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27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby Venus » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:02 pm

VENUE: TRAFALGAR CENTRE
CAPACITY: 1,974-2,460

http://www.trafalgarcentre.co.nz/
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby Venus » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:43 pm

New shirt alert. ;)

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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby Venus » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:38 pm

Nelson Mail:

Business time for Conchord fans
Review: Flight of the Conchords Nelson show
VICTORIA GUILD
Last updated 08:25 28/06/2012


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The lighting guy Alex set the mood. Nigel from the "New Zealand Sympathy Orchestra" joined in, but there was no doubt who the real mega stars perfoming in front of a sold-out NElson were - Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.

It's weird to think of the two New Zealanders behind Flight of the Conchords as mega stars.

After all they seem like a couple of guys from down the road who play the guitar and make up funny lyrics.
Well, that's exactly what they are, but now they have two HBO series and a swag of awards under their belts.

Yeah man, they are mega stars, even British comedian Lenny Henry likes them.

The thing is, when they talk about being excited to get a complimentary muffin in their hotel room, you almost believe it.

One thing that's not difficult to believe is how they've got this far given their incredible talented, both as musicians and as comedians.

Flight of the Conchords have an understated kind of humour and they met their match at the Trafalgar Centre last night with a typically Nelson understated kind of audience - ''mellow'' was how warm-up act Arj Barker described us.

Barker was here last year on a solo tour, and while he used some of the same material from that show, his set was tight and offered up plenty of laughs to get the crowd in the mood.

From the opening boogie Too Many Dicks (on the dancefloor) to the closing Sugalumps - yes there is a bit of a theme there - the Conchords showed the polish of many years performing together.

Sure there were a few equipment hiccups and loud female interjections, but comedy is forgiving and allows for ad libbing.

Many are familiar with their music from their TV show, but it doesn't matter how many times you've heard the songs (or watched them) you still pick up some new lines that make you laugh, or remember how bloody funny it was the first time you heard it.

Nothing beats Business Time for me, but there was also time to bring in a local reference to The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room), ''You could be a waitress at Devilles''.

It was great to hear Bus Driver, the love-torn Tony lamenting his missed opportunity with the girl-next-door Paula, and the Pet Shop Boys-esque of Inner City Pressure.

There was some fresh material,Sex Tips, and the opportunity for the glammed up pair to channel David Bowie and turn into a metal rock band with Demon Woman.

Wow man, we got to see some mega stars in Nelson.

And they were great.

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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby Venus » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:46 pm

Thanks to harrygivelouisyourgravy who has uploaded many videos and pics from this show which can be found here. :D

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Foux Du FaFa:


Albi The Racist Dragon, Nigel and More


Flight of the Conchords - Muffin Story...


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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby Great H » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:14 pm

Tynant went to this show as well - she was in the 2nd row!
She said she got some great pics and video so no doubt she'll be along to share them at some point...
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby Venus » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:43 pm

Nice one! Can't wait to read all about tynant's experience and see all the pics and video. :D

Now it's your turn tonight, H! :supz:
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby SheWolf » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:25 am

Bravo Tynant :clap:

I had to giggle over J's bon jour mon petite filet mignon.

He looks so cute & happy when shaking that maraca.

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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby tynant » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:07 am

Ok, this show was so much fun!! Compared to my first show on the 19th, there was something different in the way that Bret and Jemaine performed. They seemed to be having A LOT of fun with this crowd. They were joking with people (there was one crazy lady :devil: who kept yelling out comments and took them off track of what they were saying - Jemaine said she must be from Golden Bay - H, any insight into that one?), they pointed out a couple of young girls dressed like Bret and Jemaine, a couple of people wearing robot costumes and made references to Nelson being "on it" and really ready for the show.
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I thought for sure that this would be the show where I would get a meet and greet. We were tenacious :nod: ! We waited over an hour in REALLY cold, windy weather....only to find out that the guys had left very shortly after the show. :tears: we walked back to our hostel feeling defeated and sad. But we did have a great time!! :rock:

Anyway, here are some of my favorite pics from that night.
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby LauraK » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:38 am

I'm so glad this show was so much fun! And wow-you got some great shots!! You can post more...please! :)

What a bummer that they left. (If that was true...) Hopefully you'll get another chance ahen they come back to the States again!
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby Venus » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:04 pm

Nice gif, SW. :lol: :thumb:

So glad to hear you had a great time at the Nelson show, tynant! Bret and Jemaine commented about how crazy the Nelson crowd was during their Radio NZ interview so it sounds like it must have been a lot of fun. Ooh, your pics are amazing! :D Yes, feel free to share more. That's a shame about no meet and greet. At least you tried and it is down to luck as well.
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby LauraK » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:52 pm

Love that profile shot of Jemaine. :heart: I was on my Nook last night and it looks better on my big monitor.
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby YisBot » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:53 pm

Awesome pics! I love the one with J and his guitar! I like the new shirt too! :rock:
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby tynant » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:13 am

At the 2 shows I went to in Auckland, the guys commented on Nelson. They were saying something like, "Make some noise Auckland" - the crowd was cheering and then Jemaine said, "Well, you weren't in Nelson." He said something about their couscous being fermented. Then they said that they had to have someone removed for being inappropriate - I'm sure they were talking about the crazy lady that was yelling things to them. :lol: I loved that they sang Foux Du Fafa. It was obvious they were having fun with that one. :D I think it was at this show, too, where they gave more clues about the goldfish story. Jemaine said that it was terrible what they did to that girl...and to that goldfish. They made it sound like they might have been the ones to put the goldfish there! HA! While we were waiting for them in the cold wind, we saw Nigel who stopped and talked with us a bit.
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby Venus » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:35 pm

Glad we can put together more pieces of the goldfish story. :lol: That's cool you at least got to chat with Nigel. Thanks for the pics! :thumb:
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Re: 27 June Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Postby LauraK » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:08 am

Haha, very cool on their bringing up the Nelson lady! :lol:

At the show I went to I turned on my video and set the camera down and recorded all the audio of Foux Du Fa Fa. I wish I'd done the whole damn show.

I love your pics!! :) If you have more, share when you have time. So glad you got to 3 shows and had such an amazing time! Did Nigel sign anything for you?

I can't wait to hear about your backstage meeting with Jemaine!!
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