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Title: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on February 11, 2010, 04:15:33 AM
I didn't create a none, because CLEARLY more of you are NOT coming.


BUT. I want to make PLANS PLANS PLANS to all at least eat together one night and wanna know which day I should focus my attentions to for a BURBIANPARTYMEETUP!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: AlexKintzle on February 11, 2010, 04:40:55 AM
Ok so I'm 16 so I can't go to bars and stuff so I'll go monday and tuesday (probably) but I'll just meet ya after show to meet up with Ben.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on February 11, 2010, 04:42:29 AM
Ok so I'm 16 so I can't go to bars and stuff so I'll go monday and tuesday (probably) but I'll just meet ya after show to meet up with Ben.

there are some great restaurants around here. we'll def do things that under 21ers can attend. cause we have CHLOE i'm hoping..... at least one night!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Galona on February 11, 2010, 05:03:18 AM
Damn, kind of wished i'd booked Chicago now instead of NY. Firstly because there's three shows instead of two ;D but also so I could meet some of you guys. Ah well, never mind  :)
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: worldswillgrow on February 11, 2010, 07:44:13 AM
Ohhhhh how I wish I were able to attend at least one of these shows. As long as he scoots on up to WI or MN at some point, I will be a happy camper.

*crosses fingers*
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on February 11, 2010, 08:09:08 AM
ALL THREE MOTHER f*ckER!!!  \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on February 11, 2010, 01:31:34 PM
Tuesday!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on February 11, 2010, 02:14:12 PM
ALL THREE MOTHER f*ckER!!!  \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/


I've been meaning to ask, HOW did you con the wife into that?
And if you're staying with Brooke too... maybe we should carpool?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: jpar on February 12, 2010, 10:01:27 AM
God damn I wanna rock! I can't believe I'm gonna miss these bastards. I'm really hoping the rest of the tour is announced soon and there's a Columbia-Kansas City-Lawrence stint I can enjoy.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on February 13, 2010, 03:02:00 AM
Something I just thought of. As to WHY three nights? Perhaps recording some sort of live greatness again? You may or may not remember the Vic in Chicago's importance in Folds history.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: AlexKintzle on February 13, 2010, 07:10:59 AM
Something I just thought of. As to WHY three nights? Perhaps recording some sort of live greatness again? You may or may not remember the Vic in Chicago's importance in Folds history.

was the vic where he debuted rock this bitch?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on February 13, 2010, 03:16:38 PM
Something I just thought of. As to WHY three nights? Perhaps recording some sort of live greatness again? You may or may not remember the Vic in Chicago's importance in Folds history.

I'm trusting someone to have bootlegs of the shows anyway *glaring at those who are going all 3 nights*

But yes, I'd love a new Ben Folds Live CD!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: AlexKintzle on February 22, 2010, 02:59:00 PM
they havent sold out yet have they?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 23, 2010, 03:22:06 AM
This makes me sad. I'm not going to get to go to any of these shows. I'm gonna miss out on this tour. Shame too.

Ah well, I suppose there's always a fall thing probably. Hopefully I'll have a job and be settled in an apartment by then.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on March 02, 2010, 05:27:13 PM
I haven't gotten my ticket yet, but I'm planning on going Monday. Can't wait!!!! God, I need money. Hopefully this will be an early b-day present from the parentals. And yes, an under 21 place would be greatly appreciated ;) I'm still 18 hehe
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: AlexKintzle on March 02, 2010, 07:02:32 PM
I haven't gotten my ticket yet, but I'm planning on going Monday. Can't wait!!!! God, I need money. Hopefully this will be an early b-day present from the parentals. And yes, an under 21 place would be greatly appreciated ;) I'm still 18 hehe
I'm 16. Haha beat you
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Drawed on March 02, 2010, 07:35:09 PM
This is a confusing poll due to the fact that the shows are on Monday April 19, Tuesday April 20, and Wednesday April 21... any chance you could edit that Allison?

