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Title: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on April 24, 2007, 11:02:39 AM
Direct from a fanclub mailing:


a message from ben:

i need a vacation.  but i hate vacations because i don't know what to do with my time.   so i stayed up all last night dialing up friends who
play music who also want a vacation and most of them told me to call back when i was sober and not crying.

 i'll ring them up again today, but my point is that i'd like to get a lot of talented musical artists together in one holiday moment of glory with possibly a few comedians and have some kind of magical experience MAN.

 the idea of painting a large bus psychedelic purple, not taking baths for a week and driving around the country jamming out on one chord about the war got shot down quickly.  everyone wanted to bring their blackberry's and sing about their record companies, then there was an issue because some of the musical acts wanted corporate sponsorship on the side of the bus etc.  we'll get everyone on board.... soon.   my
people will come up with something and contact their people who will contact your people and we'll make my vacation fantasies come true.

 

a message from the suits:

we're working hard to make ben's - - and your - - rock and roll dreams come true.  while we do, grab a pen and mark your calendar for february 21-25, 2008 to join Ben and friends for a kickass vacation.  you can also copy and paste into your Internet browser the following website address (*removed due to general consensus/hate mail*) to be among the first to get all of the juicy details.


Interesting, no?

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: AnnaWaits on April 24, 2007, 11:09:44 AM
I don't really get what the hell he's going on about... for a wordsmith he can be damn articulate. But I'll sign anything, so I'm up for it...

EDIT I mean *in*articulate. Just like me, then!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on April 24, 2007, 11:29:58 AM
I'm there.  This sounds similar to the Barenaked Ladies cruise from last year, but better 'cause it's with Ben... on a bus?!?  Basically it's like going on a rock vacation with your favourite band/artist.

EDIT:  In fact, it looks like it's being put on by the same folks at http://www.sixthman.net/, who look like they specialize in band vacations.  A Ben-centric one would be insane!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on April 24, 2007, 12:31:38 PM
Isn't it a bit naughty to post this, considering it was sent TO the fanclub, and we always moan we never get anything special?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on April 24, 2007, 12:33:14 PM
All it is is a signup for a mailing list to be kept up to date.

You wanna mod me? ME?

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on April 24, 2007, 12:34:21 PM
Then it's TRUE! Power can go to anybody's head...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Kidney05 on April 24, 2007, 12:41:17 PM
i miss the days when ben was sane...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on April 24, 2007, 12:45:20 PM
...Wait a sec... Andy, does this mean you've actually been RECEIVING updates from the fanclub over the last few months? I haven't heard anything since February!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on April 24, 2007, 12:56:01 PM
Isn't it a bit naughty to post this, considering it was sent TO the fanclub, and we always moan we never get anything special?

Maybe us fan clubbers get first dibs?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on April 24, 2007, 12:58:40 PM
well then they already have our email addresses.

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: SinginJen on April 24, 2007, 01:48:51 PM
this is creepy...I think Ben read our discussion about a Benfestival!!
so odd.  but awesome ??
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: zinefiend on April 24, 2007, 03:17:11 PM
Even as vaguely worded as this email is, I'm already super psyched!
Also, the comedians bit intrigues me. 
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 24, 2007, 03:38:03 PM
HA! It is like Ships & Dips. (the BNL annual cruise)


And Andy you're nicer than I am. I didn't share the link with nonFC-ers.


AND OUR RUMOR WORKS.

Heh.


Ben's drunk and crying? That's unfortunate.

And I so signed up as soon as I got this. Who care that that's when midterms will be?


So, what country is this going to be in?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Jwade on April 24, 2007, 04:06:47 PM
what country- I bet it will be a US only thing.. Normally us brits get screwed over in that dept.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on April 24, 2007, 04:13:20 PM
It's probably based in the US, but I think it's open to anyone who's willing to fly to the starting point.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 24, 2007, 05:36:56 PM
That's what I figured.


And this country is still massive.


I'm starting to save my pennies, as of today.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 24, 2007, 05:43:47 PM
I still don't get what this is, elaborate please?!?

Like, what are we agreeing to by signing up?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 24, 2007, 05:49:50 PM
To get more information about possibly going.

You don't pay, obviously, until your card number's been added.


(And this will so make up for the Mayer tour.)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 24, 2007, 05:50:56 PM
What card number?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 24, 2007, 06:02:39 PM
For your credit card.

When you'd pay for this "kick ass vacation"
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 24, 2007, 06:06:20 PM
But I don't have a credit card, and it never asked for a number when I signed up.
Anyway, is this basically what we were talking about Allison when we were going to go to every Ben show across the US, but now we're actually traveling with him?
I'm so lost. Do we have to be a certain age?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 24, 2007, 06:09:44 PM
No. You haven't done a credit card thing yet, because it's not in stone. That's what I was saying. You haven't been charged, because you can't book yet. You haven't signed that far up yet. It's only for more information about it now. Probably to get a guess on how many people would be willing to go in the end of February in a bright purple bus with Ben.


Hahaha. Actually traveling with Ben. This is ridiculous.

And glorious. And surreal.


And there hasn't been an age qualification yet. And you'll be 16 by then won't you? If you need a chaperone... I'm sure we can find one. :D
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 24, 2007, 06:13:15 PM
Okay, I think I get it now. Thanks. And I'll almost be 17 by then! Yippie!

How much do you think it will cost? I mean, I got bank, but I don't know how much I'm willing to pay...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 24, 2007, 06:26:57 PM
Woo almost 17!

And, I have no idea. I sent a message to someone who went on Ships & Dips last year for a guess. Though, if we're not on a cruise, it'd be cheaper, I'd imagine. She hasn't responded yet though.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 24, 2007, 08:50:31 PM
I hope the bus is environmentally friendly, or else I'm outsies.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: SinginJen on April 24, 2007, 09:00:51 PM
I hope the bus is environmentally friendly, or else I'm outsies.

what do you think this is, a Guster tour?  hehe

the funny thing is, if my calculations are right, I will actually have that week off because I'll be in a grad/teaching program that follows the public school schedule.  February vacation, anyone?
although the income will be severely low next year.
I still signed up in any case, I'm curious!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 24, 2007, 09:33:15 PM
So my friend who went on Ships & Dips said it was about 1000 a person. (And her family of five went. WOW.)

So. I'm starting a BFKAV account in my bank. (Not seriously. But. I'm not going to spend any money on anything else for a very long time. Except gas. So this blasted man better not have too many tempting tour dates this fall, because it'll pain me not to be there.)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on April 24, 2007, 10:51:02 PM
heck yes, i'll be 21 by then too!  i can buy Ben a drink!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 24, 2007, 11:36:15 PM
What? So he can cry and be drunk with you?


Poor man. Needs a hug.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on April 25, 2007, 12:09:30 AM
Guys, I don't think you'll actually be ON the bus with Ben. This hypothetical bus will most likely be used to, um, bus round the acts.

It'll be a series of shows, but with additional acts such as Titler.

~A (no privileged info, just best guesses)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2007, 12:16:08 AM
The company who is putting this thing on, seems to mainly do cruises. That are week long extravaganza of concerts. Of epic proportions.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on April 25, 2007, 12:21:32 AM
My philosophy of life is better be a surprised pessimist than a disappointed optimist.

Anyway, due to general consenus (aka hate mail) I've removed the link to the form. You want the link? Shoulda joined the fanclub!

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2007, 12:30:06 AM
Hahahaha.

Winner.


Not that I send hate mail. I send fan mail.

It's true.

And; Andy, Alex and Colleen-- 3-8 days. Par Avion, bitches.

And yes, whatever it is, I'll enjoy it. I know it. I just went a huntin' on their website to see what their normal business is.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on April 25, 2007, 12:32:42 AM
Oh hell yeah. As soon as I know what's going on, I'm booking flights.

I don't really recieve hate mail. Though I don't get much fan mail.

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2007, 12:47:03 AM
That's almost a Snuzz lyric.

Almost.


And I sent him fanmail. Nod. Actually. That's the only fanmail, in the actual mail, I've ever sent.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on April 25, 2007, 12:50:40 AM
i'd send you fan mail if i knew your address, Andy!
not to allison though.  cause allison is a known weiner.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2007, 12:52:10 AM
I have Andy's address.


And I sent him something today. It has a letter in it too.

And it's pretty fanmail-y.


I'm a known winner.

By popular consensus.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: perthgirl on April 25, 2007, 01:03:30 AM
Purple bus...on a cruiseship...lots of musos...and their fans...anyone else slightly frightened?

Alas, I'll have to rely on Allison's (and other's) version of events cos unless Ben's going intercontinental, and I mean west coast of the Australasian continent, I aint gonna get there.  :(


And; Andy, Alex and Colleen-- 3-8 days. Par Avion, bitches.


I feel rather special having my name mentioned by Allison in the same sentence as Andy and Alex.  Speshly as my name doesn't start with 'A'.

Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2007, 01:07:13 AM
I aim to please.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on April 25, 2007, 01:20:50 AM
this is creepy...I think Ben read our discussion about a Benfestival!!
so odd.  but awesome ??

i think u could be right lol

so wheres this vacation going to be mr folds?

im not part of the fan club, cos all the uk people seem to whinge and say its not worth the money. so thanks andy!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on April 25, 2007, 01:30:12 AM
please, mr ben...tell me Sufjan and Bird are in!
...cause that's definitely my dream concert.
but i wouldn't object to some more Bens action!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on April 25, 2007, 04:00:58 AM
Quote
I don't really recieve hate mail. Though I don't get much fan mail.

I get equal proportions of both... The former, however, is mostly entirely from Allison, who weekly sends a corpse of an animal to my house, with the words "You're next" stained onto the fur in blood. It's quite morbid, actually.

I hope this is on a crusieship, then we'll be able to dress as pirates.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Martin on April 25, 2007, 05:27:33 AM
I hope this is on a crusieship, then we'll be able to dress as pirates.

Can't we just dress as pirates anyway?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: AnnaWaits on April 25, 2007, 05:55:37 AM
I reckon Ben'd dig that.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sham.on on April 25, 2007, 07:11:04 AM
Yeah, we should all show up as pirates and flip Ben the f*ck out. Hahaha.

.. no, seriously.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Natedawg59 on April 25, 2007, 07:55:14 AM
OMG Pirates!!! genious!!!    Deff will break out my Captain Jack Sparrow Holloween costume LOL!!

