Stockholm is a city composed of a lot of smallish islands. I was staying close to central station and had to take a bus to get to the island were the concert was held. As soon as i stepped in i knew i couldn't be mistaken.. the people was so hip and beautiful it felt as though I had walked into a Gossip Girl episode..and 6 out of 4 people were wearing dark thick rimmed glasses and FOTC themed clothing.
you'd think they were fans.. but soon i had the impression the people were only there because it was cool..and they had an excuse to gather and drink! Because people kept walking in and out of the venue the whole time! The third row had 7 seats empty throughout all of Arj's act! and after the intermission..the person in front of me left to never return
..which, btw, gave me a spectacular view of the guys and allowed me to have a better view range to take the pictures.. but still!
I was sitting on the fourth row right in front of Jemaine
he was wearing the grey cardigan with a stripped pink tee underneath and tighter jeans
and Bret wore a beautiful checked blue shirt. I have to say that Bret was looking amazing.. whereas Jemaine.. was looking a little tired .. I mean, he did an outstanding performance.. he gave his everything.. and was hilarious and sexy. ..not complaining at all
actually i have to acknowledge his acting..he has the best comedic timing.. and how beautifully he sang... .. i won't go on to describe what the lows of his voice do to my hormones
this man has me seriously smitten. He just looked a little tired to me..which he is! He told me in Copenhagen
and I canâ€™t blame him after one month touring non-stop, going to different cities by bus! staying up late (yes, boys..we know you donâ€™t exactly go to sleep right after the show).. delivering an outstanding 2H show every night .. dancing, thrusting, singing.. meeting fans, being interviewed by the local press. And having been sick at the beginning of this tour to boot! ..aww
There were two girls sitting next to me who were squeeing and singing along..they mustnâ€™t be over 20.. and they had a sign with several pictures of Jemaineâ€™s lips that read Lipaliscious!!
also, when they were about to start playing a song, a guy in the back shouted â€œMarcoâ€ and someone on the other end of the theatre replied â€œPoloâ€
which made the guys stop their banter
Bret hadnâ€™t understood what those morons had said.. and Jemaine said that it probably was something that didnâ€™t add anything to the show.. Bret told them to f*** up!
and Jemaine asked him to say it right
so he said â€œShut the f*** up!â€ which received a great response from the audience they told the elevator joke and the muffin joke..which I have to admit, hasnâ€™t gotten old after three nights I just love how skillfully theyâ€™ve rolled their banter into a song.. and a beautiful song, at that.
And I even still laugh when they sing classics like Albi or Business Time! I guess that shows how good they are at what they do
For the encore they played the Bus Driver Song
which I instantly recognized and cheered.. but Iâ€™m pretty sure no one else in the room had heard it before
Then they started playing the first notes of Sexy Lady.. which was a song that I used to love but now makes me really sad when I hear it live.. because when I hear those notes I know that thereâ€™re not more than 15 minutes of show left
and I know it leads to Sugalumps.. and everything that it involves .. but still.
Since the first row was just inches away from the stage they barely had any room to play around during Sugalumps..what a shame!
Since I had had the time of my life with them the previous night and the venue was pretty far from my hotel.. I decided it was best to leave it high and take the last bus back.
It has been a very intense weekend.. you canâ€™t believe how happy I am that I was able to see them three nights in a row.. the weather was incredibly nice every day, I had wonderful seats all the nights.. I finally learned how to make the most of my camera..and was able to take such amazing footage of our beautiful boys. The volcano didnâ€™t mess anything up..I nabbed the white t-shirt I wanted and run into Bret while wearing it at the airport..
and I GOT TO MEET THE GUYS AGAIN! And have my uke signed..and my picture taken and actually talk to them for a little bit. ..and almost got invited to join them for drinks! I feel blessed.
Thank you Jemaine and Bret..and Nigel and Arj* for being so talented, and humble..for touring again and for taking the time to meet with us.
And Thank YOU WTFers for cheering with me throughout it all.. it really hasnâ€™t felt like I was there by myself.
*Mhmm.. Iâ€™m thinking of a new design for my Jemaine & Bret & Murray & Mel shirt..