London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Venus » Sun May 30, 2010 3:17 am

Thanks so much, kipples! :D

LauraK wrote:Oh Venus, I love you girl! Your recaps make me feel like I was there. And I laughed a lot reading it. :lol: You're so well-spoken and precise in the retelling of events and then suddenly "Bret was directly in front of me so I had a good view of his crotch...: :rolls: :supz:
Aw yeah....


:roll2: I was cracking up myself typing it up! Aww, thank you! Glad you enjoyed reading it! :D

Thanks for that and for all the great pics. I LOVE the one you got of the audience- Wow! I wonder if they get stage fright?? I sure would!


I know! I even got a little self-concious looking back and taking a picture of the crowd. Even with such huge crowds, both Bret and Jemaine seem so comfortable and at ease on stage. 8)

Yes, Jemaine's reaction when he messes up during Prince of Parties was incredibly cute and I'm glad the video is of such high quality to give you all a taster of how it sounded live. Loved it! :D
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby rachel » Sun May 30, 2010 12:37 pm

Another brilliant write up and helped me remember some parts. And for posting the videos. I keep listening to Epileptic Dogs to try and work out what the back half were asked to sing. :lol:

Venus wrote: He looked over at someone else to give another example and asked them “What are you wearing?” and repeated it in a deeper voice. I hope a video of this turns up somewhere cos my memory of this part is a little hazy once I noticed Jemaine was talking to me. ;)


I'd forgotten that bit. But now thinking about it, I swear he said something like "sometimes we go pervy on the audience" or "sometimes our talk goes pervy". I'm sure 'pervy' was said in some context because I had some interesting thoughts at that time :wink:
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Venus » Sun May 30, 2010 2:33 pm

No problem! If you do remember anything else that went on that night, feel free to post! :)

rachel wrote:I'd forgotten that bit. But now thinking about it, I swear he said something like "sometimes we go pervy on the audience" or "sometimes our talk goes pervy". I'm sure 'pervy' was said in some context because I had some interesting thoughts at that time :wink:


Yes! I've been trying to remember the word they used to describe it and it probably was "pervy"! I remember after Jemaine first asked "what are you wearing?" he added "oh that sounds a bit ___" and I couldn't remember the word he used and I knew it had something to do with sounding it kind of sexual and "pervy" definitely fits the bill! :lol: It was pretty funny so I hope there's a video of it somewhere! :D
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Amanda » Sun May 30, 2010 2:37 pm

Thank you so much for the magnificent recap Venus :hug: you have such a beautiful way with words.. It's like i was there! I can't wait to watch the videos when i get home :D
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Venus » Sun May 30, 2010 2:45 pm

Aww I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, Amanda! :hug:

A review in The Express:

REVIEW: FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS

Sunday May 30,2010
By Amy Packer

Flight Of The Conchords 4/5

Wembley Arena, London (Tuesday)

They may have a BBC radio show and two series of their HBO comedy under their belts but “New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk-parody duo”, Flight Of The Conchords, wisely haven’t deviated from their original “geeks-with-guitars” schtick, despite now drawing audiences of 12,000 a night.

Brett McKenzie and Jermaine Clement completed their European tour at Wembley Arena on Tuesday interspersing comedy songs with anti-anecdotes about life on the road (the free muffins in their hotel room, the time they thought they were stuck in a lift but weren’t...).

There wasn’t a lot of new material but favourites such as Business Time, a Barry White-style croon charting anything-but-smooth seduction techniques, and Albi The Racist Dragon still hit the spot, while the pair’s constant ad-libbing of lyrics allowed Conchordettes to feel as if they were hearing something original.

My favourite was a new number, the madrigal To Woo A Lady, in which Jermaine sings about hiring a horse in Medieval times (“He said, “There are three things that I must I see/A florin and two forms of ID”/But who has ID in 1353?”), followed closely by the orchestrated failure of sing-a-long charity single Think About The Epileptic Dogs (“Come on and make a donation/Save a shaking dalmatian”).

The Conchords’ cheeky-chappy likeability allows them to pull off bad-taste songs and meandering between-track banter that should be dire but is pitch-perfect from start to finish.

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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Amanda » Sun May 30, 2010 3:50 pm

Thank you for the article, V. BretT and JeRmaine? :roll:
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby LauraK » Sun May 30, 2010 4:01 pm

Do jouranlists not have access to Google or Wikipedia? :roll:


Venus, I forgot to mention how I can understnd the fog your brain must've been in after that lovely eye contact and then Jemaine singling you out to speak to.....:love:
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Amanda » Sun May 30, 2010 4:28 pm

LauraK wrote:Venus, I forgot to mention how I can understnd the fog your brain must've been in after that lovely eye contact and then Jemaine singling you out to speak to.....:love:

yes!! I too forgot to mention that and say, GO VENUS!!! :yay: :hug: i remember my first FOTC concert specially because of the eye contact with Jemaine.. it melted my *ahem* heart. :yawinkle: and to have him talk TO YOU of all the ladies in the audience (no doubt you were the most beautiful girl (in the room)) and then walk by you during sugalumps!! My my! My heart would still be racing if i were you :cheer:
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby JM13 » Sun May 30, 2010 4:30 pm

What a great review Venus. So detailed and accurate.
Loved the show and love the prince of parties video, so funny and they picked it back up well :)

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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Venus » Sun May 30, 2010 6:11 pm

I know, some journalists never learn. :roll:

Thanks, JM13! What a great show. It's quite sad that it's all over now though.

Hehe, thanks ladies! I was really chuffed (& ever so slightly embarassed :lol:) that I was the first person in the audience Jemaine chose to speak to. I loved the eye contact because he has gorgeous eyes. :love:
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Amanda » Sun May 30, 2010 6:55 pm

Venus wrote:I was the first person in the audience Jemaine chose to speak to.

:thumb:

Venus wrote:I loved the eye contact because he has gorgeous eyes. :love:

:nod: He does have the most beautiful eyes :blush:

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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Venus » Sun May 30, 2010 7:01 pm

Yes! :heartbeat:

And JM13 was a very lucky girl to have got their attention during Sugalumps! :D
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Venus » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:11 pm

Saw this posted on the FOTC Facebook fanpage.

Wink Ball: Were you at Flight of the Conchords gig at Wembley Arena on the 25th May?
You maty hav been interviewed by a WinkBall reporter. We were there
asking fans why they love flight of the conchords, what they think of
the fusin between comedy and music, what they're favorite song is and
...more! Check it out here:

http://www.winkball.com/walls/OnStage/flightconchords/

http://www.winkball.com/walls/OnStage/flightconchords1
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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Venus » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:24 pm

Excellent video of 1353 (Woo A Lady) taken by a girl I met at the Hammersmith Apollo show on the 17th and again Wembley on the 25th. She sat a few seats away from me in the front row so she managed to take this great video:


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Re: London Wembley Arena - May 25 - Tour stop #18

Postby Venus » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:06 pm

Pics & stills:
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(Jemaine talking about rabbit ears during the pre-Issues banter :lol:)
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