Here's my rundown of last night's show at Town Hall (I'm cross-posting this from the Conchords TWoP forum, slightly edited):
My head is still spinning from spending 90 minutes of my life within 15 feet of Bret, but I'll try to supply some details about last night.
Before Todd Barry came onstage, Bret, Jemaine & he had an offstage debate about who was opening for who, with Todd telling them they should be opening since he's been working in comedy for 20 years, and J&B responding that they're much more famous and successful, that's why they're the headliner. It was a funny improv. Todd was very funny, and ruthlessly silenced a guy in the audience that tried to interact with his story about performing in Alabama. He did about a half-hour set, then introduced the Conchords.
The setlist, which is definitely muddled in my head with Monday's show, in no real order, and probably not complete:
Inner City Pressure - they opened with this in Philly as well
Cellotape - the guy sitting 2 seats away from me very quietly requested this and they heard him!
Most Beautiful Girl
Ex-Girlfriend Choir (new song; Bret is the girl yet again)
I Told You I was Freaky (new song)
Business Time - Jemaine sat on the edge of the stage (yum) and Todd Barry played (awesome)bongos and gave the guys a hard time. I did call out "CrazyDogggz" when he came onstage
Bus Driver's Song
If You're Into It
(please correct me and remind me of the order if you can...)
The folks on Jem's side that were tossing props onstage (little robot toys, Team Building T-shirt, plastic cutleries, the eyepatch) were hassled by security, but the Conchords didn't seem to mind. Jem even commented that the show had turned into a Rocky Horror Picture Show-style gig.
At one point Bret's stool tipped a bit and he caught himself, then he started tipping it on purpose. I really thought he was gonna go over! He came down into the audience with the keytar but didn't encourage folks to play it as he had Monday. He did hit a button that turned the Inner City Pressure backbeat on briefly, and they did give us a minute of Wham!'s Last Christmas while the decamped to the rear of the stage to chat and stretch their legs, but it wasn't by accident. I also loved them shushing us; later in the show they commend us for "self-shushing." People did call things out, but they were pretty sedate compared to the Philly crowd.
I ended up not getting a camera, but security were being real a*holes to those who used them, pointing bright flashlights at folks all over the place, coming right up to the edge of the stage. The people taking pictures mostly turned off their flashes and were probably much less distracting to the guys than the security flashlights.
Town Hall was a great place to see them, it was a fraction of the size of the Tower Theater, and it didn't look like there were any bad seats with obscured views. They really shouldn't play bigger places; seeing their facial expressions as they banter really adds to the humor. Jemaine makes a LOT of eye contact with the audience; Bret seems to fix his gaze over the audience's heads.
My sister, who was sitting in the farthest rear corner of the orchestra on Jem's side has decided to come out as a Jemainiac. I have to admit after seeing him in person, he's more handsome and magnetic than on video, really VERY sexy. Bret doesn't seem as skinny in person, just tall and lean, and is REALLY beautiful, especially his hands...
I didn't stick around after, as I and my friends had to drive back to south Jersey and go to work today. I'm glad to hear everyone who did wait was given attention by the guys.