History Funny / AbneyPark

7th Feb '15 9:33:01 PM spirasen
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More than anything else, except perhaps their music, Abney Park is famous for their onstage screw-ups. In fact, it is generally considered an undeniable truth of steampunk venues that something will break down, give out, fall apart, distort, backfire, ignite, explode, or generally mess things up during the Abney Park set.

* From their G4 special. "Is that on fire? I'm not wearing that if it's on fire... it's smoking, that means it's on fire."

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More than anything else, except perhaps their music, Abney Park is famous for their onstage screw-ups. In fact, it is generally considered an undeniable truth of steampunk {{steampunk}} venues that something will break down, give out, fall apart, distort, backfire, ignite, explode, or generally mess things up during the Abney Park set.

* From their G4 special. Creator/{{G4}} special: "Is that on fire? I'm not wearing that if it's on fire... it's It's smoking, that means it's on fire."



* At one concert, Captain Robert's microphone handle snapped in the middle of "Aether Shanties", right on the cue of "The ropes creaking, ship's leaking, sails are on fire / And this whole bloody ship could go up like a pyre". And, well...
--> "We're giving a steampunk concert. And ''no one'' has a screwdriver?"

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* At one concert, Captain Robert's microphone handle snapped -- in the middle of "Aether Shanties", Shanties," right on the cue of "The ropes creaking, ship's leaking, sails are on fire / And this whole bloody ship could go up like a pyre". And, well...
--> "We're -->"We're giving a steampunk concert. And ''no one'' has a screwdriver?"



--> "Room full of steampunks and nobody has duct tape? Now is not a great time for the 'Accordion Hero' award."
* Their remedy to a classic onstage mishap: When the lead singer screws up, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bloSdPhViVE blame the]] [[NobodyLovesTheBassist bass player.]]

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--> "Room -->"Room full of steampunks and nobody has duct tape? Now is not a great time for the 'Accordion Hero' award."
* Their remedy to a classic onstage mishap: When the lead singer screws up, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bloSdPhViVE blame the]] [[NobodyLovesTheBassist bass player.]]player]].



-->'''Robert''': Here's another point about my life: Nathan's a really nice guy. He's not always right but he's always really effin' nice.
* At DragonCon 2009 they attempted to play the classic flying-car song, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." After two false starts, they stumble through it, ending more or less on their feet, until their violinist goes up to a microphone and says, "What could we possibly play after ''that?!''

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-->'''Robert''': Here's another point about my life: Nathan's a really nice guy. He's not always right -- but he's always really effin' nice.
* At DragonCon [=DragonCon=] 2009 they attempted to play the classic flying-car song, song: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." After two false starts, they stumble through it, ending more or less on their feet, until their violinist goes up to a microphone and says, says: "What could we possibly play after ''that?!''



--> '''Robert''': "We've only practiced this song once."
--> '''Jody''': "That's one more time than we practiced the rest of the songs."
*** At least they got it right at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDTdReXW9po World Steam Expo.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT-ucu5FqCk This one]] at World Steam Expo 2010.
* And who can forget the "Airship Pirate" fiasco the night Captain Robert forgot the lyrics to their most famous song, "Airship Pirate."

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--> '''Robert''': -->'''Robert''': "We've only practiced this song once."
--> '''Jody''': -->'''Jody''': "That's one more time than we practiced the rest of the songs."
*** At least they got it right at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDTdReXW9po World Steam Expo.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT-ucu5FqCk This one]] at World Steam Expo 2010.
Expo]].
* And who can forget the "Airship Pirate" fiasco -- the night Captain Robert forgot the lyrics to their most famous song, song: "Airship Pirate."



--> '''Robert''': Are they buying it?
--> '''Nathaniel''': *(pauses, then starts playing "The Irish Washerwoman")*
--> '''Finn''': I'm sorry, not tonight.

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--> '''Robert''': -->'''Robert''': Are they buying it?
--> '''Nathaniel''': -->'''Nathaniel''': *(pauses, then starts playing "The Irish Washerwoman")*
--> '''Finn''': -->'''Finn''': I'm sorry, not tonight.
5th Jan '15 5:54:16 PM spirasen
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* From their G4 special. "Is that on fire? I'm not wearing that if it's on fire....it's smoking, that means it's on fire."

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* From their G4 special. "Is that on fire? I'm not wearing that if it's on fire....fire... it's smoking, that means it's on fire."