Im in desparate need for a vacation.   NO Money right now, but at least we're getting time to save up for whatever it is!  A Vacation with Ben,   Thats just F"kin AMAZING!!!!  ILL BE THERE!   WHO ELSE IF DEFF GONNA TRY TO GO??? We should start plans for a helluva PreGame!

think it'll be a Fan Club only thing, im sure it'll blow up huge if available to the public.  But if it isn't just FC,  WE SHOULD GET PRIORITY!!!!!    I think they will somehow.   I remember DMB had some cruise thing and the fan club got priority chance to get good tickets/rooms at better prices??   whatever this is gonna be, im sure the Fan Club will get some kind of advance purchases.....
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: whenlabratsgobad on April 25, 2007, 09:19:24 AM
Fan Club drops the ball again, the letter (and link) was just posted on Ben's myspace.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on April 25, 2007, 12:03:27 PM
i saw that.
i'm hoping that they're just trying to get a feel for how many people are interested.
and then, like nate said, give the fanclubbers priority.
because really...what is my 25 dollars for?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on April 25, 2007, 12:03:54 PM
we'll see how this whole thing plays out.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: maria on April 25, 2007, 01:10:23 PM
this is a really great idea! a cruise with ben folds fans! i took a look at the bare naked ladies cruise and it is amazing how many performers they got to come along...who will ben choose?? fleming and john? titler? corn mo? i really hope he picks bands/artists that all don't fit in one catagory...i would love it if he got the dresden dolls to do it...or one of my favorite bands Mates of State...

this sounds like it will be a lot of fun...i'm there!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2007, 02:40:05 PM
well, there's nothing saying it's a cruise. let's remember this.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: maria on April 25, 2007, 03:44:24 PM
sure there is no confirmation that it will be a cruise...but what else could it be? wouldn't it be harder to plan a 4 day festival in one location? or a traveling festival of some kind?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: celtic745 on April 25, 2007, 03:48:36 PM
i took a look at the bare naked ladies cruise and it is amazing how many performers they got to come along...who will ben choose??

Yeah, they got guster to come. Ben and guster together would be swell, though I'd doubt it would happen...atleast on this thing ( and yeah, i'm aware of the ben, guster, and rufus tour a few years back)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2007, 05:01:36 PM
Specially seeing as Guster's on Ships & Dips (the BNL cruise) again this year. So. Don't think they'd do two of these things in like two months.


And yeah. I'm just saying, some of the things this company has also put out includes resort things. Maybe we're all going to a resort?

All I know, is that I'll have to do homework while there. And that sucks ass.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: GromReaper on April 25, 2007, 05:29:43 PM
Hahaha, all the people sending poor Andy that hate mail must feel pretty silly now.  It's on Ben's MySpace blog as well as sent out by the .com's mailing list.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on April 25, 2007, 06:32:20 PM
Yeah, I've now got the email thrice.

I'm wondering how big of an extravaganza this is going to be.

Talk about Benadventures.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: AnnaWaits on April 26, 2007, 01:41:51 AM
Fabulous! I'm so glad I paid up to be a fanclub member! Grr.


Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on April 26, 2007, 02:12:57 AM
maybe i shud join the fanclub....
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Tod @ Sixthman on April 26, 2007, 04:07:26 AM
Glad to see so much excitement over here for Ben's "experience".

Fear not fan club members... you get first dibs.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melanor_rigby on April 26, 2007, 07:35:21 AM
Oooh! ooh! The sixthman folks are reading us!

Thanks for the info, Tod.

I wonder how much this is going to be price-wise?  I am cautiously interested but I am only a poor corrupt official ... ;-)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on April 26, 2007, 08:08:44 AM
Glad to see so much excitement over here for Ben's "experience".

Fear not fan club members... you get first dibs.

Thanks for the reassuring note, Sixthman rep!  It looks like you guys put on great band "experiences".  I remember hearing about the first BNL cruise and was excited reading about it even though I'm just a casual fan of the band.  But a Ben Folds experience, on the other hand....
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on April 26, 2007, 09:34:40 AM
I shall repeat my earlier enquiry now... I haven't heard from the fanclub in months - have they been sending e-mails out still?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on April 26, 2007, 09:35:37 AM
Hey Tod,

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that us oversea-ers are welcome to come over and join the party.

Or swing by and pick us up... :-P

~A

EDIT: Alex - apart from the one regarding this, no, not really.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on April 26, 2007, 09:38:49 AM
Cheers Andy - I haven't received this yet myself, but I've sent a line to the fanclub demanding answers... I'm worried it could just be an incompatable e-mail server (my Media teacher has one of those - he sent us 9 e-mails telling us what work to do, and we didn't get any of them...).
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: algonacchick on April 27, 2007, 09:27:24 PM
I got that info in an email, and I'm not in the fan club. Sounds interesting. I signed up to find out more, but it's doubtful hubby would let me do this. Just curious.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Natedawg59 on April 30, 2007, 08:17:00 AM
I got the fan club email with all these details, and the mailing list one a day or two after the Fan Club one.....
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on April 30, 2007, 08:33:53 AM
I didn't get either.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 02, 2007, 01:27:28 AM
seriously id join the fan club but u lot really dont flood me with confidence lol
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 02, 2007, 10:32:29 AM
i would flood you with confidence, but i don't like giving false hope.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 02, 2007, 10:38:52 AM
I don't like giving false hope, either, but I don't mind outright lying.

The Fanclub was the wisest investment I ever made.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 02, 2007, 12:01:59 PM
HA!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 03, 2007, 06:06:54 AM
i think as im obviously such an avid fan anyway i should get first dibs too lol
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 03, 2007, 06:20:05 AM
No, it's only right you should have to pay money like us REAL fans. In fact, you should have to pay money to even TALK to us.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 03, 2007, 06:26:26 AM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

and i thought u were my friend.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 03, 2007, 08:14:57 AM
Of course I'm your friend... I only said you SHOULD have to pay - I never said I was going to make you...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 03, 2007, 11:22:57 AM
i'll make you pay!
 >:(  gimme dat dough!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on May 03, 2007, 01:23:38 PM
If this does turn out to be a cruise, I propose the following first draft to be the official theSuburbs Ben Folds Experience 2008 flag.

It's an open source flag. Download the PNG and you can see it's all vecors. Edit away!

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 03, 2007, 02:23:45 PM
we have our own clan of burbanite pirates.
i call us "piranites"!
we need some sort of slogan that has the word "booty" in it.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on May 03, 2007, 05:14:08 PM
I like me some Suburbian Booty.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 04, 2007, 12:30:17 AM
im going to join the fanclub lol

edit: joined, lets just wait for confirmation email lol
"Your Payment has been processed and you will recieve an email from us confirming your membership and details to access the Ben Folds Fan Club member web page within 48hrs...."

never thought id do it but hey.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 04, 2007, 09:33:15 AM
WHY THE HELL DID YOU DO THAT?!! Did you not get our blatant warnings against?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 04, 2007, 11:22:17 AM
hehe.
hopefully, she only joined because she wants first dibs on the BFE.  that would be the only reason to join the fanclub at this point.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 04, 2007, 12:28:38 PM
That or she thought that I actually was going to charge her to talk to me.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 04, 2007, 05:54:47 PM
well alex i wonder. i joined. dad says if its america he'll take me. i want first dibs. lol

im a littl eon the pissed side of things at this current moment!! ooh dear me! love you allllll xccccccccccccccc

edit: yes delightful, im just a little excited about the whole ben thing, where do u lot think it'll be anyway? if its open air in feb its hardly going to be uk, somewhere in europe or other side of the pond?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 05, 2007, 06:21:37 PM
So much happens during my leave of absence.

I'm thrilled we get first dibs. Eeee!


And Alex, get a new email address/server.

Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 06, 2007, 01:34:22 AM
I don't understand why, though - it's been working fine for a year and a half, then suddenly stops.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: SinginJen on May 06, 2007, 06:57:48 AM
I didn't get the regular mailing list email that algona mentioned. hmm.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 06, 2007, 10:01:13 AM
i wana know more!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 06, 2007, 12:35:43 PM
Patience is a virtue.


But I gave those up a long time ago. Ha.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 14, 2007, 06:22:19 PM
LOTS OF INFO
www.BenFoldsExperience.com
GO NOW!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 14, 2007, 06:31:56 PM
Yes! GO! Thanks for the call, btw.


Logging in is impossible right now it seems.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 14, 2007, 07:54:56 PM
NP

AH STRESS!!!!!
Who wants to do all the work for booking my spot and paying for me ^_^
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 14, 2007, 08:35:20 PM
Hahaha. Paying, no.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: whenlabratsgobad on May 14, 2007, 08:59:49 PM
I'm only going to be 20 at the time...

Anybody here 25 or older and looking for a possible roommate?

I'm even pitching the idea to my mom...I don't know if she's ever been on a cruise (I know I haven't), but it's worth a shot!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on May 14, 2007, 09:03:15 PM
Holy information overload!  The only thing that bothers me (and this really is petty) is the festival-like multi-stage concerts.  I want to see it ALL!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 14, 2007, 09:05:43 PM
Yeah. It's going to pain me to not see Ben both nights. Agh.

I know a couple 25+ers.....


And yeah, I want to see it all. Who do you reckon's gonna be there? Dolls, Kweller, Lee? I'd love if Snuzz and Chuck were there. That'd be real swell.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 14, 2007, 10:12:05 PM
Snuzz would be a major treat.  i'm almost putting my money on the Dolls and Lee though.
hopefully, they'll get Harland Williams as one of the comedians.  i know he does ships and dips.  he's hilarious!

ahhhhhhh!  drunk and excited.  this is a nasty combination.

and i'll be 21 by then!!!!!  YAY!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 14, 2007, 10:34:52 PM
Some of us are 21 already.... And I think Amanda's the only one I'd bet on.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 14, 2007, 10:56:14 PM
*is positively giddy*
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on May 14, 2007, 11:07:27 PM
You know what'd be awesome?  The Bens reunion: The Live Cruise EP.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2007, 12:11:09 AM
Who's up for a suburban pirate party?

