General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby LauraK » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:08 am

9 days!!

Don't they check out festivals and mingle about a bit? Or was that in the days before they had Mel-like fans? (Talking about myself? Nooo! :whistle: )

I'd be happy if they were in the crowd and I got to say hi and a quick pic or if they do a meet n greet. I have a feeling neither will happen but- I'll sure be looking for them in both capacities! We're bringing a monocular and binoculars. :D
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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby Venus » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:39 pm

So far, I haven't heard about people meeting Bret & Jemaine after their shows or seeing them mingling in the crowds (they may get mobbed :lol:). It seems to mostly be random encounters on the streets/shops and people who have backstage passes. I really hope this changes. :pray:

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Postby ItsAllRyche » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:56 am

Seems like random meet ups to me too.

Enjoying see the excitement in peoples faces as they meet Bret and Jemaine for the first time :D

I really like the grey in Jemaines hair, and Bret looks so much more mature as well.

and, haven't seen much of Demetri just one or two pics.

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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby Nancy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:59 am

I finally see Mansfield talking about Brody hosting the "second stage". From what I saw, it looks as though it's set up in a spot away from the seating area, kind of like a midway, am I close? I haven't read anyone's firsthand account of how the two stages work.
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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby Venus » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:53 am

Yes, that's how the second stage works. The second stage kicks off shortly after the doors open at around 5.15pm with local comedians. The main stage seems to kick off around 7pm.

Demetri seems to be going down well at Oddball too. Here's a gallery of pics from the Houston show. Really looking forward to reading your experiences at the upcoming shows. :D
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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby Venus » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:50 pm

So these are the posters that are up at the Oddball shows
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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby SheWolf » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:52 am

I know. I think I'm responsible for Nonch's phone being taken away. :worry:
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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby LauraK » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:15 am

NO. WAY.

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Then why didn't they also eject all of the people talking??

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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby tynant » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:31 am

In Pittsburgh, they were pretty serious about the no cell phone thing. Ushers and security were walking up and down small sections and eyeing everyone very closely. One girl was turning off her cell phone and an usher asked her to accompany her somewhere. :shock: I don't know what happened, but I didn't want to run the risk of being ejected.

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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby Venus » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:57 pm

Oh dear. As much as we would love to see photos and videos, I wouldn't want anyone to run the risk of being ejected. Even last night the Chicago venue got carried away and started telling people to walk back to their cars and put their phones away. :shock: Luckily @OddballFest quickly picked up on tweets about this and told the venue to stop and allow people to take in their phones. I guess it's mainly the people further back who are able to get away with taking a few pics and vids.
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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby SheWolf » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:15 pm

This type of behavior by security is something that can quickly turn a happy audience bad. Not a good idea at all.
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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby Danielle » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:56 pm

The show in Detroit was phenomenal! Security was mellow...not overbearing at all. In fact, at one point Bret began dancing in the general vicinity of a skinny, young security guard hovering at the front of the stage. The guard seemed genuinely unaware which made the roaring laughter from the audience all the more cacophonous! As far as taking pics/vids, I didn't see one recording device the entire evening. Folks probably got the memo and didn't even try. It was actually nice experiencing a show with thousands of people all in the moment. Selfies, ducklips, YouTube posts and status updates have their place, but sometimes it's cool to just enjoy the show!

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Re: General Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Discussion!

Postby LauraK » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:32 pm

You were closer so I'm surprised there wasn't a bigger presence of security to keep the pic-taking in check. Maybe because, as you said, most had read about it and seen the signs and knew better than to risk trying.

We were near the back of the pavilion and there was security on each side scanning the crowd like vultures- first when Jemaine joined Kristin for the Flashdance and again when our guys and Dave were on. 1 girl was escorted away and didn't return for over and hour- and this was during Al Madrigal's act.
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