kellysouthpaw wrote:Hm - SW do you pay for your flickr account? I'm wondering if you get access to more pictures if you pay for your account. I just can't believe of all those cameras I saw that night there'd be 3 pictures from the show online.
Yeah I have a pro account you have to pay for it - you get alot more space.kellysouthpaw wrote:Hm - SW do you pay for your flickr account? I'm wondering if you get access to more pictures if you pay for your account. I just can't believe of all those cameras I saw that night there'd be 3 pictures from the show online.
Concert Review: Flight of the Conchords
Well, that was a rather underwhelming hour and 40 minutes, as Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie took their 1,000-capacity act to the 3,000-seat Bass Concert Hall Thursday night. Because of a hit show on HBO, Flight of the Conchords have inspired a growing cult audience of college-aged kids, but it was evident at the sold out show that theyâ€™ve skipped a few steps up the ladder of stagemanship. This was a crowd with a big crush, but FOTC couldnâ€™t deliver beyond a few charming adlib moments.
A few tunes, including â€œBallad of Stana,â€ an epic old West number â€œwith duration issues,â€ â€œAlbi (the Racist Dragon) and the faux French bossa nova â€˜Foux du fa fa,â€™ were complete wastes of time, as this musical parody duo has been coddled by fan woship. Can that lame â€œBusdriverâ€™s Song,â€ too. This set was in bad need of tightening up.
The main problem was evident early in the set, as â€œThe Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)â€ lost its subtle grace: the vocals were so loud that the guitars were drowned out. â€œJenny,â€ the ode to mistaken identity, was another casualty of a mix that chose comedy over music. Fortunately, those two songs have been so YouTubed into the audienceâ€™s consciousness that they went over spectacularly.
The show was at its funniest when the duo (augmented by â€œthe New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,â€ as their cellist was introduced) conversed between songs in a mix of planned patter and improvisation. Noticing a couple of empty seats in the first row, the pair stared at the tiny defeat, restoring their TV persona as a couple of lovable losers. When a woman arrived 45 minutes into the set to claim one of the seats, Clement and McKenzie made her part of the show, filling her in on what she missed, which was really not much.
It wasnâ€™t until the end of the show that FOTC turned in any kind of interesting performance, leaving their stools to tease â€œthe ladiesâ€ on â€œSugalumpsâ€ and encoring with â€œRobotsâ€ and â€œBusiness Time.â€ There was also a funny bit about how the audience, which kept throwing t-shirts onstage, shouldâ€™ve been tossing panties. There was delight in the deadpan all night.
But then they came out for one encore too many, a throwaway â€œDemon Womanâ€ that they had no business dressing up in costumes. When Clement apologized to those who â€œwere relieved that we were overâ€ he was speaking to me.
Comedian Eugene Mirman, who has a small recurring role in â€œFlight of the Conchords,â€ opened the show with a too loud set that hinged on an angry letter he wrote to Delta Airlines. They may have lost his luggage, but they gave him a funny bit.
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