Anyway, looks like I'll be going to the Wednesday show, but I won't vote until I'm sure... plus I'll probably be going with a pretty big group and wouldn't be able to make it to a get-together.  Anyone know yet who's opening?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on March 02, 2010, 08:13:00 PM
Kate Miller Heidke is opening again.

But thanks for the heads up that I totally screwed up those dates. My bad.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on March 03, 2010, 11:16:53 AM
Kate Miller Heidke is opening again.

But thanks for the heads up that I totally screwed up those dates. My bad.

I suppose it doesn't really matter when you're going to all three!!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: cubbiephil on March 10, 2010, 12:40:59 PM
Anyone have thoughts on whether or not the set lists will be the same all three nights?  I have Monday tickets and might wanna try for another if we think he'll play a few different songs.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on March 10, 2010, 03:18:40 PM
Anyone have thoughts on whether or not the set lists will be the same all three nights?  I have Monday tickets and might wanna try for another if we think he'll play a few different songs.

Ben said, I believe multiple times (but at least in the Central Park concert), that he has a general structure for the show, with 4-5 songs and then just kinda changes it up.

Now, when he has a band, I don't know that he can do that, but since this is just him, it wouldn't surprise me at all if the only commonplace ones were a few of the mainstays like Zak and Sara, as well as probably Picture Window and/or Belinda.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: cubbiephil on March 11, 2010, 05:29:49 PM

Ben said, I believe multiple times (but at least in the Central Park concert), that he has a general structure for the show, with 4-5 songs and then just kinda changes it up.

Now, when he has a band, I don't know that he can do that, but since this is just him, it wouldn't surprise me at all if the only commonplace ones were a few of the mainstays like Zak and Sara, as well as probably Picture Window and/or Belinda.

Makes sense to me.  For that, I may have to try for all three nights.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: AlexKintzle on March 19, 2010, 03:03:37 PM
im going mon and tues.....
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on March 22, 2010, 02:51:53 AM
Something I just thought of. As to WHY three nights? Perhaps recording some sort of live greatness again? You may or may not remember the Vic in Chicago's importance in Folds history.

was the vic where he debuted rock this bitch?

Yup. I was there.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on March 22, 2010, 02:56:00 AM
ALL THREE MOTHER f*ckER!!!  \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/


I've been meaning to ask, HOW did you con the wife into that?
And if you're staying with Brooke too... maybe we should carpool?

I'm not sure? I basically just said "Ooooh, this doesn't happen EVER. Going." She's pretty much used to my obsession requests to go to concerts when he comes near here.
We will try to arrange carpool perhaps. Probably going to head down there Monday, mid-dayish. Can't leave Sunday as Brooke requested.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on March 22, 2010, 06:18:44 AM
i am planning on heading down to brooke's earlier in the day i think than that. i may take public transit down to the venue on monday meet her out there - real great part of town - i'm sure she and i will be out there noon - 1 ish. just because we can.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Drawed on March 22, 2010, 02:27:58 PM
I officially am going on Wednesday; got my ticket etc.

Speaking of tickets, do any of you know how seating works there? Because our tickets say general admission but also have row letters and seat numbers... so which is it?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: melissa on March 22, 2010, 11:22:05 PM
Speaking of tickets, do any of you know how seating works there? Because our tickets say general admission but also have row letters and seat numbers... so which is it?

should be gen admin.  they generally print the row and seat numbers on the tickets just to keep up with how many have been sold, etc.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Drawed on March 23, 2010, 03:14:18 PM
Thanks Mel, I called them and you are right on the money. Which is good because otherwise we had terrible seats haha
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: melissa on March 23, 2010, 07:43:25 PM
happy to help!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: AlexKintzle on March 23, 2010, 07:57:19 PM
What time are y'all gettin there? I know Allison will be there round noon. I'm gonna be there at 430 on mon and 3 on tues.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on March 24, 2010, 02:42:19 PM
do you guys think I'm screwed for a good spot if I don't get there til 5-6ish?  I just ask because I don't get out of class that day until 2:30 :(.

