Local fans swoop on Flight of the Conchords stars
19 Mar 2009
Move over Mel, the New Zealand town of Masterton has shown the Flight of the Conchords fan base is far more extensive than is portrayed on the comedy duo’s award winning television series.
Tickets for a one-off appearance of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement at a fundraising event on 31 March on home turf in the Wairarapa town of Masterton, sold out in just 91 minutes.
Some fans slept on the street to make sure they were first in the queue to buy the much coveted tickets to a show that will raise money for Jemaine’s old school, Makoura College in Masterton.
Students were offered tickets in advance but the remainder of the 1600 seats at Masterton’s Genesis Energy Recreation Centre sold out in record time.
Organisers said local boy Jemaine had thrilled fans with his decision to play a small venue in his home town.
When his old school was threatened with closure last year, Jemaine contacted Makoura College to see what he could do to help
Jemaine and Bret are in New Zealand on holiday and have agreed to take part in another fundraising event, in Wellington this weekend.
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