Thanks for the pics and videos lisalisa88! And welcome to the forums
And thank you Sherry for putting up the tour report page.
Just did a quick search and found these videos from another youtube channelHurt FeelingsCarol BrownMutha'Uckas
- Lovin' Bret on the drums!Sexy Lady and Sugalumps
And a fan review:
â€œFlight of the Conchordsâ€ â€” New Zealandâ€™s fourth most popular folk parody duo, comprised of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie â€” kicked off their U.S. tour Monday night in Tampa and I was there. (Forgive me, if it sounds like Iâ€™m bragging, but I just canâ€™t help it.)
Iâ€™m not going to pretend like Iâ€™ve been in the â€œFlight of the Conchordsâ€ cult since the beginning. I saw some of their performance clips online, dug their sense of humor and blind-bought the first season of their HBO sitcom on DVD for my girlfriend Erica for Christmas. After laughing my ass off, we caught up with season 2 and went to see them in person on Monday.
Ericaâ€™s always preferred watching the live performance clips on YouTube over the glossier, more surreal music videos from the show. And after seeing them live myself, I can finally see why. While the TV show is still hilarious, watching Bret and Jemaine play off a Tampa audience they described as â€œobnoxious, but charming â€” like Will Ferrellâ€ as they were bombarded with song requests was priceless.
After a predictably weird and funny set from Kristen Schaal (who plays obsessed fan Mel on the show) the guys took the stage, with Jemaine debuting fetching beard. Iâ€™m not going to give their set list away (which might be impossible since the guys like to act like theyâ€™re deciding what to play on the spot), but, except for â€œLadies of the Worldâ€ and â€œHiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerosâ€, the guys performed their best-known songs.
The guys kept the spaces between their funny songs alive by engaging in their typically self-deprecating banter and by going off on their signature odd riffs (think of a whale using a cell phone). I know some comedians play music (most of the time I want them to get back to the jokes), and some musicians entertain with stage banter, but Iâ€™ve never been to a show that blends both elements so well. It was like I paid for a great concert (these guys are GOOD musicians) and a great comedy show. What Iâ€™m saying is that you should go.
Jemaine said someone reviewing the show could describe it as â€œmeandering.â€ Iâ€™d agree, but Iâ€™d also add that the show â€œmeanderedâ€ in the best possible sense, aimlessly going from one funny, unexpected place to another.
The only bad part was when it ended sooner than I expected (after about 90 minutes sans intermission).
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Will be interesting to see how tonight's performance goes