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General => Tour Board => Topic started by: ClareQuilty on April 12, 2010, 08:47:15 PM

Title: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 12, 2010, 08:47:15 PM
Quilty reporting again!

Setlist:

Free Coffee
Annie Waits
The Ascent of Stan - A group of awesome fans near the front made a sign asking Ben to play it, to which he obliged.
Sentimental Guy
Improv 1 - Middle American Tirade (f*ck MIDDLE AMERICA!)
Effington - Naturally came next.

Wait for this. Wait for f*cking this. He started talk about a song that he wrote a few years back, and didn't know the meaning of until recently. And said he had never played this song live before.  And he didn't really practice it before hand. And then Ben f*cking Folds bursts out...

TIME. . I shit you not. He played Time. TIME.   He was on the verge of tears playing it, but oh my god. It made me cry. Time is my favourite Ben Folds song ever.  Easily the single greatest moment I have ever had at a Ben Folds show. That was just. Wow.

Landed
All U Can Eat
Gone
Picture Window
You Don't Know Me
Rock This Bitch in New York City
Kate
Zak And Sara
Steven's Last Night In Town - In which at the very END of it, his roadies bursted out this SWEET ASS Drum Kit, and he started to bang the f*cking hell out of it.
Hiro's Song - Which he also busted out on the Drums.
Narcolepsy
Improv 2 -Freebird/Sweet Home Alabama. In the wrong key and the wrong lyrics.
Not The Same (With no 4th part harmony this time)

Encore
Evaporated, which, aside from the Drumming and f*ckING BEN FOLDS PLAYING TIME FOR GOD KNOWS WHATEVER REASON MAYBE GOD LIKES ME OR SOMETHING, this was the highlight.
One Angry Dwarf.
HAVA NAGILA. OH YEAH. HE BUSTED THAT OUT, TOO, BITCHES!

This show kicked the Wellmont Gig SQUARE in the nuts. This was the best Folds gig I have ever attended. The absolute best. That guy was pouring his damn heart out, and made it one hell of a show. There was magic up in this bitch tonight.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 13, 2010, 03:48:45 AM
Wow.
See that was more what I was expecting for a solo tour. Random songs he hasn't played in forever. Random improvs (three????). You are so lucky! Wish I was there!
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: Luke8400 on April 13, 2010, 04:14:19 AM
I *love* Time...that's a great setlist. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: zinefiend on April 13, 2010, 06:48:44 AM
The Ascent of Stan
TIME. .
All U Can Eat
Gone
Hiro's Song
HAVA NAGILA.

Do you know how freakin' jealous I am of this setlist?!
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: worldswillgrow on April 13, 2010, 07:13:42 AM
Oh SHIT. Evaporated and Time?!?!

It's the setlist from HEAVEN.

I dearly hope somebody managed to get Time on video. Time. DAMN.

God loves you very much.

Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 13, 2010, 08:42:58 AM
Haha! Fear my setlist of awesome! Fear it!

OH! And he even broke a string towards the end, too. :D
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: TrashSpork on April 13, 2010, 08:44:36 AM
Perhaps we might get lucky and a video with decent audio of Ben's performance of  "Time" might show up on YouTube in the near future?
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: jpar on April 13, 2010, 09:26:29 AM
Okay. you've done it. Finally a setlist at a show I'm jealous of. It took a decade plus, but you did it, Krissy. I bestow my crown unto thee and kneel before your might.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 13, 2010, 12:27:02 PM
Okay. you've done it. Finally a setlist at a show I'm jealous of. It took a decade plus, but you did it, Krissy. I bestow my crown unto thee and kneel before your might.

Aww, Jpar! You go ahead and keep that pretty crown of yours. The show itself is all the crown needed.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: TrashSpork on April 13, 2010, 01:28:33 PM
Noticed I hit 500 posts with my last one concerning this thread...curious though...what exactly is a "Ya BB God"? ???
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: AlexKintzle on April 13, 2010, 06:12:47 PM
woulda loved to hear time....I want him to play Still then in chicago, heard he's only played that once and i love that song.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: vosnos on April 13, 2010, 06:18:52 PM
Time?  Hiro's Song?  Hava Nagila? Freebird Jam?  :o I'm about ready to cry at how many gems he played at this concert.  You are SO lucky you got to watch that.  Damn, what an INCREDIBLE setlist and concert.  

Also, would it be at all possible to get a bootleg of this show and put it up on WUWTL?  Quilty, maybe you could request it from the venue or try to contact the people who work the soundboard?  I think it's just wishful thinking but I think everyone on here would kill for a recording of this.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 13, 2010, 07:01:34 PM
Noticed I hit 500 posts with my last one concerning this thread...curious though...what exactly is a "Ya BB God"? ???

googled it and it apparently stands for "Yet another Bulletin Board"
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: Allison on April 14, 2010, 01:04:02 AM
he's a liar. he's played time ONCE before. because Mel saw it at her first show.

BUT HERE'S HOPING HE PLAYS IT IN CHICAGO.

Then I'd have SFS complete.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 14, 2010, 05:41:53 AM
That is very true! But I was just a few rows too far back to correct him. Haha.  And why spoil the maagic? He got SO into it. And I heard he played it again last, too, according to The Twitter.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 14, 2010, 05:48:04 AM
I think he likes to say these things to make the crowd feel special. I've heard him say a few times before playing a Hornby song, "you've heard it hear first" when that's not the least bit true.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 14, 2010, 05:55:37 AM
Yeah. Nothing wrong with that, I think.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: Allison on April 14, 2010, 11:55:47 AM
he always says that _____ gym is the best sounding gym he's ever played.

he hates playing gyms.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: TrashSpork on April 14, 2010, 03:34:39 PM
Noticed I hit 500 posts with my last one concerning this thread...curious though...what exactly is a "Ya BB God"? ???

googled it and it apparently stands for "Yet another Bulletin Board"

Thanks. I didn't even think of Googling it.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 14, 2010, 04:44:58 PM
he hates playing gyms.


What, so his improv song "I Loves Me a Gym" at MIT was ironic???
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: Allison on April 15, 2010, 12:40:05 AM
most certainly.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: javajunkie (lynn) on April 15, 2010, 05:50:08 AM
most certainly.

One of my favorite shows ever was in a gym, though - I'm lookin' at YOU, Duluth. Good times.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: Galona on April 15, 2010, 08:30:48 AM
This was a great night! Time was awesome, the drum kit at the end of Steven's Last Night in Town was great and Hiro's Song on the drums worked really well. Love(d) Evaporated too. This was well worth travelling many thousands of miles and nearly getting caught in a giant volcanic dust cloud for!  ;D
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: Allison on April 16, 2010, 12:44:41 AM
most certainly.

One of my favorite shows ever was in a gym, though - I'm lookin' at YOU, Duluth. Good times.


THIS.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: melissa on April 16, 2010, 08:28:57 PM
most certainly.

One of my favorite shows ever was in a gym, though - I'm lookin' at YOU, Duluth. Good times.


THIS.

haha. we had crappy seats, but it was awesomesauce!
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: Allison on April 16, 2010, 11:56:11 PM
mel. you had nothing to do with duluth.
Title: Re: April 12th, 2010 - Town Hall, NYC.
Post by: melissa on April 17, 2010, 02:09:52 PM
mel. you had nothing to do with duluth.

my god, it's happening.  i've seen so many shows that they're all blurring together.  was i in minnesota?  i don't know.