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Title: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 05:26:10 PM
I AM FOR SURE SHITTING MY PANTS

MESSNER IN IT'S ENTIRETY!

http://www.benfolds.com
Title: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: smoking_panda on September 02, 2008, 05:26:17 PM
http://www.benfolds.com
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 02, 2008, 05:28:07 PM
i f*cking called it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 02, 2008, 05:28:36 PM
I CALLED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 02, 2008, 05:29:47 PM
I CALLLED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THEM I CAME ALL OVER MY GRANDMA
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Post by: melissa on September 02, 2008, 05:35:26 PM
oh shit, oh shit, oh shit.  i'm there!
who's with me?!
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Post by: caats19 on September 02, 2008, 05:38:21 PM
i called that it was myspace part II....this better be shown on the internet or something. or record it.
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Post by: BrianLev on September 02, 2008, 05:38:28 PM
So with all the Myspace.com logos on the picture, I'm presuming it'll be aired on the webcast, kind of another myspace music thing?
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Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 05:38:55 PM
i called that it was myspace part II....this better be shown on the internet or something. or record it.

If I can get all my shit together, I'll bootleg it.
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 02, 2008, 05:40:26 PM
how many seats are in the unc memorial hall?
how much will tickets be?

im going, probably by myself since it's a weekday. anyone want to meet up earlier that day?!
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Post by: ClareQuilty on September 02, 2008, 05:41:01 PM
EVERYBODY CALLED IT!! :-D

...*sniffles* I wanna go. :(
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Post by: caats19 on September 02, 2008, 05:41:49 PM
i don't care about a bootleg as much really. i wanna see them. myspace better come through...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 05:43:33 PM
i don't care about a bootleg as much really. i wanna see them. myspace better come through...

Well I always get bits on my camera, y'all should know this by now. But. I have a feeling this show is going to be full of me acting like a total girl. WHoopssssss.


AND.

If it's the entirety...... YMVP? Is Mr Dean Folds appearing?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Kyle on September 02, 2008, 06:13:29 PM
I hope it's a full show!  Front to Back of Messner and then a bunch of other songs.  Also, I hope it's online so I can watch it.  I doubt I can get from KS to there to see it.

This makes me want to put up bffclubhouse.com again.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 06:15:47 PM
My only other thoughts were that if it's only Messner, maybe both Ben, Darren and Robert get their own sets, previous to?
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 02, 2008, 06:19:39 PM
i see ben and darren, but what would robert play?
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Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 06:21:18 PM
He's got a band.

Apparently. There is this Bob Sledge Band around down there... there's a thread somewhere.
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 02, 2008, 06:23:55 PM
what?!
i heard he was married with a kid and teaching bass, so says django last time i talked to him...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 06:24:57 PM
Yeah, there's only one tour date for the Bob/Robert Sledge Band.

They're playing on the 13th.


This is something I need to share with all of y'all.

urhardcoreness1 (that's mel)(9:21:46 PM): AHHHHHHH MAGIC AHHHHHHHHHH
urhardcoreness1 (9:21:49 PM): MESSSSSSS
urhardcoreness1 (9:21:56 PM): DCYP
ChudleyCannons31 (that's me)(9:21:56 PM): AHHHHHHHHHHHH
ChudleyCannons31 (9:21:58 PM): YES
urhardcoreness1 (9:21:58 PM): ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
ChudleyCannons31 (9:21:59 PM): JANE
ChudleyCannons31 (9:22:00 PM): AHHHHH
urhardcoreness1 (9:22:01 PM): AHHHHHHHHHHH
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 02, 2008, 06:27:15 PM
NARCOLEPSY
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Post by: JonahRank on September 02, 2008, 06:29:56 PM
I became a fan of Ben Folds Five shortly before they broke up. They weren't even touring anymore by the time I became a fan.

This will have to be recorded.

TUBORM is less than 45 minutes long. I doubt that they would play only TUBORM.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 06:32:50 PM
NARCOLEPSY
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Pish. Narcolepsy is one I have seen. Same with Army and Lullabye.




ive seen mess too.... but that's besides the point, that was only once and solo.
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 02, 2008, 06:36:52 PM
narcolepsy with darren!!! you havent seen! i'm a drummer. it'll make life worth living if i see that.

can anyone else not sleep now?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 06:39:33 PM
You know, I've gotten very used to the idea that Darren is a guitarist. A bit strange. I maybe need to lay of the HL for a few days.


OH, PS BEN: Throw in some Jackson Cannery please.
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Post by: melissa on September 02, 2008, 06:50:14 PM
JUST BOOKED MY PLANE TICKET! (i was boycotting caps, but this calls for drastic measures)
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Post by: Brooooke on September 02, 2008, 06:59:52 PM
this is truly wonderful for those of us who discovered Folds too late (or in my case, WAAAAY too late) and completely missed out on the Five.
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Post by: sek53 on September 02, 2008, 07:13:38 PM
1. I owe my friend $10, beause he called this like two years ago
2. I am going to try to go
3. They better damn well play Birds, because that IS part of The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner, just not the US release
4. Amelia Bright & Price Charming? they were originally planned for The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner
5. I NEED TO GO!

Mel will make out with me if I go* ;D

*(not confrimed fully yet)
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Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 07:17:56 PM
1. I owe my friend $10, beause he called this like two years ago
2. I am going to try to go
3. They better damn well play Birds, because that IS part of The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner, just not the US release
4. Amelia Bright & Price Charming? they were originally planned for The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner
5. I NEED TO GO!

4, pt two: Carrying Cathy and Sentimental Guy are both oldie bf5 never got out tracks...But more importantly....

Mel will make out with me if I go* ;D

*(not confrimed fully yet)
OH LOLOLOLOLOLOL. What a huss.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Terp02 on September 02, 2008, 07:20:50 PM
New job starting that Monday = no chance I can go. JEEZUS! Why couldn't they do it on a weekend??? Whatever, there's a 70% they will tour. Unless Ben Folds = Robert Plant, then there's no chance.
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Post by: algonacchick on September 02, 2008, 07:21:17 PM
this is truly wonderful for those of us who discovered Folds too late (or in my case, WAAAAY too late) and completely missed out on the Five.

QFT.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 07:32:47 PM
Oh, I must state how much it makes me smile that the last.fm page for BF5 says "ON TOUR."

http://www.last.fm/event/751515
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 07:42:08 PM
Not to double post.

Here's an commercial for it.
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=42050665

There will be bonus material available at nowhat.com "when the show airs. " which makes me think it's streamable.
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Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on September 02, 2008, 08:04:14 PM
"Sorry, this is a private video"

Can't watch Myspace videos anyway, for some odd reason.

My only saying to this is OH. MY. GOD.

I wish I lived near NC, or had enough money/time to go. This breaks my heart in half.
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Post by: Fongolia on September 02, 2008, 08:10:45 PM
Before it was official, I was like "oh, that'd be so awesome but there's no way I can possibly go".  Who am I kidding?  Now I'm checking flights, checking buses, accomodations... I've gotta go.  This'll be my substitute Ben cruise.  ;D \m/
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 02, 2008, 08:11:56 PM
f*ck YES!
I mean I'm late to the party as usual but I'm saving the money I get from this next gig and it's going towards a f*cking ticket.
I WILL make time to drive down there and I WILL make it to that show.
I'm gonna tell me bandmates to screw off if we have a gig that day.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME f*ckING EVENT!

And I know it's already been said, but....
.....WE f*ckING CALLED IT!

Even though we probably would've called it if it was anything else.
First thing monday morning I'm buying a ticket, getting up pretty f*cking early to do this too.

Now it looks like my fall break plans got scrapped.
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Post by: morgan_davis on September 02, 2008, 08:38:18 PM
YEAH!!!!!!!! I will definitely be there seeing as how I live in Chapel Hill and have wanted to see BF5 for hmmmm about 10 years now? If anyone will be here from outta town, let me know if you have any questions on where it is, what to eat, where Ben will be afterwards (yes I have met him 3 times in Chapel Hill!!!), etc...Chapel Hill=best place on earth. And throw in Ben Folds FIVE=the best place in the universe.

Shall we have a Ben nerd convention before/after the show???

-Ben
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 08:42:01 PM
It looks like UNC is an assigned seat place... perhaps we should take your inside scoop and frequent the right places, as a whole burbian convention.

Last time I was in Chapel Hill, we ate at some pizza place... UH. f*ck. What's it called? Ben's on the wall in the "mural" and the painting of him is shit.
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Post by: Nudist on September 02, 2008, 08:54:37 PM
Magic?  Ugh I'm jealous
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Post by: Brian Golley on September 02, 2008, 09:03:42 PM
This is f*cked. Curse living in Australia.
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Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 09:11:34 PM
OH man. Is Andy gonna shit himself when he sees this when he comes back....

when does Andy come back.... he didn't say anything except "I'll be gone for a few weeks."
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Post by: Errant Dog on September 02, 2008, 09:14:34 PM
It looks like UNC is an assigned seat place... perhaps we should take your inside scoop and frequent the right places, as a whole burbian convention.

Last time I was in Chapel Hill, we ate at some pizza place... UH. f*ck. What's it called? Ben's on the wall in the "mural" and the painting of him is shit.

Peppers Pizza!!! I will most definitely be eating there before the concert if anyone wants to meet up.
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Post by: perthgirl on September 02, 2008, 09:16:40 PM
This is f*cked. Curse living in Australia.

Here, here.  Although I did see BFF back in the WAEA days, so I am STOKED for you guys who became fans later.  BUT...I still want to see them.  

OH man. Is Andy gonna shit himself when he sees this when he comes back....

when does Andy come back.... he didn't say anything except "I'll be gone for a few weeks."

Andy's gonna have a meltdown!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Leia on September 02, 2008, 09:21:48 PM
just goes to show what a whole bunch of positive thinking will get ya!


YAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


what kind of instrumentation do you think they'll use??


(hahahahaha I just said "they" hahahaha)
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 09:23:44 PM
This is f*cked. Curse living in Australia.

Here, here.  Although I did see BFF back in the WAEA days, so I am STOKED for you guys who became fans later.  BUT...I still want to see them.  


Thankies. We are poor and deprived.
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Post by: mooglove on September 02, 2008, 09:33:21 PM
How utterly fab is that?  Now I need to a) persuade my husband that we should visit the US, b) somewho afford the airfare from the UK.

That is going to be one special show!

*goes off to sell kidney on black market*
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: perthgirl on September 02, 2008, 09:35:24 PM
This is f*cked. Curse living in Australia.

Here, here.  Although I did see BFF back in the WAEA days, so I am STOKED for you guys who became fans later.  BUT...I still want to see them.  


Thankies. We are poor and deprived.

Not any more!  Now it is my turn...

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 09:59:20 PM
This is f*cked. Curse living in Australia.

Here, here.  Although I did see BFF back in the WAEA days, so I am STOKED for you guys who became fans later.  BUT...I still want to see them.  


Thankies. We are poor and deprived.

Not any more!  Now it is my turn...



Ben said January!


You non myspace video peoples: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge4xUbLIB-Y
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Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on September 02, 2008, 10:14:05 PM
I live in the wrong country!

The airfare is 'only' £1183.70... (To Raleigh/Durham. It's cheaper elsewhere in the US.)

Anyhow, have fun everyone. I'll just hope it is going to be online by hook or by crook.

:(
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Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on September 02, 2008, 10:31:03 PM
The airfare is 'only' £1183.70... (To Raleigh/Durham. It's cheaper elsewhere in the US.)
I'm concerned that I sit here thinking "you know, it'd almost be worth it...".
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Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 10:32:27 PM
I'm so going in debt for this.
But, IMO, it is so very worth it.
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Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on September 02, 2008, 10:37:26 PM
I'm going to get paid for some work I've done soon, so I could afford to spend like £500 on it - you can get to the US return for about £300-£350, I know, I'm coming next year (so get those emigration plans ready) but Raleigh/Durham is too small an airport to have anyone with remotely sensible pricing flying to it :(

I could probably get the time off work too.

It's all "so near, but yet so far".

Plus the fact that everyone I know will think I'm mad.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 02, 2008, 11:02:30 PM
Raleigh's much cheaper to fly into than Greensboro. That airport is hella 'spensive.


Ben Folds Five was playing together in 2000. That was NOT 10 years ago. Just sayin. Ben's site says "near" which fine, that works, but the ad says; "for the first time in 10 years."
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Post by: wee_lou on September 02, 2008, 11:53:47 PM
oh
my
god

This is possibly the best news I have ever heard, in my life.
I'm heartbroken I can't go, but I'll be taking the day off work for the webcast if it happens.
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Post by: Seth on September 02, 2008, 11:59:09 PM
I read that and immediately almost passed out from the sheer excitement.  There were so many people I wanted to call but it's currently 3:00 AM in Alabama. 

I immediately checked the date and I am DEFINITELY going to this.  I will skip class a thousand times over to make this trip.

This is going to be incredible.
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Post by: makiko on September 03, 2008, 02:02:50 AM
woooohoooo!!!!! I will definitely be there. It'll take about 17 hours from Tokyo to Raleigh/Durham Airport...
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Post by: J-dog on September 03, 2008, 02:22:33 AM
This gives me two reasons why i cant sleep tonight!
(the first being someone in my year at school got shot today)
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Post by: phil_FFF on September 03, 2008, 02:38:28 AM
oh. my. god. does anyone know how to get to it from UK for about £500? I'm working on it! AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
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Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 03, 2008, 02:51:35 AM
While I probably won't be able to go to this (I mean, come on...) it gives me great hope for the future. I mean, the reactions here alone mean that the show will probably sell out pretty fast (people coming from all over, not just the - I'd imagine hefty - local fanbase) and, let's face it, I'm pretty sure Ben likes guaranteed money. Perhaps they'll take the show on the road and sell out venues across the globe?

Or, perhaps this will just be a one time thing.

Either way, it's good to know that they're talking to one another and all willing to do something like this. While it doesn't guarantee more albums and more tours, it certainly gives a flicker of light to the dying candle of hope. Also, it actually kicks ass to be proved wrong about the reunion.
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Post by: J-dog on September 03, 2008, 02:53:40 AM
Well said Alex. I agree with you fully there.
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Post by: Renata N. on September 03, 2008, 03:49:50 AM
I opened my MySpace today and saw it, I also hope this goes on-line since obviously there´s no way I can go to Chapel Hill

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Post by: Hanny on September 03, 2008, 04:07:11 AM
BRING THEM TO ENGLAND BEN!

aw i so want to go! looking at flights is crazy i know...

actually bring them to london, 30th nov, that would be nice!
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 03, 2008, 04:09:11 AM
http://www.myspace.com/fronttoback
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Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on September 03, 2008, 04:28:24 AM
aw i so want to go! looking at flights is crazy i know...
I'm doing it... It's... worrying.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: caliban10 on September 03, 2008, 04:46:01 AM
Now, what about this 'most critically acclaimed album' nonsense? Who are they trying to kid? Anyone who's going to make the effort to get to this show with 2 weeks notice is going to know better.

[and don't start on whether you think I believe it didn't deserve to be more critically acclaimed cos that ain't what I'm sayin'. it just wasn't acclaimed that much.]
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Renata N. on September 03, 2008, 04:46:31 AM
Honestly, I'm about to cry, I wanted this so bad, and I can´t go... Shit!!!
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 04:50:06 AM
Same here.....

Oh well. Hopefully they will stream it, tape it, DVD it, SOMETHING. They'd be crazy not to.

Dammit Allison I thought you were joking and went back to bed...... now you have to kidnap me and take me with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:01:12 AM
Now, what about this 'most critically acclaimed album' nonsense? Who are they trying to kid? Anyone who's going to make the effort to get to this show with 2 weeks notice is going to know better.

[and don't start on whether you think I believe it didn't deserve to be more critically acclaimed cos that ain't what I'm sayin'. it just wasn't acclaimed that much.]

No, I totally agree. And I think you hit it on the nail, the people that are going to scramble for this shit (IE ME) are the far more dedicated fan base. (and it's local to their beginnings, well, it is smack-dab-there) And the more dedicated fan base is who has been going around... TUBORM. TUBORM!!

I think it was smarter than picking WAEA cause the Brick thing will get other people who'll just wanna be seen there, and therefore, harder to come by tickets.

I fully expect this shit to sell out in minutes.


Dammit Allison I thought you were joking and went back to bed...... now you have to kidnap me and take me with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

HAHAHA. (Though I would not joke about something so important!) If only! Right now I'm trying to figure out how I'm even going to afford it. I know I can't afford not to go, but Allison's bank is pretty depleted right now having booked all my October shows.... and by that, I mean, I haven't had a job in four months (though, I have one now, it just hasn't started yet!) and Brooke has been buying all my tickets for the October gigs, and I am in debt to her, cause I didn't have the money.

But I talked to my father (hey, they have to be good for something :P) and turns out I have over 2k sitting in Sears somethin or the other from when I had a share of the company but they cashed whatever when they merged with K-Mapart and they've been wanting to give it to me for a year (apparently, this I didn't know either, it was gonna pay for my BFE... thanks, Dad, I had paid for all of that out of pocket)..... So now to find out how soon I can get that checkie for 2k
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Post by: perthgirl on September 03, 2008, 05:03:03 AM
I still can't find this on Rollingstone.com.  Where is it hiding?  I thought Ben said he couldn't announce it (I know it was benfolds.com but it's still his official site) til they did?

PS:  Nice work with the funding Allison!
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Post by: Renata N. on September 03, 2008, 05:07:03 AM
This for me would cost somehting like US$2000,00

If I had the money and time I would do it, since time would be necessary for the Visa card... I agree with you guys this should be streamed, DVD it, whatever....
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Post by: javajunkie (lynn) on September 03, 2008, 05:08:42 AM
Damn you, Thursday show! If this was a weekend, I wouldn't even have to think about it. But since it's a Thursday, I don't know if we can swing it. Flying is expensive :(

That said, we're thinking hard about it. Really, really hard.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:19:17 AM
OH ps, speedy:
Sep 13:   Mansion 462  - The Robert Sledge Band    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

(A warm up gig, see!)

And Lynn, you might be surprised at the deals William Shatner can get you. It's cheaper for us to fly sometimes than to drive.... at least once it hits that distance. Granted, you're two paying out of the same pot, instead of three pots trying to make it as cheap as possible over all.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: javajunkie (lynn) on September 03, 2008, 05:25:01 AM
OH ps, speedy:
Sep 13:   Mansion 462  - The Robert Sledge Band    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

(A warm up gig, see!)

And Lynn, you might be surprised at the deals William Shatner can get you. It's cheaper for us to fly sometimes than to drive.... at least once it hits that distance. Granted, you're two paying out of the same pot, instead of three pots trying to make it as cheap as possible over all.

Yeah, I found some good deals on tickets, but I think the major hangup at this point is that we're already taking so much time off of work in October, I don't know if we could get a Thursday and Friday off in September, too. If it were on a weekend, I don't even think we'd be questioning it.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:29:26 AM
HOTEL LIGHTS APPARENTLY TO OPEN. They should come together between sets and do Amelia Bright, eh? Eh? EH?!

TICKETS 40 BUCKS.
 (that's cheaper than I expected!)

AND.

I put it in the news thing, but in case you weren't reading....


The only other thing that I'm worried about is student sales.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: perthgirl on September 03, 2008, 05:48:19 AM
Hey I found this:

http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A263732

And can someone please explain this bit?:
'Folds' new solo record, Way To Normal, will be released by Epic Records only two days before the show. '


And the Burbs got a mention again. Ha!

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:51:18 AM
Ben's first mention on PASTE said 9/16, remember? Someone's just not up to speed.
f*ck. Poor Who Killed Amanda Palmer, I will not be giving it nearly enough time due to this....
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: perthgirl on September 03, 2008, 05:56:39 AM
Who Killed Amanda Palmer will still be there on the 19th.  You can devote lots of time to it then.  But of course you will be playing TUBORM on repeat for a few days, so maybe make some time for Amanda around the 26th or so...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:57:39 AM
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I might just listen to the WKAP leak after I get over this little BF5 spree I've been having... uh, since last night.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 06:28:26 AM
Ticket.... $40
Airfare and hotel..... $400
Travel to and from show.... $40

Seeing Ben Folds Five live for the first time since I was supposed to see them at Summerfest for thier last show but the day before my girlfriend ran off to Minnesota and I was too depressed to go without her..... PRICELESS

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 06:46:36 AM
HEY

I FOUND 110 round trip to RDU from Chicago.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 06:57:58 AM
HEY

I FOUND 110 round trip to RDU from Chicago.

Chicago, blagh.

Anyways my wife would kill me, and Ireally don't have the money. Sold all my blood and sperms to pay for Chicago and Green Bay shows....
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 07:02:44 AM
HEY

I FOUND 110 round trip to RDU from Chicago.

Chicago, blagh.

Anyways my wife would kill me, and Ireally don't have the money. Sold all my blood and sperms to pay for Chicago and Green Bay shows....

We could car pool to chicago. PS. why the f*ck arent we car pooling to green bay?

PS. this is worth a double mortgage. :P okay. i'm not sure this is sane thinking.

PPS. Chuck & Steve play on the 19th. The Old Ceremony plays on the 20th.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 07:07:05 AM
HEY

I FOUND 110 round trip to RDU from Chicago.

Chicago, blagh.

Anyways my wife would kill me, and Ireally don't have the money. Sold all my blood and sperms to pay for Chicago and Green Bay shows....

We could car pool to chicago. PS. why the f*ck arent we car pooling to green bay?

PS. this is worth a double mortgage. :P okay. i'm not sure this is sane thinking.

PPS. Chuck & Steve play on the 19th. The Old Ceremony plays on the 20th.

Very not sane.

We could carpool. It's so far off though all I've done so far is taken the day off on Friday for Chicago, and made sure I'm not working Saturday.

I did find out that for $250 in gas round trip 1600+ miles I could drive to Chapel Hill  :P
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Cmajor7th on September 03, 2008, 07:09:02 AM
ok, so now i've just got back from the hospital after my heart stopped beating when i read the news. (jokes)

Seriously looked at plane tickets but i have trouble scraping together for $20 shows here in aus let alone in the US. PLease please please Ben, just give us one more thing and bring them out with you to Australia! We know you've gotta tour the new album, and i bet they haven't even had a tour of Adelaide yet. Just make sure you stop in to Sydney.

Otherwise i'm never actually going to see a live performance of my favourite band. And that's just sad.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Deano on September 03, 2008, 07:13:31 AM
As the lone voice of dissent, I'm not really bothered. Maybe it stems from the fact that there's no way I could possibly go, but it just seems like a cynical cash-in. Y'know, if you want to get the band back together, get it together, do an album and tour. Don't play a one-off show, causing fans to spend stupid amounts of money flying in from around the world, and certainly don't do it for a MySpace promo. I also sort of feel bad for Sam and Jared, who've been more involved with this album than any of Ben's 'bands' since, and the release gets eclipsed by some big reunion show.

Still I'm pretty much convinced there will be others shows when this sells out in minutes. Especially with what Ben said regarding the trouble selling tickets for live music these days. Still, I sort of think we should be past this by now, BFF were great but they broke up and we moved on. And doing it in this fashion is just unfair on the fans and Ben's new band. Ah well.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:16:33 AM
I would sleep in a f*cking garbage can to see ben folds five. someone buy a ticket for me and i'll pay them back and then drive me out there with them. kthanks

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 07:23:03 AM
I would sleep in a f*cking garbage can to see ben folds five. someone buy a ticket for me and i'll pay them back and then drive me out there with them. kthanks



talk to brooke. we're flying out of ohare on the wee hours of the morning on the 18th (meaning like 6 am) and you can return to chicago as early as 6 am the next day if you'd like. for only 110. that's cheaper than gas'd be from chicago (milwaukee for me).
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:23:20 AM
also, i'm serious. i'm pretty good at sex, if that's a consolation. i'll do anything
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:24:48 AM
if brooke could pay for me and i pay her back in october, that would be gr8!
i already booked a hotel and paid for gas to get to The Black Keys, The Roots, and RZA in Madison for Saturday
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:27:47 AM
and its my birthday october 6th, a pay-it-forward and i'll have sex with all of you, would be a great birthday present
and then i could even see ben folds five. and then like, call me whenever u guys want and i'll drop trou any day of the week. all you have to do is ask
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 07:29:15 AM
if brooke could pay for me and i pay her back in october, that would be gr8!
i already booked a hotel and paid for gas to get to The Black Keys, The Roots, and RZA in Madison for Saturday

she might. you'd have to talk to her.


I might be buying the plane tickets. we're not 100% how this shit is going down, and I don't want to buy my plane ticket till I've bought the concert ticket. (wouldn't want to fly out there to be crying in front of the venue, though perhaps someone will take pity on me)
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:30:26 AM
i dont want to ask her that, maybe you can text her lol ;););)););))):)P)PPP)PW)$#@!@#$_(!@#$_(!@$_(!@34
\12

124 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: cadet_applesauce on September 03, 2008, 07:31:19 AM
this is incredible.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 07:33:54 AM
Such short notice, ARGH BEN!!!!! Hard to get this all planned and paid for in two weeks.  :'(
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:35:30 AM
im so serious! PLZ SEXUAL FAVORS WILL BE PROVIDED


serious!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 07:40:23 AM
im so serious! PLZ SEXUAL FAVORS WILL BE PROVIDED


serious!

Well. I'll talk to Mel and Brooke this evening, perhaps between the three of us we can swing it. though. I'm poor as shit right now myself.... well. i have money. just i don't have-have it. it has my name on it, just not in the bank account. this is angering. but we've got a few days to get the moneys.

as for the sexual favors... there's always mel. local board hussy.

too bad plasma's only worth 35 bucks.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:41:51 AM
"perhaps between the three of us we can swing it."

YEA!!! ;););););) 

im so serious. i would so do a payment plan with like $20 interest LOL?? and also sex
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: andrewspears on September 03, 2008, 07:43:05 AM
I'LL BE THERE.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 07:43:58 AM
"perhaps between the three of us we can swing it."

YEA!!! ;););););) 

im so serious. i would so do a payment plan with like $20 interest LOL?? and also sex

Well we all know/like you so, that's a good plus for you. we wouldn't do that for people we didn't know in real life... or. if it was andy. f*ck. ANDY. ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYY. I should text him again, or perhaps it'd be more fun to see his face when he reads the news page....... and it is ben folds f*ckin five.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:45:02 AM
yay! you wont be disappointed! hahaha oh man i hope y'alls can work it out. i would forever be in debt to all of you, , ,  , , ,
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 07:46:30 AM
Can I just hide in someone's carry-on? Please?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Deano on September 03, 2008, 07:48:28 AM
im so serious! PLZ SEXUAL FAVORS WILL BE PROVIDED


serious!

Do you take it up the bum?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:49:24 AM
I WOULD FOR BEAN FARTS FINE!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 07:50:53 AM
I WOULD FOR BEAN FARTS FINE!

that just fit the question. nicely done.


Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:52:27 AM
hahahaha


plz i will be sex slaves to everyone. especially u guys. mel is hot
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 07:54:16 AM
i just said that out loud.
N E WAY


um






um









!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 07:58:12 AM
15 Days?!

Shit. That's really fast to plan a trip.

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 08:00:00 AM
Yes. And flights I find are $108 + taxes = $150 and might not be there if and when I could actually get a ticket.

Which I can't.

No money.

But oh, to deam......
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: javajunkie (lynn) on September 03, 2008, 08:03:18 AM
Yes. And flights I find are $108 + taxes = $150 and might not be there if and when I could actually get a ticket.

Which I can't.

No money.

But oh, to deam......

I'm in your boat, Benfolio. We've got so many damn trips planned in the next few weeks that there's no way we can do this one, too. Had they announced this prior to the fall tour tickets going on sale, we would have skipped STL. As it stands, we have to sit this one out and hear all about it from those of you who make it.

I'm sad, but I'll get over it.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 08:08:13 AM
I WILL buy the DVD if they sell it, and I WILL watch the stream if they show it.

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 08:10:09 AM
I WILL MAKE LOVE to see them live, and my love making is the stuff of legends.
also, i'm a drummer?? and um.... i can cook pretty well
walks on the beach, sunsets etc
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Renata N. on September 03, 2008, 08:15:55 AM
Quote
Ticket.... $40
Airfare and hotel..... $400
Travel to and from show.... $40

Seeing Ben Folds Five live for the first time since I was supposed to see them at Summerfest for thier last show but the day before my girlfriend ran off to Minnesota and I was too depressed to go without her..... PRICELESS

This is really well put!!!!

I spent half the day listening to my BFF stuff, it's great, and as someone said I will watched if they stream it and I will buy it if they sell it on DVD
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 08:35:40 AM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!sexual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!favors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!pay you back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ill do anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 08:39:33 AM
It just occurred how strange this will be for me.

I mean, I was already thinking this weekend would be weird without Sam and Jared.

I am soooooooooo used to the three of 'em that this'll be strange.

And, I wonder how it'll impact how I see live shows after this.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 08:43:35 AM
;( ;( ;( if i cant see ben folds five that day i may as well commit suicide
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TrashSpork on September 03, 2008, 08:55:27 AM
Wow. This is gonna be a good show *understatement*
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 08:58:47 AM
My next statement.


I hope they have gig-only merch.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 09:01:58 AM
:(
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TrashSpork on September 03, 2008, 09:11:12 AM
I'd like to go but my wife will only entertain my Ben Folds man crush (substitute BF5 for this thread) to a point. :(
I'm hoping I'll be able to watch a stream of the show.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 09:11:36 AM
:(
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 09:17:40 AM
My next statement.


I hope they have gig-only merch.

If you buy me a shirt I will pay you with sexual favors*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






*green paper with dead presidents on them
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 09:18:01 AM
My next statement.


I hope they have gig-only merch.

If you buy me a shirt I will pay you with sexual favors*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






*green paper with dead presidents on them

Oh my favorite kind of sexual favors!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 09:19:57 AM
:( my sexual favors are so much better than dead presidents
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 09:22:28 AM
mel is hot
;)

having said that, i do not accept sexual favors.  i mean, i could get that anytime...  (i keed.  i keed.)
plus, as i told ben on myspace, i'm selling my body for gas money.

also, allison's sig has never been more prevalent.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 09:23:25 AM
:( my sexual favors are so much better than dead presidents


i dunno, i might just have something for that Abe Lincoln.

I mean, that whole equality thing pushes the right buttons.



oh that's really bad.


i need to stop now.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 09:24:29 AM

also, allison's sig has never been more prevalent.

that's because you're a smart smart lady.


PS. PLZ meet and greet after the show.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 09:25:22 AM
:( my sexual favors are so much better than dead presidents


i dunno, i might just have something for that Abe Lincoln.

I mean, that whole equality thing pushes the right buttons.



oh that's really bad.


i need to stop now.
Just imagine the things he can do with that huge chin-beard....... *shivers*
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 09:27:44 AM
Just imagine the things he can do with that huge chin-beard....... *shivers*

was that really necessary?  now i'm gonna have to do something to get that visual out of my head.   :'(
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 09:28:30 AM
Just imagine the things he can do with that huge chin-beard....... *shivers*

was that really necessary?  now i'm gonna have to do something to get that visual out of my head.   :'(

Clinton. Cigars.

Done.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 09:31:52 AM
:(  
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 09:32:27 AM
okay now. how many of your posts today have amounted to  " :( " ?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 09:33:34 AM
:(  

stop being so emo, ya .orger.   ;D
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 09:35:21 AM
Us orgers are sad when we cannot go to BF5 reunion shows.  :(

I think I'm going to go find where we keep the razor blades.....
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 09:38:02 AM


You gotta give it up for love.



and turn those f*ckin frowns upside down.

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 09:41:18 AM
Amen to.... that.  :D
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 09:43:03 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 09:45:28 AM
 8)  ;)  :)  :D  :-X  ;D
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: jpar on September 03, 2008, 09:45:49 AM
They would announce this the day I get back from the East Coast.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 09:50:38 AM
::)

Oh. Different face this time.

And, I could have kept going with stupid ass quoting. But I resisted the urge.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 03, 2008, 10:35:07 AM
Ryan just posted on the org, wants to carpool with WI peeps.

Sooooo tempting..... If we all pile in one car we could do it for $50 per, plus food and tickets and hotel(?) and whatnot.....
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 03, 2008, 10:57:46 AM
So, there's going to be no Fan Club presale?
That's disappointing.  We should get equal opportunities with the UNC students.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Eric on September 03, 2008, 11:47:55 AM
*prays for a dvd release*

someone out there in internet land can record this right? cus my internet is lame these days :'(
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Renata N. on September 03, 2008, 12:37:01 PM
We are getting a little bit to emo with this whole we can't go to BFF reunion concert thingy....
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 03, 2008, 12:37:38 PM
all us Uk-ers looking at flights we're crazy. Chances they'll do one over here (or at least Europe?)
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: RubberSled on September 03, 2008, 12:38:19 PM
Magic! BFF doing Messner. I can't believe that it's true. Shame I'm here in the UK ... I thought I do some travelling, but it's just not possible, got a job.  :'(  I'll have to remain at the shack! So hard to let it go, but I'll try to put it all behind me. It's only a gig I keep telling myself, but what a gig! I should warn you, I may do something stupid to get The Five to the UK (Albert Hall anyone?) bomb threats, blackmail, kidnapping? I know it seems like I don't care, but I just can't bring myself to be cruel to Mr. Folds can I? I know he's kind and true. So don't change your plans, Ben - one BFF reunion gig will have to be enough, and at least it will be filmed properly. I know we've been togther many times before on your visits to the UK and we're getting treated to regular visits :) so I can't complain. I would try and get to more Folds gigs here in the UK, but I couldn't keep the pace ... all I really wanna say is 'All the best BFF - have a great gig!' Goodnight, goodnight. I love you, goodbye.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on September 03, 2008, 12:49:32 PM
"I thought I'd do some traveling; never did."

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: SinginJen on September 03, 2008, 01:50:49 PM
This thread is sort of hilarious.

I would just like to say that my job tracks our internet usage, and I totally did not care and went to theburbs at about 8:30 am to check the news.

If the show was on a Friday, I would mostly likely go.  But no way.  New job, can't loose two days.  Rawr.

I hope everybody can go that is planning to...I'm worried the tickets sales are going to be over crazy fast.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 02:15:08 PM
...I'm worried the tickets sales are going to be over crazy fast.

I'm getting very worried about this, sooooooooooooo many people are saying that they're going. I'm very worried.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: HappyCoincidence on September 03, 2008, 02:19:03 PM
Hi, everyone.  My name's Nick.  Here are some things about me.  I'm from Western Massachusetts, USA, just graduated UMass with a BA in economics and minor in psychology.  I love pretentious literature, classic film and indie/alternative music.

Now, I love Ben.  I got into him a couple years ago, and follow this site and what he does very carefully.  I've seen him twice, at Providence, RI and once at UMass (I saw him walking by the side of the road the day of and flipped out).  I'd never registered because it seemed like I didn't have anything new to add, but when I saw this reunion---whoa.
Messner is my absolute favorite album.  Some don't like the overblown arrangements.  I couldn't be happier.  Now I love what Folds has done since BFF, but the 90s were a golden era for them.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, I will do everything in my power to be there.

Nice site you have here, by the way.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: phil_FFF on September 03, 2008, 02:28:04 PM
come on guys, you've often said London was where you were first really understood, come and please our ears once more!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TrashSpork on September 03, 2008, 02:35:08 PM
...I'm worried the tickets sales are going to be over crazy fast.

I'm getting very worried about this, sooooooooooooo many people are saying that they're going. I'm very worried.
Yeah you all should arrange to have redundant wi-fi and landline access on your laptops when the ticket sales start so you aren't left out. I can envision this thing selling out in minutes or less. That said I'm hoping you all score tickets!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Rich on September 03, 2008, 02:42:11 PM
Hi all,

Is anyone else from the UK seriously thinking about booking tickets and going all the way to Chapel Hill to see this? Because I am. Does that make me slightly too mental. I mean that's a f*ck load of money. I'm kinda glad the tickets don't go on sale until Monday because I really need to think long and hard about this. The thing is, I keep coming back to the same conclusion. I need to be there. Hmmm

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 02:50:58 PM

Hi, everyone.  My name's Chris.  Here are some things about me.  I'm from Central Illinois, USA, just graduated from community college.  I love Dr. Seuss, Spice World,  and folk/speed metal.

Now, I love Ben.  I got into him in 1996, and follow this site and what he does occasionally.  I've seen him 9 times
and I don't remember where exactly (I once stalked him to his trailor and urinated on it, and banged on the window asking him to come out).  I registered a few years ago because it seemed like I had some shit to add, but when I saw this reunion---whoa. I started posting again.

Messner is my absolute favorite album.  Some don't like the blow up dolls.  I couldn't be happier.  Now I love what Folds has done since BFF, but the 90s were a golden era for them.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, I will do everything in my power to be there.

Nice site you have here, by the way.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 02:52:06 PM
Hi all,

Is anyone else from the UK seriously thinking about booking tickets and going all the way to Chapel Hill to see this? Because I am. Does that make me slightly too mental. I mean that's a f*ck load of money. I'm kinda glad the tickets don't go on sale until Monday because I really need to think long and hard about this. The thing is, I keep coming back to the same conclusion. I need to be there. Hmmm



http://www.bargaintravel.com/




Nice site you have here, by the way.
Nice to have you here! :)



AND OH MONIES HAVE COME TO ME.

I have no worries now.

Shit.

Hooray!!!!!!!!!!! Today I have amassed 2.6k in monies that was mine I just never had.?!?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Ive Landed on September 03, 2008, 02:55:31 PM
i wish i wasn't a broke ass college kid. and that nc wasn't so far away from me.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 03, 2008, 02:57:09 PM
you should have to take a quiz to attend this show.

1-how many members are in the ben folds five?
2-have you seen them before (if yes, you can't attend)
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 03, 2008, 02:57:37 PM
you've got to watch your taxes on that website sometimes they're more than the flight! (as i disappointingly discovered)
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 02:59:51 PM
speedy didn't yuou say the same shit on the .org?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 03, 2008, 03:01:06 PM
no.... yes....
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 03, 2008, 03:01:28 PM
i think you caats and i are the only transbenfansite peeps
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 03, 2008, 03:02:18 PM
you should get raped by a mongoloid and then go file a police report!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 03, 2008, 03:04:11 PM
done!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Urthworm on September 03, 2008, 03:17:18 PM
Rich: I'm from the UK and I reckon it'd be possible to do the complete trip at around £400-£500. The ONE THING stopping me from definitely going is the faint hope that this might not be a one-off. Well, that and the fact it would just about cripple me financially - though if we knew for definite there'd never be another chance like it, I'd probably just take out a new credit card, put it all on that and worry about the consequences later. Torn doesn't even begin to describe my emotions! Reinhold Messner is easily one of my top five albums ever, and I never got the chance to see BFF before they split. I might not be able to financially afford to go, but can I psychologically afford not to!?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 03:22:24 PM
I might not be able to financially afford to go, but can I psychologically afford not to!?

and there's the question that plagues us all...
i would venture to guess that the answer to that question is a resounding "NO!".
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 03:26:00 PM
I might not be able to financially afford to go, but can I psychologically afford not to!?

and there's the question that plagues us all...
i would venture to guess that the answer to that question is a resounding "NO!".

fo real d'oh!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Rich on September 03, 2008, 03:36:35 PM
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http://www.bargaintravel.com/
Hey Allison. I checked this site and it was good for a week to week trip but as I only want to fly in, say on the 17th and out on the 19th, then that would cost me nearly $2000 which is pretty much the same sort of price that Expedia.co.uk want.

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Rich: I'm from the UK and I reckon it'd be possible to do the complete trip at around £400-£500. The ONE THING stopping me from definitely going is the faint hope that this might not be a one-off. Well, that and the fact it would just about cripple me financially - though if we knew for definite there'd never be another chance like it, I'd probably just take out a new credit card, put it all on that and worry about the consequences later. Torn doesn't even begin to describe my emotions! Reinhold Messner is easily one of my top five albums ever, and I never got the chance to see BFF before they split. I might not be able to financially afford to go, but can I psychologically afford not to!?

Urthworm. Have you found it at the £500 price anywhere? I'd be interested to find out where if you have. I have not done a thorough search yet you see.

Would anyone be up for getting a group  together to fly from the UK? Come on UK'ers. We must represent.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 04:34:16 PM
I found that it is far cheaper if you're willing to set up some ridiculous flights.

Like. Fly from London to Chicago as your ticket. And then book another flight of Chicago to Durham.

BUT I cannot stress this enough. I would not. NOT NOT NOT book an international flight (or even a domestic one) without having the concert ticket. These babies are going to fly!!!!!!! And I don't want you to be out loads of money and not have a ticket.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 04:43:46 PM
BUT I cannot stress this enough. I would not. NOT NOT NOT book an international flight (or even a domestic one) without having the concert ticket. These babies are going to fly!!!!!!! And I don't want you to be out loads of money and not have a ticket.

thanks for convincing me of this logic while i was on AIM with you booking my flight.   :P  GRRRR....
if i don't get a ticket, i'm already out 191 dollars.  it's ok.  i'd probably still fly there and cry outside of the venue.  somehow find a way to sneak in.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:05:15 PM
i've just today started to get really paranoid about ticket sales.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 05:22:03 PM
just got an e-mail. 

"The show will be rebroadcast on the Front to Back official MySpace profile in October.  http://myspace.com/fronttoback"

also...

“When MySpace approached me about doing this gig,” Ben Folds said, “I misunderstood and thought they wanted us to play Purple Rain front to back, so of course I said yes. But we're happy to do "The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner" instead. Of our three albums, this one brings back the most vivid memories.  It was actually written to be one song of many movements, which is why there are motifs that appear throughout the album. That should make 'Reinhold' a natural to be played front to back."

haha.  purple rain.  i hope they still perform that.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:24:52 PM
From who? What email!?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 05:26:03 PM
i guess it was from Epic.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:26:39 PM
wtf. why do i not has it?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 03, 2008, 05:27:15 PM
i've just today started to get really paranoid about ticket sales.

me too.... i'm scared. i was excited, but now i'm just nervous. i'd pay $250 to a scalper if i had too. maybe more...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:27:57 PM
I don't want to pay that much. I want to pay the 40 bucks. I already have to drop hundreds to get there.


but i guess if a scalper is needed.... it was for the exit/in gig.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 05:28:24 PM
i'd pay $250 to a scalper if i had too. maybe more...

that's what scares me.  you know tons of scalpers are going to be getting their hands on these tickets.  makes my heart sad.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:31:08 PM
SAY NO TO SCAPLING.

Unless you ABSOf*ckINGLOUTELY need to get the ticket that way. But plz, burbanites, don't scalp. Specially not to other fans. I always felt that's playing with people's emotions.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 03, 2008, 05:33:53 PM
i know, but i'm still doing whatever i have to do to be in that auditorium on sept 18th. what.ever.i.have.to.do.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 05:40:36 PM
oh i know i know i know
but how many 100s of us are in the same boat?!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 03, 2008, 05:44:01 PM
how many would spend around $1000 on a ticket? me... you?
haha
i'm going. oh yeah. i'm going.

hopefully you will too. all us dorgers and burbers can unite and have an awesome bff filled day around chapel hill!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 03, 2008, 05:48:36 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/community/polls/22807119/results
http://music.aol.com/videos/live-concerts/bands-reuniting/ben-folds-five

75% say stay broken up.
alot of people dont care. which is good. for us. and our chances of going.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 06:38:56 PM
i need to go vote. i'm banking on most people going... ben folds five whoooooo!??!


seeing as I routinely get asked what F.O.L.D.S. stands for on my tracket jacketa.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TrashSpork on September 03, 2008, 06:40:23 PM
just got an e-mail. 

"The show will be rebroadcast on the Front to Back official MySpace profile in October.  http://myspace.com/fronttoback"


I got the same e-mail too. said if I couldn't read it to click on a link but the link appears to not be working correctly (my PC says it's invalid)...here is its by the way but I still haven't got it to work

http://lists-epic.sonybmgemail.com/t/742964/8902311/223935/0/
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 03, 2008, 06:48:30 PM
i've just today started to get really paranoid about ticket sales.
I'm not, I'll have one by god. Even if I have to pay a scalper. Though I hate those bastards.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Boz on September 03, 2008, 07:02:25 PM
Benfolds.com says the sale begins at 10:00, the Front to Back myspace page says 12:00 EST, the e-mail from Epic says 10:00 EST...Are students getting an advantage?  This is important stuff, I need some consistency.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 03, 2008, 07:13:54 PM
Benfolds.com says the sale begins at 10:00, the Front to Back myspace page says 12:00 EST, the e-mail from Epic says 10:00 EST...Are students getting an advantage?  This is important stuff, I need some consistency.
Here, Here.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 07:28:27 PM
Benfolds.com says the sale begins at 10:00, the Front to Back myspace page says 12:00 EST, the e-mail from Epic says 10:00 EST...Are students getting an advantage?  This is important stuff, I need some consistency.

Students get 10 EST. SO IF ITS THE SAME HELL YAH.

WHy don't I have this email from epic.... :'( COME ON EPIC, you know I pay for this shite!

EDIT: HOORAY. GOI IT.

I didn't wanna be left out of the group.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 03, 2008, 08:43:56 PM
I'm ridiculously nervous about not getting these tickets.  After obsessing about this all day NOW I'm obsessing about it not happening.  What if I don't get a ticket.

The times for ticket sales need to be resolved.  There are too many conflicting reports.
Now the myspace page says 10 EST.  WHICH ONE IS IT???!!!?

I'm seriously going to cry if I don't get this ticket.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TrashSpork on September 03, 2008, 08:52:01 PM

The times for ticket sales need to be resolved.  There are too many conflicting reports.
Now the myspace page says 10 EST.  WHICH ONE IS IT???!!!?


Yeah I hope this gets resolved for everyone's sake. Its very frustrating to make time to sit in front of a PC to buy tickets for a presale only to have it start later than promised. Not a fun time!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 09:02:10 PM
well, hell... we'll be on the computer just in case they're 10 EST.  JUST IN CASE!  there's no gambling on this...  you hear me, folkds?  wow... it was too hard to type "fol" without typing the "ds" at the end. 

anyway... you hear me, folks?  NO GAMBLING!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 03, 2008, 09:03:38 PM
I'm ridiculously nervous about not getting these tickets.  After obsessing about this all day NOW I'm obsessing about it not happening.  What if I don't get a ticket.

The times for ticket sales need to be resolved.  There are too many conflicting reports.
Now the myspace page says 10 EST.  WHICH ONE IS IT???!!!?

I'm seriously going to cry if I don't get this ticket.

If myspace says 10. Now then they all say 10. 10 AM EST. 9 AM CST! WE HAVE TO GET UP AFTER THE BEMPHONY SO EAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRLY. Oh well. SO WORTH IT. I will set all my alarms.

WHICH MEANS it's the same time as students! HOORAY!


Seating chart: http://www.cafanc.org/events/memhallseatingchartnumbered.pdf
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 03, 2008, 09:44:50 PM
I think I'm probably just going to stay up all night.... I've got to make the 3 hour drive back from Nashville to Tuscaloosa to go to class Monday anyway, so by the time I get home it will be 3ish anyway....and just to make sure I don't accidently sleep through the pre sale (which would happen to me) I think staying up all night is needed.

By the way, where are you seats for the Symphony show, Allison?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 09:49:39 PM
allison's in B, i think?  i'm in CC.

(i'm hoping i can find gas by sunday morning.  it's hard to come by right now...)    :'(
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 03, 2008, 10:06:29 PM
godd*mn, i'm seriously paranoid about not getting a ticket now.

damn u allison, i wouldn't have thought of that until you had to say something.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 03, 2008, 10:18:30 PM
allison's in B, i think?  i'm in CC.

(i'm hoping i can find gas by sunday morning.  it's hard to come by right now...)    :'(

I'm in BB...so you'll be right behind me.  I haven't met you, so maybe we'll recognize each other and put names with faces.
Good luck with gas.

By the way.... there's no kind of special "dress code" for this concert is there?  I'm only asking because I've been to this venue before and it's ridiculously nice and formal.  I would imagine "no" considering Ben is not exactly the formal dresser himself.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 03, 2008, 11:47:27 PM
considering it's a symphony gig, i'm gonna dress up a bit.  as in nice jeans, heels, and a corset.  it's not often i get to dress up, so i'm taking advantage.  for guys, i'm thinking jeans and a button up shirt.  but, it's whatever.  it is ben, afterall...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 04, 2008, 04:27:30 AM
i think you caats and i are the only transbenfansite peeps

And me.  :-*
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Urthworm on September 04, 2008, 04:34:10 AM
For UKers, the flight from Heathrow to RDU with a short layover in Washington will cost £319 with United airlines - flight's available on eBookers, and here's a link to the search results: http://www.ebookers.com/shop/airsearch?type=air&ar.type=roundTrip&ar.rt.leaveSlice.orig.key=LHR&ar.rt.leaveSlice.dest.key=RDU&ar.rt.leaveSlice.date=18%2F09%2F08&ar.rt.leaveSlice.time=Anytime&ar.rt.returnSlice.date=22%2F09%2F08&ar.rt.returnSlice.time=Anytime&ar.rt.numAdult=1&ar.rt.numSenior=0&ar.rt.numChild=0&ar.rt.child[0]=&ar.rt.child[1]=&ar.rt.child[2]=&ar.rt.child[3]=&ar.rt.child[4]=&ar.rt.child[5]=&ar.rt.child[6]=&ar.rt.child[7]=&_ar.rt.nonStop=0&_ar.rt.narrowSel=0&ar.rt.narrow=airlines&ar.rt.carriers[0]=&ar.rt.carriers[1]=&ar.rt.carriers[2]=&ar.rt.cabin=C&search=Search+Flights

That's to fly out on the 18th at 7:55am (an 11-hour flight, arriving at 2pm local time) and return on the 22nd - if you want to come home any sooner than that, be prepared to pay triple the price on that flight, though!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 04, 2008, 04:56:51 AM
considering it's a symphony gig, i'm gonna dress up a bit.  as in nice jeans, heels, and a corset.  it's not often i get to dress up, so i'm taking advantage.  for guys, i'm thinking jeans and a button up shirt.  but, it's whatever.  it is ben, afterall...

