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by hellomyfriend » Thu May 06, 2010 5:55 pm

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by Amily » Thu May 06, 2010 5:57 pm

A few accounts of the show from members of boards.ie :D

Some spoilery stuff so beware! [image]


really good show. and David O'Doherty was great also. A lotta issues with soundlevels, mainly onstage so tomorrow night should be a lot better in that respect. Wont ruin any of the jokes but yea, you'll enjoy it. Pity there was no Kristen.. was really lookin forward to her. The in between song banter was the best thing about the show. Coulda done without the "comedians" in the crowd but it's Ireland so it's to be expected...


it was amazing - the first time in a long time I've gone to a gig and not even been a little bit let down. To those going tonight, all I can say is:

"CONGRATULATIONS BITCHES!"


I thought they were great. To be honest, I expected the crowd to be worse with shouting out stuff, so that didn't bother me so much, but I could've done without the incessant bad line dancing, especially when they weren't even playing a song. Is it really so difficult to stay in your seat for the whole show?

David O'Doherty was brilliant too.


in fairness there was only 'audience participation' between the songs which was fairly civilized. during the tunes there was good behaviour from the audience.loved the gig, had a front row seat.


Unfortunately Irish crowds always think they're hilarious. I remember a Bill Bailey gig being almost ruined by morons shouting out stupid things continually during his set in the Olympia once.

"Is your name on the poster? No? Then shut up!"

A put down I've heard the Conchords use in the past. Hope they used it last night to deal with the spa contingent.


Jermaine: "You're running the gig yourselves now"
Brett: "and it's not going well" :D



How long did they play for?
from about 9:15 to about 11:05


Great gig last night and loved David O'Doherty so make sure you're there for his warm up. The two of them seemed a bit tired from their travels so I have a feeling tonight will be a good one!

I was sitting near the front and had no idea how small the drum kit was until D O'D sat behind them to 'play' on the encore! Hilarious!


They were good, but knowing most of the songs inside out kind of ruined the whole experience for me . I should have saved a bit up!

Jemaine seemed to be in better form than Bret, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra was simply amazing. I got the overall impression though that the two poor sods were wrecked. Should be a good gig tonight.

Jemaine's got a lovely scarf. Oh what I wouldn't do to get my hands on a scarf like that.


Sums up how I felt 100%. I really enjoyed that new 1353 song as well

But oh dear Christ the screaming, dancing idiot I was sitting beside nearly ruined the gig for me. Near the end I felt like laughing would condone her behaviour somehow.

But yeah, great night and I love DO'D!


DOD was on at 8:15 for a good half an hour, maybe more and he was fantastic. I wasn't looking forward to him after I heard Kirsten wasn't going to be there but he was well worth it! FOTC came on at 9:15.

The banter between the lads was brilliant, despite the embarrassing haggling. They did seem a little tired and unprepared but I think that added to the whole thing. It felt like they were being real every so often

I so wish I could go again tonight ... Anyone need a date?


The gig was great. I've seen David O'Doherty a few times and he's always good.

The costume change was hilarious! And I agree with others that reckon they were pretty shattered, Brett in particular, but overall it was fantastic. The rapport between them onstage is great. The crazy tour stories...


Really enjoyed the gig, but as someone else said, I knew most of the songs inside out so most of the laughs came from the 'talking sections'... Didn't mind the heckling, mostly because Bret and Jemaine are really good at working with it, and it wasn't like it got out of hand: "They're tixting each other, with suggistions" : "Say balls. That'll git a good reiction"

David O'Doherty was great too, wish he'd played more songs though


Great gig other than the hecklers in the crowd. I want Jermaine's scarf!


Brilliant show last night. Absolutely terrific. I was worried because like most people, I know most of their songs word for word, but little changes which they made then made them even funnier for me. And the talking sections were priceless. As others have said, the hecklers and people constantly getting up (especially the way the seating was which meant if one person got up, half the row had to get up) were all annoying but luckily didn't detract too much from the show.

