I saw the guys for the first time last night, the show was wonderful.
Eugene Mirman opened for them - he was terrific (I have to admit I find him oddly attractive), and got a lot of laughs. One of his longer bits was a rant against Delta Airlines, who apparently lost his luggage on a recent flight. I have a major beef with Bell Canada (Canadian telephone/internet provider), so now I'm thinking I might become a comedian so I can trash them in my act and have everyone laugh. I would definitely check Eugene out again though, he's another funny man.
The Conchords came onto the stage right after Eugene left - they had their Robot cardboard head pieces on as well as the mirrorball codpieces, and did Too Many Dicks. At this point I decided they probably had pretty much the perfect job; getting paid to be goofy, and people love you for it. Very cool. Jemaine also told us that this song had its origin in Vancouver, apparently something someone said in a club that struck a cord with them.
The show was wonderful and of course all of the songs are fabulous and funny but I though Bret and Jemaine's between songs banter was especially hilarious; Jemaine especially seems to be quick on the uptake when it comes to dealing with hecklers (a phenomenon I don't understand at all) and the cheer he got when he finally told the woman to shut up was one of the most enthusiastic of the night. And he was right, we were all thinking it. I really didn't think the heckling was as big of a deal as I've read/heard though, it was annoying but it didn't happen an awful lot. None of the heckler said "eh" afterwards either, so it would be pretty hard to identify their country of origin.
The guys played for quite awhile, I got to hear lots of favs (alas not If You're Into It though) -and were asked to be in the choir of Jemaine's former girlfriends so I'm going to refer to myself as one from now on (woot) - and did another four songs in the encore. Excellent!
A fantastic evening all 'round - I met Amanda, Asmallturnip and Bibliaddict beforehand for dessert and frothy beverages which was like the icing on the cake, they're awesome and I really enjoyed meeting them. Seeing the guys live was amazing and I'm a bigger fan than ever.
I didn't get any great photos, but I know the others did, I'm sure you'll see them posted at some point. The guys looked fabo though; they're definitely both yummy.