I dunno. I can't bring myself to wear jeans to a symphony. it's a SYMPHONY. The world will stop for a moment if I decide to put a skirt on (it's supposed to be HOT HOT HOT.... well for me anyway. it's 62 here...) I will probably be sweating if I wear pants. I could wear dress pants, but Brooke's going skirt, too. I'm sure there will be people who are the symphony go-ers dressed to the t. And then people in normal concert attire.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 04, 2008, 05:08:46 AM
Think I'm going to have to admit defeat. I'm out. Can't afford it, Ben'll just have to bring them to us. Though I do feel kinda bad on Jared and Sam, we still love them too!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Renata N. on September 04, 2008, 05:24:08 AM
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i think you caats and i are the only transbenfansite peeps


Nope, me too, it´s jsut that I go by as natiest in the other site
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: perthgirl on September 04, 2008, 05:42:16 AM
considering it's a symphony gig, i'm gonna dress up a bit.  as in nice jeans, heels, and a corset.  it's not often i get to dress up, so i'm taking advantage.  for guys, i'm thinking jeans and a button up shirt.  but, it's whatever.  it is ben, afterall...

I dunno. I can't bring myself to wear jeans to a symphony. it's a SYMPHONY. The world will stop for a moment if I decide to put a skirt on (it's supposed to be HOT HOT HOT.... well for me anyway. it's 62 here...) I will probably be sweating if I wear pants. I could wear dress pants, but Brooke's going skirt, too. I'm sure there will be people who are the symphony go-ers dressed to the t. And then people in normal concert attire.

Black dress pants, Burbian t-shirt, jacket.  Done.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: javajunkie (lynn) on September 04, 2008, 06:05:08 AM
considering it's a symphony gig, i'm gonna dress up a bit.  as in nice jeans, heels, and a corset.  it's not often i get to dress up, so i'm taking advantage.  for guys, i'm thinking jeans and a button up shirt.  but, it's whatever.  it is ben, afterall...

I dunno. I can't bring myself to wear jeans to a symphony. it's a SYMPHONY. The world will stop for a moment if I decide to put a skirt on (it's supposed to be HOT HOT HOT.... well for me anyway. it's 62 here...) I will probably be sweating if I wear pants. I could wear dress pants, but Brooke's going skirt, too. I'm sure there will be people who are the symphony go-ers dressed to the t. And then people in normal concert attire.

I think I'm going to do a skirt, but I haven't decided yet. The husband (who needs to set up an account on here so I can call him something other than "my husband") has it easy - pretty much what he wears to work when he might be in front of big shots.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: AnnaWaits on September 04, 2008, 07:07:50 AM
Bloody hell. Ben Folds Five.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 04, 2008, 08:55:35 AM
i don't know how many people the venue holds, but... "Of the tickets, 630 have been allotted for students..."

so says http://media.www.dailytarheel.com/media/storage/paper885/news/2008/09/04/Arts/Campus.Abuzz.Over.Reunion-3414712.shtml
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 04, 2008, 09:29:54 AM
i don't know how many people the venue holds, but... "Of the tickets, 630 have been allotted for students..."

so says http://media.www.dailytarheel.com/media/storage/paper885/news/2008/09/04/Arts/Campus.Abuzz.Over.Reunion-3414712.shtml

.org post says ~1400. Eeek.

GOOD NEWS!

Wife said I can go if I carpool...... !!!!

Just got a Magellen GPS so we won't get lost, too!

Lets hope I can has ticket.

Might be able to borrow a van too to haul orgers and burbanites down there. Hate to do it but I am holding off any plans until said ticket is boughten.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 04, 2008, 10:10:43 AM
considering it's a symphony gig, i'm gonna dress up a bit.  as in nice jeans, heels, and a corset.  it's not often i get to dress up, so i'm taking advantage.  for guys, i'm thinking jeans and a button up shirt.  but, it's whatever.  it is ben, afterall...

I dunno. I can't bring myself to wear jeans to a symphony. it's a SYMPHONY. The world will stop for a moment if I decide to put a skirt on (it's supposed to be HOT HOT HOT.... well for me anyway. it's 62 here...) I will probably be sweating if I wear pants. I could wear dress pants, but Brooke's going skirt, too. I'm sure there will be people who are the symphony go-ers dressed to the t. And then people in normal concert attire.

I can't bring myself to wear a jacket to a ben folds concert... so I think I'll go with jeans and a button up shirt.  That will be good enough.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 04, 2008, 10:41:37 AM
i don't know how many people the venue holds, but... "Of the tickets, 630 have been allotted for students..."

so says http://media.www.dailytarheel.com/media/storage/paper885/news/2008/09/04/Arts/Campus.Abuzz.Over.Reunion-3414712.shtml

Also. Expected to sell out in hours. Let's hope the tickets allotted for students aren't just the first chunks, cause that'd be all the way through row N. (yes, I did just do the math)

Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill has a capacity of 1,634.


PS. One thing that's making me angry. Some of the major places that are running this story- their photo is a recent picture of Ben. I don't care if the pictures are 8 years old or 13, run a picture with all three of them!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 04, 2008, 11:22:35 AM
I hope this show isn't full of UNC students who are only going because it's a concert instead of going because they are fans.  Nobody wants 630 non-folds five fans.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 04, 2008, 11:29:52 AM
we dont count you benfolio. im pretty sure you were the guy who didn't send me those ben folds five shows back in the day
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 04, 2008, 12:09:06 PM
we dont count you benfolio. im pretty sure you were the guy who didn't send me those ben folds five shows back in the day

Erm.... heh?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on September 04, 2008, 12:09:42 PM
I think I'm probably not going now. There are too many ifs and buts for it to work out. For a start, I don't think I've got a hope in hells chance of getting a ticket, even if I have a good experience of getting great seats at presales.

I still think it would be worth the money though! So in two minds.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 04, 2008, 12:21:08 PM
you heard me benfuglio
eat shit !
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 04, 2008, 12:22:27 PM
you heard me benfuglio
eat shit !

That's it. I'm not picking you up on my way to NC now.  :P
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 04, 2008, 12:29:50 PM
Should have sent me those shows after i sent you the blank cd in the mail, dick!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 04, 2008, 01:43:38 PM
Should have sent me those shows after i sent you the blank cd in the mail, dick!

Okay. NOW I have no idea what you're talking about. You must have me confused with some other guy named Chris from the dorg.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: ads on September 04, 2008, 01:45:48 PM
Perhaps they'll take the show on the road and sell out venues across the globe?

You are right alex! i think it bodes well for the future!


It ould cost me 338£ just for the flight, mmmm

It would be funny to just see everyone from here, imagine if we could all go?

Wow eh - i thought it would happen ten years from now, looks like tommorrows here today!

Wow!

Ads :o
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 05, 2008, 07:42:15 AM
As well as the students getting first dibs, they get them for CHEAPER.

How is that fair? I think the students should have to pay an extra $40 for the privelidge of a two-hour advantage :P
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 05, 2008, 11:38:50 AM
As well as the students getting first dibs, they get them for CHEAPER.

How is that fair? I think the students should have to pay an extra $40 for the privelidge of a two-hour advantage :P
Aaannnnd they don't have to fly/drive any distance to get there.  >:(
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 05, 2008, 01:34:25 PM
As well as the students getting first dibs, they get them for CHEAPER.

How is that fair? I think the students should have to pay an extra $40 for the privelidge of a two-hour advantage :P

They are not getting first dibs. They just have almost-guaranteed seats.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 05, 2008, 04:19:33 PM
Makes me wonder why they picked a college for this.

Should have been open to ONLY FANS, not assh*le college kids who might ruin it by not knowing the band and standing there talking during Narcolepsy or shouting for ROCK THIS BITCH during Plans.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 05, 2008, 04:49:10 PM
OH GOD. IF someone yells for Rock this Bitch... I vote we hunt them down. And then punch them in the face.

I sure hope people aren't stupid and yell for shit that's solo Ben/know the f*cking difference.

UGH UGH UGH. I am now worried. What happens if people yell for Bitches Ain't Shit. ?? DEATH. That's what happens.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 05, 2008, 06:30:31 PM
Sorry, just got to be a realist.

I was driving home, cranking the shit out of Messner thinking "this show is gonna be so awesome, nothing could ruin it. Except rude people in the audience. Oh, shit, it's a college show. Fuuuuuuuuck.   :'("
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 05, 2008, 06:55:46 PM
KILL ALL BAS/RTB HECKLERS!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 05, 2008, 08:43:14 PM
I've been spoiled sitting in the front... I have a feeling that if I even get tickets I will not sit near the front.  Boo unc
 students
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Errant Dog on September 05, 2008, 08:48:35 PM
As well as the students getting first dibs, they get them for CHEAPER.

How is that fair? I think the students should have to pay an extra $40 for the privelidge of a two-hour advantage :P

They are not getting first dibs. They just have almost-guaranteed seats.

Don't their tickets go on sale first?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 05, 2008, 09:08:58 PM
same time, i think.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 05, 2008, 09:53:20 PM
everyone gets it at the same time. but it doesn't matter because the unc students will be in a line and the first 600 will go to them. so as the presale starts, the students will be in a line having to wait, while we're getting them at 10 without a line...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 06, 2008, 05:44:21 AM
Yo, bumrush the show.


Sayin.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Andy on September 06, 2008, 07:54:54 AM
Mel will make out with me if I go

Hell, if you get me in there *I'LL* make out with you.

~A
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 06, 2008, 08:33:26 AM
so andy you not going?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 06, 2008, 09:14:16 AM
IN FAIRNESS to the UNC students, one of the articles said that they camped outside for Ben solo tickets before, in violation of campus rules. I'd say that would make for some pretty hardcore Folds fans. While I'm not saying every UNC student will be on their best behaviour, the show *IS* in BF5's traditional home (Chapel Hill) so I'd *imagine* the band were local heroes of sorts.

What I'm trying to say is that I'd wager quite a few of the students there won't just be going because there's a gig on campus...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Errant Dog on September 06, 2008, 09:22:43 AM
IN FAIRNESS to the UNC students, one of the articles said that they camped outside for Ben solo tickets before, in violation of campus rules. I'd say that would make for some pretty hardcore Folds fans. While I'm not saying every UNC student will be on their best behaviour, the show *IS* in BF5's traditional home (Chapel Hill) so I'd *imagine* the band were local heroes of sorts.

What I'm trying to say is that I'd wager quite a few of the students there won't just be going because there's a gig on campus...

Yeah I think you hit the nail right on the head. A lot of students are pretty big fans, so this won't be your average college show.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 06, 2008, 09:23:49 AM
Down by Rosemary and Cameron, the Five's playin' the album of Messner
We'll camp on the grounds for a couple days
I wanna be there so that I can say
HEY
Play Rock This Bitch!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: ads on September 07, 2008, 11:31:01 AM
Hey guys - which is the link to get tickets? i want to try my luck and get one and get a flight from the UK as soon as i get it but i want to get my shit together asap so i can get at least one for myself? any help, as i dont want to mess this up?

Ads
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Errant Dog on September 07, 2008, 11:40:55 AM
Yeah, does anyone see a link on etix yet?? I don't see anything.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on September 07, 2008, 12:20:39 PM
Yeah, does anyone see a link on etix yet?? I don't see anything.
etix the other day said to me:
Quote
Sorry we have no information on this event at this time.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: ads on September 07, 2008, 01:19:23 PM
so how will i know? i bet we will know late as usual
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Errant Dog on September 07, 2008, 01:26:27 PM
kind of nerve racking that its the night before tickets go on sale and we have no link.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: sham.on on September 07, 2008, 02:33:35 PM
Check this out: http://www.catscradle.com/schedule.html First thing listed. I'm assuming that etix link listed there will be active in the morning.

Also, if you scroll down to where they list some more details (practically at the end of the page), it says "$40 + $10 donation fee." So, what? They're $50? Mybe it's optional? Guess we'll find out in the morning.

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: ads on September 07, 2008, 03:07:57 PM
anyine know what time 10 am EST in the uk? is it 3pm gmt ?

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: happybecca on September 07, 2008, 03:28:30 PM
IN FAIRNESS to the UNC students, one of the articles said that they camped outside for Ben solo tickets before, in violation of campus rules. I'd say that would make for some pretty hardcore Folds fans. While I'm not saying every UNC student will be on their best behaviour, the show *IS* in BF5's traditional home (Chapel Hill) so I'd *imagine* the band were local heroes of sorts.

What I'm trying to say is that I'd wager quite a few of the students there won't just be going because there's a gig on campus...

Yeah I think you hit the nail right on the head. A lot of students are pretty big fans, so this won't be your average college show.

when i went to ben folds at chapel hill 2 years ago the students were lame. they seemed really uninterested and looked at me and nick like we were crazy for being excited. they only sang along to uhhh...landed and whatever..i forget. hopefully they will be pumped this time
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: happybecca on September 07, 2008, 03:32:28 PM
OH GOD. IF someone yells for Rock this Bitch... I vote we hunt them down. And then punch them in the face.

I sure hope people aren't stupid and yell for shit that's solo Ben/know the f*cking difference.

UGH UGH UGH. I am now worried. What happens if people yell for Bitches Ain't Shit. ?? DEATH. That's what happens.

the world is wonderful and it will be funny to them...you should want others to be happy. they havent been to 30 shows to know it gets old....
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: happybecca on September 07, 2008, 03:37:15 PM
my apple is not used to the burbs....please excuse this extra comment
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: benfoldspianoplaya on September 07, 2008, 07:32:33 PM
wow... haven't logged in in forever but been frequenting the 'burbs since mid summer. so stoked for the show. hoping i get a ticket for me and my friend who's nearly as obsessed. driving from good old ohio. can't wait till 10 AM!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 07, 2008, 07:55:15 PM
OH GOD. IF someone yells for Rock this Bitch... I vote we hunt them down. And then punch them in the face.

I sure hope people aren't stupid and yell for shit that's solo Ben/know the f*cking difference.

UGH UGH UGH. I am now worried. What happens if people yell for Bitches Ain't Shit. ?? DEATH. That's what happens.

the world is wonderful and it will be funny to them...you should want others to be happy. they havent been to 30 shows to know it gets old....


No, the point is that they are Ben Folds SOLO songs. Not Ben Folds FIVE songs. Same thing would be true if SFI or anything more current was yelled for. I think it'd be rude to yell for a solo song that Darren and Robert are not at all a part of.



And I haven't been to thirty shows.









yet.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on September 07, 2008, 08:00:36 PM
I think Allison alone has paid Ben's bills for the last year or two, so I'd say she has a bigger right to an enjoyable show without the RtBs and BASs. Hell, she should even tell the band what to play, not anyone else. Also, as she said, those are solo songs, not the Five's, so that cancels them out automatically. I'm not making any sense. I'm out.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 07, 2008, 08:04:21 PM
I just think, if it's a ONE TIME ONLY reunion gig. No one should be an assh*le to Robert and Darren. They're wonderful in their own right so that they should all just play bf5 songs without a hinge.


They have three.5 albums of things to pull off of, that that's what they should play. That's all I'm saying, I mean, people yelled for Rock this Bitch at the symphony tonight. I didn't hunt anyone down or anything, but really, it does get old, and Ben himself has said so.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on September 07, 2008, 10:09:54 PM
What makes you think they'll play anything other than TUBORM at this gig?

Maybe one as an encore, but I reckon that's it.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 07, 2008, 10:14:04 PM
The fact that TUBORM is less than an hour long.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on September 07, 2008, 10:27:40 PM
The fact that TUBORM is less than an hour long.
"Ben Folds - Live at MySpace", if you take out the support act in the middle and Ben talking, is about as long as TUBORM.

I really don't think you should get your hopes up too high for lots of, if any extra songs.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 07, 2008, 10:29:57 PM
I just think, if it's a ONE TIME ONLY reunion gig. No one should be an assh*le to Robert and Darren. They're wonderful in their own right so that they should all just play bf5 songs without a hinge.


They have three.5 albums of things to pull off of, that that's what they should play. That's all I'm saying, I mean, people yelled for Rock this Bitch at the symphony tonight. I didn't hunt anyone down or anything, but really, it does get old, and Ben himself has said so.

the people right in front of me yelled it tonight, i also heard someone over to my right.  there were surprisingly less yells for it than I thought.

Great show though.  I loved Cologne with the choir.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 03:44:51 AM
Good luck with getting tickets people!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: caliban10 on September 08, 2008, 03:56:31 AM
It's making me anxious. Especially cos Etix doesn't seem to have the most durable servers. I reload a search and get a servlet error. I bet it melts at 10.05.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Errant Dog on September 08, 2008, 04:49:58 AM
It's making me anxious. Especially cos Etix doesn't seem to have the most durable servers. I reload a search and get a servlet error. I bet it melts at 10.05.

Hey do you have a link yet for the tix? I still dont see one on the site.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: caliban10 on September 08, 2008, 04:52:19 AM
Nope. nothing yet.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 05:38:58 AM
What the heck does OFF SALE ONLINE mean?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Errant Dog on September 08, 2008, 05:43:31 AM
What the heck does OFF SALE ONLINE mean?

I have no clue, but I'm sure the status will change at 10.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: darman on September 08, 2008, 05:47:07 AM
NM Found it.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 05:47:32 AM
What the heck does OFF SALE ONLINE mean?
I don't know, but it's a little bit better than last night the concert wasn't even displayed.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 05:47:50 AM
Everyone else find it okay?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 05:48:31 AM
I don't even see this?!  What link are you using for tix?  The etix link I am using just goes to a calender schedule.
Here's the link:
http://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSearch;jsessionid=59BFBBA2671652760B069CA0808D82F1?action=displayPerformance&pageNumber=0&pageSize=10&searchType=null&queryString=action%3dsimpleSearch%26searchTerm%3dBen%2bFolds%2bFive%26searchBy%3dEVENT
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 05:49:41 AM
Yeah I dont want to make it public, lest all those orgers get all the tickets or something...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Rich on September 08, 2008, 05:50:13 AM
It seems to be happening at 20:00hrs EST and not 10:00hrs EST as I thought was the case. Have a look here http://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSearch?action=displayPerformance&pageNumber=0&pageSize=10&searchType=venue&queryString=action%3dvenueSearch%26venue%5fid%3d2332%26searchType%3dvenue

I'm confused.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: jimbo on September 08, 2008, 05:52:02 AM
That is the time the show starts. Shall I go from England or not....? Ahhhhh!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 05:52:33 AM
Yeah I dont want to make it public, lest all those orgers get all the tickets or something...
I know, but the cat's out of the bag anyway somebody else posted it.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 05:53:04 AM
Link is gone...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Rich on September 08, 2008, 05:53:43 AM
Yeah, do it.

Quote
That is the time the show starts. Shall I go from England or not....? Ahhhhh!!

I'm commiting myself. And thanks for clearing that up. I was panicing a bit.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 05:54:25 AM
New link http://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSearch?action=displayPerformance&pageNumber=0&pageSize=10&searchType=venue&queryString=action%3dvenueSearch%26venue%5fid%3d2332%26searchType%3dvenue
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 05:55:37 AM
Link is gone...
New link http://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSearch?action=displayPerformance&pageNumber=0&pageSize=10&searchType=venue&queryString=action%3dvenueSearch%26venue%5fid%3d2332%26searchType%3dvenue
Oh thank you.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 05:57:28 AM
Hey quick question, does anyone know if you can register for this?

Sorry for double posting

Is it working for anyone else?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 08, 2008, 05:57:46 AM
im really nervous right now
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 05:59:30 AM
u dont have to register
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: darman on September 08, 2008, 06:02:37 AM
ould out already?

Cant get 2 together...  or one for that matter.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 06:04:11 AM
so who got some?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: sham.on on September 08, 2008, 06:04:30 AM
ould out already?

Cant get 2 together...  or one for that matter.

Same here. What the hell.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:05:46 AM
yea what the f*ck can't get one either.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Errant Dog on September 08, 2008, 06:06:06 AM
I just got 2.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 08, 2008, 06:06:17 AM
got them!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: ads on September 08, 2008, 06:06:28 AM
What like should we bre clicking on
?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:06:53 AM
I THINK I got one.... WTF MZ right row EE seat 157 but the site crashed...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:07:40 AM
It won't work for me.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 06:08:06 AM
what 3, 4 minutes? bring on the tour lol but then again what about sam and jared?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Acquiesce on September 08, 2008, 06:08:31 AM
Two tickets.

Row D.

Left side of the stage (where Ben will be, I'd think.

I'm GOING!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:08:47 AM
IT f*ckING SOLD OUT!

godd*mnIT!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 06:09:43 AM
i have never. ever. been so angry in my life. ever.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: jimbo on September 08, 2008, 06:09:57 AM
had 2 in balcony and went to rechoose and then deleted them... now no seats... ermm clever
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:10:37 AM
UGHO SUDOIUJLDJFHLSDKSDF

FAILED ON ALL THREE COMPUTERS

FAILED

ERROR
ERROR
ERROR
we couldn't even get one f*cking ticket.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Euan on September 08, 2008, 06:11:12 AM
SOLD OUT NOW, well done BFF, sell out in 3 minutes by my count. Bring on the worldwide tour.

Of course you know skelpers will have got them, expect em on ebay soon :(

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:11:36 AM
Okay this is bullshit, I officially f*cking hate this company.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Errant Dog on September 08, 2008, 06:11:59 AM
I got em in MF right on row Q
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Fongolia on September 08, 2008, 06:12:30 AM
Wow, that was awful.  Tried 4 seats, 3, 2, 1... seemed like it was sold out before it started.  Kept re-trying, but only time I ever got an actual ticket was for 1 in the mezzanine.  I just can't justify spending $900+ on a cross-continent trip to sit back there, especially if it's being broadcast next month.  Love BFF, but I have my limits.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:13:17 AM
Errrr I can see them in my 'shopping cart', so I must have gotten it, right? Damn site crashing just as I hit 'purchase'.....
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:13:45 AM
Wow, that was awful.  Tried 4 seats, 3, 2, 1... seemed like it was sold out before it started.  Kept re-trying, but only time I ever got an actual ticket was for 1 in the mezzanine.  I just can't justify spending $900+ on a cross-continent trip to sit back there, especially if it's being broadcast next month.  Love BFF, but I have my limits.
I would love to have that ticket.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: caliban10 on September 08, 2008, 06:15:18 AM
I'm already flying in for the show from London, hotel, rental car. I guess we'll have to have a party outside the venue and demand a 2nd show.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Fongolia on September 08, 2008, 06:16:45 AM
Wow, that was awful.  Tried 4 seats, 3, 2, 1... seemed like it was sold out before it started.  Kept re-trying, but only time I ever got an actual ticket was for 1 in the mezzanine.  I just can't justify spending $900+ on a cross-continent trip to sit back there, especially if it's being broadcast next month.  Love BFF, but I have my limits.
I would love to have that ticket.

Oh, but I didn't actually buy it.  It looks like the same one Benfolio might have gotten... in the EE row.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:17:32 AM
It said it was sold for a good while then it wasn't now it is. What. the. hell.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 06:17:44 AM
look how quickly it sold they must see an opportunity...maybe they could actually become the ben folds "five" + sam and jared lol...

and u already paid for flights with no ticket? ouch!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:18:25 AM
I think I bought it  ???
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:19:53 AM
That is f*cking ridiculous.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: jimbo on September 08, 2008, 06:20:36 AM
Got 2 tickets on Main Floor. On my word!!! Keep trying...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:21:05 AM
ANyone get the confirmation email yet?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:21:16 AM
Got 2 tickets on Main Floor. On my word!!! Keep trying...
You can't when it says sold out.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:22:06 AM
Anyone who wants two tickets.... IF the fanclub lotto chooses me (and I dont get that ticket I think I just bought) I can assist.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 06:23:15 AM
cant some of u use ticket touts? ie people who have already booked their flights...or live near...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: jimbo on September 08, 2008, 06:23:35 AM
http://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&renewscheme=true&performance_id=840559&cobrand=etixOnline&renewscheme=true&language=en&country=GB

Here is the link to try and buy tickets
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 06:24:16 AM
I WANT THEM! PLEASE! ILL PAY TOP DOLLAR!!!!!!!!!! :)
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:24:57 AM
Error!

Sorry, there are not enough adjacent seats available for this price code. Please select other price codes , or reduce the number of tickets and try again.


STORY OF MY LIFE FOR ONE TICKET@!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Brooooke on September 08, 2008, 06:25:26 AM
welllll f*ck a duck!   i called the box office and they said it looks like it sold out that fast, the line for students is incredibly long and those tickets won't last long.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 06:25:42 AM
how bad does this suck allison?! bad!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: benfoldspianoplaya on September 08, 2008, 06:26:47 AM
this sucks. gone within a minute.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 06:27:02 AM
aw but allison you deserve to be there!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:27:12 AM
Wait I take back everything I said about this!

f*ckING LOVE ETIX!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:27:21 AM
I just got a e-mail from them.

Michael_Support@etix.com to me
show details 9:23 AM (2 minutes ago) Reply


Sorry, there is no order under your name or email


GAAHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!

I have print outs though!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:28:19 AM
i haven't cried over it.
but i very much feel like it.

i've already gone from sad to pissed the f*ck off to sad again.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:29:19 AM
BRING ON THE FAN CLUB LOTTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:29:45 AM
I just got a e-mail from them.

Michael_Support@etix.com to me
show details 9:23 AM (2 minutes ago) Reply


Sorry, there is no order under your name or email


GAAHHHHH

I have print outs though!

I'm sorry man, you to Allison.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: caliban10 on September 08, 2008, 06:30:18 AM
keep trying for single tickets:
click ok
type 1
click find tickets

ok
1
find tickets

ok
1
find tickets
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:31:20 AM
that's what i did.
none of us could get a single ticket.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Brooooke on September 08, 2008, 06:31:53 AM
uhm...wasn't that last night?  no one heard anything right!? booo.  lame.  pissed.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:32:12 AM
that's what i did.
none of us could get a single ticket.
Keep trying though. That's how I got mine.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: benfoldspianoplaya on September 08, 2008, 06:32:52 AM
i say we hunt down and take them from the scalpers who have no respect for the Five
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Euan on September 08, 2008, 06:34:01 AM
Maybe they could get a larger venue. But if myspace and stuff are involved maybe it needs a smaller venue for filming or whatnot. That f*ckin sucks for you guys.  I think to anyone watching this and monitoring ticket sales, i think they'd realise the potential these gigs could have. So hope theres some more on the way.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:35:35 AM
I hope everybody can get one and go.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:39:18 AM
f*ck.  i have half a mind to walk the few blocks from our hotel to ben's house and be like. WTF TOUR IS REQUIRED NOW.

or get me on that f*ckin guest list.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: sham.on on September 08, 2008, 06:40:13 AM
I hope everybody can get one and go.

Hear, hear.

Also, like Benfolio said, I'd be willing to sale the fanclub lotto tickets if I were to win them (by some miracle)
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 06:40:42 AM
me? please.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:41:08 AM
Called etix. Nothing. they said I should try cats cradle or Memorial Hall. Left a message at cats crade, guy at memorial hall could do nothing unless I was a student.


PIIIISSSSED
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 06:41:25 AM
lol your near ben now? do it i dare you :P
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:44:14 AM
we're in nashville for the symphony gig last night.

i will buy whatever and almost at whatever cost. i mean thousands no way, hundreds? I'll seriously think about it.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:46:41 AM
I was really looking forward to most of you guys getting one just so I could say hi and go you actually do know me now.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: jpar on September 08, 2008, 06:47:50 AM
i haven't cried over it.
but i very much feel like it.

i've already gone from sad to pissed the f*ck off to sad again.

I'm so sorry, Allison! My heart's a little broken right now. You should get one of the fan club seats, just for being Allison.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:48:55 AM
i haven't cried over it.
but i very much feel like it.

i've already gone from sad to pissed the f*ck off to sad again.

I'm so sorry, Allison! My heart's a little broken right now. You should get one of the fan club seats, just for being Allison.

Yea seriously, if anyone deserved a ticket it's you.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 08, 2008, 06:49:51 AM
2 tickets are up on ebay for 1,300 dollars.
how nice!  they're offering free shipping!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: thepolyphonic on September 08, 2008, 06:50:13 AM
yep

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Ben-Folds-Five-MySpace-Tickets-Memorial-Hall-UNC-9-18_W0QQitemZ280264659341QQihZ018QQcategoryZ16122QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

f*ck that guy.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: benfoldspianoplaya on September 08, 2008, 06:50:21 AM
wow... buy it now on ebay, 2 tickets for only 1299.00
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:50:34 AM
600 bucks speedy?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 06:51:05 AM
Allison for a fan club ticket.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 06:52:08 AM
ps how does he know its a one time show anyway?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: thepolyphonic on September 08, 2008, 06:52:31 AM
Oops they already sold at $1000
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 06:53:25 AM
allison, i might do that. i might do that. i'm craigslisting right now.

IM me if you want at   doesbenfoldfive
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 06:54:00 AM
to allison!!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:54:10 AM
Dammit. I got to go to work.

Hopefully something works out.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 06:54:19 AM
wow those tickets were ridiculously expensive.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:54:48 AM
Oops they already sold at $1000

ME

ME


ME


f*ckIN ME
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 06:56:17 AM
i may buy the other one... can you hold out on selling it til tonight. i really want my girlfriend to go, so i emailed someone about two tickets, but if they don't email me back, it'd be awesome to sit by the infamous allison!!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:56:39 AM
U R NUTS ALLISON
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: jpar on September 08, 2008, 06:57:20 AM
Let's pool our resources and buy the eBay tix for her.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:57:48 AM
Let's pool our resources and buy the eBay tix for her.
"chudleycannons31 won this item with a Best Offer of US $1,000.00. "
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:58:03 AM
WELL  i did have a group of 6 other people wanting to go with. but i dunno if anyone else is gonna wanna foot that cost.


f*ck I AM GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 06:58:47 AM
if you want to help foot the cost, that'd be wonderful.


cause i would kick myself in the nuts (were i to have them) if i were to miss this.

i already sent darren a sad face message
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 06:58:51 AM
Yeah. I ain't gona be able to do $500 + travel  :P
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 07:00:29 AM
ill know by tonight.

im going no matter what.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: jpar on September 08, 2008, 07:00:34 AM
WELL  i did have a group of 6 other people wanting to go with. but i dunno if anyone else is gonna wanna foot that cost.


f*ck I AM GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And NOW it's gonna be a show! Woo!

Hey, where are you sitting? (Sitting? Who the hell could sit at THIS show?)
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 07:01:19 AM
P i guess. according to the ebay man.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 08, 2008, 07:01:48 AM
Yeah. I ain't gona be able to do $500 + travel  :P

i could.  but, i'm not.  f*ck scalpers.
since i already bought my plane ticket, i guess i'll just show up and drink and cry outside the doors.
who's with me? 
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 07:03:22 AM
Okay, I really got to get out of here and go to work. I'll be back on when the tears dry and I log onto the work PC.

SHEEEEIT
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 07:05:49 AM
Let's pool our resources and buy the eBay tix for her.
"chudleycannons31 won this item with a Best Offer of US $1,000.00. "
You seriously paid that much for these tickets? That's ridiculous Allison.

Anyway I'm off, I got mine, I'll talk to you guys later.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 07:07:22 AM
allison you are crazy!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 07:08:23 AM
It's ridiculous. I am aware. But If I had let them slip out of my hands I would f*cking hate myself
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 07:10:08 AM
yeh I can understand! i just couldn't afford it personally!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Acquiesce on September 08, 2008, 07:12:52 AM
P i guess. according to the ebay man.

Check your private messages...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 07:14:15 AM
i magically could. in a weird twist of fate.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 07:23:27 AM
please tell me ebay man doesn't live here on the burbs?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 07:28:01 AM
ebay lady?


and she says the tickets are will call on one thing and mailed on another. AHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Hanny on September 08, 2008, 07:30:48 AM
what does that mean?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 07:39:46 AM
This is BULLSHIT.

Unless the Fanclub e-mail me in the next 7 hours saying they've got some tickets for me, I'm not rejoining.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 07:40:18 AM
she said that etix said that there was will call only on one page and then asked for shipping address and said it would ship.

but we have each other's phone numbers now. so that'll work things out.... though, of course i'm nervous about it.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: caliban10 on September 08, 2008, 07:41:45 AM
I'm sure the shipping address was just part of their usual form and all the tickets will be at will call.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 07:42:50 AM
Yeah. Which makes me a little nervous about meeting the person who has my tickets, but it looks like, according to their seller page, they sell scalper tickets for a living (what a f*ckin crock) so I'm not tooooooo concerned about that.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: caliban10 on September 08, 2008, 07:43:21 AM
What I want to know is if we'll actually get charged the $4.50 delivery fee even if we pick them up? umm....I'd bet on yes...
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 07:44:11 AM
Yeah. Which makes me a little nervous about meeting the person who has my tickets, but it looks like, according to their seller page, they sell scalper tickets for a living (what a f*ckin crock) so I'm not tooooooo concerned about that.

Meet them and cut them a little for the fans.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: melissa on September 08, 2008, 07:48:08 AM
Yeah. Which makes me a little nervous about meeting the person who has my tickets, but it looks like, according to their seller page, they sell scalper tickets for a living (what a f*ckin crock) so I'm not tooooooo concerned about that.

Meet them and cut them a little for the fans.

that's what i said.  as soon as i had tickets in hand, i'd punch the person in the face.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 07:52:43 AM
i bought two 8th row tickets for $375!!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 07:53:55 AM
godd*mnIT. I should have waited. But whatever. I'm going. Someone can pay their heating bill for a month.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 07:54:59 AM
OKAY WELL. Leaving Nashville now.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 08, 2008, 07:56:04 AM
f*ck you guys
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 07:57:23 AM
are we orguking it up in chapel hill before the show?!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Allison on September 08, 2008, 07:58:53 AM
UGH.

I've felt like throwing up, since the fail.









If anyone does want to support my costs, for real, though, even 5 bucks. I'll take it. Of course. I did just spend 500 per seat
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 08:01:23 AM
sell the other on ebay or the raleigh craigslist.

it's ok for a fan to scalp if they have to pay an asston in the first place.

i'll buy you dinner before the show!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 08, 2008, 08:02:36 AM
f*ck you, ben folds five.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 08:02:42 AM
Finally got settled in at work. Wife's ex knows a guy at Cat's Cradle, and we know a local record store owner in Milwaukee that has hook ups, maybe this will still pan out for me.......?  :-\
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 08:05:40 AM
Well I think they're sending them out, because on my confirmation email it says they ship in three business days after purchase.

If they get stolen or lost in the mail I'll be so damn pissed.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 08:06:35 AM
Well I think they're sending them out, because on my confirmation email it says they ship in three business days after purchase.

If they get stolen or lost in the mail I'll be so damn pissed.

Well as long as THEY HAVE YOU ON FILE they can resend/reprint or have your tickets at Will Call.

Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 08:08:26 AM
Well I think they're sending them out, because on my confirmation email it says they ship in three business days after purchase.

If they get stolen or lost in the mail I'll be so damn pissed.
Well as long as THEY HAVE YOU ON FILE they can resend/reprint or have your tickets at Will Call.
Yea they can do that also. Now I just have to get there.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 08:12:07 AM
f*ck you guys

f*ck you, ben folds five.

Amen.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 08, 2008, 08:12:29 AM
f*ck you f*ck you f*ck you f*ckin you f*ckin me cuck you
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 08:13:51 AM
f*ck you guys

f*ck you, ben folds five.

Amen.
That's just mean Alex.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 08, 2008, 08:15:42 AM
who the f*ck is being mean? WHAT
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 08:26:44 AM
who the f*ck is being mean? WHAT
It was joke, sorry but scarcasm doesn't come over very well on the internet.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 08, 2008, 08:28:40 AM

what the f*ck dude sorcamsn i dont want your socrcnamsins
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 08:29:48 AM
Someone needs a hug.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 08:30:02 AM
what the f*ck dude sorcamsn i dont want your socrcnamsins
Well that's sad
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 08, 2008, 08:31:00 AM
I feel bad for getting a ticket and Allison having to pay $1000 for hers.

But I must say, I APPLAUD you for paying that much for tickets.  I wouldn't have done it.  Amazing.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 08, 2008, 08:34:43 AM
I APPLAUD UR GRANDMA FOR SHITTING ON A REINDEER f*ck YOU BEN FOLD
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 08:35:43 AM
Just kinda sad that Ben won't see any of that $1000 except for the little bit the scalper paid for them.

I'm all for supporting him/seeing him and Robert and Darren performing live, but there's a line there I would not cross.

And I'm poor.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 08:36:51 AM
I APPLAUD UR GRANDMA FOR SHITTING ON A REINDEER f*ck YOU BEN FOLD
We're all pissed (we who didn't get tickets), but if you're going to shit out of your brain thru your keyboard please take it to the org.  :-*
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 08, 2008, 08:39:26 AM
my join in date is earlier than yours so you can catch your farts in a box and open them up and breathe them over and over again
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 08:39:59 AM
f*ck you guys

f*ck you, ben folds five.

Amen.
That's just mean Alex.

I love you really  ;) :-*

I have calmed down now.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 08:47:02 AM
I love you really  ;) :-*

I have calmed down now.
Well that's good. I'm glad you calmed down, I was pretty pissed when I saw it was sold out, then I tried again and apparently got one.
Just kinda sad that Ben won't see any of that $1000 except for the little bit the scalper paid for them.

I'm all for supporting him/seeing him and Robert and Darren performing live, but there's a line there I would not cross.

And I'm poor.
Same here that's why I got a ticket in the back on the balcony, I'll take what I can get I'm just happy to go.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 08:49:10 AM
my join in date is earlier than yours so you can catch your farts in a box and open them up and breathe them over and over again
Yes but my original account here (Benfolio) got lost or something so I re-joined. Plus I'm member #25 over on the org, and was a member of bff.org back in the day. I been around.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 08:54:19 AM
Guys, don't you know that fighting on the internet is like competing in the special olympics?

It requires skill, stamina, years of training and a truly amazing ability to overcome adversity and be the best in your field.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 08:57:24 AM
Yarp.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 08, 2008, 08:59:09 AM
I'm not fighting with anyone! I will talk when I want how I want because I get what I want. I'm like f*ckin' Veruca Salt I want an ooompl lampa
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 09:01:14 AM
Yeah, no one is fighting.  :-*
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 08, 2008, 09:05:32 AM
I'm not fighting with anyone! I will talk when I want how I want because I get what I want. I'm like f*ckin' Veruca Salt I want an ooompl lampa
Yea but in the end you really get a bum deal

well I'm off to school, talk to you guys later.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 09:15:44 AM
No fighting? Pfft. You guys would make lousy olympians.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 09:19:58 AM
Internets Olympics.


Finish that thought.....
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 09:32:48 AM
As long as there's an event in hugging, I'm up for it.

LET'S ALL HAVE A HUG.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: senselessdrum on September 08, 2008, 09:43:20 AM
HUG FIGHT!!!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 09:50:33 AM
...to the death.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 10:33:23 AM
BEAR HUG FIGHT!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 12:40:37 PM
EBAY IS GOING TO HELP ME SEE BFF WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


There, now it kinda makes sense.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 12:44:34 PM
(that doesn't make any sense 'cause I moved the original post to the "Tickets board")

...it's my job.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DarrenUncleJesse on September 08, 2008, 12:48:48 PM
Sorry...stupid noob posting in the wrong thread haha.

Well I hope to meet you all there either way.  Anyone else coming in from the North East?
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 12:50:03 PM
Sorry...stupid noob posting in the wrong thread haha.

Well I hope to meet you all there either way.  Anyone else coming in from the North East?

That's quite alright ;) Hopefully your post will be able to help someone out big time!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 08, 2008, 01:17:27 PM
im coming from richmond!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: Seth on September 08, 2008, 01:40:31 PM
I'm making the 10 hour drive from Tuscaloosa, AL.... and then driving back the next day.  A long two days.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: benfoldspianoplaya on September 08, 2008, 01:41:49 PM
would come from ohio but no ticket :(
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: ads on September 08, 2008, 02:25:45 PM

"i could.  but, i'm not.  f*ck scalpers "


I feel the same Mel , i tried and tried no luck , i was going to combine a trip with a few other things, i guess at least i have the cash still, f*ck the scalpers and F to the U to the motherf*cking C K to the ebay fiends!


Ads
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on September 08, 2008, 03:55:23 PM
My brother ended up getting tix somehow, but he only got them for him and his friend. BOOOOOO!
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 08, 2008, 03:59:06 PM
I used to think your brother was cool. Now I see that he drools.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 08, 2008, 04:08:31 PM
Etix e-mailed me at 2PM to tell me 2 tickets became available, and to try and buy them on the website.

I WAS AT WORK WITH NO ACCESS TO PERSONAL E-MAIL

I want to cry.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on September 08, 2008, 04:54:07 PM
I used to think your brother was cool. Now I see that he drools.

He's been on a downhill slope for the past two years.
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: makiko on September 09, 2008, 03:19:13 AM
I'm really sorry to post this here...

If anyone has an extra ticket for BFF reunion show, please help me!
I've already booked my flight from Tokyo ($2,000!) and hotel. I tried and tried, BF fan club lottery, etix.com, Craig's List, eBay... but I couldn't get a ticket. I really wanted to see their one and only show...

[edit]
I finally got one. Thanks for everyone who helped me!!
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Post by: Rich on September 09, 2008, 05:41:10 AM
Oh MAN that sucks. Unfortunately I only managed to get myself a ticket. I was trying to get one for my brother to come too. I think there may still be a few floating about though so don't give up yet.

Check out this post http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4962.0

and this one http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?action=post;topic=4936.420;num_replies=423

Rich
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 09, 2008, 01:30:51 PM
I'm making a five hour drive from Knoxville TN. It's not that bad, but I am driving straight back the next day.
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Post by: Seth on September 09, 2008, 02:07:06 PM
I'm making a five hour drive from Knoxville TN. It's not that bad, but I am driving straight back the next day.

You're in Knoxville?  I'm from Kingsport.... pretty close to you.
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Post by: ads on September 09, 2008, 02:22:57 PM
I am now officially over the reunion! dont want to know any more about anyones "luck " in getting a ticket -  its just rubbing our noses in it!

Ads
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 09, 2008, 03:54:37 PM
i have an extra 8th row ticket.
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 09, 2008, 04:09:14 PM
And I need it! Maybe. Allison? Help?
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 09, 2008, 04:09:46 PM
huh?
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Post by: happybecca on September 09, 2008, 06:42:39 PM
i would not even pay 1000 for "favors" from ben folds or darren

robert on the other hand....

GOOD IDEA ALERT!!! READ BELOW

are YOU a huge ben folds/ ben folds five fan? do you love them for eternity? have YOU my friend waited in the cold, rain, show, hot heat, fought police officers, been annoyed by people JUST to get an autograph or picture that you will treasure 4-ever??? whew, i know i have. are YOU, my friend, bothered about not getting the chance to spend a few hours in a room listening to all those songs youve listened to hundreds of times LIVE by the real people??!?! whew, i know i am. HOW about...the first one who gets a BEN FOLDS TATTOO and show it to everyone on the suburbs.org.uk via message board picture...we should pitch in and buy them a god damn ticket!!!!

if you are rational about it, you will realize he's already tattooed on your brain and if you love him that much why the hell not.
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Post by: happybecca on September 09, 2008, 06:48:34 PM
ps...

as far as i know, no one has a ben folds tattoo....so you would be completely badass...

ive thought about getting folds tattooed behind my ear...its a PUN!!!! and its like..i hear his music in my ear..
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Post by: Allison on September 09, 2008, 06:52:02 PM
You don't?


I know a couple people with ben folds stick piano tattoos.
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 09, 2008, 06:54:22 PM
I was thinking of the piano bass and drums from the Kiss My Ass shirt.....
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Post by: snuzzbff on September 09, 2008, 07:29:16 PM
Quote
as far as i know, no one has a ben folds tattoo....so you would be completely badass...

Leia has the original stick piano tattoo on her wrist I think...I can verify that.
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 09, 2008, 07:30:10 PM
I thought it was lower HEYOOOOO!!!!!  :-X
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Post by: happybecca on September 09, 2008, 08:26:40 PM
Quote
as far as i know, no one has a ben folds tattoo....so you would be completely badass...

Leia has the original stick piano tattoo on her wrist I think...I can verify that.

Thats sexy. I didn't know anyone had one. Google image search is a bastard. She shall see bff.
OMg suburbs is making my iPhone sloowwww. Anyone have the same issue? 
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Post by: Allison on September 09, 2008, 08:28:25 PM
Someone I know, er, I met at a show once, has a stick piano that basically crosses his entire shoulder blades. It's freaking huuuuugeee.
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 09, 2008, 08:36:55 PM
Is it colored in? That's be sweet. And painful.....
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Post by: Allison on September 09, 2008, 08:43:55 PM
Nah, not colored in.
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Post by: solemnface201 on September 10, 2008, 05:01:20 AM
Hi all, newbie post from a UK BFF fan who has just booked his flights and accomodation for THE show.......

Loving thesuburbs, and on the subject of tatts I caught this one on the www.benfolds.com forum;
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3817586&l=9544e&id=904680656

Coooool.
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Post by: Hanny on September 12, 2008, 04:46:02 AM
hopefully none of you booked with XL Airlines..
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Post by: AirHockeyChampion on September 12, 2008, 02:48:05 PM
now it's REALLY time to get excited, got my ticket, and the ticket i sold to a stranger at face value:

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/jedinicholas/IMG_0149.jpg)
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Post by: wee_lou on September 13, 2008, 12:51:44 AM
oh god - its really happening!!!
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Post by: perthgirl on September 17, 2008, 05:22:01 AM
To those who are going to ths event HAVE A BLOODY FANTASTIC TIME!!!  I saw the Five back in the day and it was beyond words. 

I'm jealous but also really stoked for you lot who are going.  Enjoy.
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Post by: Andy on September 17, 2008, 05:51:58 AM
All those who aren't going get a free gift.
Check the news page tomorrow evening (GMT).

;)

~A
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Post by: Carolyn on September 17, 2008, 07:08:21 AM
Yay, something to look forward to!

I also hope everyone has a good time at the concert. I'm incredibly jealous, but still hope much fun is had!
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Post by: Andy on September 17, 2008, 07:12:43 AM
All I can say is you'll need either a fast internet connection or a lot of time...

~A
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Post by: Carolyn on September 17, 2008, 07:15:37 AM
I've got both!
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Post by: Hanny on September 17, 2008, 08:11:33 AM
Oh but my internet really is poo! It works sometimes and not others. Lets just hope!
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Post by: Hanny on September 17, 2008, 12:18:45 PM
is it being streamed live on myspace and what time uk time will it be?

(sorry to double post)
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Post by: Andy on September 17, 2008, 12:26:11 PM
It isn't being streamed. Apparently we will get 'video clips' in October.

Bah!

~A
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Post by: Euan on September 17, 2008, 12:27:50 PM
Word up, whats the news? I was thinking maybe more tour dates? Alongside Ipswich? But that wont require a fast internet connection or a lot of time. hmm.....
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Post by: Carolyn on September 17, 2008, 01:23:27 PM
Its really annoying that they aren't streaming it live. I would happily stay up for that. What about us people who couldn't afford to fly all that way :(

But oh well, we'll be having our own par-tay here.
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Post by: Allison on September 17, 2008, 01:33:21 PM
I'm leaving as soon as Benfolio (WIChris) gets to my house.

Exciting times guyssss!


If they allow video recording.... (or if they don't) I'm snagging at least Magic. AT LEAST.

If you have notes for Ben email them to Brooke. onacanyonsedge (at) aol (dot) com
PLEASE. I'm especially looking at you regulars that I have nothing from!! This will just be stupid if there's not enough of them. And too late into October will just be lame. Check the "shall we DO something thread" if you're confused. Or the facebook group.


Other than that- BYE BYE! SEE YOU SATURDAY BURBS. Miss you. :( Wish you were with me. :(
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Post by: Carolyn on September 17, 2008, 01:42:01 PM
BYE ALLISON HAVE FUN!
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Post by: Fromasta Flex on September 17, 2008, 01:53:05 PM
It's NOT being streamed??!?!? Oh crap, time to be really depressed tomorrow....
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 17, 2008, 01:57:27 PM
u haven't left yet lol
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Post by: Hanny on September 17, 2008, 02:25:58 PM
Wish we could be there too Allison!
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 17, 2008, 02:32:19 PM
MELISSA. cant wait to see you duder!
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Post by: melissa on September 17, 2008, 02:39:58 PM
MELISSA. cant wait to see you duder!