Wish I was going tonight. I could have brought them some muffins


Oh, also was disappointed that the toy piano wasn't used, except for Bret to put his cup on.


Another thing, there was the inevitable request last night from someone in the audience that Bret and Jemaine take off their clothes. They're not pieces of meat there for our gratification. They're performers, and damn good performers at that (some of the songs they sang last night were breathtaking, FOTC are fantastic musicians with great voices )


What an AMAZING performance from the lads last night. Enjoyed every second of it, and I was surprised by how great Do'D was, and even how naturally funny Briiiit and Jermaine are. It was hard to believe how great their improvisation was.

Didn't play Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor, though.

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by hellomyfriend » Thu May 06, 2010 6:00 pm


Amily wrote:
... I could've done without the incessant bad line dancing ...



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by gezyka » Thu May 06, 2010 6:12 pm


Amily wrote:
the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra was simply amazing.


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by emira » Thu May 06, 2010 6:38 pm


It felt like they were being real every so often


:o So, they aren't real? ;) [image]


Didn't mind the heckling, mostly because Bret and Jemaine are really good at working with it, and it wasn't like it got out of hand: "They're tixting each other, with suggistions" : "Say balls. That'll git a good reiction"


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Oh, also was disappointed that the toy piano wasn't used, except for Bret to put his cup on.


I guess it's just a part of the scenery, to make them bigger ot look like a serious band [image]


They're performers, and damn good performers at that (some of the songs they sang last night were breathtaking, FOTC are fantastic musicians with great voices )


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by gezyka » Thu May 06, 2010 7:07 pm

Warning: some spoilers!

Flight of the Conchords
The Irish Times - Friday, May 7, 2010

Jemaine and Bret of Flight of the Conchords: too funny to be a straight-up rock band, too musical to be serious stand-ups

Olympia, Dublin Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, “formerly New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo,” seem to have taken superstardom in their stride. With a hit HBO TV series, two hit albums, and sellout tours around the world, Flight Of The Conchords are flying high, but at the first of their two Dublin shows, Bret and Jemaine seem to have their feet on the ground – and their asses on two very wobbly stools.

“This is the only thing I don’t like about Dublin,” deadpans Jemaine as he rocks precariously from side to side.

You could say Flight of the Conchords are between two stools – too funny to be a straight-up rock band, too musical to be a serious stand-up comedy act.

“There’ll be songs, and some talking between songs, and, er, that’s it,” they warn us. For the loyal fans who have packed the Olympia, that’s more than enough.

No musical genre is safe from the pair’s spot-on parodies, but they’re at their best when making fun of the alpha-male attitudes of soul, funk and hip-hop.

Ladies Of The World gets more priapic – and preposterous – than Prince, Bret’s falsetto and Jemaine’s baritone executing a pincer movement on their multitudinous quarry; in contrast, Business Time is a quickie bedtime story that’s over in two minutes. The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) sees them damning a poor dame with faint praise, while Think About It takes Marvin Gaye’s social conscience and drags it down an alley for a good kicking.

They switch to medieval madrigal mode for a new song about “wooing a lady”, go a bit OK Computer on Robots , and then go completely Serge Gainsbourg for Foux Du Fafa , but they opt to do only one track, Demon Woman , from their new album, I Told You I Was Freaky . When they perform it, though, they rip their shirts and jeans off to reveal superhero glam sequins. So, some songs, some talking between songs, and one costume change. I knew fame would turn their heads.

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(moved this because I just noticed "but at the first of their two Dublin shows"...doy!)
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by gezyka » Fri May 07, 2010 8:27 pm


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by Amily » Sat May 08, 2010 12:36 am

I had posted this in the wrong thread so moving here. :)

About the set list. :)
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They did indeed do Think about it, along with Jenny, Ladies of the World, Foux du fafa, Hiphopopotamus vs Rhymenoceros, The most Beautiful Girl in the Room, Robots, - My favourite Business Time- well it was Wednesday! the did Bowie as the encore and also did the Epileptic Dogs appeal song and a new medieval inspired song about Jemaine Wooing a lady!
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