If, in theory, someone could take up a little extra space for 2 people, I'd be unbelievably appreciative...
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: AlexKintzle on March 24, 2010, 06:12:00 PM
do you guys think I'm screwed for a good spot if I don't get there til 5-6ish?  I just ask because I don't get out of class that day until 2:30 :(.

If, in theory, someone could take up a little extra space for 2 people, I'd be unbelievably appreciative...
maybe 3?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on March 31, 2010, 06:34:02 PM
Wait..... who's got tickets already?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: AlexKintzle on March 31, 2010, 06:38:25 PM
I do said the little white boy!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on April 01, 2010, 12:44:48 AM
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY ARE SOLD OUT!


according to my Jam mailer.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on April 02, 2010, 04:02:33 PM
I want my damn tickets.... I know it said in my email I'd have them one week before the performance, but THEY'RE MY TICKETS, AND I WANT THEM NOW!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 03, 2010, 08:37:02 AM
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY ARE SOLD OUT!


according to my Jam mailer.

uh-oh....for me
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on April 03, 2010, 12:36:15 PM
I want my damn tickets.... I know it said in my email I'd have them one week before the performance, but THEY'RE MY TICKETS, AND I WANT THEM NOW!

I think that he meant that he's purchased them; they shouldn't be arriving this early, should they?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on April 04, 2010, 09:07:20 PM
I dunno. I HATE HATE HATE presales for this reason. You buy the tickets, spend thousands of dollars, and either you get a ticket RIGHT AWAY for a concert a year away, or you you sweat your testes off waiting until two days before the concert when your tickets finally arrive.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on April 05, 2010, 03:56:56 AM
well, we've got 2 weeks, and we're supposed to be getting them around now, right?  I'd say to give it just a few more days, then we freak out  :-\
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on April 16, 2010, 12:41:29 AM
Monday y'all wanna meet up at the Subway for late lunch/early dinner/that's something we can all eat in line if we wanted to do runs that way. The location on Belmont might be best.

Tuesday of agers can come with across the street to the nice cheap beer place!

Wednesday wanna do late lunch/early dinner (time un known) at Cesars'? (personal favorite restaurant in the area)
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on April 16, 2010, 12:42:00 AM
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY ARE SOLD OUT!


according to my Jam mailer.

uh-oh....for me


Tuesday STILL has tickets.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: AlexKintzle on April 17, 2010, 05:46:08 PM
Monday y'all wanna meet up at the Subway for late lunch/early dinner/that's something we can all eat in line if we wanted to do runs that way. The location on Belmont might be best.

Tuesday of agers can come with across the street to the nice cheap beer place!

Wednesday wanna do late lunch/early dinner (time un known) at Cesars'? (personal favorite restaurant in the area)
monday not gonna be there till prolly 4ish and im under 21 sooo.......
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 18, 2010, 01:47:01 PM
i can't go tuesday...so i can't at all :(

have fun though, guys! i know you will
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on April 18, 2010, 05:52:25 PM
how difficult do you think finding parking will be?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on April 18, 2010, 10:55:28 PM
that area, just head for a parking garage. expect to spend 20 bucks.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on April 18, 2010, 10:56:16 PM
Monday y'all wanna meet up at the Subway for late lunch/early dinner/that's something we can all eat in line if we wanted to do runs that way. The location on Belmont might be best.

Tuesday of agers can come with across the street to the nice cheap beer place!

Wednesday wanna do late lunch/early dinner (time un known) at Cesars'? (personal favorite restaurant in the area)
monday not gonna be there till prolly 4ish and im under 21 sooo.......

we're gonna be there 3ish tomorrow./today.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on April 19, 2010, 05:24:30 AM
that area, just head for a parking garage. expect to spend 20 bucks.
Yeah, we were just at C2E2 and dropped about $20 a day for parking  :-\.  Any suggestions for food in the area (might just snag something on the way to/from, but I'm curious).

