Hey everybody, I'm new here so I hope I'm not overstepping my boundaries by creating the topic--if so, apologies. I certainly don't mean to step on any toes. Language is mostly clean, as per guidelines, with the exception of a punchline towards the end. Here's a summary I wrote for my Facebook page, which can be viewed by everyone: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=89588399240
As for Conchords without picture(s... adding the poster pic tomorrow after framing) and Eugene (who I'm quite the fan of, and would be lying if I said I went mainly for one act over the other--I love them both equally), here ya go:
Saw Flight of the Conchords at the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis tonight. Setlist, in no real order:
Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor
Think About It
Foux du Fafa
The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room
I Told You I Was Freaky
Weâ€™re Both in Love with a Sexy Lady / Sugalumps (R&B version)
Great setlist. They mightâ€™ve squeaked one more in there thatâ€™s slipping my mind. Included my five favorite Conchords tunes (Carol Brown, Hurt Feelings, Foux du Fafa, Robots, and Jenny). There was tons of banter, as well, and Jemaine said he never kissed up to audiences while removing his hoodie to reveal a Cardinals shirt, which of course riled up the crowd. Based on reviews in other cities, however, it seems this doesnâ€™t happen in any other city. Can anybody confirm this one way or another? If so, score one for Cardinal Nation? Awww yeaw.
I blew $240 on the event in total, between the tickets (great seats, second row off to the left behind the orchestra pit) and a bundle of merch including a tour shirt for me, a blue FOTC shirt for gal, Eugeneâ€™s book â€œThe Will to Whatevsâ€ (had been waiting to buy it at the show, since I wanted to get it signed), a Eugene Mirman commemorative plate with his face as a young child sprawled across it alongside the legendary quote â€œIâ€™m gonna kick you so hard in the dick, youâ€™re gonna *** fearâ€ (I almost bought two but ran out of moolah), a Conchords magnet set, a sticker for the car and a concert poster.
As for the poster... Mineâ€™s 194/300, though Iâ€™ve read certain cities have bigger or smaller print runs. Iâ€™ll post a pic of the poster once itâ€™s framed and hanging. The St. Louis showâ€™s poster has the rollerskates from the Ladies of the World music video with bright colors, including a magnetic eye-grabber in the silver streaks. Pretty rad. Very proud of myself that I managed to get home without damaging the poster or the plate. Should've had Eugene sign the poster, but I'm not one for pestering.
Great show, worth the $240 spentâ€¦ Well, $270 after I frame the poster. Still a very memorable experience, though it makes me sad that we never see comedians come through town when thereâ€™s an obvious desire from the rest of the city for something progressive and edgy. Maybe I should open a real comedy venue here in town? Iâ€™ll call it the "Shits â€˜n Giggles" or something similarly wonderful. Fun night, face hurts from laughing.
I didn't know the guys did meet and greets, so I didn't stick around after meeting Eugene. I feel pretty bummed about it, blah. Didn't bring my camera anyway since it said no cameras and I've had experiences in the past with this specific security crew stealing confiscated cameras. Boo. Still, I can't let the lack of meeting the guys hurt my feelings. I can't have hurt feelings tonight.
Also, I was the chubby guy with the poofy hair in the blue Decemberists shirt, if you happened to spot me. Hi.