That's a terrific thing to do....Go Jemaine! (I'm sure Bret had a hand in it as well!)
I wish more artists would do things like this. It's not as if they'll go broke in trying to help everyday folks in getting to see them perform. When I hear about tickets costing upwards of hundreds of dollars to see a band or performer, it makes me sick. (Not the Conchords...other high-falutin' bands.)
Jay Leno recently has donated 2 free shows in our area- free of charge, as there are so many people out of work and/or losing their jobs not only here in the Metro Detroit area of MI but all over the state. You only have to show up and collect up to 4 tix. Unfortunately, some have already shown up on eBay for ridiculous money.
Then we have members of the Detroit city council complaining that he should play his shows in Detroit itself, not a suburb.
Sheesh people- it's 2 free shows! Talk about being ungrateful...it's embarrassing.
Anyway....I think it was a great thing for the Conchords to do, and I hope all the tickets go to peeps right in the area!