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07 May 2008 @ 10:11 am
5/6 NYC show recap!  
Best. Night. EVER! I'll put this behind a cut, because it's pretty long...

The show opened with a voiceover from backstage between Todd "Crazy Doggs" Barry and Jemaine. Todd was indignant that everyone was here to see the Conchords and he was just the opener, which Jemaine rationalized by explaining that they are taller, which is why everyone likes them more. Heh. Someone yelled out "Yeah BRET!" and Todd was like, "I think they're confused about which of you is talking." Anyway, Todd's standup act was pretty funny, with some good stuff about NYC, Trader Joe's, selling his CDs, etc. Someone yelled out "Arf! Arf!" about a minute into his set, and he was like, "I'm surprised it took that long." Heh.

I was so excited when the boys came out, I think I understand how Mel must feel. Their banter between songs was hilarious, and they added little bits into certain songs to keep them fresh and awesome, which to me is the best part of any concert. I made little notes on a scrap of paper in my purse so I would remember everything (it was fun trying to decipher my scribbles later, haha...).

The set list:
Inner City Pressure
Most Beautiful Girl
Think About It
New Song (it was about ex-girlfriends and what they would complain about)
A Kiss Is Not A Contract
Free Bird
Hiphopopotamus v. Rhymenocerous
Bret You've Got It Goin' On
If You're Into It
Not Crying
Business Time
New Song (called "I Told You I Was Freaky"?)
Ladies of the World

Bus Driver Song
There Are Angels

- After "Inner City Pressure", people kept screaming for either Bret or Jemaine, and Jemaine said it was "like a debate at the United Nations." They also talked about how New York is better than the original York, because in the inner city of York it's still legal to shoot a Scotsman with a crossbow.
- An extra line to "Beautiful" - "like a nice piece of crockery... or a tasteful persian rug"
- Before "Think About It" they did the banter about Bret's imaginary family, though it was extended and very funny.
- They talked about their set list, which was a crumpled piece of paper on the table between them, and which Bret said looked more like a flow chart than an actual list. He was like, "It should say, 'Did that song go well? Yes - proceed to this song.'"
- At one point, a bunch of girls started screaming about their love for Bret and Jemaine looked sad, so Bret got all the men in the audience together for a chorus of "We love Jemaine!"
- "Free Bird" was a shouted request from the audience - Jemaine played and sang the first few lines and then gave up, saying he needed to learn it. Throughout the show, people yelled out "Free Bird!" a few more times, and each time he would play the same few bars and everyone would cheer. He was like, "It gets the same reaction every time!"
- "Hiphopopotamus" was another yelled request among many others, but was the only one that drew unanimous cheers throughout the crowd. Bret (I think?) called the guy who shouted it a dynamic leader. Also, there were a few extra bars of interlude before the second rap verse because Bret forgot the words, haha.
- "Bret..." was sung by Jemaine while Bret curled up in his own guitar case on the ground
- In "Albi" Jemaine added to it a little - "I thought I killed you yesterday, in a... racist hate crime!" He sort of giggled through the line, so it must have been improvised.
- On the second new song, Bret played the keytar and came down into the audience, and got so into it that he accidentally hit the "demo" button and it started playing some beat. He got back up on stage and complained that it had ruined his solo, haha.

There was a no picture-taking rule at the theatre, which was totally bogus, and security was seriously patrolling the aisles, so I didn't get any really good pictures inside. BUT afterwards, we waited (about an hour) by the stage door with some other fans for them to come out, and we were rewarded! They actually came out a door on the other side of the theatre, but we kind of swarmed them, heh. (Also, Sarah Silverman was with them.) Bret seemed a little more shy than Jemaine, but they were both really nice as they signed autographs and took pictures with the 20-30 fans that had waited. I'm sure it must have been a little overwhelming. When I got my picture with Jemaine, I asked him to flip the bird at my camera, and he said, "What kind of bird?" I told him whichever kind he liked best. After we took the picture I was like, "Thank you so much, and sorry we are kind of crazy!" and he said, "That's okay - you can't help it." Heh. No, no I cannot.



This is my favorite picture of all time. :D
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Sammm: [fotc] jemaine = kittysunnyringo on May 7th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome! Your Jemaine picture is adorable.
- Rae -: jemaine clemainebeastwith5hands on May 7th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
haha, i love your picture with jemaine! it needs a place of honor in your home!
laura: fotcprncssaurora on May 7th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I am going to treasure it always. :D
check it out i'm rockin' steadyrainbowtomatoe on May 7th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
wow! sounds awesome. your picture with jemaine is amazing! i can't wait till the nob hill show!

oh...what time did the show end?
laura: not cryingprncssaurora on May 7th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Todd came on between 8:15 and 8:30, and I think he must have been on for about 30 minutes? Not sure. The Conchords came out immediately after him, and played til almost 10:30.

Enjoy your show!
kathy727 on May 7th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
You lucky girl!! Nice pics with the guys!
sharishortsharishort on May 7th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
that absolutely should be your favorite picture of all time. I think its now one of mine as well. Go you! I met him at the Philly show and he was lovely!!
alextalkaboutmoi on May 8th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
i assume that i'm going to have to find the back door to the michigan theater now!!!
so excited, i hope i catch them.
Ivor The Engine Drivertweelore on May 8th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
Oh what AWESOME pictures!!

Great recap! Kudos! I am going to live vicariously through you now XD
persiandustpersian_dust on May 8th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
I went tonight and absolutely loved the new song about the ex girlfriends (especially the bit where Jemaine sings "Shut uuuup.")

The show was fabulous, however the crowd sucked so much ass tonight that I felt sorry for the guys. Some of those people should have seriously been removed from the theater. Sigh.
laura: jon/stephen/steveprncssaurora on May 8th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh no, what were people doing? That really sucks; luckily our crowd was really good and seemed to be full of fans. I seriously think people should have had to take an FOTC trivia test before being allowed to buy tickets. ;)
Glinda the Good: Officially!: FotC: Cylonspriscellie on May 8th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
People were really, really obnoxious about shouting out song requests, especially this one girl in the front of the balcony. She would periodically stand up and dance to the music--I think she was drunk, actually.