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Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 12:10 am
by hetoft
Amanda wrote:That would've been pretty cool to have a fellow WTFer with me ^_^.. and had gone to gush about it all afterwards over drinks! :partyman:

The camera is a Canon PowerShot G10.. it's a point-and-shoot..but a pretty decent one.. I love it! now more than ever :wink:

:group:

Nice. It seems like a great camera. Maybe I'll get one similar to that next time I'll be buying a point-and-shoot.
And yes, like I said, next time you're in Denmark, let's meet up, get drunk and talk about FotC :D

funny schipperke wrote:Welcome, by the way :wave: and thanks for the recap! :D

Thank you. :)

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:51 am
by Amanda
This is the other picture Jemaine took with me :love:
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Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:02 pm
by Aimee
Oh that is the cutest picture Amanda! I'm so happy you got to spend a little time with the guys and share your experiences with us :D Sounds like you had an awesome time!

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:11 pm
by vmh
You guys are too cute. There's too much good looking-ness going on in that photo.

And yep, that shirt is way cooler than the "I love FOTC" one. :nod:

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:19 pm
by LauraK
That pic is :heart:

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:35 pm
by funny schipperke
I love that photo, Amanda! You two look like a beautiful happy couple :heart:

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:45 pm
by Venus
hetoft wrote:... all you girls seem to be crazy in love with the guys :D over-analyzing every single move they make, haha. So funny to read. Keep it up. :D


Who, us? Nah! :lol: ...we will keep it up ;)

Gorgeous photo, Amanda! :heart:

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:07 pm
by Nancy
Amanda! :thud:

What a lovely picture! A perfect keepsake of a wonderful time. :eyelashes:

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:23 am
by Amanda
:bighug: THANK YOU!! :hug: :iloveyou:

I'm having severe withdrawal issues...
I WISH YOU HAVE THE BEST TIME IN CALIFORNIA AND VEGAS! :folkon: ENJOY LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW!!

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:27 am
by kellysouthpaw
I remember all too well the withdrawal issues I had from the last tour. :cry: That's why I plan on soaking up every single second :supz: rock 'n' roll style ;)

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 1:02 am
by Venus
A fan review:
Flight of the Conchords in Copenhagen
May 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Copenhagen, Fandom, Movies, Music, Reviews, Television, youtube |

Last Sunday Flight of the Conchords stopped by Copenhagen for a concert. As I’ve mentioned before, I adore FotC so I’d got a ticket and was really excited about seeing the guys live.

I was not disappointed. The show was kicked off even before Bret and Jemaine entered the stage by Arj Baker, the actor who plays Dave in the television series, which I think was a stroke of genius. I’d been wondering who they might get to open for the band – I couldn’t think of any type of band that wouldn’t feel out of place as a warm-up band for a FotC concert, the duo being comedians as much as they are musicians. Some random stand-up comedian would have felt out of place, too, given FotC’s singular comedy style. Arj Baker fit in perfectly as a comedic prelude, the audience obviously knew and recognised him from the series (and laughed so hard at his act that it actually seemed to be difficult for him to get his points across sometimes!), and he was genuinely funny.

And of course it raised the roof when Bret and Jemaine came on stage. I mainly associate FotC with their TV show, but the guys were doing stage performances well before their acting debut, and they’re excellent at it. As comedians, the Conchords have this delightful dead-pan innocence to them that ties their entire act together. We know it from the TV series in which the main premise was that the two New Zealanders were oblivious to big city life a la New York (see, for instance, their introduction to the act of “flipping the bird”, or to sexually aggressive women), but this works well in their on-stage act, too. Throughout the concert Bret and Jemaine told intentionally tame stories from their rock’n roll experiences on the road: Like that one time when Bret took one of Jemaine’s hay fever pills (“And I didn’t have hay fever!”) and got a little drowsy. Or the time they were both unable to resist the temptation of a free muffin they found in their hotel room. Or that other time they were stuck in an elevator for a really long time (before realising that it wasn’t moving because neither of them had pushed the button). It’s both funny and adorable, and I absolutely love it.

I feel like it’s the same air of innocence that makes their parody music work. They do parodies extremely well, but there is never anything mocking and malicious about them. They seem to genuinely enjoy the music they play, regardless of the genre, and they sing and play with a childlike lack of reservations that’s really endearing.

And they certainly played a great selection of their music on Sunday! We were treated to classics such as “Think, Think About It“, “If You’re Into It“, “It’s Business Time“, “Inner City Pressure“, and my beloved “Choir of Ex-Girlfriends” all of them played with the Conchords’ usual energy and brilliance. My most pleasant surprise of the night was the fact that they also did an on-stage performance of the Korean karaoke “Oh, Dance, Baby”, karaoke video playing in the background and everything, and then a fantastic new song that I’ve never heard before. It was called “Woo a Lady” and was a parody of a typical English medieval ballad. The lyrics were hilarious, Jemaine did the vocals wonderfully, and Bret rocked the recorder. I found a live version of the song on youtube, from a recent concert:

“He said there are three things that I must see./One florin and two forms of ID./I said alas I have no ID on me,/Who even carries ID in 1353?/I maketh not the rules quoth he.”
“…the hairdo’s a little 1351,/In fact, it makes you look,/A bit like a lady./I swore as you approached, that you were a lady./And that gigantic horse just emphasises that you look like a lady./And I replied yes, yes I heard you the first time.”
Hee!! I think this may be a new favourite FotC song of mine.


All in all the conchords gave a terrific show, and they even took a request from the audience (“Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor”). The only downside was the sound in the concert hall, Falconer Salen in Frederiksberg, which was perfect most of the time, but which tended to drown out the vocals in some of the more noisy or bass-dominated songs such as “She’s So Hot – Boom”, “Demon Woman”, and “Too Many Dicks”. Oh, and I was kind of sad that I didn’t get to hear “I Told You I Was Freaky“, and “Pretty Prince of Parties“, but I guess there’s no way they would ever be able to cover their entire repertoire.

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Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 1:09 am
by Amanda
Thank you, Venus :D

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:02 pm
by Amanda
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credit: Bret McKenzie on Amanda's camera :yawinkle:

:nod: it is exactly what you think it is :waggle:

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:53 pm
by LauraK
If only he'd torn the jeans off before this pic......but still.... :drool:
Thanks, Bret- and thanks Amanda! :D

Re: Copenhagen, Denmark - May 23 - Tour stop #16

Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 12:39 am
by Venus
Ooh thanks Bret and thanks Amanda for posting! ;)