      Mike. Do you know if it was another one of those black-tie dinners on OPM?

      • Mike

        Actually, looking back it was the “Otago Sports Awards” put on by Sport Otago and paid for by the ASB, the ODT and Delta among others – pictures show black ties and I’m sure the occasional cummerbund holding things together – not an actual ORFU.

        For the record what I’d said was:

        Qsrc: Of course it’s not the stadium’s fault that some rugby people are a bunch of insensitive sexist jerks. I think you have your cause and effect a bit mixed up – it’s more the other way around. It’s the self entitled insensitive rugby jerks who think that the world owes them a living, who hold black tie galas and get the DCC to pay the bills, who make offensive jokes at others’ expense and who spend hundreds of millions of dollars of other people’s money and expect pensioners on fixed incomes to pay for their fun by raising their rates, and then turn around and wont pay enough for their rugby tickets to run the show and expect those self same pensioners to dig deeper to subsidise their tickets too.

      • Mike

        (others comments are still on the ODT site, just no longer attached to the article)

    • Luckily (cough) we seem to have received a record of the deleted comments. (usernames not provided except in the body of the messages, although most is us know who was who).

      Today’s story: Tietjens cancels engagement after Dunedin sex joke
      http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/304133/tietjens-cancels-engagement-after-dunedin-sex-joke

      Sir Gordon ‘deeply sorry’ for sexually inappropriate joke
      http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/303962/sir-gordon-deeply-sorry-sexually-inappropriate-joke

      Other way around
      Qsrc: Of course it’s not the stadium’s fault that some rugby people are a bunch of insensitive sexist jerks. I think you have your cause and effect a bit mixed up – it’s more the other way around. It’s the self entitled insensitive rugby jerks who think that the world owes them a living, who hold black tie galas and get the DCC to pay the bills, who make offensive jokes at others’ expense and who spend hundreds of millions of dollars of other people’s money and expect pensioners on fixed incomes to pay for their fun by raising their rates, and then turn around and wont pay enough for their rugby tickets to run the show and expect those self same pensioners to dig deeper to subsidise their tickets too.

      The Rugby Connection
      Dav1d, Sir Gordon was knighted for services for Rugby, and is the Sevens Coach. That’s where footie comes into it. Jokes at the expense of women are unfunny. ‘PC’ is just shorthand for comments you dont agree with.

      PC world we live in
      With some of these comments, I fail to see what it has to do with Rugby specifically. Maybe we can just blame it on the Stadium or high rise hotel? There’s no relevance.

      The Warm Up Man
      ‘I say, I say, what’s the difference between the All Blacks and an arsonist? Oh, you are awful, madam! An arsonist wouldn’t lose all the Matches!’

      Surprise
      Look at the typical names having a dig at rugby! Doesn’t take much.
      I’m surprised this was not the stadium’s fault!

      Right over his head
      HAJ says: “People need to chill out a bit – a joke always has to be at somebody’s expense”. Obviously what is inappropriate about this misogynistic behaviour seems to have gone right over HAJ’s head. It’s somewhat ironic because sadly rugby, something one used to enjoy, has lately become just a bad joke, at everyone else’s expense.

      Chill out
      I was lucky enough to be at the awards evening on Friday evening and this story, in my opinion, has been badly written. I certainly have no recollection of a ‘stunned silence’ although I do remember lots of laughter?! People need to chill out a bit – a joke always has to be at somebody’s expense. Gordon did an awesome job.

      Only to be expected
      What more can be expected? Professional rugby continues to live in the dark ages inhabited by “the boys” and their monosyllabic managers. Always the sincere apology until the next time.

      A long way
      Just shows how far the male psyche has to go before it has any clue about the inappropriateness of thinking sex can be acceptable if forced on women. Evolve – we need our menfolk at our side in this world, not forcing themselves on us.

      Joke fell flat
      Another rugby supporter who has denigrated women, yet we continue to apologise to these people like they are gods of the world.
      We forgive them debt, and we build mausoleums to them while they continue to abuse us.[Abridged]

    • That stand up man is a kernight. Call me medieval of duchy but The Kernicht Code is respect for Women. Dont blame Kernichtry for such milquetoast behaviour. He should have over his kernighthood.

  6. Roll out the ‘tumbrils’ bring your knitting.

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