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 15, 2007, 01:42:00 AM
how many Uk-ers are going to do this then? I've been on the phone to dad and he's sounding pretty positive, also means ive got my token 25+ considering I'll be 19....slightly worying as it'll be term time for me and ive got to get to and from miami!! SO want to do it! Thank God dad is a Folds fan! *please let me go* I'm just worried about how much uni im going to miss...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: tramboy on May 15, 2007, 01:51:39 AM
I'll be there. I've told my PA to be on the phone constantly to ensure I get a good cabin.  i may even splash out on one of the suites as long as they don't go too quickly

*wets self in excitement*
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 15, 2007, 01:56:52 AM
its blatently going to cost me n dad a sodding fortune in money and im going to have to work so hard, how long am i going to have to have off 2 weeks?  be so mint tho!
edit: flights there and back to miami are looking like a grand for their pair of us.......shiiite........
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: greggraham on May 15, 2007, 02:01:02 AM
argh i'm 21 on 27th feb - gutted.

can't afford it anyway - hope y'all have fun though.

anyone from the UK going?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 15, 2007, 02:02:13 AM
depends on my dad, got to speak to him at 5pm after my exam. i'll have to leave all this excitement and cram for the next few hrs.................
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Luke8400 on May 15, 2007, 04:16:09 AM
99% sure I won't be able to go.  This is right around midterms.  Dammit, Ben...or Ben's management, whoever decided the dates.  Why not plan it around the MLK Holiday?  Or SUMMER?  Doesn't that seem like a better time for a cruise?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: SinginJen on May 15, 2007, 06:38:35 AM
I definitely will not have that money to spend next year.
I think they should have scholarships for the Experience!  I will gladly write any essay they might want.
Oh well.  Back to living vicariously I go!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Carolyn on May 15, 2007, 07:32:53 AM
maybe... if i don't eat or buy anything this year, then i can afford it...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 15, 2007, 07:39:10 AM
I'm not going. If they'd announced this later in the year, when I'd have more money, then, yeah. But I don't. And I dunno whether my parents would really approve anyway...

On a side note, I read the website address as "Ben Fold Sex Perience"... (I know that phrase makes no sense, but I guess it shows that sex plays an integral part to all things in life).
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 15, 2007, 10:24:13 AM
we're sex obsessed at the moment, desert islands etc, maybe thts just me and u alex ;) not togeter may i add :p

yeh i really dunno ive now got to try and work out how to do this as cheap as poss! any fellow uk-ers around to help? i got to twist dads arm (and wallet...)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 15, 2007, 10:56:46 AM
So i think over the weekend, everyone who is going from the burbs needs to form a chat room and work out details on roomies and such, becuase I don't want to over pay for a room, not get stuck with the crazy stalker fans, but rather informational stalker fans who know everything about Ben, but don't creep around, haha.

We'll be rocking the suburbs of the high seas, w00t!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2007, 11:03:36 AM
Good idea! We totally need a Suburbs Crew. With a better name than "Suburbs Crew".

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 15, 2007, 12:16:55 PM
I'm guessing your going to do this andy! i got an encouraging text from father, but seriously this is going to cost a bomb....

andy can we have burbian t-shirts? pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaase??
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 15, 2007, 12:30:57 PM
that's a great idea, steve! 
i already know i'm rooming with allison, brooke, and tiffany.  i think we're looking for one more though.
and...brooke is over 25, if a youngin' needs a spot.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Kidney05 on May 15, 2007, 12:58:17 PM
i might actually go! small chance, but still
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: neveryoumind on May 15, 2007, 01:25:34 PM
I will definitely be able to afford the trip but I need to find a roomie over 25. I'll only be 20 so if anyone is looking for a lower cabin rate by getting some roommates let me know :)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 15, 2007, 01:27:59 PM
that's a great idea, steve! 
i already know i'm rooming with allison, brooke, and tiffany.  i think we're looking for one more though.
and...brooke is over 25, if a youngin' needs a spot.

I'm old enough, but rooming with 4 girls would be awesome, haha!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on May 15, 2007, 01:29:35 PM
I'm still contemplating it.  I think we definitely need a "special" space for all of us to enter so we can work out best room arrangements, and T SHIRTS!

I can help out the under 25's by the way.  But we deffo need an arrangement for all us burbian's!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 15, 2007, 01:36:29 PM
i still need to talk to dad properly, nice timing middle of exams...

T SHIRTS was my idea  :P
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on May 15, 2007, 01:39:18 PM
T SHIRTS was my idea  :P

indeed, you get full credit, I just wanted to repeat it as it's a great idea!!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2007, 02:24:30 PM
I've already had reqests of this as a t-shirt (http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4220.0;attach=1191;image).

Maybe an adaptation? I want to make the lettering better anyway. And I also fancy going back to my original art and adding an eyepatch.

All ideas welcome! We can either do it all on the boards, or I can create a special section of the site for BFE stuff. Or both I guess!

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 15, 2007, 03:08:55 PM
YES! I want that t-shirt!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 15, 2007, 03:13:11 PM
Well. I can't say I've committed to anyone yet, mel. I've had way too many requests. Especially if Brooke needs to be someone's chaperone.


And T-Shirts, yes.


And Steve, as in Steve K, as you called me first, and broke the news, I'd say you'd have first dibs to me as a roommate. Hahaha.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 15, 2007, 03:41:30 PM
And Steve, as in Steve K, as you called me first, and broke the news, I'd say you'd have first dibs to me as a roommate. Hahaha.

Yeah! And I broke the news here first too! What what?! hahaha
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 15, 2007, 03:47:06 PM
Hahaha. I know! You knew first. That's +23980 for you.

Oh, and Andy, I definitely vote for a BFE Burbinate Crew section of the boards. We all ought to stick together.

DUDE. If there was a Burbian Hallway on the boat. That'd be f*cking awesome. And we can be weird and like, ew, that's what your voice sounds like? What? Andy really has a British Accent? What? No!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 15, 2007, 05:19:32 PM
Also since we will be on international waters for a bit (I think), we can have our own gambling. Forget the boat's own casino, we will have our own.

Also remember how like last week we were saying how we wanted to give Jared more credit for all the rockin' he does, we should throw him a party if Ben brings him along (which he better darm well do, unless the curise is all a front for a BFF reunion, which is not likey at all unless I win a few million dollars and bribe the guys to get back together just for one more show.....)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 15, 2007, 05:36:01 PM
Hahahaha. Talking to someone who's been on the ships&dips experience, this is what she had to say about seeing the band on board:

Quote
They roamed the boat. They're totally not that band that just hides and comes out for the shows. They had a part of the boat that was for the band and their families, but for the most part the guys were pretty much out there. You'd wake up and see Jim having breakfast with his kid, and randomly pass Steve or Ed in the halls. It was pretty cool.

Aww. I'm excited boys and girls. I'm excited.


Are we there yet?








Are we there yet?




Are we there yet?



Oh, Andy, we'll need a countdown. That's for sure.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: SinginJen on May 15, 2007, 05:39:24 PM
Hey Alex, want to go cry somewhere in a corner with me?  Thanks.
(Didn't mean to be a killjoy...just remember us little folks when you're all out there on the big boat! *tear*)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 15, 2007, 07:14:50 PM
I'm sure we'll all blog along, there's an internet cafe on board. I'll be sure to bring my usb cord as to upload videos and pictures and things.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 15, 2007, 07:21:46 PM
I have an idea spawing from Allison's....are you ready? THE SUBURBS VIDEO BLOG!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: SinginJen on May 15, 2007, 07:45:30 PM
Here's an idea:
Allison wears a web cam at all times.
Well.  Except maybe in the bathroom.  Legalities and all.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 15, 2007, 08:52:33 PM
Video blog is a swell idea. And we can all get together and make a giant post about how we all wish you were here with us, because y'all know we do. Too bad there's no scholarship application. Ha.

And, yeah, you don't want to see me pee. That might not be fun. And There is that guy that does wear a webcam at all time. But. I'm not so sure Ben's peeps would like that, nor am I sure I would like that. Haha.

But, we'll be sure to video lots, and lots. I do have a camcorder that's going to go along. So perhaps I'll be allowed to get the shows..... and, burbanites, what show are you signing up for? One or two? I'm debating what I should do. Save the Benjamin for later? It's going to be so weird to not opt to see Ben one night, because we can't. Strange. Very. It'll be the first Folds show I can reach that I'll miss. AHHH. Pain!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: perthgirl on May 15, 2007, 09:07:31 PM
I can't go...it's the start of the Oz school year, plus it's too expensive from here, plus I have family commitments that prevent my attendance.

Can I still buy a t-shirt?  Perhaps those of us Burbanites who are unable to attend can have our own version with 'The Ben Folds Experience..In Abstentia Suburbanite Crew' on it?  I want a t-shirt in any case!

Yes, I want video blog...and bootlegs of the performances...and someone to tell Ben that Perth is missing him badly!

I'm a bit sad about missing out.  :'(
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on May 16, 2007, 12:12:06 AM
I have one of those DVD camcorders that you can just USB into a computer and take the MPEG files stright off. I was thinking something along the lines of video blog.

~A

PS T-shirts for all!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 16, 2007, 01:06:37 AM
yeh with the t-shirts put some burbian related bit on there somewhere!

alex i have an idea that could help you come, open a student bank account...use the overdraft for this, tadaaaaaa =) and bunk up with some burbians, there sorted ;)

Andys not the only one with a British accent! If any americans ask me if im scottish they may however get a smack. My North East accent is nothing like Scottish.

I reaaaaally reaaaally hope dad says yes. Maybe if I offer some money towards it.....are there any other brits planning on this? xx

edit: I had an idea, usernames on tshirts or too complicated?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on May 16, 2007, 02:07:59 AM
I reaaaaally reaaaally hope dad says yes. Maybe if I offer some money towards it.....are there any other brits planning on this? xx

planning on getting dad to pay, or planning on going?  I am yes to the latter

edit: I had an idea, usernames on tshirts or too complicated?

I don't think we could do en-mass printing with usernames (if we get professional prints!!), but maybe we could do that ourselves?  custom like?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 16, 2007, 02:14:21 AM
yeh ourselves may work better. I meant planning on going and if yes what is the most economical (aka cheap) way possible? i havent got a choice but get dad to pay at least part of it, im a student and my house next year is draining me dry!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on May 16, 2007, 02:19:49 AM
unfortunately I'll have to work while I'm there and I need to make sure I can get onto the net.  providing that is possible, then I will be hunting down the cheapest flights etc.  I'm sure many of us brits will be doing it, so if we club our findings together we can all get the cheapest flights!  It obviously makes sense to book a good 6 months in-advance too!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 16, 2007, 02:21:30 AM
agreed!! cheap flights pooling required!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on May 16, 2007, 02:58:25 AM
From my (limited) research, flight to the US get cheaper the closer you get to the date. It's like a form of gambling!

