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)
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.
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).
One Down
Battle of Who Could Care Less (audience participation)

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



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....."


Offline Allison

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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!
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!