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Impossibly huge, yet still so real - Flight of the Conchords concert review
July 14, 2012 2:32PM
New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords perform at the Entertainment Centre. Picture: Nigel Parsons
FLIGHT of the Conchords used to market themselves as New Zealand's fourth most popular folk parody duo.
After last night's sold-out performance at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, it's hard to make such endearingly self-effacing claims with a straight face.
They have become impossibly huge. Bret McKenzie has an Academy Award and he and partner Jemaine Clement have guest starred on The Simpsons.
No longer can they play intimate venues to smug fans who are keeping the secret to themselves.
But they have managed to translate that smokey room atmosphere onto the big stage. For almost two hours they performed crowd favourites and hilarious new songs with the same earnestness that has been their trademark for more than a decade.
In fact, they are so likable, so real and so approachable that dozens of people in the crowd felt the need to yell out requests, marriage proposal or their own attempts at humour.
It was the one complaint about the show, but Bret and Jemaine dealt with the distractions like pros.
There are funny, they are constantly refreshing their material, and they are incredible musicians. Don't miss them next time
Venus wrote: How was the gig overall for you? Did you manage to take any photos/videos? Sounds like you must have had a blast.
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