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Tour Board / Re: Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle - 11/21/2010
« on: November 22, 2010, 11:04:05 AM »
I thought it was a pretty solid setlist, especially compared to some of the previous days. They seemed to be having more fun than they usually would since this was basically the end of the tour.  Plus, this was the first time I've seen Ben play the drums AND the bass! One of the more enjoyable shows out of the 10 I've now been to.

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Album Board / Re: General Lonely Avenue Discussion
« on: October 07, 2010, 09:05:19 AM »
It's hilarious to me that every time Ben comes out with a new album, it's somewhat bashed and compared to the previous album, which everyone then hails as a great album.  That seems to be happening with WtN now. I'm pretty sure every Folds album that's been released has been bashed until the next album came out, when it's considered great.  It's just weird.  Not that I haven't been guilty of the same.

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Album Board / Re: Rolling Stone review of Lonely Avenue - 2 stars
« on: October 04, 2010, 10:44:50 PM »
Well, I've been absent on here for quite some time, but I figure now is a good time to comment

After about eight or so listens to the album, it's already surpassed Way to Normal for me.  Something about the album resonates with me.  The first time I heard Levi Johnston Blues making the rounds on youtube, I absolutely hated it.  And I hated it when I actually heard it live the first time.  After hearing it on the album, it somehow became one of my favorite Folds songs of recent memory.  It's funny, it's catchy, and I find myself going back to it all the time.  Picture Window is a good song, not my favorite though.  For some reason I compare it in my mind to Carrying Cathy, which is by far my favorite Folds song.  But I agree with Jpar, I like the pop version better.  There really isn't any on this album I hate, which I couldn't say for WtN.  Some of them haven't grown on me yet (Practical Amanda), but I'm willing to bet they will.  All in all, I think Nick Hornby's writing style fits well with Folds music, and I'm really digging this album.  Can't wait to hear more of it live.

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Tour Board / Re: ben really needs to post his fall tour dates.
« on: September 16, 2010, 06:57:26 AM »
Does anyone else find it annoying that they won't post the prices of the VIP packages for the Nashville Symphony show? I have to know if it's worth it or not.....

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Tour Board / Re: ben really needs to post his fall tour dates.
« on: September 14, 2010, 05:45:12 PM »
Tickets for Boston go on sale tomorrow at noon. At this time I have a class which in my three years of college is the only class to ever explicitly forbid the use of laptops. FML!

iPhones always work. I've found that out over the years in my classes buying tickets....

It's like Ben Folds just wants me to see him live. Both the dates within driving distance work PERFECTLY for me.... in ATL on Sunday and on Nashville the next Saturday... a day in which Alabama would normally be playing Auburn and where I would be.... but the game is on Friday this year. Thanks Ben!

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General Board / Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« on: September 12, 2010, 10:14:04 AM »
Went to:
March 14 - Ben Folds
April 20 - My Morning Jacket
April 27 - The Dead Weather
May 9 - Norah Jones
June 10-13 - Bonnaroo
June 27 - The New Pornographers
July 12 - Band of Horses
August 11 - Arcade Fire w/ Spoon
September  9 - Needtobreathe w/ Matthew Mayfield

Upcoming:
October 3 - The National
October 6 - Blitzen Trapper
October 12 - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
October 13 - Local Natives
November 5 - Sufjan Stevens
November 7 - Mumford & Sons
November 17 - The Punch Brothers
November 19 - Needtobreathe

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Album Board / Re: Ben and Nick Introduce Lonely Avenue and Pre-Order
« on: August 29, 2010, 10:06:16 AM »
So... does this mean we are gonna be forced to buy the iTunes version as well because we won't get the extra stuff?

Also, when did Ben Folds win a Grammy?

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General Board / Re: PFofJ Subscription
« on: August 18, 2010, 01:40:03 PM »
I got it as well. I think my subscription actually is about to expire though.... it seems like it was about a year ago...

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Tour Board / Re: CHICAGO NIGHT TWO!
« on: April 20, 2010, 11:34:07 PM »
HE PLAYED CARRYING CATHY???

That is my all time favorite song.  I cannot believe this.

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General Board / Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« on: April 12, 2010, 07:28:44 PM »
doesn't look like bonnaroo is gonna happen for me this year... but i would love to come down to NO for of monreal. but i don't know if that will happen either. i REALLY wanted to see the national at some point, and bonnaroo was my only option..... maybe i can find a way to make it to lolla this year.

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General Board / Re: Who are you seeing this year???
« on: March 25, 2010, 11:54:56 PM »
April 6- Ben Folds
April 8- Dan Deacon
April 24- Los Campesinos!
May 1- White Rabbits
May 3- Yeasayer
May 7- OK Go

Already gone to:
1/1 Band of Horses
3/14 Ben Folds

Upcoming:
4/20 My Morning Jacket
4/27 The Dead Weather
5/9 Norah Jones
5/14-5/16 The Hangout Music Festival
6/10-6/13 Bonnaroo

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Tour Board / Re: 2010 Tour Dates!
« on: March 17, 2010, 03:24:12 PM »

0.6 song (not too familiar with the story on this, but he said it was the 0.6 song, and played what he could remember)

 

This song was girl. Really surprised to see him play it.
All in all a terrific show.

HE PLAYED GIRL?? Mel's gonna flip....

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Tour Board / Re: 2010 Tour Dates!
« on: March 15, 2010, 11:52:58 AM »
Going to show in Orlando tomorrow night.  Do you remember what time the opener came on?  What time Ben came on?

opener started at 8. Ben started at 9

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Tour Board / Re: 2010 Tour Dates!
« on: March 14, 2010, 07:38:43 PM »
Ben Folds - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle Setlist - March 14, 2010

•Free Coffee
•Annie Waits
•Sentimental Guy
•Eddie Walker
•Effington
•Jesusland
•All U Can Eat
•Gone
•Picture Window
•Levi Johnston Blues
•You Don't Know Me
•Kate
•Still Fighting It
•Freebird/Sweet Home Alabama/Rock This Bitch in Atlanta in the Lydian Scale
•Bastard
•Landed
•Zak and Sara
•Emaline
•Army
•Sanford and Sons Interlude
•Philosophy
•Not the Same

--Encore--
•Bitches Ain't Shit
•One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces

My first solo show (minus the apple store chicago show). FANTASTIC. He got sidetracked explaining a relatively new crowd singing involvement in Bastard by playing a combination of Freebird/Sweet Home Alabama that turned into "Rock this Bitch in Atlanta in the Lydian scale." Anyway, the the crowd singing on Bastard worked out awesomely, and he said this is only 3.5 time it's worked out of 15 times.

Also, he played the two Hornby songs he's been playing, said the album was COMPLETELY finished, and he was happy because he's "free." One, because the album's done, two because he is record labeless. He said he wants it to be out in September. So hopefully a September 2010 release!

He told several Atlanta related stories, one about a venue they played when they first started out and had to move the piano in themselves onto the stage, and the venue manager told them they couldn't play because the piano made a buzzing sound, and they were professionals there. Ben had taken off work and driven all the way down, and the guy asked him if he would ever record a record that way. Then ran and grabbed Ben Folds Five and proved that they did in fact record a record that way... So the guy let them play anyway haha

Overall, great concert, and I finally got to hear Sentimental Guy! Also, the solo Free Coffee is fantastic of you haven't heard him play it that way.

My ninth overall! Woo!

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Tour Board / Re: 2010 Tour Dates!
« on: February 09, 2010, 06:27:51 PM »
holding my breathe for a show further south.
(i think i might suffocate first)   :P

going to atlanta.... and bringing a ben fold in concert first timer. Good times

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