Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Flight of the Conchords @ Dodge Theatre

They bill themselves as "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo accapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo". The Flight of the Conchords is the name of the band, as well as their music-based comedy on HBO. The band is comprised of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, they star as themselves on their fictional TV comedy where they write songs about everyday happenings. For example: "The Most Beautiful Girl (in the room)", "I Love Dogs with Epilepsy", and "A Kiss Is Not a Contract".

The duo opened their set with "Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor", a song about there being to many guys, and not not enough girls, on the dance floor... a song they performed in robot suits, then explained the meaning in detail, by just repeating all the lines of the song. :)

It was actually a very entertaining show, and surprisingly popular. I showed up at the Dodge just 15 minutes before the show was slated to start, and there was a mob of people outside, around the corner clamoring to get inside. They delayed the show an extra 25 minutes to allow people to find their seats.

Their onstage banter was hilarious. Another show I really wish I could have stayed an watched. Since this wasn't a proper 'concert', I was only allowed 10 minutes to photograph. It was probably more than enough... they didn't change too much. The lights were pretty consistent, and after they changed out of their robot suits they just sat on stools. Still, it seemed like it would have been a great show. I've added the DVDs to my netflix queue... time to catch up!

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