Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Flight of the Conchords in concert
Flight of the Conchords...I totally missed the bandwagon last year. They have a hilarious show on HBO and since I don't have HBO, I knew nothing about them. Last Fall, my co-worker, Sarah, let me borrow her Season One DVD's and I devoured them in 2 nights!
For those of you in the dark, here is Flight of the Conchords Season One in 4 minutes...
I found out that FOTC was coming to Nashville on their music tour and I made sure to be ready to 10 am when the tickets went on sale. It was a good thing I was, because, from what I hear, the entire concert was sold out in 15 minutes!
Finally, last Friday, the day arrived. Unfortunately, my day started in Ogden, Utah. I was there on business. I had an early flight from Salt Lake City and although there were bad storms across the southeast, my flight to Huntsville was only an hour late.
I immediately headed to Nashville ( 100 miles to the north) and arrived just in the nick of time! Here are a few photos I found on the web from the very same concert in Nashville...
The concert was at the historic Ryman Auditorium. It was built in 1892 and opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. It was used for Grand Ole Opry broadcasts from 1943 until 1974. We were sitting in wooden pews, which is a reminder of the auditoriums origins as a house of worship
They were so funny and tried to speak with southern accents...which was hard for them to do because they are from New Zealand! At one point, they invited the audience to make fun of their accents. Because there were only 2362 of us there, they could mostly hear us talk to them. Although one drunk guy rambled and Jermaine told him, "You need to get a microphone" meaning he mumbled too much.
I had a great seat and with an awesome view...the above picture was NOT my view, but it was almost as good! Needless to say, I had a great time!