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Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:11 am
by Venus
Seriously someone threw a sign saying "Go Home"? Not cool at all :tsk:

OmgSarah wrote:
Venus wrote:Ooh thanks so much everyone for sharing your accounts and lovely pictures of the show! Sounds like you had a blast. Sorry to hear you didn't get to meet them OmgSarah but hopefully they'll be another opportunity for you to do so. Aww it's great reading about forum members meeting up and having a good time :)


Regardless, I still had a fabulous time! I'm sure the boys had a reason for wanting to go right home - lord knows I have those days, too. They were great - Eugene Mirman was great, Nigel was great. My sister told me that she was reading a friends livejournal and he said he ran into Eugene at a bar downtown last night. Looks like at least one of them were getting a good feel for the Toronto life, hah. I will definitely make sure to keep an eye out for them the next time they have a concert... and I'll try for floor seats this time, hah.


Great to hear! I mean even seeing them perform live in concert must be a wonderful experience in itself 8)

Gah, I meant to type "there'll be another opportunity..." in my previous post. It's late and I need sleep ;)

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:11 am
by Cuse
Maybe it was something like NZers Go Home?

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:29 am
by kellysouthpaw
AngieKramer: Flight of the conchords = VERY Funny. I <3 Germaine.


Source: http://twitter.com/AngieKramer/statuses/1591078148

Worst misspelling of his name I've ever seen.

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:42 am
by Venus
Ick, "Germaine" :roll:

And yeah I understand Cuse that it could be a reference to the racism episode or whatever but I don't see how it could be funny if it was meant to be a joke.

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:16 am
by vmh
I <3 Germaine.


This makes me so sad. If you're not familiar with the way a name is spelled, how hard is it to check correct name spellings on google search?

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:04 am
by mockingbird
True. But I agree with the sentiment. :wink:

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:46 am
by parttimemodelthat
Hi everyone! I'm still feeling the glow from last night.. (strong imprints on my unconscious.. J was in my dreams and even my naps today) wish I went again tonight -- can't wait to read the reports and see pics from my new friends :)

It was SO GOOD to meet you dear fellow board concert goers! Hugs!
I'm so glad for this forum.. thank you Sherry for setting it up and keeping it in such good shape.

First of all, i literally teared up a little bit when Jemaine and Bret came on stage. This happens to me sometimes at the beginning of a very moving classical concert, but not usually at a band or comedy show. I just feel so grateful to them, and their art is such a large part of my life. It was amazing to be in the same room.

I had an interesting seating position in that I was at the show alone (through Bibliaddict's extra ticket, yay THANK YOU), and I was literally surrounded by men. A row of 5 in front, 1 or 2 deep on each side and at least 4 behind me. I don't know if the Universe was trying to give me the chance to meet someone with similar interests, but it didn't work out that way, as I only had eyes for the stage!

Also, except for the guys to right, they weren't a very jovial bunch. Compared to other parts of the theatre, they were mostly sitting back kind of cool like "impress me". They seemed to get the most out of the Albie song.. laughing out loud at that one. I guess its the most macho song?

At first I felt inhibited by all these impassive men-folk sitting around me.. but then I started imagining that they were my bodyguards and I just let myself go. Laughing loudly for my whole area. Also, it was lovely to sing along in the ex-girlfriends choir and then have Jemaine compliment us on our singing "oh you can see its the land of Celine Dion".

On the Canadian note, Bret and Jemaine seemed genuinely impressed at the amount of laughter/response they got from the "We've been in America for a month we're very arrogant now" quip. Bret was like "oh, we seem to have really hit a chord there". Maybe they can relate with the whole New Zealand/Australia thing (not to say that Australians are particularly arrogant, but just the smaller population/larger population). Anyways, it made the later skirmishes with the rude American girls at the front side that much funnier, though also painful... it was clear that the girl hadn't caught that the "NZers are unhygienic" comment was directly from the show when she ventured her hair variation, haha. I think when Bret said the "everyone was thinking it" comment, he was pretending to be her trying to justify the holler to herself kind of thing, hehe.

About the songs.. three words and one apostrophe: Bus Driver's Song. I hadn't heard it before and, that song is very special to me. It is amazing. I love how it just 'rolls' along, and then by the end you feel deeply for the man. Thoreau lives of secret desperation and poignant and other words I can't think of. So glad I heard it live, that is a highlight for me.. (Turnip, you told me that was a fav, I see why).