Also, will be nice to actually meet all of you that are going.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: jpar on April 19, 2010, 11:36:14 AM
From Twitter:
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2 trks from new album will be played over PA just before & after my set each night in Chicago-4 per gig/3 nights-in order-album preview
Enjoy, Chicago folks!!! Don't forget to post your reports here.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Luke8400 on April 19, 2010, 05:41:08 PM
I guess Allison (via @thesuburbsUK) is reporting that he opened with "Say Yes." Oh my god.

Sorry to be the first to post this, I'm not even there, but shit that's amazing.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: DAVID on April 19, 2010, 06:29:36 PM
I guess Allison (via @thesuburbsUK) is reporting that he opened with "Say Yes." Oh my god.

Sorry to be the first to post this, I'm not even there, but shit that's amazing.

God, I'll be so sad if he doesn't tomorrow.  at the same time, I get the feeling that he won't :(
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: melissa on April 19, 2010, 06:47:54 PM
started with Say Yes and also played FIRED!
ugh!  wish i could've afforded to go to chicago.   :(  hope texass gets some of the same treatment.  *fingers crossed, but not holding my breath*
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: apocalypse_yes on April 19, 2010, 08:58:43 PM
:(

I would have ritualistically sacrificed all but ten people in the STL crowd if he would have played "Say Yes."   


Only after the sacrifice, though.


And Fired, too?  GAH!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Drawed on April 20, 2010, 04:30:09 AM
I'm pumped for Wednesday!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: dandelionsbutterflies on April 20, 2010, 06:32:22 AM
hope texass gets some of the same treatment.  *fingers crossed, but not holding my breath*

Seconded. Which one are you going to?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on April 20, 2010, 10:50:11 AM
that area, just head for a parking garage. expect to spend 20 bucks.
Yeah, we were just at C2E2 and dropped about $20 a day for parking  :-\.  Any suggestions for food in the area (might just snag something on the way to/from, but I'm curious).

Also, will be nice to actually meet all of you that are going.


very populated area there are a jillion subways and chipoltes for fast - yet decent - food. and then loads of little restaurants and bars around.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on April 20, 2010, 10:55:42 AM
Yeah you can always go to Subway, get a sandwich, and pee in a closet.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Drawed on April 20, 2010, 04:05:22 PM
So I just found out.... that my friend has a portable digital recorder thing with a stereo microphone and he's letting me use it so (assuming all goes well) I'll be recording Wednesday's show.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: melissa on April 20, 2010, 05:02:27 PM
hope texass gets some of the same treatment.  *fingers crossed, but not holding my breath*

Seconded. Which one are you going to?

i'll be at the houston and dallas shows.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on April 20, 2010, 11:13:17 PM
So I just found out.... that my friend has a portable digital recorder thing with a stereo microphone and he's letting me use it so (assuming all goes well) I'll be recording Wednesday's show.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AWESOMESAWS
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Allison on April 20, 2010, 11:22:32 PM
So I just found out.... that my friend has a portable digital recorder thing with a stereo microphone and he's letting me use it so (assuming all goes well) I'll be recording Wednesday's show.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


be careful. they're checking bags and shit...... and have been keeping an eye on the crowd for cameras recording. stills are fine.
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: Drawed on April 21, 2010, 02:01:45 AM
be careful. they're checking bags and shit...... and have been keeping an eye on the crowd for cameras recording. stills are fine.

Oh... this makes me nervous, maybe I won't do it... idk  :P

EDIT: to clarify, it's an audio recorder, not a video camera,,, think they'll still crack down?
Title: Re: Chicago Three Nights!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on April 21, 2010, 08:09:28 AM
You should be FINE. Monday they were alot stricter about recording, and last night they only half-assed checked bags. Shit, I was front ROW taking video and didn't get caught. JUST COVER THAT RED LIGHT!  :P