WOOHOO!  chrissssssss.  i didn't know you got a ticket.  yay!
i, myself, am leaving my apartment at 3:15 AM to get to the airport.
i predict a serious lack of sleep for myself in the future.   ;D
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 17, 2008, 03:31:36 PM
yeah im waiting for bedfilio and allison to pick me up.

cant wait for a HUG FIGHT!!!
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Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on September 17, 2008, 07:08:16 PM
i love you guys, and as much as i wish i were there (soooo jealous that my bro is boarding his plane in a few hours to go!), i still hope you have lots of fun, and take lots of pictures!
byeeeeee!
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Post by: jpar on September 17, 2008, 07:41:48 PM
I board my plane in 4 hours... and I'm not tired... I'm not tired...
IT'S ALMOST HERE! This is better than Christmas, and damn close to sex.
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Post by: melissa on September 17, 2008, 08:05:37 PM
This is better than Christmas, and damn close to sex.

SECONDED!

actually, it could be better than sex (depending on the partner).   :P
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Post by: perthgirl on September 17, 2008, 09:44:04 PM
All those who aren't going get a free gift.
Check the news page tomorrow evening (GMT).

;)

~A

Hmmm...tomorrow evening GMT means wee small hours of the following morning my time.  But I shall not be deterred!
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Post by: JonahRank on September 18, 2008, 07:45:15 AM
I would spend $30 on a DVD of this. They better release this in some format.
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Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on September 18, 2008, 06:45:04 PM
between all the phone calls, i heard most of the set. even from the fuzzy sh*tty connection of my cell phone, i nearly cried at the beauty. WHERE'S SUMMER B!!!!!!!
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Post by: Fromasta Flex on September 18, 2008, 06:48:15 PM
*tear*
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Post by: 3 Peckered Owl on September 18, 2008, 07:08:03 PM
According to the .ORG:



All of TUBORM, Jackson Cannery, Julianne, Where's Summer B.?, Battle of Who Could Care Less, Selfless, Eddie Walker, (in some order) closing with SFTD.


There you have it.


(Update:  Apparently Ben's dad came onstage for Your Most Valuable Posession, and read from a transcript.)
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Post by: TrashSpork on September 18, 2008, 07:17:56 PM
Eddie Walker!  :)
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Post by: HappyFunMiles on September 18, 2008, 07:54:42 PM
A lurker surfaces... here's everything that I can remember...

Darren didn't get a lot of respect opening. A damn shame, too, because his songs are very pretty. Dedicated Amelia Bright to Ben & Robert, and got a big pop. I'm sure many of us were familiar with the bootlegs...

The first set was, indeed, Messner from front to back. Some local students came out on horns.

The place was truly batshit during Army. I think the crowd managed to out-sing Ben.

Ben's dad came out and read Your Most Valuable Possession. It was glorious. While waiting for Ben's dad to come out, someone screamed 'ROCK THIS BITCH' from the back of the balcony (where I was sitting). Ben just shook his head and stared at the crowd like "really?"

Ben forgot the words to Regrets... apparently, he still wouldn't have visited his Grandma  ;)

Lullabye was awesome...

~Break for Required Encore~

Came out and jumped right in to Jackson Cannery.

After Cannery, Ben explained how gratifying it was to come back together to play Messner. Talked about rehearsing in London for the Messner tour, getting a call from his manager telling him that the research on "Army" was coming back very negative, and in the case of 99X in Atlanta, listeners were calling in and asking the station to STOP playing Army!

Went into Eddie Walker (cool to have the original 7" played together like that) and Where's Summer B?

Talked about the LOST ORIGINAL ALBUM recorded with producer Stiff Johnson (G Love's producer... I looked it up... he wasn't kidding!) that they scotched because it was "terrible". Ben's publisher "cried" when listening to it, and fronted them $5k to record what would become the self-titled debut with Caleb Southern. Ben described this next song as having originally been recorded in a "terrible slow pot-smoker version".... Julianne!

I think Selfless, Cold and Composed was next, then Battle of Who Could Care less, a smokin' SFTD.

And that was it.

The crowd (myself included) didn't want to let it go. The house lights came up, and we kept cheering.

The stage lights were turned off, and we kept cheering.

The camera men took their cameras off stage, and we kept cheering.

The crew came out to disassemble gear... and that's when the boos started, a buzz kill end to an otherwise glorious night. (Guys, would a final bow have killed ya?)

So, that having been said, musically, they are just as tight as ever. I miss the hell out of Sledge. Jared is awesome, but he's not Sledge. Darren didn't seem like he wanted to be there, he was off the stage at the end of Messner before Ben could even acknowledge him.

A long way of saying "I doubt we'll be seeing a reunion tour any time soon".

Still, I'm glad I got my ass down from Baltimore for it. It was pretty special.

Holler out to the guy from Knoxville who was sitting next to me... I didn't catch your name, but you told me you were from the 'Burbs, so I hope you read this. Thanks for keeping a solo traveler company during the show, and I hope you figure out Jane soon!
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Post by: Errant Dog on September 18, 2008, 08:06:38 PM
That show was insane. When they came out and jumped right into Jackson Cannery I think I peed on myself a little bit.
And than to hear Eddie Walker and SFTD was freakin amazing. Two songs I thought I would never get to hear live.

The crowd did really suck during Hotel Lights, you could barely hear him over the talking.
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Post by: makiko on September 18, 2008, 09:02:07 PM
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j283/miskw07/2008091822440000.jpg)
Huge thanks to Ben Folds Five and all Suburbians!!
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Post by: Kidney05 on September 18, 2008, 09:04:55 PM
hope to god it goes on DVD
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Post by: HappyFunMiles on September 18, 2008, 09:19:59 PM
Thanks for posting the proper set list, Makiko! \m/ \m/ \m/
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Post by: ClareQuilty on September 18, 2008, 09:41:31 PM
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j283/miskw07/2008091822440000.jpg)
Huge thanks to Ben Folds Five and all Suburbians!!

*swooons*
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 18, 2008, 11:25:40 PM
that's my hand and the setlist i got!!!

i had 15 or more people take a picture of it. i also got folds dad to sign it. i think he put El Folds...
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Post by: wee_lou on September 18, 2008, 11:29:59 PM
thanks for the update, happyfunmiles. i can't wait to see the photos

awesome setlist. i collect setlists and have them framed on the wall. that one really is something special!
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Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on September 18, 2008, 11:37:21 PM
Darren didn't seem like he wanted to be there, he was off the stage at the end of Messner before Ben could even acknowledge him.
I'd be pissed off if 1500 of my "fans" talked all over my beautiful music too.

Sounds good though - with I had come!
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Post by: Seth on September 19, 2008, 05:47:13 PM
it really pissed me off that people were showing ZERO respect for Darren in the opening act.  I really wanted to hear it and I could barely hear him singing all the way up in the balcony over the deafening roar of 1500 talking ridiculously.

That being said, the concert was all that I could have asked for and more.  Incredible.  Lifelong dream, check!
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Post by: Hanny on September 20, 2008, 07:14:22 AM
Not jealous...honest...

edit: I actually dreamt I was there last night and I sat next to Allison lol
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 20, 2008, 10:25:37 AM
Darren didn't seem like he wanted to be there, he was off the stage at the end of Messner before Ben could even acknowledge him.
I'd be pissed off if 1500 of my "fans" talked all over my beautiful music too.

Sounds good though - with I had come!
I honestly don't think Darren even noticed, he seemed to be in his own world during his performance.
I don't think anyone told him afterwards either, how terrible the crowd (mostly the college kids) was with all thier talking and running around and arriving late and whatnot.
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Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 20, 2008, 11:58:06 AM
Hotel Lights is one of those acts that requires absolute silence - not in just the "oh my gosh, it's Hotel Lights" respectful way, but the "this music is too quiet/mostly down tempo to be heard if we make noise" way. As a result of the talkers, that set was a slight let-down for me (and unfairly so, as Darren was wonderful all evening).

If you are the person who yelled "Rock this bitch", please post so that me and my internetual posse can trace you down and reward you for being such a cool/original person.
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 20, 2008, 12:00:09 PM
Yeah, whoever yelled Rock This Bitch deserves soul cancer.

That's right, CANCER OF THE SOUL.
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 20, 2008, 12:00:33 PM
I wanna shake the hand of the person responsible for following up with "Play that tasty tasty high hat work!" Made Darren smile.
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 20, 2008, 12:01:36 PM
Yeah, whoever yelled Rock This Bitch deserves soul cancer.

That's right, CANCER OF THE SOUL.

Hopefully cancer can find it, since we couldn't.
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 20, 2008, 12:04:28 PM
Haha "its in between the balls and the anus..."  "oh... hello ladies.."

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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 20, 2008, 12:06:33 PM
Yeah, having that conversation outside the ladies' room wasn't the best idea ever.
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 20, 2008, 12:20:39 PM
dont you know talking about balls and anus is the best way to pick up a chick? isnt how you ended up married?
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 20, 2008, 12:22:23 PM
Balls in the anus?
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 20, 2008, 12:22:59 PM
you said it, not me!
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 20, 2008, 02:37:55 PM
This thread took a turn for the worse.
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 20, 2008, 02:39:24 PM
I think it's for the better.  :P
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 20, 2008, 04:02:07 PM
I guess, but from now on Herpes is always the answer.
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Post by: Allison on September 20, 2008, 04:13:15 PM
BACK ON SUBJECT. (not of herpes)

Paste did an awesome review:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/ctrl-v/2008/09/front-to-back-and-a-little-bit-more-ben-folds-five.html
Title: Re: BEN FOLDS FIVE BACK FOR A SHOW!
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 20, 2008, 04:30:31 PM
BACK ON SUBJECT. (not of herpes)

Paste did an awesome review:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/ctrl-v/2008/09/front-to-back-and-a-little-bit-more-ben-folds-five.html
It was good, though I have a differing opinion of army.
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Post by: Allison on September 20, 2008, 05:49:47 PM
Did anyone ever post the set list?

Hotel Lights set:
1 Run Away Happy
2 Blue Always Finds Me
3 Follow Through
4 Small Town Shit
5 Amelia Bright (which Darren dedicated to Robert and Ben)
6 Firecracker People
7 Stumblin' Home Winter Blues
8 You Come And I Go

BF5
1 Narcolepsy
2 DCYP
3 Mess
4 Magic
5 Hospital Song
6 Army
7 Redneck Past
8 Your Most Valuable Possession (which I got on sh*tty visual quality film)
9 Regrets (which Ben f*cked the lyrics up on)
10 Jane
11 Lullabye
break
12 Jackson Cannery
13 Eddie Walker (which we got a long and nice story about them going to record this in Hillsboro and the fact that they all took off of work that day to do it)
14 Selfless, Cold and Composed (which Ben also screwed up the lyrics on)
15 Battle of Who Could Care Less
16 Where's Summer B.?
17. Julianne (which Ben told us about the first time they recorded the s/t and it's suckage, and apparently Julianne used to be a slow-drawn-out-pot-smoking song)
18. Song for the Dumped

and then it was over. :(
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 20, 2008, 05:53:52 PM
turn that frown uptown  :D
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Post by: Allison on September 20, 2008, 05:54:28 PM
is bf5 uptown?
cause then. i will!
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 20, 2008, 06:14:23 PM
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j283/miskw07/2008091822440000.jpg)
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 20, 2008, 06:16:28 PM
didnt you alrady post that
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Post by: Allison on September 20, 2008, 06:18:06 PM
where's the E on lullabye?
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Post by: speedy_the_drummer on September 20, 2008, 06:22:20 PM
Did anyone eve post the set list?

yes i did.
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Post by: Allison on September 20, 2008, 06:28:51 PM
yeah. i see it three times on this thread now.

tho. no one did include the hl set.

though, very few people were listening anyway. the jessee family (who i was sitting in the same row with, and i was behind the sledges) cringed cause of all the talking. but they were happy to see that i was singing along. :)
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Post by: Allison on September 20, 2008, 07:00:48 PM
okay. double post time.

here's all my photos from the night.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Weasleyaholic/ben%20folds%20fiveeeeeeeee%20liveeeeee/


Should also mention that sledge said that the BobSledge Band (yes, one word) will soon have a myspace!
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 20, 2008, 07:38:43 PM
hey way to take my news
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 20, 2008, 07:39:01 PM
oh wait i posted that on the .org nevermindz
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Post by: Allison on September 20, 2008, 07:42:29 PM
jeeze. blue and red are pretty distinguishable from one another.


i'm listening to what steve gave me yesterday. holy crap this is so much cleaner.


holy shittttttttttttttttttt it's in stereo!
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 20, 2008, 07:48:58 PM
hook it up
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Post by: Allison on September 20, 2008, 07:55:38 PM
I'm thinking about labeling the folder "best quality ever."
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Post by: melissa on September 20, 2008, 09:20:08 PM
hook it up

AGREED!  hook it up!
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Post by: Allison on September 20, 2008, 09:54:58 PM
I did!!!

He tried to give me some Eddie Walker originals, but that Eddie Walker is a tricky bastard and has all this protection over his tracks. And despite the fact that the file got here, I can't listen to them. I do have some other ooooolllllldddddd stuff from the Chapel Hill indie scene back in the 90s that I'd never heard of before.
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Post by: algonacchick on September 21, 2008, 05:32:47 AM
Nice pics, Allison! Wish I had been there. Hopefully, I'll be able to see Ben in October. I sort of alluded to it as far as telling hubby. LOL! I still need a ticket, too. Money is tight, but I'll sure as hell make it work somehow.
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Post by: senselessdrum on September 21, 2008, 05:37:00 AM
I did!!!



Um, where?
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Post by: Allison on September 21, 2008, 11:16:30 AM
Majosha thread is out and about "Shut Up and Listen to (AWESOME QUALITY)"
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Post by: AirHockeyChampion on September 21, 2008, 08:39:47 PM
Anyone else get a T-Shirt from this show? I did, it's pretty simple, it's a black american apparel t-shirt that says" unauthorized biography..." with "September 18, 2008" below it on the front, then  on the back, very small, near the coller the front to back logo.
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Post by: jpar on September 21, 2008, 08:44:27 PM
Oh yes indeed, the shirt was great. The MySpace guys were quite excited to get our testimonials... And then we did the horn section from 'Army' for them instead. They think we'll do tricks and perform for t-shirts. HA! We sho... Aw crap. MySpace got me again.
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Post by: Allison on September 21, 2008, 08:48:33 PM
I didn't stop by to get one. The line was too long..... and I was all... MUST SEE DARREN. MUST SEE HIM WALK ON STAGE.

I guess I could have gone at intermission.... but.... I didn't want to haul my backpack back out to the lobby.
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 21, 2008, 08:55:21 PM
I didn't have a testimonial to give. Damn, wish I was older and wiser.
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Post by: Allison on September 21, 2008, 08:56:39 PM
I probably could have stood there for forever. But outside the green room I gave a certain Scotty Folds my testimonial. She hugged me. (I was just getting hugged left and right by Folds' on Thursday)  :-[  ;) She's a really short lady. Ben and Chuck are quite tall having come from that woman. :P
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 21, 2008, 09:06:02 PM
Wish I had more time to talk to Ben a little more, but I'm glad I got to sorta have a discussion with Robert. When his band gets up and running I'm going to one of his shows.
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Post by: Allison on September 21, 2008, 11:45:46 PM
Well. In the long run, you're probably most likely to see, and be able to talk to, Ben again. I actually told Darren and Robert that if I went outside without telling the people waiting for me when they were coming out.... I would be slaughtered.
The laughed at me.

I don't think they realized I was serious.
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 21, 2008, 11:48:56 PM
Yea, we probably would've jumped you out of anger.
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Post by: Allison on September 21, 2008, 11:50:24 PM
16 hours back home to WI with Chris and Chris? I wouldn't have made it out of NC alive. Lucky Ben was at Pepper's.... otherwise I woulda been the only one who'd talked to him really..... though, I think for many of us... the 18th was far more about Robert and Darren. (No offense Ben.)

In fact. Let me quote myself, from my journal.

Quote
September 17th, 2008
Subject:   in 48 hours...
Time:   03:34 am

I will have seen Ben Folds Five.

I cannot f*cking believe it. Ben. Folds. FIVE.

I think it's just now hitting me. BEN. FOLDS. FIVE.

DARREN.

ROBERT.

(and that ben folds guy)

BUT.

SLEDGE. HE LIVES. Not in a cave on the 18th. OH NO SIR!!!


if you were wondering.... my next blog was...

Quote
September 20th, 2008
Time:   06:36 pm
dear ben folds, darren jessee, and robert sledge,
i love you guys.
must it be over already?
love,
allison
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 21, 2008, 11:54:56 PM
The whole drive there was just me yelling to myself in joy.
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Post by: algonacchick on September 22, 2008, 05:39:17 AM
Wow, so you talked to Ben's mom, and got hugs from her and Chuck?? That is so awesome! Did you get a hug from Ben, too? *I sure hope so*

Sorry, I'm just envious. I will meet Ben. It will happen, won't it? Please say yes.


