Okay, here's my account of the 8 pm show
Bear in mind that the two shows are starting to blend in my memory in some spots - I'm trying to keep them separate, but there are some parts I might get them mixed up
First of all, let me just say that the Fox Theater is GORGEOUS!
And the orchestra pit is on a movable platform that can be raised and lowered as needed. It shook just enough so that you noticed, but not enough that you could move with it.
Bret introduces Eugene, saying a little known fact about Eugene is that he is part wolf.
Eugene does his stand up - very funny! I definitely want to check out his book now
Then the stage gets dark - smoke starts coming out, and I'm on Jemaine's side of the stage close to the end of the pit, so I can see "backstage" a bit and see the guys coming out. My heart - almost literally - stopped when I saw them. Just like being hit with a ton of bricks. I realize that this is IT. Here they are. They start singing and it's off! For some reason I thought that Jemaine would be kind of stiff on stage, but during TMD especially he was dancing hardcore! Shaking those Snake Hips and whatnot
Here's the setlist: In no particular order
I Told You I Was Freekie
Business Time (posted the story about this in the other thread)
Bus Driver's Song
Who Likes To Rock The Party? (per heckler's request)
I'm Not Crying
Issues (Think about it)
Two people got up after one of the shows to go get a drink, I presume - Jemaine says, "Where are they going? They're leaving? *pause* Security! Take these people out of here. We don't want them up here. But see, they left just...before...I gave the order *puts finger to ear like it's a walkie talkie piece* â€“ Yis, now kill them. Ahh thank you, that was viry efficient of you. *to audience* it's been taken care of."
Those people came back a little later...
Jemaine: Oh you're back!
Bret: Where'd you go? You two were gone for AGES, you missed *looks at setlist* one song!
Jemaine: You missed a whole song...but at least you've got your beer...
NO FREEBIRD REQUESTS FOR EITHER SHOW!
The 8 pm show had maybe...12-15 major heckles. Jemaine turned them all around and I only saw him look slightly annoyed maybe once. Someone yelled something, I didn't hear it, but Jemaine said, "Did someone SERIOUSLY just shout out, "Australia"?"
The camera policy was weird. They SAID they were doing all these bag searches but they didn't really search too hard but I didn't want to risk it. I had mine very cleverly hidden and didn't want to try to get it back in its hiding place before going back through and risking not being able to get it back and having to put it back in my car, so I didn't take any pictures for this show.
But I did get some of the 11 pm, though they're mostly worthless.
I'll add/edit as I remember, but for now that's all I've got. IMHO the 11 pm show was better