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

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:51 pm
by bibliaddict
Nancy Hillner wrote: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


Of course by now you've read Turnip's Nigel story over on the 4/22 thread, Nancy, so he's getting the love he deserves now. The prom drag description was actually apropos - he had a light blue ruffle-front shirt on and I was really expecting to see a boutonnière on him. Since Turnip, Amanda & I likened our preshow primping to getting ready for prom, I just loved that description!

Having seen four shows, let me tell you that Nigel is really a fabulous enhancement to the look and sound of the live show. He's handling the bassline masterfully, and the cello really fills out the sound. When the three of them harmonize (Bus Driver's Song, Freebird) it's AMAZING. And when handling percussion, well, the boy can GROOVE. He gets a really big response from the crowd now, and he's as gracious as Bret & Jemaine on & off the stage. A lovely man and great musician.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:36 am
by Nancy
Sherry wrote:
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 :)


Thanks, Sherry.
And thanks for clearing up the "encore" question. As a performer, it was always the number of songs that were counted as the number of encores, but that was so long ago, I guess it's changed. Anyway, it's great to see they've had wonderful shows, making every one special and different. Way to go, guys! :yay:

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:32 am
by ASmallTurnip
A video snippet of Conchordian chat can be found here. It's the wee bit where Jemaine greatly pleases the Toronto crowd by telling them of the Canadian origins of "Too Many Dicks." As always, clicking on the HQ button makes it slightly less eye-melting.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:39 am
by Venus
Thanks for that clip Turnip! Now Canadians can hold their heads up high and declare that an incident in their country gave the boys the inspiration to write the song 'Too Many Dicks' ;)

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:32 am
by dandy lyons
Venus wrote:Thanks for that clip Turnip! Now Canadians can hold their heads up high and declare that an incident in their country gave the boys the inspiration to write the song 'Too Many Dicks' ;)



Oh yes. The world can thank us for back bacon, maple syrup, and now Conchords songs. :lol: :yawinkle:

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:50 am
by ASmallTurnip
You forgot Pam Anderson and poutine, Dandy. :wink:

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:20 am
by dandy lyons
ASmallTurnip wrote:You forgot Pam Anderson and poutine, Dandy. :wink:


Poutine and a "putain". How could I forget?! *giggle*

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:25 am
by mockingbird
dandy lyons wrote:Oh yes. The world can thank us for back bacon, maple syrup, and now Conchords songs. :lol: :yawinkle:

Sigh... I speak for the world - thank you Canada.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:26 am
by LauraK
Jemaine on the inspiration for TMD's: "What a gift." Definitely! :D

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:27 pm
by The Talking Stove
ASmallTurnip wrote:You forgot Pam Anderson and poutine, Dandy. :wink:


And William Shatner!

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

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:21 pm
by dandy lyons
The Talking Stove wrote:
ASmallTurnip wrote:You forgot Pam Anderson and poutine, Dandy. :wink:


And William Shatner!


He's gonna be our next PM! Can't wait! :lol:

Really, the list goes on. ;)

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

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:15 pm
by Sherry
OK, I've been sent some pretty cool pics from this gig. I will share, but am just so swamped with emails and stuff and trying to update. I don't have time. I am trying to make time but its proving hard, plus all the other stuff to wade through and write.

Bear with me, as soon as I can I'll post them.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:45 am
by prettyrobyngirl
I just saw a bunch of amazing vids from this show- Jenny, Foux du fa fa, etc. taken from the left balcony of Massey... Was the sound actually that amazing???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlFrkx3p87g&feature=related

Bret's french is impressive....

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

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:55 am
by LauraK
Nice. I like the perspective from the balcony...you can see what they're doing onstage. :) That was nice video...so clear.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:30 am
by prettyrobyngirl
Here is another one.... by the same person.

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

I love that Jemaine stood up for them- "Lady, shut up, now your just being rude". You all gave amazing accounts, but to see it was awesome!


It looks like this person got a good number of their songs the first night :) Yay.