I probably could have stood there for forever. But outside the green room I gave a certain Scotty Folds my testimonial. She hugged me. (I was just getting hugged left and right by Folds' on Thursday)  :-[  ;) She's a really short lady. Ben and Chuck are quite tall having come from that woman. :P
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Post by: melissa on September 22, 2008, 06:57:29 AM
he said he'll be sticking around after shows more this tour than the previous.  so, you have hope.  especially if you'll be hanging out with weiner.   :P
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Post by: algonacchick on September 22, 2008, 07:08:15 AM
Well, that sounds encouraging. Thanks, Melissa.

 :D

Seriously, I do enjoy reading about people meeting Ben, especially after such a momentous occasion as the Five getting back together.
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Post by: Seth on September 22, 2008, 08:58:42 AM
I still haven't met him after five shows.  I met Sam and Jared in Chattanooga, but Ben skipped out quickly.  Perhaps in Chicago.
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 22, 2008, 09:25:06 AM
We are so leaving during the last song in Chicago and tackling Ben to the ground as he tries to run to his getaway van and screaming in his ear YOU WILL WAIT FOR US THIS TIME YOU SNEAKY BASTARD
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 22, 2008, 10:53:55 AM
We are so leaving during the last song in Chicago and tackling Ben to the ground as he tries to run to his getaway van and screaming in his ear YOU WILL WAIT FOR US THIS TIME YOU SNEAKY BASTARD
Yea he is a seriously sneak bastard isn't he? I mean we where waiting outside the whole time we at least should've seen him get in a van somewhere or a car. Maybe he puts on a fake mustache and then leaves, or better yet a pirate suit.
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Post by: Allison on September 22, 2008, 10:57:53 AM
Wow, so you talked to Ben's mom, and got hugs from her and Chuck?? That is so awesome! Did you get a hug from Ben, too? *I sure hope so*

Sorry, I'm just envious. I will meet Ben. It will happen, won't it? Please say yes.

Maybe ;) Maybe more than once?? In one day?

Ah, sometimes it pays to be me.

WINNER. Not wiener. (How long has it been since I said that?)
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Post by: Seth on September 22, 2008, 11:02:13 AM
Allison, I really don't understand how you do the things you do.  I've tried every time and still haven't seen him.  I guess it does pay to be you.
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 22, 2008, 11:03:11 AM
She's just magical. She's got connections with Darren Jesse.
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Post by: Allison on September 22, 2008, 11:11:47 AM
I've tried to see Ben at nearly every one of my shows.
I've been to 26. And met him 11 of the 26. Though, two of those 11 I've met him twice in that day. Both in Normal, IL and the BF5 show. But still, that's more shows with FAIL than Success.
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Post by: Seth on September 22, 2008, 11:14:31 AM
True... well I should have seen him atleast ONCE by now.  Of course, I guess if I would have gotten to Chapel Hill soon enough to go to Pepper's I would have.

Dang it.
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Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on September 22, 2008, 12:12:45 PM
Does anybody know where the Myspace testimonials are going to be? (i.e. website address). I gave two - one outside and one in - plus me and Nikko did our improvised Myspace "Trailer". I hope the trailer makes the cut, though I doubt it. The inside testimonial (the one they'll probably use) I f*cked up pretty bad on - I just settled down to talk to Snuzz when the guy asked me to "say what you said outside again".

And now a few (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFZqwOql0XU) treats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POnwrzIuVSg), courtesy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_I0xO3Ii4I) of (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuRvmzU6NNc) my (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1H0LQSf0P8) friend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9L7AUzHJgM) Betsy. I've not listened to/watched them all yet, though. These may already be posted somewhere else...
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on September 22, 2008, 02:25:23 PM
We are so leaving during the last song in Chicago and tackling Ben to the ground as he tries to run to his getaway van and screaming in his ear YOU WILL WAIT FOR US THIS TIME YOU SNEAKY BASTARD
Yea he is a seriously sneak bastard isn't he? I mean we where waiting outside the whole time we at least should've seen him get in a van somewhere or a car. Maybe he puts on a fake mustache and then leaves, or better yet a pirate suit.

Not to be an ass or anything, but I bet in the time between us leaving the front of the hall and venturing to the back, Ben slipped right out the front door.

Of COURSE he's not going to come out the back where everyone and thier mother was standing..... we should have waiting for Allison's call in the front, we probably would have watched Ben try and slide by.
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Post by: algonacchick on September 22, 2008, 02:45:33 PM
hehe, sounds like me, but with Weird Al. I have connections with his drummer. I've been backstage three tiimes out of 7 concerts. Not too shabby. Meeting Ben twice in one day would be awesome! I could tell him that we have something in common. We're both on Al's top friends on myspace. :)

She's just magical. She's got connections with Darren Jesse.
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Post by: melissa on September 22, 2008, 03:49:47 PM
True... well I should have seen him atleast ONCE by now.

i didn't meet him for the first time until my 8th show.  now, i've met him 3 times and i'm on my 12th show.   :)
by the end of october, i'll be up to 16.  yay!
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Post by: AirHockeyChampion on September 22, 2008, 04:44:47 PM
this thread is getting borderline creepy. totally creeping me out.
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 22, 2008, 04:53:47 PM
this thread is getting borderline creepy. totally creeping me out.
Nah it's just fandom at it's worst.
Not to be an ass or anything, but I bet in the time between us leaving the front of the hall and venturing to the back, Ben slipped right out the front door.

Of COURSE he's not going to come out the back where everyone and thier mother was standing..... we should have waiting for Allison's call in the front, we probably would have watched Ben try and slide by.
That's what I was thinking too. He was probably waiting at the front just watching us then he left. But then again I have this image in my mind of Ben just watching for any of us at concerts and the trying his best to avoid us.
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Post by: Allison on September 22, 2008, 08:04:23 PM
Don't worry about Ben leaving in Chapel Hill. He was with a whole bunch of family that I'm sure he doesn't too regularly see (and most of them did not have backstage access) not living in the area and all.... Home town gigs generally are the worst locations to try to catch an artist (I have now learned)... same is true for seeing Ben afterwards in Nashville. He's got shit to do, kiddies to see, wife to hang out with, etc... that won't regularly happen at other shows in other locations. To meet Ben you just have to keep trying. And don't leave just cause the roadies say he's gone. Sometimes they are lying. Sometimes they're not.

Alex. THOSE GEMS ARE AWESOME.

BobSledge Band! HOORAY!
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Post by: melissa on September 22, 2008, 08:08:30 PM
see, i get a mental image on ben dressed in all black doing ninja rolls across the street while our backs are turned.  he's a very slick man.
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Post by: Allison on September 22, 2008, 08:14:33 PM
AH


Prince Charming is on the second video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POnwrzIuVSg Still as tasty as it once was.


AHHHH. I think the BobSledge Band needs its own thread.


I say this all only being able to hear out of my left ear.
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Post by: makiko on September 23, 2008, 12:22:45 PM
that's my hand and the setlist i got!!!

i had 15 or more people take a picture of it. i also got folds dad to sign it. i think he put El Folds...
Wow! If I knew who you were, I really wanted to say thank you for the advice of the ticket.

And thank you for all suburbians that I met in reunion show!!


here's all my photos from the night.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Weasleyaholic/ben%20folds%20fiveeeeeeeee%20liveeeeee/

I love the last one, "Chuck is God"! I've noticed that Ben wears "Chuck is God" T-shirts in many Japanese magazine articles.
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j283/miskw07/Japanese%20magazines/P1010012.jpg)(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j283/miskw07/Japanese%20magazines/P1010006.jpg?t=1222201113)
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Post by: ads on September 23, 2008, 04:11:39 PM
I hate you all who gotto go in the most envious of ways!

Ads
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Post by: Allison on September 23, 2008, 10:46:44 PM
Ben wore that Chuck is God shirt at the Exit/In gig in December. I loled a lot then. And then when Chuck was wearing the same shirt I had to restrain myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYmHDmFMyPk

Just watch that for the crowd, if you weren't there. It's Narcolepsy (not the entire thing) and the band is already out to their respective locations on stage.
I hope the DVD demonstrates how ridiculously loud it was. Un-f*cking-believable. I keep dreaming my way through Magic and Jackson Cannery over and over again.
PS. From my inside scoopage. If you want a DVD release. Start leaving messages on the front to back myspace page.
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Post by: algonacchick on September 24, 2008, 08:37:14 AM
Wow, just...wow. The crowd sure was loud! I bet that made them feel so great to hear all that cheering. Thanks for putting that up, Allison.
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Post by: wee_lou on September 25, 2008, 12:06:45 PM
god that video is amazing.
narcolepsy is my all time favourite song..  \m/
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Post by: Allison on September 25, 2008, 12:10:10 PM
Yeah, and that's only after they were all sitting down already. It was like that as soon as the house lights started dimming.

UN f*ckING BELIEVABLE. It was just amazing. Sadly it's already been a week. :'(
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 25, 2008, 12:48:40 PM
And not a day goes by that I don't think of it.

Prince Charming is really good, which I really think that they could've recorded another album with Amelia Bright, Prince Charming and most of the stuff from the internet eps since Ben had demoed that stuff with them.

Sadly though it was all for not.
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Post by: melissa on September 25, 2008, 01:01:14 PM
umm... as soon as the houselights started dimming, aneela, steve, chris, and i stood up and started screaming.  all those people behind us on the balcony?  they seemed really reluctant to stand at all.  how do you f*cking sit at a BFF concert?!  i ask you!  that was just silliness.
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 25, 2008, 01:22:05 PM
Most people in the balcony stood up when it started where I was.
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Post by: melissa on September 25, 2008, 01:23:25 PM
i just remember turning around and nobody was standing. in fact, they were all kind of staring at me because i was standing.  chris actually started raising his hands to indicate that they should follow suit.
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 25, 2008, 01:28:50 PM
Wow that just makes me hate College kids more, well the ones I don't know anyway and the ones who DRESS UP TO GO TO A f*ckING ROCK CONCERT, seriously what the f*ck is up with that?
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Post by: Allison on September 25, 2008, 03:30:55 PM
Oh man. Clearly the floor was an entirely different beast.

The floor - I felt like I was going to go deaf with all the noise from the audience. Loudest audience ever. And less than 2k people? I was proud to be part of it.

Myself? Basically going apeshit when the lights went down. Mmm.

I have decided that the lady in the parkinglot was the one who was there to postpone our arrival to Pepper's. I had forgotten about her til I just started writing up my trip journal.
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Post by: jpar on September 25, 2008, 04:48:47 PM
Oh man. Clearly the floor was an entirely different beast.

The floor - I felt like I was going to go deaf with all the noise from the audience. Loudest audience ever. And less than 2k people? I was proud to be part of it.

Myself? Basically going apeshit when the lights went down. Mmm.

I have decided that the lady in the parkinglot was the one who was there to postpone our arrival to Pepper's. I had forgotten about her til I just started writing up my trip journal.

I was sitting next to Robert's father-in-law, and he had this look of shock on his face when the audience erupted like a 400 kiloton bomb as Sledge wandered out onto the stage. I don't think anyone was prepared for THAT.
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on September 25, 2008, 07:41:39 PM
Oh man. Clearly the floor was an entirely different beast.

The floor - I felt like I was going to go deaf with all the noise from the audience. Loudest audience ever. And less than 2k people? I was proud to be part of it.

Myself? Basically going apeshit when the lights went down. Mmm.

I have decided that the lady in the parkinglot was the one who was there to postpone our arrival to Pepper's. I had forgotten about her til I just started writing up my trip journal.

I was sitting next to Robert's father-in-law, and he had this look of shock on his face when the audience erupted like a 400 kiloton bomb as Sledge wandered out onto the stage. I don't think anyone was prepared for THAT.
I was, but then again I was probably one of the loudest people in there. I mean you guys heard me afterwards I could barely talk much less squeal with glee having seen them live.
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Post by: sek53 on October 07, 2008, 11:10:07 AM
nowwhat.com has the fan interviews up. I saw alex on the one!!!
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 07, 2008, 11:19:34 AM
OH GOD, I was turning back and forth between pages, and heard Justin's voice, god that day was awesome. Glad these interviews are up, now they need to get the concert up, NOW!

Hey, they did use some of the footage from the outside interviews. Kinda wish I'd been in those now, damn.
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Post by: Fongolia on October 07, 2008, 01:16:52 PM
That was cool to see some familiar faces: Steve, Justin, Ryan, Alex, Makiko (whose name they misspelled I think), and a couple others I can't remember.  During Justin's outside interview, I distinctly remember standing just out of frame, blatantly avoiding the cameras.  I also spotted Niko who's not a 'Burb member (I think), but I ended up giving him my spare floor ticket so he could come down from the back of the balcony.  Sigh, everything's still so vivid.

Watching the online video reiterated one thing for me:  DVD IS MANDATORY!
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Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 07, 2008, 01:18:09 PM
I think Niko registered, I've a seen a picture on someone's profile that looked a lot like him. But I might've been wrong.
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Post by: melissa on October 07, 2008, 03:04:39 PM
ah, yes.  i also vividly remember standing out of frame.  cameras + mel = no good
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Post by: jpar on October 08, 2008, 10:07:09 AM
That was cool to see some familiar faces: Steve, Justin, Ryan, Alex, Makiko (whose name they misspelled I think), and a couple others I can't remember.  During Justin's outside interview, I distinctly remember standing just out of frame, blatantly avoiding the cameras.  I also spotted Niko who's not a 'Burb member (I think), but I ended up giving him my spare floor ticket so he could come down from the back of the balcony.  Sigh, everything's still so vivid.

Watching the online video reiterated one thing for me:  DVD IS MANDATORY!

Yes. But leave out our group interview... Because jesus... that was just awful. Glad they used the Reinhold story though. Outside footage FTW!
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Post by: Allison on October 08, 2008, 10:09:10 AM
I think Niko registered, I've a seen a picture on someone's profile that looked a lot like him. But I might've been wrong.

He's around. As a one post newb. :P
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Post by: melissa on October 08, 2008, 10:29:02 AM
i wanna see the myspace advertisement.   :P
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Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 09, 2008, 07:53:13 AM
Second for the myspace advertisement! Though they won't put it up because we were too irreverant...
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Post by: ursa minor on October 23, 2008, 01:21:07 PM
I can't get the effing video on myspace to work. Is this only available for people in the US?

While I couldn't access myspace, I was watching Magic and Don't Change Your Plans on nowwhat and it just made my mouth water!  \m/

http://nowwhat.com/

Although I have to say that Robert's bass is a bit distracting on Magic.
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Post by: Allison on October 23, 2008, 01:40:53 PM
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=5219.msg69696#msg69696
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Post by: ursa minor on October 23, 2008, 02:34:27 PM
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=5219.msg69696#msg69696

Oh sorry, I'm just blind. Thanks, Allison.
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Post by: Allison on October 23, 2008, 04:27:10 PM
Nah, it's fine. Glad to help!
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Post by: AliKat4392 on October 23, 2008, 05:01:34 PM
I'm thinking that since they are putting pretty much the whole concert online for free, that means there won't be a dvd. Although I would still buy a dvd no question, I think a lot of people wouldn't after watching it for free online. It makes me very sad to say it, but really, why would they put it online and then release a dvd?
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Post by: Allison on October 23, 2008, 05:22:59 PM
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/news/Reunion_DVD_Looks_Likely/


And half the show is missing from the stream.
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Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on October 23, 2008, 06:34:20 PM
That plus the original Myspace show was given away for free and yet it still made it to DVD.

Just watched it again tonight while I'm waiting for the Reunion show to download.
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Post by: Allison on October 23, 2008, 07:04:44 PM
I have officially decided Don't Change Your Plans must be reinserted into the set lists on regular rotation.
It can join Fair for the OMGWTFFREAKOUT moments.
Kthanxbai.
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Post by: perthgirl on October 23, 2008, 07:12:24 PM
Nope, for me it has to be Mess.  Ben did it with WASO last time he was here.  Sen-f*cking-sational.  It MUST come back.
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Post by: Allison on October 23, 2008, 07:28:10 PM
Well. If it's a full band version of Mess. Yes. I dunno. Mess is great and all, but is lacking without the drums. DCYP can stand on it's own in the solo set very well.
The drums in Mess are just..... well... the kind that give you the tingles.
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Post by: perthgirl on October 23, 2008, 07:35:00 PM
Yes, yes, full-band Mess is what I was thinking (and dreaming) of.  I will settle for solo-set DCYP if I can't have full-band Mess.