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Title: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Boz on April 09, 2008, 04:15:40 PM
Two days have passed but I took a few notes at this show and thought I might report on them.  The show was supposed to start at 8 but according to the guy who tore my ticket, Ben got stuck in Nashville traffic and the show was delayed a half hour.  Eef began playing at 8:30 and instead of his usual 9 song set he played 13, in order to kill time while Ben was still in route.  After Eef's set a guy came up on stage and explained that Ben still had not arrived but they were going to give stuff away.  Suddenly the atmosphere became chaotic as people were hustling to catch free t-shirts and others were getting on the microphone singing Ben's songs for prizes.  Eventually things calmed down and Ben finally started playing around 10.  The setlist was:

1. Errant Dog - feat. Tambo-man
2. Gone
3. Landed - feat. Tambo-man
4. Hiroshima
5. RTB - Pretty extended and featured the lyrics, "Murray State, Sorry I was late, Now masturbate!"
6. Losing Lisa
7. Free Coffee
8. Annie Waits
9. Still Fighting It
10. All U Can Eat
11. Effington - feat. Tambo-man.
12. Kate
13. Brink
14. Lullaby - Solo
15. The Luckiest - Solo
16. Kylie From Connecticut
17. Bitches Ain't Shit
18. Army
19. Rockin' The Suburbs
20. Zak and Sara
21. Underground
22. Philosophy - Encore
23. Not The Same - Encore

Ben explained that he was late because he had to visit a doctor in Nashville who stuck a two foot tube through his nose.  However he said he was alright. 

There was probably eight feet from the front row to the front of the stage and when Ben played “Bitch Ain't Shit” a few people came right up in front and started dancing.  I would have guessed that security would have asked them to go back to their seat but they didn't and as a result more people came up front.  By the end of the show it was more standing room only than people at their assigned seats.

At the end of the show I was able to quickly escape out of the side hatch.  I saw Ben get into a van surrounded by security.  The van then drove about 50 yards with security running alongside of it toward the tour bus.  Ben got on the bus and stayed in there for a while.  A women from the venue told those who were hoping to meet him to go home and that he’s not coming out.  However about ten minutes later he did!  He first tried to autograph anything that anyone wanted, then I was able to get a picture taken with him.  Ashley, Ben's manager was actually the person who took the picture.

Overall it was another great show.  However on a personal level I have a concern.  For a while now I have been buying tickets through the fan club which hooks us up with good seats toward the front.  However, when Ben comes out I would like to stand during the show but most people around me are not.  People usually end up asking me to sit down which I am inclined to do because I am 6'6" and I don't want to ruin everyone else's experience.  While sitting down I feel like I am disrespecting the band and I end up wishing my seats were further back wherever other people are standing.  I suppose there is no real solution to this problem, I guess I'm just venting.  Anyone else ever felt this way?  I've been asked to sit down at Luther College, Chattanooga, Savannah, and now Murray State.  Don't get me wrong though, I really appreciate the fan club hook up.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2008, 04:29:29 PM
well. chop your legs off at the knee and then they won't complain!

you need more gen admin standing shows. but you know me, i didn't sit down at luther. f*ck that.

you have anymore shows on your to-do list?
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: benslovechild on April 09, 2008, 04:50:18 PM
Sitting down sucks! I was at the Chattanooga show and I was asked numerous times to sit down (I am only 5'4) and I told these ass clowns to shove it (I had had a quite a few drinks before the show as well). Yes, they were pissed... but f*ck 'em.

However, I expect this at a reserved seating show but what I did not expect was what happened to me at the Exit/In show. My little self, 5'4 and 110 lbs, was having a great time dancing, singing, etc... I was in the front right of the stage. Some big (I mean really big 6'0 200 lbs guy) pushed me into the amp. I thought it was an accident until he turned to me and said "if you don't quit yelling and dancing, I am going to push you really hard next time." Well, I told him to f**k off. He didn't push me again, but I should have kicked him in the nuts!

OK, enough venting. What the hell is going on with that 2 ft. long tube?? That's disturbing.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: TrashSpork on April 09, 2008, 05:04:12 PM


Ben explained that he was late because he had to visit a doctor in Nashville who stuck a two foot tube through his nose.  However he said he was alright. 

Well this totally negates the colonoscopy theory...or the doctor might have been confused!...Take note Allison!  :D
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2008, 05:07:52 PM
Sitting down sucks! I was at the Chattanooga show and I was asked numerous times to sit down (I am only 5'4) and I told these ass clowns to shove it (I had had a quite a few drinks before the show as well). Yes, they were pissed... but f*ck 'em.

However, I expect this at a reserved seating show but what I did not expect was what happened to me at the Exit/In show. My little self, 5'4 and 110 lbs, was having a great time dancing, singing, etc... I was in the front right of the stage. Some big (I mean really big 6'0 200 lbs guy) pushed me into the amp. I thought it was an accident until he turned to me and said "if you don't quit yelling and dancing, I am going to push you really hard next time." Well, I told him to f**k off. He didn't push me again, but I should have kicked him in the nuts!

OK, enough venting. What the hell is going on with that 2 ft. long tube?? That's disturbing.


huh. nashville? why didn't i know that you were there. do we know each other?

what do they stick a tube through your nose for? or was ben just shitting us again?
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: benslovechild on April 09, 2008, 05:13:25 PM
Sitting down sucks! I was at the Chattanooga show and I was asked numerous times to sit down (I am only 5'4) and I told these ass clowns to shove it (I had had a quite a few drinks before the show as well). Yes, they were pissed... but f*ck 'em.

