We were there. At Westpac Stadium last night to see the All Blacks thrash France 61-10. OK it was a hiding but I enjoyed it. I've been to The Stadium lots of time for rugby matches. But it was the first time I'd ever seen the ABs play. I enjoyed it. But what I enjoyed most was seeing the girls from Chilton Saint James school (a local private girls school) sing the national anthems of both teams. They sang it like anthems should be sung. As a sing-a-long. So that everyone could join in. And that's what amazed me most. Everyone did. Sing. Kiwis never used to. Are we growing up?
(And the choir's conductor was none other than Ella Hanify who used to be my music teacher when I was at college. 25 years ago. I don't think I realised in those days. That she's not old. She's only a few years older than me.)