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26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby Venus » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:08 am

This venue has a capacity of nearly 9000, but Auckland's Vector Arena is even bigger with a capacity of 12,000. They're playing huge venues with 12,000+ capacity in Australia too and I think the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne is the biggest with a capacity of 14,820.

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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby LauraK » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:15 am

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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby Deirdre » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:32 am

Flight of the Conchords, you're so BIG! :clap:
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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby SuzyBatt » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:49 am

:lol: Nice one Deirdre.

14,000+ is a LOT. I was wondering what the capacity was for the Hollywood Bowl to compare. That one is 18,000 (so awesome).

Also came across this on the Wikipedia entry for Hollywood Bowl, which made me laugh:
The Hollywood Bowl is known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches...
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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby mockingbird » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:41 am

SuzyBatt wrote:Also came across this on the Wikipedia entry for Hollywood Bowl, which made me laugh:
The Hollywood Bowl is known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches...

:lol: Appropriate. :thumb:

That place is huge. :shock: Didn't they play a venue this tour that was small, like 1,500?
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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby SheWolf » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:36 pm

According to Venus' research the first Auckland venue holds 1529, Hamilton 1249 & Hastings 981 so there have been much smaller shows.

If I'm not correctly mistaken some of the England venues during the last tour were huge. Yet the Scandanavian ones, the Irish one and the Amsterdam ones were on the small side. Melkweg held 1,000 & the fact that it was likely I would never again see them in the US in that sort of venue was not lost on me for a minute. So bring on the next Euro tour coz I'll so be there again. :) :rock:
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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby SheWolf » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:14 pm

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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby LauraK » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:24 pm

Whoa. Nice. :)
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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby Venus » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:33 pm

Yep, the venues they're playing during this tour vary in size. The smallest venue I saw them in during their Mostly European tour in 2010 was the Hammersmith Apollo which holds 3632. And even though Wembley Arena holds 12,500, it didn't really feel like it during the show since I wasn't focusing on those behind me whilst sitting in the front row. ;) It was cool that did play some pretty small venues in continental Europe. 8)

A few pics of the Christchurch show from chionetravels on Tumblr.

And a Canadian fan who had previous seen Bret and Jemaine at Sasquatch 2008 and Vegas 2009 describes her experience at the ChCh gig with a few photos here.

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Just saw the Flight of the Conchords at their concert in Christchurch. New songs, great stuff. But Nigel, from the New Zealand Sympathy Orchestra, was the real star (you can see his big fluffy hair in the foreground of the photo. He’s playing the cello).

It was an absolutely amazing night. No free pencils though.

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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby Venus » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:49 pm

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More than 7000 Cantabrians screamed when Flight of the Conchords duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement ripped off their clothes and revealed spangly, skin- tight leotards for their final number on Tuesday evening.

Packed into the CBS Arena for a sold-out show, the now-famous, almost award-winning pair did not disappoint.

The headline act followed comedian Arj Barker with two hours of high energy entertainment centred around their quirky songs, new and old.

Well known classic, Business Time and Tears of a Rapper were particularly well received.

The pair's signature deadpan comedy included comparison between being stuck in an elevator and living in Christchurch. Earthquake the epileptic dog and stories about the band's touring antics were the perfect segues between songs.

Seven thousand people will never look at muffins the same again.

Backup musician Nigel Collins aka The Sympathy Orchestra was seamless in his faux tuxedo, cello in hand. By the end of the first hour he had groupies in the front row.

Having "learned a few things" from the recent Lady Gaga tour, the team engaged in several not-so- smooth costume changes which saw Bret McKenzie topless in a spotlight for a brief moment and wearing robot heads for the opening number.

The rock star leotards sent the crowd in raptures and the final song was met with stamping feet and wolf whistles.

Two hours proved not enough for the audience who demanded an encore

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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby LauraK » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:28 pm

"Almost" Award-winning??? :hrmpf:

We know better. :D

several not-so- smooth costume changes which saw Bret McKenzie topless in a spotlight for a brief moment


Hoping someone get a pic of this or even better- video. :lol:
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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby Amanda » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:45 pm

SheWolf wrote:Bring on the next Euro tour coz I'll so be there again. :) :rock:


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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby SheWolf » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:21 pm

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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Postby Venus » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:02 pm

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