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Tour Board / April 13th 2010- Town Hall, NYC night 2
« on: April 14, 2010, 06:42:52 AM »
Hey all, it's been a while since I've posted but wanted to share the awesome setlist of this show.  This is from memory so the order may be off and I may be missing some, but here goes...

Sentimental Guy
Zak and Sara
Effington
Time !! 
Morgan Davis
Steven's Last Night in Town (ending with drum solo)
Hiro's Song (played solely on the drums)
Levi Johnston's Blues
Picture Window
Still Fighting It
Brainwashed
The Bitch Went Nutz (leaked version)
Landed
Give Judy My Notice
Annie Waits
Jackson Cannery !!
Don't Change Your Plans
You Don't Know Me
Philosophy into Dr. Pyser
Chopsticks at the end of Philosophy right into another Hornsby Song?
Army

Rockin' the Suburbs
The Luckiest
Not the Same (typical 3-part harmony with an added octave I believe for those sopranos in the crowd)

I think that about does it.  The first time I saw Ben was at the Town Hall about five years ago so it was really cool to come back.  This was the first time I saw him solo and I loved it.  The songs take a whole new form when you've only heard them played by the band.  Time was so awesome to hear, and Steven's Last Night in Town into Hiro's Song was definitely a highlight.  At the end of Steven's a roadie came out with a tom drum and sticks and Ben started playing the recognizable drum riff in the song.  The crew then built an entire drum set around him adding one piece at a time while Ben was playing.  It was really awesome.  He then told us the story of Hiro's song and played it entirely on drums.  I finally got to check Jackson Cannery off my list!!  The Bitch Went Nutz was also really cool because he played it with a maraca in his left hand and the base riff on the piano with his right.  He kept saying he wanted to make this show different from the night before and looking at the previous set, there were some similarities but some awesome differences.  Good Job Ben!  That was his justification for playing Give Judy My Notice which he said he never plays.  I thought I heard him play it at one of the 15 or so shows at I've been to in the last five years, but it was definitely cool to hear the Speed Graphic version.  Awesome awesome show!   

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Tickets For Sale/Wanted / [FS] Princeton, NJ 2/11/09
« on: February 09, 2009, 05:54:28 AM »
Hi all, a friend of mine purchased a bunch of tickets for this show and we have a few that are up for grabs.  They're in the 14th row and the price would be face value as printed on the ticket.  I will be at the show so I could personally meet and exchange the tickets or we could work something else out.

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Tour Board / Allentown Show
« on: March 26, 2007, 07:05:16 AM »
I went to the Allentown show at Muhlenberg College last night and as always Ben rocked.  I do not have a complete set list but it didn't stray too far from the norm.  Opened with Dr., then went into Trusted and Gone I think.  I'll just try to name all the songs I can... All You Can Eat, Jesusland, Still Fighting It, Bastard, You to Thank, Lisa, Landed, Bitches, Narcolepsy, Zak and Sara, Gone, Kate, and OAD.  His encore was Underground w/ the band which was great, and then Not the Same.  His solo set only consisted of Fred Jones and Gracie.  He Rocked this Bitch at Muglenburg with the theme of the song being "How do you prounounce Muhlenberg?".  Did some brown noise stuff estimating that since there was about 2500 people there and his synth costed $2500 it costs him a dollar to make each one of us shit our pants and that's what's wrong with America.  Did a 70s style jam/band intro still introducing Mr. Reynolds as Jose Hernandez.  Told some stories about how he pee'd his pants in public when he was little which were pretty funny.  This was my first time seeing Sam on the drums and he was really great, he did Lindsay's part on Bitches and it wasn't quite the same w/o Lindsay's badass accent, but it was still very good.  That's about all I got for now, if I remember anything else I'll post it up. 

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General Board / Underground Acapella
« on: December 11, 2006, 09:41:54 AM »
Hey all,  I vaguely remember listening to to an acapella version of Underground, possibly from the original rarehouse.  Just wondering if anyone has a copy because a friend of mine in an acapella group would really love to hear it.  Thanks a bunch.

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General Board / Met BK
« on: October 21, 2006, 10:40:54 PM »
Just got back from the Ben Kweller show in NYC.  It was the first time I saw BK and I was pretty blown away.  Always been just a casual fan and now he's probably in my favorite top 5.  I went with my friend who is obsessed so we tried to meet him after the show.  After a long time of stalking the tour bus we finally met him, but he was in a rush so he didn't have much time to talk so he just signed some of our stuf.f As he was getting on the bus I asked him when The Ben's would reunite and he said "One day" as the doors closed.  No new info, but thought I would share.

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General Board / Favorite Quote
« on: August 20, 2006, 06:41:39 PM »
Haven't really posted in a while, and this topic is kinda lame, but I'm going to be a freshman at college, so that means I've got a facebook and I don't have any favorite quotes.  I was hoping to use a good ben quote, but I haven't really come across any I'm crazy about.  Just wondering what some of your favorite ben or non-ben quotes are.

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News / Ben on the Henry Rollins Show
« on: March 15, 2006, 06:56:00 PM »
The .com was updated and apparently Ben will be on the Henry Rollins Show on April 22nd.  Check out the .com for more details.