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 16, 2007, 03:33:05 AM

 Ow my god! I SO WANNA GO! .. but its to muts money..to muts! Flight tickets (f*ck schiphol) making sure all my pets are in a save place (the dogs, ferrets, snakes and tortoise..) and taking my bodyguards along (to pull me of ben, I will be hanging on him all day long and scream 'I gonna love you and hug you and squeeeezzeee you. Im gonna make him wish that he could breath again..ow yes.. im evil-fan-girl in overdrive) makes it a realy expensive trip... That, and my boyfriend wants to come to Damn damn damn! I call this discrimination EURODISCRIMINATION!. Yes its out there now, if your a Ben Folds fan living in Europe they just keep on **** with you benfoldynis...

 Stil..

 OMG I WANNA GO!

(as euro-fans, can we not just kipnapp ben folds and keep him here for always and always and aaallllwaayyys(I would say we keep him in the Netherlands drugs being legal and all, so we can keep him calm and chipper at the same moment.. making him never wanna leave and play songs all day long))
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 16, 2007, 03:42:15 AM
Andy i swear the new girls mad. I like her tho.

Anyway...but thats a big risk waiting around for flights, do we have similar opinions on flights being cheaper if we hold out?

pray dads in a good mood when i next speak to him!!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 16, 2007, 03:48:45 AM

 My docters keep telling me that too that I mad as a .. something mad. But its keep life so muts simpler (altough the drugs that they force-feed me are bit of a problem) Have to go! group session is starting right now :D
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on May 16, 2007, 03:58:56 AM
andy might be right actually, I don't fly to the US that much but I have a feeling it is sometimes cheaper (or no different) to book only a month or so in-advance.  don't forget though that if we waited that long it would be end of year/christmas so the usual nightmare of having no money anyway...ahh!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: SinginJen on May 16, 2007, 05:03:32 AM
I like these plans for those of us who will be absent.  I will still be able to afford a t-shirt! *hint*
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 16, 2007, 05:09:57 AM
(back from group session)
 We can print our own tshirts. We missed the Ben Folds Expererience ........ Fill in the dots, make something fun of it, or a funny cartoon. We even can make a contest out of it! You know. That way we can bound and sing songs like 'there is always someone cooler than you, and all of them are at the ben folds Experience 2008'
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Carolyn on May 16, 2007, 05:35:46 AM
Ooo i want to go  :( Whats are the chances that I will find A LOT of money lying around somewhere? Hmmm...

I want a T-shirt too.

(as euro-fans, can we not just kipnapp ben folds and keep him here for always and always and aaallllwaayyys(I would say we keep him in the Netherlands drugs being legal and all, so we can keep him calm and chipper at the same moment.. making him never wanna leave and play songs all day long))

I agree, its near enough to Belgium...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 16, 2007, 08:02:07 AM
Flights CAN be less if you book them like RIGHT before the date, but I'd say its not worth the risk.

Another thing we need to plan (to save us some cash) is getting a convoy of people together to share ride from the airport and such
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 16, 2007, 08:17:54 AM
sek that is a good idea lol
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 16, 2007, 09:19:05 AM
I am full of good ideas! Another good idea: Andy should dedicate a part of the burbs to just my good ideas! haha
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 16, 2007, 10:08:47 AM
ok, your last idea isn't such a great one, but i think the riding together from the airport idea is good.
we can all pick a time to try to have our flights come in.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 16, 2007, 10:34:27 AM

A realy good idear would be one that gets me into America around that time and into that damn cruise! I just told some friends that Im realy realy sick and that the docters dont know how long I have to life, I hope it works out! ;D
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 16, 2007, 12:09:51 PM
Did you guys not also see that there's a kick off event on the 20th? Down there somewhere. Which would imply hotels. Unless you want to do like I did in Nashville and sleep in the airport.



Oh wait. Nashville's International Airport CLOSES. That and you UKers probably will want to show on the 20th just to not be all jet lagged with the time difference. I know Brooke and I are looking to be on the same flight out of Chicago...


Oooo It made Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003585647

Along with John Mayer raving about Ben. Which he should.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Martin on May 16, 2007, 12:59:54 PM
I so want to go. I just have to see if I can justify the cost to myself.

And probably look for someone to share a cabin with (or I could be decadent and have a whole one to myself).

And i think it will be necessary to show on the 20th for anyone ocming from far away as who'd want to take the risk of a flight delay and missing the boat (literally).
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Disease on May 16, 2007, 07:01:12 PM
I am SO jealous of anyone doing this.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 17, 2007, 12:44:51 AM
well spoke to dad and we agreed its a lot of money so hes having a think.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 17, 2007, 03:31:17 AM

 Hanny, your father is the coolest, even if he is not taking you. I mean, he wants to think about it! I dont even have to ask not now not ever.

 Please adopt me.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 17, 2007, 03:50:45 AM
I know hes mint. he likes good music, and after taking him to a ben gig i converted him ;) tho kinda glad he doesnt grace the burbs as much as i love him. id have to behave myself...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on May 17, 2007, 01:41:18 PM
i dont think i'll be able to go. first of all, im underage. second, i havent asked my strict dad yet...and i just started saving for a car.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 17, 2007, 01:54:02 PM
sad to hear it, chloe.
we could take care of the underage part.
but, it's up to you what you spend your money on.  and the parentals...  oh the parentals...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 17, 2007, 10:47:17 PM
Yeah, we could definitely cover your underage bit. Unless your parents aren't cool with that. If they want to interview me, that's also cool. Background check? I had one of those done two years ago.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 17, 2007, 10:48:35 PM
i have the best dad in the world.

text 1: "Happy Christmas Hannah."

text 2: "I've just been on the ben folds website"

He sent them at 00:30, lol, bless 'im, i have an exam this morning and luckily i was actually asleep by then, i shall ring him after my exam, fingers crossed peoples!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 17, 2007, 10:50:21 PM
SWEETNESS!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 18, 2007, 02:43:10 AM

O dear god I WANT YOUR FATHER!!  \m/

 Last night I discussed this with my boyfriends, he and I agreed that we have to make our own euro ben folds experience.. just rent a small boat with radio (and cd player) some euro Ben Folds on board and just pretend that we are there too ( I already design a tshirt for all that come allong for the smallest ben folds experience you will ever go to) I have a Ken doll (Barbie's boyfriend that is) so we can make a Ben Folds out of him.. just need a small grand Piano.. and yes! kenbenfolds will sign all your cd's and Lp's

 who's in!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 18, 2007, 04:32:35 AM
lol i know i also got another text at 8:42am..

text: BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!BEN!

To be precise yes 32 times.

Wen i came out of exam:
text: U.S.A here we go!!!

I briefly spoke to him after exam said he'd ring me back...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Carolyn on May 18, 2007, 04:41:53 AM
Ooooo you're SO lucky!! I'm very very jealous. I wonder what my dad will say if i ask him...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 18, 2007, 04:42:43 AM
hey its worth a try ;)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 18, 2007, 08:39:19 AM
SWEET! We can be all Burbanite together! :D
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 18, 2007, 08:59:42 AM

 I asked my father, and he laughed at me. Realy hard almost crying so muts fun he had with it.. damn.  :-[ :-[ :-[ can someone at least send me a signed tshirt? or just a tshirt.. pretty please!  \m/ rocking  \m/ (my god, this selfpitty thing is getting sadder by the minute.)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 18, 2007, 09:12:46 AM
I can't make any promises, but I definitely can see what I can do, with my winning powers and all...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 18, 2007, 09:37:26 AM

 If you have that kind of winning powers I will call you my goddes/queen of anything els you want! I will I realy will!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 18, 2007, 09:39:23 AM
Well, it's in February, we'll have to see if you still stick around. And put up with our craziness until then!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 18, 2007, 09:43:37 AM
yeah.  that's a feat in itself.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 18, 2007, 09:45:28 AM
ok this is to be my christmas pressie if we can get on the cruise. its going to cost a fortune...im going to owe my dad bigtime!!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 18, 2007, 09:48:06 AM
your dad sounds amazing.
i'm gonna get my parents to pay for the plane ticket as a birthday present.
then, the rest of the family can pitch in for christmas on the cost of the cruise.
w00t
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 18, 2007, 09:50:51 AM
Mine is money I actually have but didn't know I had. I guess some of my shares in Sears are liquidating, and it's abou 2000 bucks. Woot. So half is going to Ben, and half I'll reinvest.


I love how I'm making all these plans, and haven't said a thing to my mother. Hahaha. She's not going to be happy. But, she's the one who said, Go! When I was able to get to Nashville last minute.


Ha. My dad's been all supportive (I know he's the one to call for these things) and as they're not married anymore, heh, I know who to talk to. Hahaha.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 18, 2007, 09:51:13 AM
 I wil stick around I realy will ow goddes o queen of Iowa :D
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 18, 2007, 09:52:23 AM
Yeah, I don't claim the state I go to school in. I'm a Wisconsinite, through and through.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 18, 2007, 09:54:21 AM

 You can be the queen of the world, just get me the bloody tshirt (not a bloody tshirt... that would be to freaky for my taste)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 18, 2007, 09:55:55 AM
Hahaha. Hahaha. I'm sure Ben Kweller's got a bloody t-shirt hangin around somewhere.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 18, 2007, 11:38:06 AM
ok, even I wouldn't take Ben Kweller's bloody t-shirt.  you're sick, allison.
 :P
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 18, 2007, 12:49:04 PM
Hahaha. It's better than the bloody tampon. Ew. Eww.


You've gotta take a box with you to ACL.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 18, 2007, 02:11:47 PM

 You dirty girls shame on you !
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 18, 2007, 02:22:02 PM
Have you not seen the video?


Hell. I don't know if you're a Kweller fan. Anyway. check this shit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXlN5UjA0Yw
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Dark_Pigeon on May 18, 2007, 02:36:37 PM

 aww.. poor puppy face is bleeding to dead.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 18, 2007, 04:21:43 PM
he's so hardcore.  i don't think i could've done it.  i guess that's why i'm not a Ben though.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 18, 2007, 07:53:05 PM
BK is so amazing. So sweet in person too. Aww. Fuzzies.


I'm still not over that. Anyway...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: perthgirl on May 19, 2007, 02:21:09 AM
Have you not seen the video?


Hell. I don't know if you're a Kweller fan. Anyway. check this shit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXlN5UjA0Yw

Eugh.  And I was about to eat dinner.
I'd read the story previously somewhere, but seeing it in full colour was just too much...

Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 19, 2007, 04:28:10 AM
from the responses imnot clicking the link. hmm. back to orignial topic u know fan club get first dibs any idea of when? i know its chronologically (aka hanny last)?

annnd exam went ok =)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 19, 2007, 07:40:08 AM
Sometime around the 25th I believe.


Dude. It's quality Kweller video. But kind of hard to stomach at times. Imagine being there. Wow.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 19, 2007, 09:19:02 AM
i had heard about it prior to seeing it.
seeing it was worse than i thought it was going to be.
i love the pan action at the end showing the blood on the piano keys. 
it's a nice contrast, but still very gross.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 19, 2007, 10:40:43 AM
Ew, it's not the keys that get to me, it's the guitar.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: whenlabratsgobad on May 19, 2007, 01:14:08 PM
That would actually be a pretty sweet pickguard design.  They can call it the BK Special.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 19, 2007, 01:26:29 PM
Fender makes special Kweller guitar strings now. Well. They're on prototype.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 20, 2007, 01:23:46 AM
Sometime around the 25th I believe.

keep me posted, i cant read all the sites inside out with having these exams, u lot know u love me =D xx
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 20, 2007, 11:34:52 AM
Of course!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on May 20, 2007, 12:08:38 PM
Sorry if I'm behind but in an email from Sixthman on 15th May, they said:

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You MUST log in at the above link prior to Midnight ET on Monday, May 21, to serve as an RSVP to participate in the pre-sale.

After we compile all of the RSVP information we will then send you a unique pre-sale token that will allow you to access our online reservation system on a particular day and time beginning Wednesday, May 30.  Pre-sale dates and times will be assigned first by fan club priority and then by your RSVP time and date
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They send you a code to login with (and the pw is your d.o.b but remember brits it's MMDDYYYY).

No one else done this yet?  30th is only 10 days away, ahhhh!!

They still haven't replied to my email yet about 'net access on-board, not happy :(
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 20, 2007, 12:57:42 PM
I thought that they said that there's a free internet cafe?

Yep.

Quote
You will dig the intimate setting onboard the Carnival Imagination as you travel with like-minded fans for this free-wheeling experience at sea. Catch Ben and others in nightclub-like settings while enjoying a first-class cruise including a full-service spa, internet café, coffee bar, state-of-the-art gym facilities, fine dining, free 24-hour room service, a casino and more.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 20, 2007, 02:45:54 PM
the internet cafe is NOT free.
in fact, it's quite costly.
i forget the exact rates, but, i guarantee you, they will be charging you by the minute.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on May 20, 2007, 02:52:30 PM
well, I need it for work but problem is, I need to use my compy and not theirs.  If they don't reply to me then I can't come really, ahh!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 20, 2007, 04:47:45 PM
Oh no. Did you post on the cruises' message board about it?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on May 21, 2007, 12:25:26 AM
erm nope  ::)  will do!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 21, 2007, 02:30:45 AM
ahh ok so in other words do not do anything on may 30th. sit by pc (with dads credit card details...)...got you....
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on May 22, 2007, 12:19:22 AM
Wow, I was just over reading about the Barenaked Ladies Ships & Dips cruise over here http://board.barenaked.net/.  I barely listen to BNL, but it was exciting just reading through all the stories and imagining what form the Ben Folds cruise will take.

Obviously there's some differences (i.e. Ben not being a 5-man band to be split up into different derivations...), but here are some interesting highlights I gathered:
- special guests: Guster, Jason Plumb, Harland Williams, Sean Cullen, Matt White, Joe Pisapia, The New Odds, and a couple BNL side bands
- 4 days of non-stop music.  Most people saw between 10-20 shows and some hardcore fans were running around and saw around 27 (though I imagine they were seeing bits and bites of shows, rather than the whole thing)
- BNL played 2 main sets, 2 acoustic sets
- 3 hour(!) midnight jam session finale with upwards of 19 band members & special guests on stage
- songwriter's session.  Certain cabins were chosen to see it live, but it was broadcast on the cabin TVs for everyone else
- BNL covered Careless Whisper too
- an official photo of you and the band is taken at launch, which could later be purchased for an unreasonable amount of money (but you know you'll buy it anyway!)
- the band was all over the place, sitting in on other's shows, you could run into them at the buffet, etc.
- random events like Scrabble, karaoke, wine-tasting, and guitar hero with various band members
- 4 shows were officially recorded and can be bought at their website
- through some official (charitable donation) and not-so official (wristband swapping) means, it WAS possible to attend BOTH headlining shows

Gee, I'm excited.  ;D  How 'bout you?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 22, 2007, 07:15:09 AM
That's so exciting! Thanks for all that information!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 22, 2007, 09:40:48 PM
i hope i get to buy Ben a drink on the ship.
i want to buy him a shot.
that way, after he takes it, i can tell him "that's one down and you've got 3.6 to go."
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on May 23, 2007, 12:47:43 AM
i hope i get to buy Ben a drink on the ship.
i want to buy him a shot.
that way, after he takes it, i can tell him "that's one down and you've got 3.6 to go."

I think you need to redress your life's priorities.

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 23, 2007, 03:56:29 AM
This is from the girl who is conspiring to give Ben, as she calls it, a "disease of love". I think her making a lame joke is the least of our problems.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: whenlabratsgobad on May 23, 2007, 06:02:15 AM
With Melissa it's really more of a "disease of 'she's just having fun, then she'll never call you again'"
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 23, 2007, 08:46:15 AM
This is from the girl who is conspiring to give Ben, as she calls it, a "disease of love". I think her making a lame joke is the least of our problems.

Hahaa. So true.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 23, 2007, 12:43:17 PM
they have a point, andy.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on May 23, 2007, 01:08:44 PM
True. But you know what's sad?

It's not looking likely that I can get on this trip. I just can't get the cash together.  :'(

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: whenlabratsgobad on May 23, 2007, 01:24:19 PM
Yeah, same here.  My plan of "Hey Mom, let's do a family vacation" has yielded less-than-desirable results.  Have fun, everyone.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 23, 2007, 02:07:17 PM
True. But you know what's sad?

It's not looking likely that I can get on this trip. I just can't get the cash together.  :'(

~A
Nooooo. You have to go. I told you. Start a fund. It wouldn't be proper for us to be there without you.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 23, 2007, 02:46:00 PM
what are the minions without their master?
 :'(
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sham.on on May 23, 2007, 03:40:57 PM
Aye, same here, guys; lack of money. So, unless I come into a large sum of money within the next few weeks ...

I know. Anyone up for some bank robbing? Anyone? N.. no..?

Hahaha.  :P
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: SinginJen on May 23, 2007, 08:22:40 PM
Clearly, this calls for an international bake sale.
Get out those brownie mixes!!!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 24, 2007, 01:19:34 AM
andy beg borrow and steal, take out a loan! xxx
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Carolyn on May 24, 2007, 02:00:21 AM
I asked my parents if me and michael could go... but they said no! Maybe all us people that can't go can rent a boat somewhere and then someone can dress up as ben folds...yeh, that might work.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 24, 2007, 04:05:16 AM
Us UKers should have a meet-up party thing where we listen to the bands and stuff. It'll be way cooler 'cause I'll be there.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 24, 2007, 10:01:12 AM
ha!  that was a good one, alex.  i forgot how funny you were. 
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 25, 2007, 08:55:39 AM
Really??! Where the hell have you been you crazy ho?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 25, 2007, 11:59:58 AM
So, Amanda and Eef have been announced. Anybody suprised? No? Good.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 25, 2007, 12:12:13 PM
Where do you see this?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 25, 2007, 12:21:19 PM
Oh, I found it. It was sent to my bulk folder. Silly email.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on May 25, 2007, 12:47:31 PM
Not surprised, but the confirmation is nice!  ;D
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on May 25, 2007, 01:05:53 PM
How odd. I didn't get that. Can you copy/paste?

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 25, 2007, 01:19:29 PM
Can I copy/paste? What a silly question!


And yeah, I only got it in one of my email addresses. The first one I signed up with, seems to get everything way later.
From a mailing:
Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls and Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide will be joining Ben on the event. It only gets better from here, people.

In order to maximize the number of fans we can fit in during the pre-sale, we've extended the RSVP date to May 30! Almost a full week to tell your friends and RSVP for this killer event.

If you've already RSVP'd for the priority pre-sale, thanks! Additional info is coming soon.




PS. I'm online now.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 25, 2007, 03:04:07 PM
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Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls and Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide will be joining Ben on the event. It only gets better from here, people.

Haha, does anyone else think they've phrased that badly? "Amanda Palmer and Eef Barzelay - only gets better; couldn't get much worse" (I am fully aware that that isn't true, as I am a devoted fan of both, but you get the drift...)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 25, 2007, 04:38:48 PM
well, i'm happy i got confirmation on the other attendees.  however, sixthman still hasn't replied to my e-mail.  i never got to RSVP in the first place because they gave me the  wrong information to sign in with.  also, i've signed up for the mailing list with two separate e-mail accounts and i'm not receiving anything.

GRRR!!!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 25, 2007, 08:46:40 PM
Yeah. What could be better than those two? Ben's already coming.

And, I only got the email at one of my accounts.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 25, 2007, 09:02:14 PM
what's their problem?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 26, 2007, 09:37:54 AM
They're trying how to keep Ben safe, before the let you on.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 26, 2007, 12:49:40 PM
yay!  lauren from sixthman e-mailed me back and i'm good now.  all signed in and rsvp'ed. 
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 26, 2007, 01:08:10 PM
See! I was helpful! Yay me!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on May 27, 2007, 02:48:08 AM
With the pre-sales coming up this week, has anyone decided between show #1 or #2?  Of course, we'd all do everything we could to go to both.  But if you only end up at one, which would you choose?

I'm leaning towards #1...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 27, 2007, 08:00:18 AM
interesting... i'm rather leaning toward 2.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on May 27, 2007, 11:50:07 AM
My thinking here is that while #2 would be great since Ben will be in his groove by that show and it could be a big last show send-off.... #1 would be the inaugural cruise kick-off show and nobody knows what to expect by that point.  I'm torn either way.  Gotta find a way into both!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 27, 2007, 12:03:14 PM
i definitely want to find a way into both.
though, not at the expense of missing Amanda.
i MUST see amanda.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 27, 2007, 03:50:04 PM
i definitely want to find a way into both.
though, not at the expense of missing Amanda.
i MUST see amanda.

Agreed. Very much agreed. The Dolls' tour this summer is far to expensive.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 27, 2007, 04:15:07 PM
seriously.  as much as i'd like to see Cyndi Lauper and Amanda... it's just not worth it.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 27, 2007, 04:16:16 PM
you mean "too" expensive! ^_^

So yeah I have gotten to the point, where on tuesday I will call sixthman to fix one of my accounts because they are all trisomy 21. So Allison, who is all in our cabin? Me, you, mel, brooke and then her friend?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 27, 2007, 06:46:39 PM
yeah, that's all steve.
i think we're set.
if we can find a couple more friend, we can get the group discount, which would be awesome.  ... but i'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on May 27, 2007, 08:51:46 PM
YES! and if we find another person who wants to go, and family COULD pay their way, but choose not to, we will hold that person for pre-ransom
"We are going to kidnap your *insert person of relation* for ransom so they can go on the trip, unless you pay our pre-ransom price, which happens to be the exact same amout as our ransom and the amount your *insert person of relation* needs to join our group, so we get a group discount"
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on May 28, 2007, 09:25:35 AM
lol so we are registered if we signed up with sixthman right? im confused...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sham.on on May 28, 2007, 11:04:49 AM
Hrm, a group discount? That might be the only way I'd be able to go... Though, does anyone know just how much of a discount it is..?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Martin on May 28, 2007, 12:13:04 PM
So, having done the sums, I can definitely afford to go. And I can get the time off work. So I'm going to go. The only question is whether I can find anyone to share a cabin with. None of my friends are quite Ben-obsessed enough to go with me.

Anybody here interesting in sharing a cabing with a mostly well-behaved English guy?

If not, I shall have to go off and try the main Experience forum. But I thought I'd check you guys first (as we all know this is where all the best Ben fans go).
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 28, 2007, 12:54:59 PM
If you pay for me and put up with the smell, then yeah.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 28, 2007, 02:57:55 PM
Hrm, a group discount? That might be the only way I'd be able to go... Though, does anyone know just how much of a discount it is..?

"Groups of 16-or-more guests (6 cabin minimum) can apply for a group discount by calling Sixthman at 404-525-0222. Group rates must be requested in advance and include the names of all participants. Each group participant will receive a $50 Sail & Sign credit on the ship, or the group coordinator can choose to collect the total discount for themselves. Group discounts are not available during any pre-sale period."
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on May 30, 2007, 11:29:33 AM
Heh, they just announced on Amanda's myspace page that she's coming on the cruise and someone thought it was a tour ("Come to Seattle!").  Also I saw that she's coming for 9 days of the Fringe festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August.  Wow, that'd definitely be something to check out.

I was just thinking how for the BNL cruise, the Odds reunited as the New Odds (minus a member or two)...  then I was imagining how it'd be unbelievably great if fellow Chapel Hillers the Squirrel Nut Zippers who recently reunited (minus a member or two) earlier this year after 5 years would come on the cruise.  Ben, Amanda, Squirrel Nut Zippers.  That'd be the ultimate trifecta for me!  If you remember, some of their members were the horns on BFF's Army and Ben appeared in their music video for The Suits are Picking Up the Bill.  So there is a Ben connection and it's not completely out of the question that this could happen...

Now if former Squirrel Nut Zippers member Andrew Bird came aboard, I think my head would explode from excitement.  ;D
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 30, 2007, 01:12:18 PM
Erm... Aren't the two members who appeared on "Army" also the two who didn't rejoin the band in it's reformed state?  :P

Answer: Yes. Yes they are.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on May 30, 2007, 02:12:42 PM
Erm... Aren't the two members who appeared on "Army" also the two who didn't rejoin the band in it's reformed state?  :P

Answer: Yes. Yes they are.

Fine by me!  I wasn't sure how familiar the 'burb members would be with the Squirrel Nut Zippers and their messy break-up, which a long story.  I'd still be happy with the rest of reformed SNZ without Maxwell & Mosher (not to diminish their huge contributions to the band at all).  Heck, even Katharine Whalen solo would be a treat.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on May 30, 2007, 02:28:00 PM
Andrew Bird would be orgasmic.
i love that man.
almost as much as i love Amanda.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 30, 2007, 05:18:11 PM
Isn't Andrew Bird just an "honorary" member of SNZ though?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on May 31, 2007, 12:35:45 AM
If SNZ were to get involved, hopefully they'd involve their new/old friends, The Old Ceremony.

And I think Maxwell/Mosher split up now (well, I say I think, Mosher's ex-wife told me!).
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on May 31, 2007, 11:24:33 AM
Isn't Andrew Bird just an "honorary" member of SNZ though?

Just a technicality   ;)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on May 31, 2007, 08:31:23 PM
"Tokens" sent out today!
Quote
Hello Allison!

Are you ready for the Ben Folds Experience?!

We sure are! To help you prepare, we crafted this email containing details regarding the priority pre-sale; including specific booking information and a unique booking link that CANNOT be found on our website for you to place your reservation.  We've tried to be as thorough as possible so this message is a bit lengthy, but hopefully it answers any questions you might have.  You can also refer to the BFE FAQ page and, of course, you can contact us by phone, email or live chat.  Continue below for full pre-sale details.

We want to reward you for your early interest in the cruise so we have a few incentives for those of you who book right away.

    1.    Admission to Ben's main theatre show is based on the order in which reservations are placed, so the sooner you book the better your selection.

    2.    Early booking also gives you the best selection of cabins, including Balcony Suites which are always quick sell-outs.

    3.    Each guest in any cabin booked prior to July 9, 2007, will be invited to a Question-and-Answer session with Ben during the event!

    4.    Each guest in the first 100 cabins booked will receive an exclusive BFE t-shirt - just give us your size when you book!  We must have each guest's information before July 9th - shirts will be made to order after that date.  Guests added to your cabin after July 9 will not qualify for a shirt.

    5.    And that's not all!  Use your Sixthman ID to refer friends and family to join you on the cruise and earn entry for you and a guest into an intimate acoustic show by BEN!!  Complete referral details below.

The Ben Folds Experience heads out on the Carnival Imagination from the Port of Miami on February 21, 2008, stops in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and returns on February 25, 2008.

Joining Folds on the cruise will be a few of his musician friends including Amanda Palmer and Eef Barzelay, with more artists to be added over the next few months.

You will dig the intimate setting as you travel with like-minded fans for this free-wheeling experience at sea. Catch Ben and others in nightclub-like settings while enjoying a first-class cruise including a full-service spa, internet café, coffee bar, state-of-the-art gym facilities, fine dining, free 24-hour room service, a casino and more.

So... Are you Experienced?!

Everyone's time is slightly different. For me it's
Pre-sale date: June 5, 2007
Pre-sale time: 2:30pm
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 01, 2007, 09:12:49 AM
that's the same for me here, but it doesn't say what time zone for 2.30pm???

I'm still trying to get clarification from Sixthman about Internet on-board but they believe there are many hot spots that I can connect with a laptop.

So...who's going for the Presidential Penthouse???

has everyone worked out rooms yet?  looks like I can go, so I need to team up!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 01, 2007, 09:33:50 AM
ooo, sixthman sent me info: http://www.carnival.com/CMS/FAQs/On_Board_Internet_Cafes.aspx

right I'm in then, who needs another body for a room and anyone willing to pay that bit extra for an ocean view?  if you go for 4 or 5 to a room it's actually only about $80 more.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on June 01, 2007, 09:49:06 AM
that's the same for me here, but it doesn't say what time zone for 2.30pm???

The e-mail I got says ET for the time zone.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 01, 2007, 10:57:13 AM
wow, is he coming too?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 01, 2007, 06:21:51 PM
Yeah, all the time zones are EST.

And, if we seriously take on an effort to get Andy there -- which, I all think we should. If we all pitched in some, the cheapest flight (yes I looked it up) is 732 in US dollars.  And I already told Andy he can stay in our hotel room (I hope you can handle me and Mel in the same room as each other. heh). But seriously. And, if we bunked you, Andy that is, into a 5 man. Somewhere.... that'd be real swell. You can always add more passengers later.


Either that, or I suggest taking out a loan. I mean. Really.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 02, 2007, 12:38:13 AM
I don't mind pitching in for Andy, top man!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on June 02, 2007, 10:15:30 AM
yeh i got 3:30pm on the 5th, and im in sodding Dublin so ive got to rely on my mum! xx
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 04, 2007, 04:55:36 AM
so who's teaming up on rooms and who's pitching together for andy?  I mean, it is his birthday today after all!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on June 04, 2007, 08:35:59 AM
i'd pitch in some money for Andy.  the man deserves it.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: neveryoumind on June 04, 2007, 09:14:20 AM
that's the same for me here, but it doesn't say what time zone for 2.30pm???

I'm still trying to get clarification from Sixthman about Internet on-board but they believe there are many hot spots that I can connect with a laptop.

So...who's going for the Presidential Penthouse???

has everyone worked out rooms yet?  looks like I can go, so I need to team up!

I can talk to my roommate, adding another person would definitely make it easier to have a nicer cabin. I'll message him and let you know.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 04, 2007, 09:17:13 AM
I can talk to my roommate, adding another person would definitely make it easier to have a nicer cabin. I'll message him and let you know.

thanks, am starting to get desperate now, pre-sale starting tomorrow and everyone seems to be sorted (or keeping quiet)...ahh, panic!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: neveryoumind on June 04, 2007, 06:12:03 PM
I can talk to my roommate, adding another person would definitely make it easier to have a nicer cabin. I'll message him and let you know.

thanks, am starting to get desperate now, pre-sale starting tomorrow and everyone seems to be sorted (or keeping quiet)...ahh, panic!


I spoke to my roommate and he's ok with you joining us :)! No need to panic anymore haha. Your booking time is 2 hours earlier than mine so you'll probably need all of our information. Let me know if you definitely would like to join us and which room your looking at booking. He's looking into getting all of our payment info together so the reservation process will be a bit easier.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on June 04, 2007, 09:18:39 PM
On the www.benfoldsexperience.com forums, someone posted today that Corn Mo is now confirmed as a guest.  There's no apparent source for this info, but thought you should know.

Now... eagerly awaiting my pre-sale time.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 04, 2007, 09:42:05 PM
The source is Lauren who works for Sixthman. So that's officially-enough for me.


Once again; not surprised. Gimme something I can go. Oooooo! I didn't know Ben liked them! About.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on June 04, 2007, 10:22:13 PM
I see... I was reading the "Any guesses?" thread and saw the source as ahlizphair.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 04, 2007, 10:23:14 PM
It's up on the sticky thread at the top of the board. :)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 05, 2007, 12:11:52 AM
I spoke to my roommate and he's ok with you joining us :)! No need to panic anymore haha. Your booking time is 2 hours earlier than mine so you'll probably need all of our information. Let me know if you definitely would like to join us and which room your looking at booking. He's looking into getting all of our payment info together so the reservation process will be a bit easier.

great, thanks!  Was looking at an Oceanview room, how about the cheapest one (Riviera Deck Oceanview)?  That's still cheaper than a Riviera Deck Interior (for 2) although not much.  If you were looking at a better room then I'm ok with that too!  can't be choosy when you're being kind letting me share.

so um, yeah, 2.30! ahhh!  I believe one of us will need to pay at once?  If I'm first I don't mind doing that but then I guess the tricky bit comes with you getting the money to me.  I'm not sure it's a great idea me or you exchange credit card details.  I guess I'll have to wait until I'm able to book to see what options we have.

will you be around at 2.30pm ET?  I will.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Martin on June 05, 2007, 06:37:39 AM
I spoke to my roommate and he's ok with you joining us :)! No need to panic anymore haha. Your booking time is 2 hours earlier than mine so you'll probably need all of our information. Let me know if you definitely would like to join us and which room your looking at booking. He's looking into getting all of our payment info together so the reservation process will be a bit easier.

great, thanks!  Was looking at an Oceanview room, how about the cheapest one (Riviera Deck Oceanview)?  That's still cheaper than a Riviera Deck Interior (for 2) although not much.  If you were looking at a better room then I'm ok with that too!  can't be choosy when you're being kind letting me share.

so um, yeah, 2.30! ahhh!  I believe one of us will need to pay at once?  If I'm first I don't mind doing that but then I guess the tricky bit comes with you getting the money to me.  I'm not sure it's a great idea me or you exchange credit card details.  I guess I'll have to wait until I'm able to book to see what options we have.

will you be around at 2.30pm ET?  I will.

Is there any chance I can come in with you guys? I had other plans but it looks like they've fallen through.

I'm perfectly nice, although I may be forced to don a pirate hat and sing "I've got cabin fever" from Muppet Treasure Island during the cruise.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 05, 2007, 06:42:53 AM
have PM'd you, ok with me but need permission from the other 2.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on June 05, 2007, 07:41:48 AM
Booked!  ;D

At first I was having trouble logging into the site, but then I went on the live chat with Tod@SixthMan who suggested clearing the browser cache, which worked!  So if you're having some initial issues, give that a try.  Otherwise, the live chat (link at bottom left of log-in page) works like a charm!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 05, 2007, 07:43:39 AM
gee, you must have been one of the first then?  I have 2.30pm ET so just under 3hrs to go...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 05, 2007, 07:45:39 AM
Us too! We're Booked!

Sweet. Fongolia, were you a Fan Club member, or your token person, the moment it was released?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 05, 2007, 07:47:00 AM
just to confirm, you peeps are going to the 2nd show right?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on June 05, 2007, 07:52:00 AM
Maybe the first one from the 'burbs.  Mine was at 11AM.  I guess I was one of the first to sign up for the fan club like a sucker as soon as I got the e-mail 2 years ago.  After all the doubts about renewing after the first year, this more than makes up for it!

I opted for the 1st show since I want to be there for his very first cruise gig, which would be entertaining.  Then again the 2nd show has all the potential for an awesome send-off show.  Choices, choices.   
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 05, 2007, 07:56:06 AM
We're show two.

And. Yeah, we were the same time, 10 CST. Which is the earliest they could be. But we had token issues and had to call.

But. Free t-shirt! YUSPLZ! :P
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 05, 2007, 07:58:37 AM
we should get free t-shirts too hopefully, BUT they won't be as good as our own 'burbs ones (which will be the next topic once this panic is over)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 05, 2007, 08:15:46 AM
Of course!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on June 05, 2007, 11:07:14 AM
Ohboyohboyohboyohboy!

 \m/ ;D ;D ;D ;D \m/

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 05, 2007, 11:22:43 AM
wow, that was lengthy and a bit stressy having to confirm details of peeps I don't know...but YAY BFE2008 here we come!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Martin on June 05, 2007, 11:54:10 AM
wow, that was lengthy and a bit stressy having to confirm details of peeps I don't know...but YAY BFE2008 here we come!

Yep - thanks for all the booking stuff - remind me to buy you a drink when we're on the cruise.

I think I'm a little bit too excited considering it's about 8 months away.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on June 05, 2007, 12:35:19 PM
Oh Andy, Allison and I were talking about the video blogging idea and I call dibs a video interview with you and Sam and/or Jared. Now if we get find time to do one with Ben....I think you should
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 05, 2007, 03:19:16 PM
A bit too excited? Nahhh. This is a cool thing. And we should all have dinner as the burbs one night. Or something. Granted we have ages to plan it, but. We should! We should!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 05, 2007, 03:22:30 PM
indeed.  no pressure andy, but "attendees list" feature!!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 05, 2007, 03:23:34 PM
Well, now that he's going, maybe he'll be faster about it!


He IS still missing dates from the current tour.

Cough.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on June 05, 2007, 03:27:24 PM
Forget dinner, we should travel as an entourage all over the boat, and when people ask who we are we can say something witty……but I don’t have an example of something witty right now….*shift eyes* *runs* AHHH they are on to me!!!!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 05, 2007, 03:28:24 PM
Forget dinner, we should travel as an entourage all over the boat, and when people ask who we are we can say something witty……but I don’t have an example of something witty right now….*shift eyes* *runs* AHHH they are on to me!!!!

they won't need to ask...t-shirts!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 05, 2007, 03:29:28 PM
Yep. We're gonna be a force to be reckoned with.

Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on June 05, 2007, 04:57:04 PM
all of the other cruises i've been on, you don't get to choose who you have dinner with.  seating arrangements are chosen for you.  also, half of the passenger eat at like 6 and the other half eat at 8.  so, it's all up in the air really.  at least i know i'll be eating with andy, allison, brooke, and steve.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: neveryoumind on June 05, 2007, 05:31:31 PM
wow, that was lengthy and a bit stressy having to confirm details of peeps I don't know...but YAY BFE2008 here we come!

Definitely glad it's all taken care of....50 emails later, haha. Now the hard part....waiting. lol
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 05, 2007, 08:24:09 PM
all of the other cruises i've been on, you don't get to choose who you have dinner with.  seating arrangements are chosen for you.  also, half of the passenger eat at like 6 and the other half eat at 8.  so, it's all up in the air really.  at least i know i'll be eating with andy, allison, brooke, and steve.

You do not read well.

Because it says on the site that dinner is open on this cruise. Mwahaha.


And, yeah. what is it, 8, 9 months? We could have babies in that time!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on June 05, 2007, 08:53:33 PM
Good plan, Allison! recreate! and conquer!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on June 05, 2007, 09:17:52 PM
i don't read. 
i just work in a library.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 05, 2007, 09:24:10 PM
Ahem.

I have no plans of reproducing anytime soon.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: whenlabratsgobad on June 05, 2007, 10:19:26 PM
There are obvious jokes to be had.  But I haven't really talked to you lately, Allison, so I'll let 'em slide.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 05, 2007, 10:29:47 PM
Hahaha.


Remember, I'm not the board hussy.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on June 06, 2007, 03:07:33 AM
Quote
i don't read. 
i just work in a library.

And don't throw out books on President Garfield, despite being told to do so, because of the enthusiasm and admiration for the man that I have inspired within you.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on June 06, 2007, 08:57:38 AM
yeah, my boss never found out.  thank god!  though, we go through the shelves and pick out gross books every couple weeks, so i'm sure it will turn up again to be thrown out.  this might get suspicious if i continue putting it back on the shelves. 
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on June 06, 2007, 09:02:20 AM
i don't read. 
i just work in a library.

No kidding.  I work at the library too (but I do read occasionally).
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on June 06, 2007, 09:11:23 AM
i read all the time.   i was kidding about that part.  however, i was not kidding about working in a library.
i was reading at work yesterday and my boss always catches us and tells us we have to write her a book report.  i usually just roll my eyes at her, but yesterday... i told her that i didn't think she wanted a book report on this one.  i was reading "Tommyland" (the autobiography of Tommy Lee).  she agreed that she didn't want to know.
 :)
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 06, 2007, 09:32:16 AM
Question remains, why in the world were you reading that?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on June 06, 2007, 09:43:09 AM
He IS still missing dates from the current tour.

What? Where? When?

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on June 06, 2007, 09:58:25 AM
Question remains, why in the world were you reading that?

well, you see what happened was...
i finished reading HP5 at work, which i didn't expect to do.  because usually when i'm expecting to finish a book, i'll go ahead and bring the next book i have lined up.  i forgot.  so, i picked up a random book and started reading for lack of better things to do. 
it's kind of strange really because i usually hate biographies, but this one is bareable.  i think it's because it doesn't have to do with history, which i hate.
next up in the reading... HP6.  i must prepare myself fully for the movie and book releases!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on June 06, 2007, 11:20:14 AM
Question remains, why in the world were you reading that?

well, you see what happened was...
i finished reading HP5 at work, which i didn't expect to do.  because usually when i'm expecting to finish a book, i'll go ahead and bring the next book i have lined up.  i forgot.  so, i picked up a random book and started reading for lack of better things to do. 
it's kind of strange really because i usually hate biographies, but this one is bareable.  i think it's because it doesn't have to do with history, which i hate.
next up in the reading... HP6.  i must prepare myself fully for the movie and book releases!

Haha, I'm in the middle of re-reading HP6 right now.  In July, all the public libraries are hosting Hogwart's Grad Parties.  What that entails, I'm not entirely sure but I bet I'm working that day.  Downtime at work is when I usually catch up Suburbs activity and such  ::).
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: SinginJen on June 06, 2007, 11:23:54 AM
Wow, I've worked at two libraries.
Are Folds fans truely this nerdy?

