indigo_jones wrote:Oh and little red didn't get played, because they couldn't remember how the song goes.
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4 May 2010 in concert review, music | Tags: Amsterdam, Flight of the Conchords, FotC, May 3 2010, Melkweg, recensie, review, setlist
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Finally the wait was over, Flight of the Conchords made it to Amsterdam!! Positively giddy with excitement myself and my motherflippin FotC partner in crime entered Melkweg only to find a room ful of chairs!! Oh no! We had wanted to be within sweat-spray distance of New Zealandâ€™s finest folk rap duo, but we made do with seats on row ten in stead.
Jemaine and Bret opened the show with The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) and the crowd gave a huge warm welcome. They make up a ludicrous story about the origins of the venue name â€˜Melkwegâ€™, claiming it pays tribute to the olden days when the people of Amsterdam used to don wigs made of old milk. â€œIt was a bit smelly though. Yeah.. those were the daysâ€. Milkwig laps it up.
The set continues with gems like Robots, Jenny and Think About It. After a while thwboys admitted they hadnâ€™t really played for a year and were a bit rusty, this then became the running gag of the evening. Before playing a new song about wooing ladies in the thirteenhundreds, they explicitly asked the crowd not to record and YouTube this delicate moment. They threatened to out Holland for being a filthy country due to the recent binman strike if we broke our promise.
Later on you could see they were struggling with the in between song banter, â€œthis is the longest gig everâ€, â€œwe have now officially run out of things to say if you hadnâ€™t noticedâ€, citing jetlag as the culprit. However, the moments when the boys address their mistakes or mux up the words and burst into laughs are actually the funniest. They play Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymnoceros at practically twice the normal speed, after Jemaine finally gets the hang of the guitar tabs, but it works out alright.
They play a few more songs than planned because â€œweâ€™re staying until we get one right!â€ and end the main set with hilarious version of Muthaâ€™uckas with Brett on a mini drumkit swallowing all the supposed swear words until there are hardly any lyrics left.
The encore, with Brett & Jemaine coming back on stage wearing flashing robo-boxes on their heads, is ironically plagued to when a piece of their equipment wonâ€™t work, â€œthis is awkward. It was supposed to be our grand finaleâ€. But it is soon fixed and Too Many Dicks (On The Dancefloor) is a worthy gig closer.
A wonderful evening with the New Zealand (much funkier and more modern than your old Zealand) twosome. But where were the season 2 classics like Hurt Feelings and Sugalumps? Just as wel Iâ€™m going to see them again in London in two weeks!
01 The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)
04 Think About It
05 [New song about wooing a lady]
06 Bus Driverâ€™s Song
07 Foux du Fafa
09 Iâ€™m Not Crying
10 Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymnoceros
11 Bowieâ€™s in space
12 I Told You I Was Freaky
13 Business Time
14 Ladies Of The World
15 Song For Epileptic Dogs
17 Too Many Dicks (On The Dance Floor)
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