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30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:02 am
by Venus

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:31 pm
by Venus
Aww, there was a marriage proposal at this show. Hope there's a video. :D Credit to @MarlonSIX60:
A marriage proposal just happened. The guy in the baldy. ‪#fotc‬ pic.twitter.com/l8tSjrLU

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Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:08 pm
by LauraK
At least she didn't stand up and yell "Yes Jemaine- I will!" :lol:

Pretty cool...I know that happened during another tour. :)

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:21 pm
by Venus
Haha, it does look like Bret and Jemaine are proposing to her. How can anyone refuse that offer? ;)

Yep, I remember when Matt Shane proposed during one of their 2009 gigs and Bret & Jemaine sang "Sellotape". You can watch a video of that proposal here. :D

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:29 pm
by tynant
Through a super awesome twist of fate, I got free tickets to this show - and....wait for it...wait for it..............
BACKSTAGE PASSES!!! :whitey: :whitey: :cheer: :macarena: :supz: WOW! I still cannot believe it!! I finally got to meet Jemaine!! I fly home today and I promise to post more pics and experiences when I get home. :D

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:00 am
by Venus
Wow!! I'm so happy for you, tynant! :yay: :boogie: :supz: :cheer:

I had a feeling you'd eventually meet Bret and/or Jemaine somehow and I'm just so glad it's worked out for you! I cannot wait to hear more about your experience. Wishing you a safe journey back home. :D

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:00 am
by LauraK
:shock: :biggrin: :yay: :dance: :whitey: :nana:

That is awesome!! So happy for you and I can't wait to hear all about it and see your pics!! :supz: 8)

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:01 pm
by SheWolf
tynant wrote:Through a super awesome twist of fate, I got free tickets to this show - and....wait for it...wait for it..............
BACKSTAGE PASSES!!! :whitey: :whitey: :cheer: :macarena: :supz: WOW! I still cannot believe it!! I finally got to meet Jemaine!!


Ack! Jealousy! That's so awesome. Can't wait to read all about it. :supz: :prayer: :partyman: :rock:

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:57 pm
by Amanda
:yay: :folkon: :supz: :prayer: :prayer: :supz: :folkon: :yay:
So Happy for you, Tynant!! :D
Can't wait to read all about it and see the pics!!! Congrats!
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:44 pm
by YisBot
:clap: Can't wait to hear stories! So happy for you! :supz:

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:33 pm
by Venus
Seriously cannot wait for more deets! 8)

Some more info about the proposal by the NZ Herald:
Duo help pair make marital music
5:30 AM Monday Jul 2, 2012

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The Conchords' homecoming concerts have been big sellers. Photo / Herald on Sunday.

Flight of the Conchords stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie helped an old school mate propose to his girlfriend at Vector Arena on Saturday night.

It was a sweet touch to the comedy duo's homecoming tour which saw them play to more than 40,000 Kiwis with extra shows because of demand.

The Conchords are heading across the Tasman this week to sold-out Sydney shows.

Clement and McKenzie unfurled a banner saying "Sam will you marry me - Zane" midway through the show. The audience were treated to the backstory, Zane and Clement having a friendship from intermediate school days in Masterton. The pair were buddies, despite the social challenge of Zane being a gun shot-putter and Clement not being so great.

Sam said yes, and Zane gave his mate the thumbs up.

The pair have been busy this year. Clement stars in Men in Black III as an evil alien, while McKenzie won an Oscar for his Man or Muppet song in The Muppets film and was then made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday honours.

- staff reporter

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Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:33 am
by tynant
I just realized that I have been home for nearly a week now. :shock: I caught the most terrible cold on my flight home and am just now coming out of the sickness stupor. I tried posting some pics but realized that they are all huge and I have to resize them...so it might be a little more time before I can post them. But, here are some long awaited details about my meeting with Jemaine!

Jemaine was just as others have described him. He was personable, super sweet, and looked so amazingly good it was hard to stop looking at him. He hung around the room with some friends from school (according to Arj), commented on the cool looking white jumpsuit a lady had on (she wore it just for him – knowing he would love it) and let 2 other young fans know that Bret had left right after the show since he had his “little ones” waiting for him at the hotel. Jemaine chatted with us for a good 20 minutes and then off and on again over the 2 hours that we were there. He asked us about our trip, how many shows we had seen (and joked that he hoped we had seen other things while we were in New Zealand) and about the time he had spent in my hometown. It was a small “party” and it was great to overhear conversations that were going on in the room. Nigel showed up a little later. His clothes made him look a little like a leprechaun! HA! He had on these big clogs and a green, green jacket with really wide sleeves. I still can’t believe the whole night happened! More deets in the Members section.

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:47 am
by LauraK
:supz: 8)

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:22 pm
by Venus
Sorry to hear you got ill from your flight. Jemaine really is such a sweet guy and great to talk to so I'm glad you got to experience that for yourself too. Your description of Nigel. :roll2:

Thanks so much for taking the time out to describe everything for us! Your story has put a huge smile on my face! :D :supz: :thumb:

Re: 30 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:27 pm
by LauraK
Yes! Did you happen to get a pic of Nigel the leprechaun? :lol: