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Title: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 26, 2002, 11:27:26 AM
Doors open in 36 hours and 2 minutes... but who's counting?  ;)  

Will I even make it? The last day has been really hectic. I think 'PFF' will be too exhausted to go, which is ok because maybe I can leave straight from work.  No idea how I will get there.  Especially no idea how I will get home.  Don't really care!  Doubtful I can get rid of my extra ticket since it's will call.  Oh well.  Save me a place near the stage, G!  ;D
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: greyseal on March 26, 2002, 12:18:32 PM
LOL, that sounds like me!  I'm taking a taxi to the venue, but as far as getting to Eric's?  It's anybody's guess!  I should probably figure that out at some point ;)

~g
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 26, 2002, 12:50:32 PM
Oh, details shmetails! Worse case scenario, we sleep at the venue, and we're there really early for Thursday!  ;)
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: greyseal on March 26, 2002, 01:01:17 PM
Wow, we could take a few lessons from those guys outside the Cinerama in Seattle, waiting for Episode II.  They've been there since...January?

~g, packing her tent  ;)
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 26, 2002, 01:07:52 PM
Hee! Those losers.  I mean, don't they know they're in line for the wrong thing?  ::) Actually, Episode II will probably kick Episode I's butt, but I think I can wait until the crowds die down.  But who am I to criticize anyone for doing what make them happy? Freaks.  ;)

JBJ, leaving now to buy the best tent available

Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Chanting Mantis on March 26, 2002, 02:02:40 PM
you guys should give me your cell phone # so I can share in your waiting anticipation ;D

Rome

< wishing he was really really rich right now>
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 26, 2002, 02:30:03 PM
Sure thing! Grey's probably a better bet for waiting anticipation since I'll be racing in from work... but on Saturday we'll be early, and I have free weekend minutes!  ;D  Interested in a cellcast of your own, Rome?  :) Why don't you send me your number (and a name would be good)?
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: greyseal on March 26, 2002, 04:02:23 PM
Yeah!  I have a cell phone, but no extra battery.  We can cellcast some of it at least!  I would have cell-casted Portland or Seattle, but I thought Rome was not fond of crappy sound experiences <g>

~g
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Chanting Mantis on March 26, 2002, 04:04:18 PM
Damn...You don't know how much I would love that. I think Kate is going to kill me if I start singing Emaline in the shower again  ;D

"why don't you ever sing my song"...hehehe

I'm sorry to say that I will be at a huge birthday bash on Saturday. Should be really really fun...but not as fun as ben  :)  Maybe we can chat while you guys are in line? Just for grins. I'll send you my #.

Oh...and Oooo baby, my "Name"  ;D

Love,

Mystery man  :-*
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Andy on March 26, 2002, 04:14:09 PM
Fancy cellcasting to an overseas mobile? Mwahahaha!

Andy
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Dr_Boni on March 26, 2002, 04:47:16 PM
My parents went to a blues club over the weekend and called me from there so I could hear the band.

Let me tell you, you ain't heard the blues until you've heard them through a cell phone. :)
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 26, 2002, 05:24:38 PM
hehehhee.  I didn't say I had international minutes, Andy.  

Rome, it's kind of funny that both of our SO's are in Ben songs.  Is your Kate anything like Ben's Kate? Because my Walter is very much like Uncle Walter, except he rarely drinks, and I don't mind being left alone with him.  ;D But what a perfect world this world would be if he was President.  ::)

YAY, I'm getting so excited! It's nearly impossible to work. (Meh...)
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Chanting Mantis on March 26, 2002, 06:34:55 PM
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Rome, it's kind of funny that both of our SO's are in Ben songs.  Is your Kate anything like Ben's Kate? Because my Walter is very much like Uncle Walter, except he rarely drinks, and I don't mind being left alone with him.  ;D But what a perfect world this world would be if he was President.


Ummm...Sorta. She doesn't smoke pot. Not for quite a few years anyway  ;) Plus I can think of many times when she gets wet.  :P

Aww...man I'm just sick.
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: greyseal on March 26, 2002, 08:57:31 PM
Boy, I leave for a few hours, and look what happens!  Fun stuff!  Gawsh, what a crazy busy day.  I think I may be here all night.  And I won't even get overtime for it  :P

Whatever, I couldn't care less!  I'm seeing BEN TOMORROW!!!!!!!!

Ben, (<---aping JBJ)
~g
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 26, 2002, 09:39:37 PM
I may be here all night too, though I am not working (and definitely not getting overtime for it).  I am waiting for a ride and cursing my suddenly unpredictable schedule and transportation (or lack thereof).