* At one concert, Captain Robert's microphone handle snapped - in the middle of "Aether Shanties", right on the cue of "The ropes creaking, ship's leaking, sails are on fire/And this whole bloody ship could go up like a pyre". And, well...

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* At one concert, Captain Robert's microphone handle snapped - in the middle of "Aether Shanties", right on the cue of "The ropes creaking, ship's leaking, sails are on fire/And fire / And this whole bloody ship could go up like a pyre". And, well...



* Their remedy to a classic onstage mishap: When the lead singer screws up, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bloSdPhViVE&feature=related blame the]] [[NobodyLovesTheBassist bass player.]]

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* Their remedy to a classic onstage mishap: When the lead singer screws up, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bloSdPhViVE&feature=related com/watch?v=bloSdPhViVE blame the]] [[NobodyLovesTheBassist bass player.]]



-->'''Robert''': Here's another point about my life: Nathan's a really nice guy. He's not always right - but he's always really effin' nice.

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-->'''Robert''': Here's another point about my life: Nathan's a really nice guy. He's not always right - but he's always really effin' nice.



*** There was also the mid-song banter between Captain Robert and Jody:
--> '''Robert''': "We've only practiced this song once."

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*** There was also the mid-song banter between Captain Robert and Jody:
Jody:
--> '''Robert''': "We've only practiced this song once." "



*** At least they got it right at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDTdReXW9po&feature=related World Steam Expo.]]

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*** At least they got it right at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDTdReXW9po&feature=related com/watch?v=cDTdReXW9po World Steam Expo.]]



* And who can forget the "Airship Pirate" fiasco - the night Captain Robert forgot the lyrics to their most famous song, "Airship Pirate."

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* And who can forget the "Airship Pirate" fiasco - the night Captain Robert forgot the lyrics to their most famous song, "Airship Pirate."



* At one concert, Robert related the story of one time when he accidentally hit himself in the head with his drum mid-song during rehearsal. Cue Nathaniel playing sappy music on his violin to accompany Robert's tale of woe.

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* At one concert, Robert related the story of one time when he accidentally hit himself in the head with his drum mid-song during rehearsal. Cue Nathaniel playing sappy music on his violin to accompany Robert's tale of woe.
18th Sep '14 2:06:08 PM SteamGoth
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-->'''Robert''': Here's another point about my life: Nathan's a really nice guy. He's not always right - but he's always really effin' nice."

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-->'''Robert''': Here's another point about my life: Nathan's a really nice guy. He's not always right - but he's always really effin' nice."
18th Sep '14 2:05:51 PM SteamGoth
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** From the same show:
-->'''Robert''': Here's another point about my life: Nathan's a really nice guy. He's not always right - but he's always really effin' nice."
9th Aug '13 9:14:04 PM xHoneythief
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bloSdPhViVE&feature=related THIS.]]

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* Their remedy to a classic onstage mishap: When the lead singer screws up, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bloSdPhViVE&feature=related THIS.blame the]] [[NobodyLovesTheBassist bass player.]]



--> '''Finn''': I'm sorry, not tonight.

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--> '''Finn''': I'm sorry, not tonight.
18th Jan '12 7:12:01 PM SteamGoth
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* And who can forget the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-WxWKQewo0&feature=related "Airship Pirate" fiasco?]]

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* And who can forget the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-WxWKQewo0&feature=related "Airship Pirate" fiasco?]]fiasco - the night Captain Robert forgot the lyrics to their most famous song, "Airship Pirate."
20th Oct '11 7:33:59 PM SteamGoth
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*** At least they got it right at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDTdReXW9po&feature=related World Steam Expo.]]
19th Sep '11 9:18:39 AM SteamGoth
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAwtpCLqQcI '''"PARKING METER!" "SPANDEX!!!"''']]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAwtpCLqQcI '''"PARKING "PARKING METER!" "SPANDEX!!!"''']]"SPANDEX!!!"]]
19th Sep '11 9:17:50 AM SteamGoth
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* From their G4 special. "Is that on fire? I'm not wearing that if it's on fire."

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* From their G4 special. "Is that on fire? I'm not wearing that if it's on fire....it's smoking, that means it's on fire."
14th Sep '11 7:03:10 PM SteamGoth
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* "Those of you who saw the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRU93GzhFas hungover "Rainbow Connection" performance,]] treasure it, 'cause it'll never happen again."

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* "Those of you who saw the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRU93GzhFas epic hungover "Rainbow Connection" performance,]] treasure it, 'cause it'll never happen again."
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