...dumb question.  haha
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on June 06, 2007, 12:04:16 PM
Wow, I've worked at two libraries.
Are Folds fans truely this nerdy?

...dumb question.  haha

It's probably not a stretch to say that the library is probably the reason why I got into Ben so much.  When WAEA came out, I wasn't exactly blown away by Brick but then I remember my sister playing the CD with One Angry Dwarf and Song for the Dumped.... and THEN I was hooked.  I checked the library and we had Ben Folds Five (self-titled), Naked Baby Photos, and even the Brick single.  The rest is history.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on June 06, 2007, 01:15:57 PM
teehee... i'm at work right now.  i'm at the checkout desk, but earlier, i was helping out with a teen program that was modeled after Fear Factor.  one of the stunts was blending together a whole happy meal and having the kids drink it.  bleck!  especially awful for me, since i had just eaten McDonalds right before coming to work.

i've checked our library catalog.  all we have is solo Folds.  RtS and SfS.  we made a display shelf where each employee could put up their favorite book, cd, and movie.  i threw RtS up there and it was checked out in 2 hours.    ;D  i was forced to replace it with some Belle and Sebastian.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: happybecca on June 06, 2007, 03:10:00 PM
HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE PEACEFROGS
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 07, 2007, 12:54:03 PM
He IS still missing dates from the current tour.

What? Where? When?

~A

June 18, Des Moines Iowa somewhere. I was going to go, but I'm going to a different one now. But you're missing that one. Ha
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Hanny on June 08, 2007, 09:49:41 AM
BOOKED! f*cking woo! me n my dad =D i love that man!

edit: also show 1 and who else is going?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 08, 2007, 11:17:38 AM
Mel, Andy, Steve, Brooke and I are all show two.

Mainly because we figured most people'd pick show one, and we want primo seats. nod nod.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: happynick on June 08, 2007, 12:04:26 PM
nobody knows us but happybecca and I are show 1.

very excited.  \m/

i wonder if ben was lying about never being on a boat before?? seems odd.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 08, 2007, 12:42:46 PM
I dunno. I've only been on a boat once before.

Granted, Ben's 19 years older than me.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on June 08, 2007, 01:05:19 PM
well, he doesn't exactly have much time for vacations.  hence, the BFE.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: sek53 on June 08, 2007, 04:37:11 PM
Ben does lie or stretch the truth time to time for the sake of fun. Also, I have heard on two diffrent radio/web interviews with Ben, him say each one of his kids were older than the other. One lousi  was older, the other gracie..
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 08, 2007, 08:10:12 PM
Well. Technically speaking Louis older than Gracie, by a couple hours, but it's on two different days, and two different astrological signs actually, he talked about that at some gig in November...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: perthgirl on June 08, 2007, 08:23:30 PM
Well. Technically speaking Louis older than Gracie, by a couple hours, but it's on two different days, and two different astrological signs actually, he talked about that at some gig in November...

Yeah, he talked about it at the Perth gigs last August as his intro to Gracie...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Ben_Folds_Fan on June 13, 2007, 12:46:33 PM
Well. Technically speaking Louis older than Gracie, by a couple hours, but it's on two different days, and two different astrological signs actually, he talked about that at some gig in November...

Talked about it at the Houston Symphony show here in Houston on Nov 1.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Ben_Folds_Fan on June 13, 2007, 12:47:50 PM
Also, just heard Jerry Rubino mentioning the BFE on XM50.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 14, 2007, 01:48:31 PM
Anyone still yet to book, who needs a reference number? I have my lovely one that's yet to be used..... :D
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on June 18, 2007, 08:57:35 PM
Anyone still yet to book, who needs a reference number? I have my lovely one that's yet to be used..... :D

I know, I have no idea how I'm going to refer anyone.  It sucks that we were all ineligible to do referrals during the pre-sale :-[.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: jameater on June 19, 2007, 01:59:13 AM
Hey everyone. My name's Melissa.

I hope you're all well :)

On recommendation of ChudleyCannons, via eljay, I joined up to thesuburbs. It's very nice to be here.



Anyways...me and my boyfriend are booked. We're living in Essex in England. I heard there's a few other Brits going to the BFE?

Where does everyone have their cabins? What show did you pick? (Sorry, I'm very nosey ;))

We're in cabin R50 (nice little cheap one!) and attending show two, seated.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 19, 2007, 02:16:06 AM
I'm hoping andy will give us an attendees thingy so we can all say where we're gonna be.  I'm from Essex too, going to be in a cabin with 3 strangers (north londoner, new yorker and canadian) so it's gonna be interesting!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: jameater on June 19, 2007, 02:59:11 AM
I'm hoping andy will give us an attendees thingy so we can all say where we're gonna be.

That's a good idea. It would be very handy :)

Quote from: you
I'm from Essex too, going to be in a cabin with 3 strangers (north londoner, new yorker and canadian) so it's gonna be interesting!

That's a nice mix of people and locations. :) You're in Epping right? We're in Romford...
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on June 19, 2007, 03:53:53 AM
I am working on it! Things are hectic with the house move and all, but a basic attendees thing will be up by the end of the week.

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on June 19, 2007, 04:43:43 AM
top man.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: jameater on June 19, 2007, 05:52:30 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: happybecca on June 20, 2007, 10:08:56 AM
Nick and I are on the deck right above the concert hall..in a room just above it we think. Sweet...

oh yeah what are ya'll gonna do for your Jamaica day adventure? has anyone looked into that? Jamaica looks freakin awesome.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on June 20, 2007, 03:49:34 PM
i'm gonna grab a cab and take a ride to the beach.  just spend the whole day there.
possibly rent an ATV and go to a waterfall.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on June 20, 2007, 05:41:45 PM
Hey everyone. My name's Melissa.

I hope you're all well :)

On recommendation of ChudleyCannons, via eljay, I joined up to thesuburbs. It's very nice to be here.



Anyways...me and my boyfriend are booked. We're living in Essex in England. I heard there's a few other Brits going to the BFE?

Where does everyone have their cabins? What show did you pick? (Sorry, I'm very nosey ;))

We're in cabin R50 (nice little cheap one!) and attending show two, seated.

Yay! Taking my advice. Welcome to the burbs. :D
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on February 21, 2008, 09:59:09 PM
This is my obligitory post of. MAN. We were supposed to be in Jamaica this weekend.
Instead, I am in negative degree weather in Iowa.

Major BUMMER.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on February 21, 2008, 10:08:40 PM
Wow, I got an e-mail notice because I'm still subscribed to this thread... thanks for the reminder.  Bah!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on February 21, 2008, 11:08:21 PM
Whoops sorry!

Did you just get another email?


Fun fact, for some reason people on last.fm kept adding themselves to the event long after it had been denied of happening.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Fongolia on February 22, 2008, 12:42:16 AM
Yep, another e-mail.  It's like being forced to participate!  Oddly enough, another band I love Harvey Danger was added as a late guest to that Barenaked Ladies cruise at the end of January, which brought back non-existent memories of the Ben Folds cruise.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on February 22, 2008, 01:30:14 AM
shhh... i do not wish to discuss the good times that would've been had.  i could use some sun too.   man, i want that ATV ride by the waterfall back!
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: ricahrd on February 22, 2008, 03:11:08 AM
a friend of mine asked me the other day "aren't you going on a cruise soon?" - I managed to retain any outburst.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: pianosupernova on February 22, 2008, 07:23:28 AM
The same happened to me the other day! 'Oh how was that cruise thing...the Ben Folds one? Or haven't you been yet?'
Man it would've been fantastic...perhaps us UK would have been participants can have our own River Thames Ben Folds cruise...may kind of work!? hahaa
xx
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Martin on February 22, 2008, 09:33:20 AM
Bizarre - I'd completely forgotten it was this week. Obviously there's some force that was working to get me out of the country this week, as I've been at a conference in Uganda. Not quite the same as rocking out on a cruise ship with Ben, but definitely an improvement on a cold February week in Britain.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on February 22, 2008, 10:19:05 AM
Well, in all honesty it would have been TERRIBLE for me to have been gone then. It's midterm time around here.


Though. Would have been completely worth it.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: TrashSpork on September 14, 2012, 11:27:03 AM
Direct from a fanclub mailing:


a message from ben:

i need a vacation.  but i hate vacations because i don't know what to do with my time.   so i stayed up all last night dialing up friends who
play music who also want a vacation and most of them told me to call back when i was sober and not crying.

 i'll ring them up again today, but my point is that i'd like to get a lot of talented musical artists together in one holiday moment of glory with possibly a few comedians and have some kind of magical experience MAN.

 the idea of painting a large bus psychedelic purple, not taking baths for a week and driving around the country jamming out on one chord about the war got shot down quickly.  everyone wanted to bring their blackberry's and sing about their record companies, then there was an issue because some of the musical acts wanted corporate sponsorship on the side of the bus etc.  we'll get everyone on board.... soon.   my
people will come up with something and contact their people who will contact your people and we'll make my vacation fantasies come true.

 

a message from the suits:

we're working hard to make ben's - - and your - - rock and roll dreams come true.  while we do, grab a pen and mark your calendar for february 21-25, 2008 to join Ben and friends for a kickass vacation.  you can also copy and paste into your Internet browser the following website address (*removed due to general consensus/hate mail*) to be among the first to get all of the juicy details.


Interesting, no?

~A

um....try to revisit this topic but make it the Ben Folds FIVE experience 2013?
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: melissa on September 14, 2012, 08:11:39 PM
you're making me cry here with memories.
i SO wanted this to happen.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Allison on September 15, 2012, 02:21:41 AM
you're making me cry here with memories.
i SO wanted this to happen.

I was going to go BROKE for this shit.

Now that I have the money, let's do itttttttttttt.


Reunion cruise? I'm down.
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: Andy on September 15, 2012, 02:33:54 AM
How much money, Allison? Perhaps you can stuff a briefcase full as a convincer next time you see the boys.

Also, when I found out you guys were putting a collection together to get me on this thing I didn't know what to say! Really humbling.
Remind me to tell y'all about how I was helping to organise this thing. (The cancellation wasn't my fault, honest).

~A
Title: Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
Post by: TrashSpork on September 16, 2013, 08:41:51 PM
And if this cruise took place in a J.J. Abrams alternate timeline Ben would be preforming with Kraftwerk on the A deck stage!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BT_hYkMCcAANJfY.jpg)