28 June 2012

Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords

For those of you who aren't a fan of keads on facebook, you might not have heard we entered a competition to win tickets to see Flight of the Conchords play in Nelson. I've been a FotC fan for years, so I really wanted to win these tickets. When I met Sam, one of the first things we did together was watch Season 1 of the FotC show. They have a dry, awkward sense of humor that we appreciate, and their musical parodies are genius.

The competition, hosted by barekiwi.com, was simple: upload a photo of your "business socks" to their facebook page, and the photo with the most likes wins. If you have no idea what business socks are, please feast your eyes and ears on the video below.

So, business socks. Nelson. A husband with a hairy chest and minimal body shyness. Clearly, I had the tools to win this.

At first, I envisioned something involving the Centre of NZ monument in Nelson and Sam fully naked, using photoshop to blur things out like they did in the video. But what if some innocent jogger or group of school children happened to hike to the top of the hill at the wrong moment? The last thing I wanted to do was get us arrested & possibly deported.

Then I remembered the communal guitar hanging on the wall at Tasman Bay Backpackers, the hostel where we're living. A lightbulb went off. Even though I was sleepy and sick with diphtheria, I couldn't contain my glee. I pulled a tie and argyle socks out of Sam's suitcase and dragged him into the living room in the middle of the night to snap this photo.

business time Flight of the Conchords

For once in my life, I won a contest. Hooray! And that is the story of how we found ourselves in the same room as Bret & Jemaine last night. A few friends from the hostel went as well.

Flight of the Conchords

Andrea and Anna

Flight of the Conchords

I wasn't sure how the show would be, since we've heard many of their songs before, but it was fantastic. They change a lot of the songs when they play them live, and the banter was good, too. I also thought the lighting was impressive!

Flight of the Conchords

I shot a couple videos of the live show to share with you, but unfortunately I forgot my camera microphone was on mute. Arrrgh! Oh well, here is one of my favorite clips from their show instead:

Flight of the Conchords


At the end of the night, we decided to take a photo in the same place as the photo that started it all. What a great evening! I'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone who liked our photo on facebook.

FotC t-shirts
Sam, Andrea, Frankie, Anna (coincidentally standing near their respective countries)

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