July 18, 2009


Nick and I had a debate about who was the most tired from the event yesterday. I fell asleep during the discussion, so I WIN! We all chilled at the house today and slept off our excitement hangover. It's now 1:00am and...whoo big surprise, I'm up editing as usual.

It was a beautiful venue, and the show went on without a hitch. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. P.A.L.E. did such a wonderful job. I personally watched all the blood, sweat, and heart that went into this event. It's was a privilege.

THANK YOU to everyone who came out and supported ISLAND GROOVE and everyone who helped behind the scene.

I had never seen the THE LAUGHING SAMOANS perform before. They are a comedy duo out of New Zealand, who make people laugh until they cry. I don't know how I went so long with out seeing one of their shows, but they were better than I ever expected. Ete and Tofiga were kind and so fun to be around. I met them earlier during the meet and greet, at The Lani Kai Grill in South Jordan, and then shot them hours later, after the show. Ete called me by name so I think he must have a photographic memory. Pretty impressive. My own Dad goes through an average of 3 of my sisters, and sometimes the dogs' names before he lands the right one. True Story. Last night THE LAUGHING SAMONS kicked off their U.S. tour, so catch them while they are here in the states, you won't regret it.


Anonymous said...

A night I will not soon forget! So cool!

Kiki Fangupo said...

Love the photos! I want to someday see them live.

Melejane said...

I love the ones from back stage/behind the acts. It's inspiring seeing Polynesian in these beautiful venues!

VEEYAH said...

This concert was so much FUN! I agree with you on Ete...we met him a few years ago when they first came out to SLC (our son was in one of the opening acts) ANYWAY, we were surprised when we seen him last time they came and he called us by name too!

Lovin' this site thought...absolutely AMAZING work Omi!