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London Apollo - May 16 - Tour stop #11

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:10 am
by Sherry
Please post about the first London Apollo gig in this thread. Only 'post gig' related conversation here please :)

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Save your real lusting/swooning for the Brettylicious Flytour & Jemaliscious Business hours are definately not over threads and keep these actual gig threads more discussion based and less lustful (if that is even remotely possible :roll: :lol: ).

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To kick start it, here is the tour poster from the May 16 London Apollo gig. By Olly Moss


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Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 10:16 pm
by Venus
The show's now underway. :)

Posted by Arj Barker who has taken over from Eugene to open their gigs this evening:
Here's what it looks like when u watch FOTC from backstage at Hammersmith http://twitpic.com/1ofhh6

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Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:36 pm
by kellysouthpaw
Either that is a big mirror or something there on the left of that picture or Jemaine is playing that guitar left handed :hrm:

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:43 pm
by kipples
It's the big screen from the back. You can see the image on both sides of the canvas(?). It looks like a mirror image from behind.

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:45 pm
by kellysouthpaw
Ohhhhhh!! I didn't know those could be seen through from the back!

Thanks, Kipples!

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:57 pm
by Nancy
Thanks, Arj! It's always cool to see shots from backstage. :thumb:

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 12:40 pm
by Venus

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 12:41 pm
by Venus
Great pics can be found here too. :)

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:13 pm
by Venus
Evening Standard:

Truly special show from Flight of the Conchords
By Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard 17.05.10

4/5 stars

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Robot wars: Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords

Pop parodists Flight of the Conchords might be massive sitcom cults, but it has clearly not made their heads swell. For last night’s opening number, Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie still managed to fit their Kiwi bonces into modest cardboard boxes.

Slightly flashier boxes than they previously sported, perhaps, yet the juxtaposition of megafame and oddball props made last night’s sold-out show all the more hilarious.

Despite the size of the venue the twosome effortlessly retained the self-mocking charm that made them Edinburgh Fringe favourites nearly a decade ago. Perched on stools, they eased their way through their extensive set, peppering pin-sharp pastiches of rock, rap and much more with confessions about their raucous on-the-road lifestyle — which extends to scoffing complimentary muffins and nearly getting stuck in lifts.

But it is the aching accurate musical send-ups and ludicrous rhymes that make the Conchords truly special and this two-hour epic did not disappoint, Highlights included Clement’s soulful sob-story I’m Not Crying (“It’s just been raining on my face”) and a turbo-charged Ziggy tribute, Bowie’s In Space. Best was their sublimely suggestive Sugalumps — “Honeys try all kinds of tomfoolery to steal a feel of my family jewellery”. Precious.

Tonight and Wembley Arena, May 18 & 25. Information: 0844 277 4321, http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk


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Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:47 pm
by nonchalant obsession
Hilary underscore JW... :clap: There are some amazing photos there, especially the shots of Bret. :heart:

Thanks for the link to those photos, Venus.

Seriously, are they going to wear the same shirts all tour? :lol:

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 4:48 pm
by Nancy
They sometimes get on a kick, then eventually change it up. Remember Jemaine's love for the demim suit last year???

Venus , those shots are really great. Does anyone know - what's that little thing Jemaine is holding in the scarf shots?

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 4:57 pm
by LauraK
Bravo Hilary_JW..... :clap: Those are some gorgeous shots!

Can I say how much I loooove them in the combo of jeans with rock star glitter shirts?? :drool:

I have no idea what that little thing is either, Nancy. It looks like it might be metal....some kind of clip?

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 5:04 pm
by Nancy
At first I thought it was a guitar pick, but it looks metal. Was it a nail, or (dare I open a can of worms :wink: ) screw? :dunno:

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 5:10 pm
by nonchalant obsession
:roll2:

Re: May 16 - London Apollo - Tour stop #11

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 5:19 pm
by rotunda
Ahhh! That's a match. After the 'I'm burning my hands' line in Demon Woman he lit a match and in those shots he's trying to convince the audience that it's still burning, like the crazy evil example of devilish woman-ness that matches are. :D