I really enjoyed this show. My husband and I were in the eleventh row on the floor, so we had pretty good seats. I was really upset that I couldn't bring my camera in (I probably could have snuck it in, they didn't do that good of a bag check), so I only got a few blurry iPhone shots in the auditorium (and wow, was that auditorium shady).
Near the end of the show, I leaned over to my husband and said, "If they don't play "Business Time", this place is going to riot." They did not play "Business Time". And yet, there was no riot. I feel like the crowd wasn't totally into this show.
We stayed for the meet and greet. It only took an hour standing in the cold drizzle. The old guy guarding the tour buses who thought he was a comedian kept telling us that Bret and Jemaine weren't going to sign autographs because it was raining. We refused to believe him. Someone else came out and told us that they weren't going to sign because they didn't have time. I knew that was a lie because they didn't have to be in Ottawa for the next show for two days, so they had plenty of time to sign autographs.
Kristen Schaal came out first and was very gracious. I babbled about how Mel is my favorite character and she just let me babble while she signed my record. Bret was next. Bret is a MACHINE when it comes to these meet and greets. He went down the line in the most efficient way I could have imagined. He took the time to chat, but he was in perpetual motion. He asked my name when he went to sign my record and it went something like this:
Bret: What's that?
Me: Kiesha. K-I-E-S-H-A
Bret: One more time
It was pretty funny. After he signed, he took a photo with me and put his arm around my shoulders. Yay!
Jemaine was much more reserved with the crowd. He seemed tired or something, but he wasn't into as much as Bret was. But he still graciously signed everyone's stuff and took pictures and tolerated all the giggly girls.
Signing autographs and posing for pictures is one of the most decent things a band or celebrity can do, and I'm so glad the guys take the time to do it. It made my night.
I apologize to anyone standing around me who had to listen to my half-assed comedy routine. I was nervous that the guys weren't coming out and when I get nervous, I start talking and trying to be funny. I also apologize if I hit you with my umbrella.