29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

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29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby Nancy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:53 am

Oh, fish-like Lady
Lady-like Fish
I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady
No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit
La-dy-ish! Yeah!

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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby Great H » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:56 am

Yeah, MY show :lol: :clap:
Can't wait!

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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby nonchalant obsession » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:31 am

:D Your show. :heart:

In 3 months this thread will be filled with new photographs, videos...and hopefully an amazing meet and greet story. I know you've met Bret at a WIUO gig, but have you ever seen the Conchords live? If you get the chance, will you get a hug pic? :D
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby ItsAllRyche » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:11 am

I am taken back two years to the wonderful tour here in the States. I can feel the excitement about this tour!

Yes, lots of pictures will be in order!! So happy for everyone who gets to go to the shows this summer! :D
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby Venus » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:12 pm

Woo, Great H's show! :supz: Can't wait for all the details. :D

A full house. Credit to @kecahu:
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Kim Dotcom was even in attendance :lol: :
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby LauraK » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:49 pm

WOW. :shock: Huge venue!

I can't wait to hear about it!! :D
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby Venus » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:29 pm

It is a huge venue! Reminds me of Wembley Arena since it's a similar capacity too.

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Good night RAUCKland! #fotctour2012

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Vector Arena, Auckland Night 1 #redonk #fotc

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kim_dotcom hanging with Jemaine backstage :lol:
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby Nancy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:28 pm

Whoah!!! Huge arena! :shock:

Jemaine looks like he was coifed.
Oh, fish-like Lady

Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby 4everconchordsfan » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:46 pm

Wow :yay:

Can't wait to get all of the scoops from GreatH. :woohoo: So dang excited for her!
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby Venus » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:55 pm

Me too, looking forward to reading more about the gig. :D

Tracey on WTF!'s Facebook page posted about getting last minute front row tickets and her experience at the gig including everyone singing Happy Birthday to Bret and she kindly posted this video of Sugalumps. :D
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby Venus » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:55 am

Flight Of The Conchords – Vector Arena June 29, 2012

The fans were out in full force for what was the first of three shows at Auckland’s Vector Arena for Flight Of The Conchords. Even Kim Dotcom, fresh from his court room victory, dragged himself away from his swimming pool in order to catch the show.

With the stage littered with a variety of musical instruments…everything from a drum kit and bass guitar to a toy piano and a recorder…Bret and Jemaine took the stage at approximately 9pm and remained there for a solid two hours.

Initially, the duo appeared wearing matching headgear…what seemed to be cardboard boxes covered in tin foil with holes cut out for their faces. It was very low-tech and utterly ridiculous. Sitting on stools, strumming acoustic guitars they opened with the lovely Too Many Dicks.

They eventually abandoned the silver robot outfits in favour of something more conventional and got down to the business of playing their “hits”, tracks from their album such as Inner City Pressure, Think About It, The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room), Bowie and, of course, Business Time.

While the tunes are funny in themselves, it was the between song banter that was the highlight of the evening. The duo riffed on a running gag about the crazy antics they’ve gotten up to while on the road. We’re talking serious outrageous stuff like eating a complimentary muffin, getting stuck in an elevator and having a pair of boxer shorts thrown on stage.

Jemaine’s Arnold Schwartzenegger impersonation during Robots Boom got plenty of laughs and, since it happened to be Bret’s birthday, the crowd sang Happy Birthday to him.

The two were accompanied on stage by “Nigel” a cello player, who also proved capable on recorder and drums. Apparently the duo wanted the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to appear on the show but had to settle for the New Zealand Sympathy Orchestra instead.

Bret and Jemaine seemed genuinely impressed with the size of the crowd and there was plenty of interaction with the fans. It was those spontaneous moments and unscripted quips that showed off their talent the best. If there happened to be a slight glitch in their musicianship, they turned it in to comic gold.

If there is to be any criticism, it would be that they played it fairly safe, sticking to mostly familiar material and giving the crowd exactly what they came to see and hear. But it’s hard to fault an act for that. And it’s especially difficult to keep the laughs coming for two hours. For that, they are to be commended.

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It looks like Matt is fixing Jemaine's hair. Guess that's why he's known as the "tour hairdresser". ;)
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby LauraK » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:18 am

Wonky finger! :heart:

Lovely pics!
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby Venus » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:26 pm

Business Time

1353 (the audio is good)


Jemaine spotted in town. Credit to archersshottheking on Tumblr
oh yeah this happened on friday .. So stoked.. wish I got to walk down queen street and hang out with this awesome guy :)

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Credit to insertshuttersoundhere on tumblr:
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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby YisBot » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:49 pm

I have to say Jemaine looks damn fine in those pics with kim_dotcom! :heart:
I went to the bank.

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Re: 29 June Vector Arena, Auckland

Postby Venus » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:02 pm

:nod:

We're Both In Love With A Sexy Lady/Sugalumps:


Setlist

Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor
(with Arj Barker)
Robots
The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room)
f*** on the Ceiling
Albi the Racist Dragon
Jenny
Hurt Feelings
Think About It
The Summer of 1353
Inner City Pressure
Song for Epileptic Dogs
I'm Not Crying
Bus Driver's Song
Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros
Business Time
Bowie
Demon Woman

Encore:
Back On The Road
We're Both in Love With a Sexy Lady
Sugalumps
(with Arj Barker)

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