‘Best moment of my life’: Kiwi DJ Messie gives us a full rundown on performing with Fred Again
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‘Best moment of my life’: Kiwi DJ Messie gives us a full rundown on performing with Fred Again

Quite possibly in the running for best week anyone's ever had.

A DJ based in Wellington has had a week most people can only dream of and told us all about it. 

Tessa Hills, AKA Messie, opened for Fred Again at his Coroglen Tavern gig, danced on stage with the bloke in front of 12,000 at Spark Arena, and on Friday will be flying to Perth with Fred to play at his “biggest show ever”. 

Running on four hours of sleep, she walked George Breakfast through her week, starting with the Coroglen gig. 

“That was so much fun,” she said. “Probably the best moment of my life, for sure. I feel like I was ready for it. I just got up there and danced my little heart out. It was great.”

“After my set, as I was coming off stage, Fred came up to me and was like: ‘This is definitely not the last time you’ll do a show with me’. Which was like, crazy.”

“After the show was over he came up to me and asked me if I wanted to come to the last show of his tour and it was gonna be the biggest one yet. I was just immediately like: ‘Yes, 100%’.”

However, there was a bit of an issue. 

“I woke up the next morning and my friends were like: ‘Do you have a passport by the way?’. And I was like: ‘I do not have a passport.’ It expired when I was like 5.”

“I had to call my mum and my dad but they weren’t picking up. I had to call my mum’s workplace.”

Ever the hero, Fred pleaded to parliament to sort one out for her and they got it done in under 12 hours. Maria Robertson, the Deputy Chief Executive of Internal Affairs, sorted it out after her son told her what was happening. 

Now, she’s off to Perth to play in front of what will surely be the biggest crowd she’s ever seen. What a week.