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My husband Steve and I came over from Nanaimo Last night and spent today tooling around Vancouver! We are staying a block away from The Centre at a B&B so Steve says, "letâ€™s go check out the venue". Sure enough we came around the corner and I saw tour buses! Yay!
There was a pub on the corner and we were meeting a friend soon at the center so we decided to have lunch. We sat on the Patio (yes there is a reason for this boring build up!)
I was enjoying my strongbow and blabbering on about something totally useless when out of a little black car hopped Jemmy.
My reactionâ€¦of coarseâ€¦spit Strongbow out my nose. Just so you know, it does in fact suck to have cider come out of your nose.
Jemaine looked around and goes in the Centre.
We continued enjoying our meal and I looked up. Arj and Jemaine were walking past us.
My reaction. Make eye contact with Arj and look like one of those wall plaque mounted singing bassâ€¦mouth flapping up and down (DIES)
Arj says something to Jemaine.
They both start to laugh. (I am going to assume for my sake it was because of something they had just been talking about) LOL
SO we finished our meals and decided to wander down Robson until meeting up with a couple of friends. We are talking and there is Nigel beside me taking photos. He was just wandering around completely anon and I am sooooooo shy, as he walked away my friend Amie laughed because she knows I wanted to say Hi.(Wow this account makes me sound really bad. I am just so shy! Blast)
I didnâ€™t get the nerve up to say anything and I figure (same goes for earlier with J & A )
I am not going to go chasing after them. This is THEIR time to chill, calm before the storm so to speak. So cool to see them in person though!
Onto the showâ€¦
The boys are amazing live! I had heard that before, but you have to experience it for yourself. The youtube vids do NOT do them justice and the sound was incredible.
Bret and Jemaine (and Nigel) are really stunning musicians. The harmonies were mouthwatering.
They started with â€œToo many Dicksâ€ and the disco balls were on!!!
Bretâ€¦prisint. Jemaineâ€¦prisint. Nigelâ€¦prisit. OMG HOT Disco Cod Piecesâ€¦Prisint!
The Vancouver audience was very polite. They actually were trying to draw out some heckling! I found that very charming.
The bus driverâ€™s songâ€¦adorable
If you are into itâ€¦ravishing
Iâ€™m not cryingâ€¦moist
Foux de fa faâ€¦Brava!,
Most beautiful girlâ€¦prostituty,
I told you I was Freakieâ€¦Squee!
Business Time (loved it but poor J didnâ€™t want to do it again LOL)
and the encore wasâ€¦Bowieâ€¦bodacious
I am having a hard time remembering the set list in order (that damn file formatting again) but the only songs they didnâ€™t do that I missed was Demon Woman and Ladies of the world. My favorite being Fashion is Danger but I donâ€™t think they have done that one live yet.
In Freakie Jemaine messed up his bit at the end. So they tried it again, he messed it up again! It was awesome (but you didnâ€™t hear that from me) and Bret started playing slower. Hahahaha Jemaine thanked him and then he got it. Swoon.
The banter between them was so wonderful. These guys (ya I know you all already know) deadpan is the foshizzle.
No Gold Pants tonight ladies. It was a strange ending. They came out for the encore, did Bowie and then left again. I figured they were going to come out again but the house lights came up! I am not sure if they asked for that or if the venue just figured it was over, but havenâ€™t they been doing one or two encores with at least a couple of songs? There was a point when someone had yelled out Bowie. Bret and Jemaine said they would do that later for the â€œsurpriseâ€ ending. DISCLOSER: I heart them. Wellâ€¦ they confab for a moment and then say, â€œOh we have a plan for that!â€ Now this is making me think gold & zebra so I am wondering if they would have come out if everyone hadnâ€™t started leaving?
Oh well. I am still so reved up!
We came out.
My friend used to work at the Centre as an usher. She suggested we wait out back by the stage door to meet them. We went back into the alley. A bit skeevie if you ask me and this guy came up and started asking for money. My husband had given him a slice of pizza earlier so we figured he was harmless. Well he started threatening Steve when he said he didnâ€™t have any change and only had plastic. The guy said â€œ lets go buy me a pack of smokes. Donâ€™t make me get down on my knees or Iâ€™ll go crazy.â€And then starts mumbling things about hurting us. So we moved over toward the large group of witnesses. I mean other fans.
We waited for about 45 min when a really nice guy who works there came out and we started chatting with him. He said the guys were still in the green room and we should go to the buses. He said they would be coming out that way. (I told him he was so on my Christmas list) Love that guy!
We went to the buses and Arj was outside! Nigel came out next and then about 11:15 B&J came out. We met some really nice people tonight and meeting the boys was such a blast!
Bret is very, very kind. And Jemâ€¦I love my husband more than life itself, but ooh Jemmy! When Steve was taking me and Jemâ€™s pic, Jem leaned over and mumbled something to me. I turned to him and said â€œpardon me?â€ and he smiled and shook his head. So cute! I wish I knew what he said!
Wellâ€¦ Steve is snoring beside me, and I should probably start getting some zzzzzzzâ€™s myself. Farewell WTFers. I feel I have finally been initiated into something amazing.
Good luck to everyone at the next gigs. I am crossing fingers for M&Gâ€™s