I don't know quite how, but I'm seeing Ben tomorrow too. Greyseal, I got so excited I called your cell phone a whole day early.  You sound nothing like I thought, whatever that was.  Anyway, check your voice mail.  ;D

JBJ, freak
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: greyseal on March 27, 2002, 03:58:03 AM
Wow!  So, like, I sound just like what "Mystery Man" Roame thought, and nothing like what JBJ thought.  We need a tiebreaker.  I'm supposed to call Doug K tomorrow from the show, so we'll have to see if he's been sitting around, imagining what I might sound like on the phone  ;D

Wait, you know, the first person I ever talked to was Andy via Netmeeting.  Andy?  

~g, trying to stay awake for (no, not Ben, because I have weak-ass cable) Elton John

Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 27, 2002, 01:37:22 PM
*sigh*

I'm trying to work really hard, hoping the day will go faster.  It's not helping.  I've done all the easy things on my list, and now I just have this list of stuff that actually requires concentration.

I can say, however, that pre-show excitement is a good wake up call. We don't remember our alarm going off this morning, so we overslept by a few minutes, but as soon as my eyes opened I was wide awake.  That never ever happens.

~JBJ, suffering from pre-concert butterflies.  (You'd think I was the one performing)
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 28, 2002, 11:45:05 AM
Hell yeah!! Woo!  ;D

What a fun time. I don't have a lot of time to post right now, though Lord knows I'll probably find more time to do this than work today.  I'll have to give a detailed report sometime waaaaaaaaaay after the fact, but here's a few tidbits...

- He mentioned Purple Haze, and Grey and I screamed one right after the other, "Play it, Play it!" which he did, though only the first verse again.  I can't stress how much this rocks.
- The philosophy/pyser thing is awesome.
- We had a pretty good spot on the left, though not as good as we would have liked due to a backpack, a rule, two freaked out girls (oh that's us) and a beaurocratic venue.  ;)
- I met "Kingweasle" aka Chris and his friend Greg, which was really cool.  Kingweasle showed Ben his WAEA tattoo and said he needed to have it finished but it was so painful, and Ben said that's ok because making the album was painful too.  ;D
- Ben mentioned another high school song, something like Latonia is sucking [so and so]'s dick.  LOL Very funny.
- I got a picture with Ben. A glasses picture.  A glasses and little green hat picture.  *swoon* And one with Greyseal, Ben, and me.  Currently resisting the urge to have film developed immediately.

Anyway, more later... you know I could go on forever.  I am just left with the overall impression that the reason why I like Ben so much, in addition to the EXCELLENT music, is his sense of humor (we knew that) and that he is just so freaking normal.  He's the most unassuming, gracious person (which is not to say that I can utter anything but nonsense in this presence). *sigh*

~JBJ

PS - Hanging out with Greyseal was awesome, though I'm not surprised in the slightest. She's f*cking cool.
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Emily on March 28, 2002, 02:01:25 PM
did you give him the shirt? or was tonight not the night?
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Ben_Folds_Fan on March 28, 2002, 03:10:28 PM
Cool. 8)
Setlist?
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 28, 2002, 04:49:00 PM
Guess you got it already. Hmmph. After Grey went to the trouble to call me and I wrote it down.   :-/  ;)
Oh well. As long as the public is served.

I'll have to let Grey tell you about it, but Ben totally noticed that they had the same shoes!  :D How cool is that?

Em, Saturday night is the T-shirt night.
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: Jane_Be_Jane on March 30, 2002, 02:15:49 AM
Just remembered a few tidbits from Wednesday night after the show. I hope I'm leaving the sudden lurker Greyseal something to post.

Chris/Kingweasle would probably want to post about these, but apparently he doesn't have a computer anymore.  Anyway, Chris has a WAEA logo tattoo on his back. (I got a picture of it, but I think you know that sad story. I'll try again on Saturday.) It's huge.  A girl was showing Ben her rather small tattoo, so he showed Ben his.  Chris said, "I need to get it finished, but it was so painful," and Ben replied, "The album was really painful to make too."  ;D

Someone asked Ben, "When you're writing, do you usually start with a chord or a melody?"  The answer was, "Melody. Definitely a melody."

There was more, but my head hurts, and my boyfriend wants to watch a DVD on the PC.  Night!
Title: Re: California Dreamin'
Post by: greyseal on March 30, 2002, 04:11:57 AM
My esteemed host just asked if I was going to stop typing soon, so I best save my memories to post all at once.  JBJ, just keep posting whatever you remember, because lord knows my memory is toast.  

I will mention that yes, Ben noticed we have the same shoes.  And I DO want to stress that is ENTIRELY BY COINCIDENCE.  But he put his foot up next to mine to compare and everything!  HEE!

And, um, what else?  Oh yeah, I'm turning into a chainsmoker <g>

~g, easily corruptible