Thursday, May 28, 2009

First things first. I admit that I read gossip/celebrity mags. Especially while getting my hair done and while lounging pool-side. Also, I regularly check celebrity websites (mainly for the clothes...but while I'm there I'll read up on who's dating who and which famous family is vacationing where, etc.).

I admit these sad truths. However, despite the fact that I can rattle off the names of various celebrities' children and recognize a socialite by her shoes, I insist that I'm not one to get particularly star-struck when I personally encounter celebrity. After all, if I've learned anything from the magazines, it's that "Stars are just like us" right? Well, they are (minus the paid entourages and excessive liquidity and free stuff).

I should clarify. I USUALLY don't get star-struck. Usually. Like, I'd probably try to molest Jason Schwartzman, given the opportunity (and with Kenny's consent, of course). Such was also the case last Friday when I met my favorite "folk parody band" members, Bret McKenzie & Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords and their friend Arj Barker (a.k.a. "Dave"). Also, I "met" Albi the Racist Dragon - and its creator. It was magical and the best start to what turned out to be a pretty glorious Memorial Day weekend. (Thanks Hudd and Amelia and for always having the hook-ups!) Now some pics!

Bret needs you to know that he's not cryin' rather there's an inflamation in his tear gland.

Meanwhile Jemaine recounts the story of Albi, the racist dragon, whose tears turned into jelly beans all the colors of the rainbow.
Somehow we got to withness an award ceremony after the show where the duo was given medals and this Puss in Boots cardboard cut out. They were touched.Bret was surprisingly tall. And awesome. Hudd, Amelia, Kenny, and I were enjoying a very late dinner after this, and Bret walked in with some crew members. He saw us first and beelined straight to our table to chat and to eat Kenny's fries. I love him, I think.
Jemaine was sweet, too. Kinda shy, but nice.

Again...it was marvelous. And Bret, you may have just been being nice, but next time we go to New Zealand, we will totally take you up on your offer to stay with you. I'm not joking.

The End (for now).

8 comments:

April and Wes said...

Very, very jealous... as we love them! Actually saw them on Friday in Santa Barbara!

Ashley said...

How super cool and fun! When can I hug you next so I can pretend I am hugging Bret?

amber buhrley said...

way way jealous! And loved the post as I too read gossip magazines and I am not afraid to admit it!

April and Wes said...

I'm not crying... (that you didn't let us know before hand that you have the hook-ups)... no, I'm not crying... my eyes are just a little sweaty today.

Tyler Jorgenson said...

I only learned about this duo recently, but they are hilarious. The concert must have been great.

Reader peter and Camillie kay said...

kenny and jill, we are officialy jealous of you both. that is so rad you got to see them, touch them, and share your fries with them. OH PURE JEALOUSY.

Emily said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I have a little time between med school and residency and am hoping to take up some long overdue reading.

It's funny you mention that your head hurts because I was coordinated enough to hit John in the head with my frisbee! Oops!

Bek said...

why is your life the life we all wish we had?

are bret or jemaine single? because i am, if you catch my drift...