If you are at a loose end over the weekend, head along to Samstock at the Showgrounds in Mosgiel. I think I might head along and get roped into security or something, although the novelty has worn off a little over the years. The day tends to drift for hours, it picks up on the Saturday night, but until then there is plenty of down time. Lets be frank it is mainly for school kids, but if the right amount of twenty somethings head along it is fine. For more details go to www.samstock.org.nz
Sammy used to sift around in his younger days when he had long greasy hair wearing a frayed hat and the orange tracksuit. It would be great because he would just sit in the corner of the cafe place and listen. It resembled a royal concert being put on just for this sifty looking guy in the corner. Other times that Sammy has shown his siftiness was at our flat in 2002 we had a Saturday Night Fever Party. He sat around in his boxer shorts and fat albert shirt with his shoulder length greasy hair (which the water would just slide off), whilst heaps of people were dancing etc. Steve Chernishov and Sammy lit a fire in the backyard and were jumping over it when the fire engines arrived! He has come a long way from those days which by his own admission were a low point in his life. He grew threw those backyard cricket defeats with the Swingking into the man he is today. Samstock has also grown into the biggest Christian music festival in the South Island. Wow!