The Ben Folds Experience 2008

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Offline Andy

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The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« on: April 24, 2007, 11:02:39 AM »
Direct from a fanclub mailing:


a message from ben:

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

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

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

 

a message from the suits:

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


Interesting, no?

~A
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Offline AnnaWaits

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007, 11:09:44 AM »
I don't really get what the hell he's going on about... for a wordsmith he can be damn articulate. But I'll sign anything, so I'm up for it...

EDIT I mean *in*articulate. Just like me, then!
So much time, so little to say...

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Offline Fongolia

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007, 11:29:58 AM »
I'm there.  This sounds similar to the Barenaked Ladies cruise from last year, but better 'cause it's with Ben... on a bus?!?  Basically it's like going on a rock vacation with your favourite band/artist.

EDIT:  In fact, it looks like it's being put on by the same folks at http://www.sixthman.net/, who look like they specialize in band vacations.  A Ben-centric one would be insane!

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DrAlexHaleIII

Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007, 12:31:38 PM »
Isn't it a bit naughty to post this, considering it was sent TO the fanclub, and we always moan we never get anything special?

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Offline Andy

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007, 12:33:14 PM »
All it is is a signup for a mailing list to be kept up to date.

You wanna mod me? ME?

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DrAlexHaleIII

Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007, 12:34:21 PM »
Then it's TRUE! Power can go to anybody's head...

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Offline Kidney05

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2007, 12:41:17 PM »
i miss the days when ben was sane...
nobody deserves posts on their myspace site asking if they stabbed basketballs.

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DrAlexHaleIII

Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2007, 12:45:20 PM »
...Wait a sec... Andy, does this mean you've actually been RECEIVING updates from the fanclub over the last few months? I haven't heard anything since February!

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Offline Fongolia

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2007, 12:56:01 PM »
Isn't it a bit naughty to post this, considering it was sent TO the fanclub, and we always moan we never get anything special?

Maybe us fan clubbers get first dibs?

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Offline Andy

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2007, 12:58:40 PM »
well then they already have our email addresses.

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Offline SinginJen

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2007, 01:48:51 PM »
this is creepy...I think Ben read our discussion about a Benfestival!!
so odd.  but awesome ??
too school for c...too cool for school
(too cool for school, y'all)

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Offline zinefiend

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2007, 03:17:11 PM »
Even as vaguely worded as this email is, I'm already super psyched!
Also, the comedians bit intrigues me. 

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Offline Allison

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2007, 03:38:03 PM »
HA! It is like Ships & Dips. (the BNL annual cruise)


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


AND OUR RUMOR WORKS.

Heh.


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

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


So, what country is this going to be in?
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

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Offline Jwade

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 04:06:47 PM »
what country- I bet it will be a US only thing.. Normally us brits get screwed over in that dept.

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Offline Fongolia

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Re: The Ben Folds Experience 2008
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2007, 04:13:20 PM »
It's probably based in the US, but I think it's open to anyone who's willing to fly to the starting point.