Newport News (4-23-17)

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Newport News (4-23-17)
« on: April 24, 2017, 11:47:23 AM »
Great show! It has been one (if not the longest) gaps in between BF/BFF shows for me. I don't think I've caught a show since the reunion tour. I wanted to catch the yMusic tour but it didn't make it nearby. In any event here's the setlist that I can recall and not in order (although some of it is):

Phone in a Pool
Annie Waits
Uncle Walter (great story about the origin of the song and a construction worker back in NC--where I'm from :) )
Selfless, Cold and Composed
Bastard (audience participation on the background)
Landed
You Don't Know Me
I'm not a Fan (good storytelling about the origins of the song)
Capable of Anything (really enjoyed hearing with the orchestra parts)

Paper Airplane Setlist

All U Can Eat
Doc Pomus (Ben had to pull out his songbook for reference)
Rent A Cop (He told the crowd he played bass and drums on that song-not piano; he did the best he could and improvised a lot of it--how the crowd beat him "Ben-0, Newport News 1"). Song didn't count as 1 of the 10 songs for the setlist.
RTS
The Luckiest
Always Someone Cooler Than You
Tiny Dancer (Ben said he didn't learn many songs growing up because he made up his own; learned this song for an Elton gig and it got cancelled. Also a funny story about playing a church/birthday gig and being asked to play stuff people knows--which he didn't--he went home crying).
Smoke
One Down
Battle of Who Could Care Less (audience participation)
Army

Good crowd. Not sold out but hopefully a good payday for Ben. There you have it!

Mike

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Offline ASentimentalGuy

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Re: Newport News (4-23-17)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 05:09:39 PM »
God I would kill to hear One Down live. 
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Re: Newport News (4-23-17)
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 05:20:26 AM »
The paper airplane request for One Down actually asked Ben to explain the origin/meaning of the song which he was glad to do. I heard the story years ago (I think the iTunes stuff?) but it was great to hear it again. "One down and 3.6....."

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Re: Newport News (4-23-17)
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 01:38:08 PM »
Setlist updated in the archive. Thanks Mike!


http://thesuburbs.org.uk/tour/20170423/NewportNews
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!