Also as mentioned Foux du fa fa was amazing cuz they were just so relaxed and made up extra hilarious conversation in the middle and as Turnip pointed out it was an audience where everyone would understand so they could ad lib more.

Stana had some incredible moments, dark and dreamy. I would love to see all the lyrics to that sucker.
And that moment of beauty in Jenny was really beautiful, like you could hear how they could just be a 'regular band' if they wanted to be. And they played the Issues! I was so worried they wouldn't but right at the end they did.. :)

In other news, I was downstairs by the merch table before the show when the faulty poster arrived. I really felt for the delivery guy, he looked really sick when he found out the opener name was wrong. The woman in charge was like "I'm going to kill Mark, I was already going to kill Mark and now I'm really going to kill him", and the delivery guy said that it WAS Eugene's name on the poster at one point that day, but then it got changed back. Yikes! I love the idea of Eugene crossing out and putting his name in.. they will be collector's items I bet, like stamps with errors.

Loved Eugene's show btw.. I saw him in Texas at SXSW and he used some of the
same material and a bunch of new stuff. It was all of the hilarious.

Hmm, what else what else. The two hours went by SOO QUICKLY, and I wanted to be even nearer the stage,
and Jemaine's genuine thank you at the end was a good good feeling :)

As someone who very rarely goes to shows with more than 50 people at them, I was so happy for this cozy venue and feeling relatively close to J and B with their friendliness and interaction. They are such a collection of qualities that I look for in people and its just great knowing that they are living their lives on this planet right now. :)

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:53 pm
by LSully9
kellysouthpaw wrote:
AngieKramer: Flight of the conchords = VERY Funny. I <3 Germaine.


Source: http://twitter.com/AngieKramer/statuses/1591078148

Worst misspelling of his name I've ever seen.


I hope you did an @ reply with a correction... :wink:

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:15 pm
by kellysouthpaw
LSully9 wrote:
kellysouthpaw wrote:
AngieKramer: Flight of the conchords = VERY Funny. I <3 Germaine.


Source: http://twitter.com/AngieKramer/statuses/1591078148

Worst misspelling of his name I've ever seen.


I hope you did an @ reply with a correction... :wink:


You have NO IDEA how tempted I was. I was ITCHING to do it, but I didn't :(

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:03 pm
by SuzyBatt
parttimemodelthat wrote:On the Canadian note, Bret and Jemaine seemed genuinely impressed at the amount of laughter/response they got from the "We've been in America for a month we're very arrogant now" quip. Bret was like "oh, we seem to have really hit a chord there". Maybe they can relate with the whole New Zealand/Australia thing (not to say that Australians are particularly arrogant, but just the smaller population/larger population).

Also as mentioned Foux du fa fa was amazing cuz they were just so relaxed and made up extra hilarious conversation in the middle and as Turnip pointed out it was an audience where everyone would understand so they could ad lib more.


Thanks for the heartfelt details parttimemodelthat, and the 'CanCon'! :wink:

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:43 pm
by LauraK
Parttimemodel- thanks for that lovely account of the show- I really enjoyed reading that. :) It sounded like a great time.

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:43 am
by Venus
Thanks for your account parttimemodel! Glad to hear you had such a great time :D

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:47 am
by Nancy
It's so great to be back home from the West Coast and to hear about the Toronto part of the tour. It's been wonderful to read all your accounts, but why the heck hasn't a single person mentioned Nigel?

I can't believe that reviewer described him as a cellist in prom drag! What was he wearing to deserve that remark? He dressed really cool for the three times I saw him, and to describe someone as "in prom drag" sounds as though the guys did a bit with him in costume. I'm so curious - details, folks!

And why does one person say they did one encore, and someone else mentions four? :rolleyes: Confusing.

Sorry for no meet and greet, but so glad the show was great as always, and you all got to meet up. :D

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:09 pm
by Sherry
Nancy Hillner wrote:And why does one person say they did one encore, and someone else mentions four? :rolleyes: Confusing.


I think people mean it as one whole encore but break it down and say it as four as four songs were played.

Same when someone emailed me saying 3 encores. What she meant was one encore, but including three songs. Someone emailed in to clarify what she had meant.

Does that make sense?

And welcome home :)

Re: April 21 - Toronto (first of two nights)

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:48 pm
by Venus
Here's a video of some banter as well as Sexy Lady/Sugalumps. They user also has more clips on their youtube channel. They talk about the woman who was throwing related items during some songs and Jemaine tells that lady who said their hair is greasy to shut up :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9F1sR02nRU