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General Board / Physics
« on: December 18, 2005, 03:11:56 PM »
I have a physics project that's driving me crazy.  We need to build a device that will protect a large chicken egg when thrown against a wall.  It sounds easy but the device can't be any larger than 10cm, can't weigh more than 250g, and when thrown underhand towards a wall 2.44m (8ft) away it must bounce 121.92cm (4ft).  3 eggs have already been sacrificed for this project.  Just wondering if anyone had any ideas. 

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News / Pics on the .com
« on: November 17, 2005, 04:40:28 PM »
Don't think anyone has mentioned it but the .com has all new photo albums up.  Really cool stuff.

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Tour Board / Ben w/ BSO at Strathmore
« on: November 11, 2005, 09:20:43 AM »
Got back from Maryland today after seeing the show in Strathmore.  One word:  wow.  I had front row seats and the place was amazing.  I could practically touch Ben.  I'm awful at remembering the set but in no particular order:
Zak and Sara
Smoke
Annie Waits
OAD
All U Can Eat (solo)
Gracie (solo)
The Ascent of Stan
Army
Steven's Last Night in Town
Fred Jones Pt. 2
Philosophy
Brick
Boxing
Evaporated
Lullabye 
Landed
Not the Same
Narcolepsy
The Luckiest (encore)
After OAD he picked up the stool and gave the piano a little bang.  It was funny watching the reactions of the orchestra during All U Can Eat.  He told a lot of stories about the songs and how they came to be.  After the show I asked some lady if she could give me the set list on the piano but she said it was taped on and she didn't know what they were going to do with it (the piano was a full Steinway, not his Baldwin) so I asked for the 1/4 full Dasani bottle he was drinking out of and I got that which is pretty cool.  Great show!

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Tour Board / Ben Folds at Radio City
« on: November 07, 2005, 09:57:00 PM »
Just got back from the show at Radio City and it was super.  I can never remember the full setlist but here's a stab at it...
Bastard
Gone
Annie Waits
Jesusland
Jesusland (Radio Remix)
Rookie of the Year Song- about the plaque at Union College
You to Thank- he did the little intro and then went right into the cover of "Reunited" I beleive.--hilarious
All U Can Eat
Prison Food
Landed
Bitches Ain't Shit
solo:
The Luckiest- dedicated to lead singer of the fray because he proposed to his wife the day before atop the empire state building
Eddie Walker
Don't Change Your Plans
Brick
Army
band:
Where's Summer B?
Zak and Sara
The Ascent of Stan
Rockin the Suburbs
One Angry Dwarf - stool throw
encore:
Narcolepsy
Directing the choir part for Not the Same

Ben said he would play for a long time at the radio city show back when he was in brooklyn but after Zak and Sara he told us they had a curfew at which he dedicated RTS to us if we were white and pissed off.  After that he only had 15 minutes so he did OAD complete w/ stool throw, left the stage, and came right back on and did Narcolepsy.  While he was teaching us the harmonies for Not the Same his manager I believe came out and said he only had 2 minutes and after that they would be fined 10 grand so ben just directed us w/ the choir for a bit.

The sound in Radio City was amazing and Ben and the band seemed to have a bit more energy than usual.  He commented how it was an honor to play there and after doing brick he explained how his SNL performance a while back totally sucked so whenever he plays it in NYC he kind of thinks of that and gets a bit angry.  Its really late and I'm really tired so I apologize for any spelling/set list errors.  I must go to sleep now.  School in the morning. >:(

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Tour Board / Philly Show
« on: November 03, 2005, 11:05:57 AM »
I went to the show in Philly last night and was stunned yet again by Ben's performance.  I don't remember his exact set but he did Fred Jones, DCYP, Brick, The Last Polka, and Army for his solo set.  He played In Between Days after that because someone had a sign that said "The Cure" on it.  He also did a bit of an improv with Michael Row Your Boat Ashore which someone jokingly yelled out.  He played Trusted and Prison Food as well.  The Ascent of Stan with the band sounded great and he mentioned how he was writing songs for that movie, but didn't give any details.  Encore was Narcolepsy and OAD.  Overall a great show.

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Tour Board / New NY Date
« on: October 20, 2005, 02:46:50 AM »
New date added on the .com.  11/29/05 Hempstead, NY- Hofstra University- JC Adams Play House.  I think that makes 5 dates in NY for this tour.  Lucky New Yorkers.

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Tour Board / New Brunswick Show
« on: October 13, 2005, 09:10:05 PM »
Just got back from the New Brunswick show and it was great.  I don't have a complete set list, but he pretty much played the usual plus annie waits w/ the band and his solo set was lullabye, don't change your plans, the last polka, and brick.  I even got to meet the man himself!  A few dedicated fans waited out in the the cold wind and rain for about an hour and he came out w/ lindsay and jared and they signed stuff and talked to us for a little while.  What a great night! \m/

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Tour Board / Savannah?
« on: October 09, 2005, 07:36:11 AM »
Just wondering if anyone went to this show and has somewhat of a setlist/review.  Thanks.

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