However, I expect this at a reserved seating show but what I did not expect was what happened to me at the Exit/In show. My little self, 5'4 and 110 lbs, was having a great time dancing, singing, etc... I was in the front right of the stage. Some big (I mean really big 6'0 200 lbs guy) pushed me into the amp. I thought it was an accident until he turned to me and said "if you don't quit yelling and dancing, I am going to push you really hard next time." Well, I told him to f**k off. He didn't push me again, but I should have kicked him in the nuts!

OK, enough venting. What the hell is going on with that 2 ft. long tube?? That's disturbing.

Yeah, I was there. I would not have missed that show anything! I made the trip from SC and it was worth hearing the new material. No, I do not think we know each other except from this message board. Maybe I saw you when waiting in line?

huh. nashville? why didn't i know that you were there. do we know each other?

what do they stick a tube through your nose for? or was ben just shitting us again?
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2008, 06:51:53 PM
yah you probably saw me. i was third in line (i look like the girl in my avatar. cause that's me). i flew in from wisconsin for the gig. so i know what you mean about it's worth.

even if it got me in "trouble" with ben.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: melissa on April 09, 2008, 07:36:00 PM
hell yeah!  i was at the exit/in show too.  good stuff.
i didn't sit down at the Luther show either.  though, i'm only 5'1, so that could  work to my advantage.  i say f*ck 'em.  they wanted to sit through Narcolepsy.  that's the biggest piece of bullshit i've ever heard.  i'm not much for sitting at ben shows though.  in fact, i've never done it.  it's more fun to dance.  and mosh during Brick.  right, allison?
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2008, 08:03:26 PM
moshing to brick is just fun. :D next time i'm moshing to the luckiest.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: melissa on April 09, 2008, 08:16:56 PM
i moshed a little to the luckiest last weekend, but then i got strange looks.  so, i just started being bummed again cause i dislike that song.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2008, 08:25:09 PM
if it happens in virginia we shall. but i'd rather he play kylie. or you know, selfless, cold and composed.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Brian Golley on April 10, 2008, 02:49:28 AM
No brainwashed again?
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Boz on April 10, 2008, 06:53:58 AM
you have anymore shows on your to-do list?

I'll be hitting up the University of Illinois show next week.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: melissa on April 10, 2008, 09:10:08 AM
you have anymore shows on your to-do list?

I'll be hitting up the University of Illinois show next week.

you're out of control!  but, we love you for it.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: mathhater on April 10, 2008, 10:40:56 AM
Sitting down sucks! I was at the Chattanooga show and I was asked numerous times to sit down (I am only 5'4) and I told these ass clowns to shove it (I had had a quite a few drinks before the show as well). Yes, they were pissed... but f*ck 'em.

However, I expect this at a reserved seating show but what I did not expect was what happened to me at the Exit/In show. My little self, 5'4 and 110 lbs, was having a great time dancing, singing, etc... I was in the front right of the stage. Some big (I mean really big 6'0 200 lbs guy) pushed me into the amp. I thought it was an accident until he turned to me and said "if you don't quit yelling and dancing, I am going to push you really hard next time." Well, I told him to f**k off. He didn't push me again, but I should have kicked him in the nuts!

OK, enough venting. What the hell is going on with that 2 ft. long tube?? That's disturbing.

Sitting down does suck.  I too was at the Chattanooga show and really wanted to stand for it...but I was up front and didn't have the guts to do it.  But it did suck.  That was the first concert I've EVER been to where the audience didn't stand.  I wonder if it had anything to do with it being such a nice/classy theater?

Oh well...at least we got to stand for the encore.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Allison on April 10, 2008, 11:39:45 AM
you have anymore shows on your to-do list?

I'll be hitting up the University of Illinois show next week.

I'm now even more glad i didn't book a ticket to that- not cause you'll be there- but i have a funeral to attend that day. i had thought long and hard about the urbana show. that bootleg from Foellinger from pre-silverman is mint. (i figure with all you brits around i can say that?)

but you aren't hitting up the virigina side of things? cause mel, brooke and i are going to the 28th. and given your awesome following skills i was curious.

how many shows have you been to now? perhaps you are my protoge! (i need one.)
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on April 10, 2008, 06:44:58 PM
I sold my ticket on eBay.

Told the winning bidder to say HI to Ben for me  ;D
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: jpar on April 11, 2008, 01:14:47 PM
moshing to brick is just fun. :D next time i'm moshing to the luckiest.

Fun BF5 story! At the Sunflower Music Festival in 1997, the crowd was moshing to Missing the War, and Ben stopped at the end of the song and laughed at the crowd and asked them if they wanted something heavy, and then they played another ballad. It was hilarious. Also, my then girlfriend was kicked in the face by a mosher during One Angry Dwarf. I less than three moshing.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: Allison on April 11, 2008, 08:11:18 PM
Oh. No. If Ben were to break out Missing the War again (I haven't seen it since March 06) it would be a stand in awe moment.
Title: Re: Ben Folds - Murray State, KY 4/7/08
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on April 12, 2008, 09:35:46 AM
Yeah that was pretty f-ing epic.