It's past noon, and I've only just gotten up. Still in my PJs. Bibli's in the kitchen making tea, Amanda's still sleeping like the rock star that she is. Very happy people.
Okay, first up, because there seem to be some speculation, Miss Boo is exactly right - the heckling was incredibly mild except for maybe one instance where a group of girls towards the front (from the US) started being pillocks, and even that didn't faze the guys at all. One of the girls started screeching away, and Jemaine, after staring at her, nonplussed, simply said, "Lady, shut up." Got the biggest laugh and applause of the night. There was some random tossing of things on stage (toothbrushes during Business Time, a handful of jellybeans during Albi, an eyepatch during Bowie, which Bret was delighted to wear).
Bibli said the heckling and general crowd behaviour was so much gentler than in New York - it really, really wasn't anywhere near as bad as has been reported. Massey Hall was a fantastic venue, small and very intimate, and we chatted to people who were up in the second gallery, and even they said that they had brilliant views of the lads. The sound was really clear, no muddiness at all. Just beautiful.
Jemaine was wearing a very cute pair of jeans and a denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and some spiffing argyle socks. Bret was in dark trousers, untucked French-cuffed shirt with a tie, and his beloved chucks. Between the three of us, we got some great pictures of them, which you will be bombarded with in a mo.
For me, and I'm sure the other girls will have a different choice, the highlight of the show was Foux Du Fa Fa, which somebody called out as a request. Bret immediately smiled and nodded and said "We haven't done that one on the tour yet." It was just fantastic, and there was much ad-libbing in French by Bret, who was actually extremely fluid and comfortable. It cracked me up because apart from the Vancouver show, this was probably the location on the tour where the boys could start speaking in French, and everyone in the audience could follow along without any problems. When Jemaine finally confessed to not being able to speak French ("Non"), Bret affectionately told him he was a "sac Ã douche". Just WONDERFUL. I'm still smiling.
We had lovely drinks and chatter with Miss Boo and Parttimemodel, who are really excellent folk. You'd like them a great deal. I feel so lucky to have gotten the chance to meet them.
And the reason they didn't do the meet and greet? Honestly? They just didn't feel like it. There were probably a thousand reasons why they wanted to go home and go to bed, and none of them had to do with the audience. We'll try again tonight, and hope for the best. But we all agreed that it was still a glowingly magical night. No hurt feelings here.
Okay, going to sort out pictures now. Bear with us.
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