BEN PREMIERES WAY TO NORMAL IN D.C.

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« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2008, 06:14:39 PM »
Pictures and a review of the DC show on The DCist.com.

Wow, a lot of haters over there in the comments (on The DCist).  This was my third show this summer and I thought it was incredible!!!  I purposely held off listening to the leak and the MySpace preview...so last night was my first time hearing a majority of the new record.  It was well worth the wait.  What better way to enjoy new music than by hearing it live. The guys were definitely into it (Sam lost his glasses at one point).  Jared kicked ass as always. I didn't see anything wrong with the entire night (with one exception) -- the crowd completely sucked IMHO.  I couldn't believe everyone sat down through (almost) the entire show.  Oh well, what you gonna do?  BTW: I got audio of most of the show...I'll post it if there are any takers.

Some pictures from the show:
http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30135478&l=20ba2&id=1136050327
http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30135490&l=1dbb6&id=1136050327
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Re: BEN PREMIERES WAY TO NORMAL IN D.C.
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2008, 06:16:31 PM »
There are always takers on bootlegs!
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Re: BEN PREMIERES WAY TO NORMAL IN D.C.
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2008, 06:27:39 PM »
There are always takers on bootlegs!

I got it in two parts...let me see if I can join the two files and clean it up a bit.

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« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2008, 06:51:29 PM »
Hey.  ben here.
DC was kinda scary because we had a whole new crew, songs, production etc.  First night.  Not awful, but really, not worth listening to a bootleg of it.
However, if there's one of Providence tonight, that's another story.  MUCH better.  Its all settling in over this week.  The only consolation to going to a first show is that its a first show so it gets a distinction.  But I was sweating it because we couldn't do proper rehearsal due to BFF Myspace madness week, which was good fun.  17 new songs was kicking me arse.  If you'll hold on to that bootleg and not embarrass us, I'll get someone a board tape of a better show this week.  Tonight, or the next two depending on what Leo got better sonics on.  Can we?

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« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2008, 06:57:32 PM »
WAIT! For god and ben's sake. wait. let leo save the day.


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« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2008, 07:05:32 PM »
Ben - you used the word arse.  Bravo.  Those of us who use UK English salute you, sir.  And check out those caps!

For those to whom this is directed PLEASE WAIT!  Let Leo work his magic...
It's easy to be easy and free when it doesn't mean anything...

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« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2008, 07:06:20 PM »
AHHHHHHHHH.

I'll for sure wait.


I'm waiting for the album first anyway, but, I'll gladly take a soundboard quality show........ juuuust what I needed....Someone want to get me an external hard drive?


And Ben, you sure didn't stay away long.


And Speedy, you know, you could just add your band's url to your signature, and then it'd just always be there, and you wouldn't have to have such blatant self-promotion. ;)
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« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2008, 07:13:10 PM »
haha. yeah. i'm lazy


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Re: BEN PREMIERES WAY TO NORMAL IN D.C.
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2008, 07:13:50 PM »
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« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2008, 07:14:07 PM »
How is it lazy to re-type it each time?


And Ben we sure can. Or you know, you could just always supply us with the tapes.. :P Then I would really need an external drive............

And I think Ben's taking a leaf out of Amanda's book, she posts quite a bit on the shadowbox (though right now it's all sad dolls news. :() .... anyway.... somehow or the other get it to us, and if it's cool me or Justin or Chris or Andy'll re-up it to Wokeupwaytoolate.com
Unless it's not.





But that would be new.


I just realized I'm the only girl in that list.
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Offline speedy_the_drummer

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Re: BEN PREMIERES WAY TO NORMAL IN D.C.
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2008, 07:27:51 PM »
copy and paste!


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« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2008, 07:28:04 PM »
Hey.  ben here.
DC was kinda scary because we had a whole new crew, songs, production etc.  First night.  Not awful, but really, not worth listening to a bootleg of it.
However, if there's one of Providence tonight, that's another story.  MUCH better.  Its all settling in over this week.  The only consolation to going to a first show is that its a first show so it gets a distinction.  But I was sweating it because we couldn't do proper rehearsal due to BFF Myspace madness week, which was good fun.  17 new songs was kicking me arse.  If you'll hold on to that bootleg and not embarrass us, I'll get someone a board tape of a better show this week.  Tonight, or the next two depending on what Leo got better sonics on.  Can we?

No worries...bootleg, what bootleg?!?  No idea what your talking about :)  Last night was awesome man!  Wifey and I were right up front next to the young lady that chimed in on "The frowne song (feeble anthem)".  Great times!

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« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2008, 07:31:24 PM »
copy and paste!

Oh, you're missing it this time!

Ctrl C and V is a good friend of mine as well.


My only thoughts are how much will the label take of Ben giving us free shit?? (and by shit I mean, high quality tunes.)
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« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2008, 07:37:35 PM »
If that is what he is doing, then I am really excited for the concert! I'll be there October 1st in NYC, and I love the new album so much. I can't wait for him to do all of those songs live. Yeah, I admit that I'll miss some of his witty banter, but I'm sure the concert will still be completely kick ass.
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Re: BEN PREMIERES WAY TO NORMAL IN D.C.
« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2008, 07:38:02 PM »


I just realized I'm the only girl in that list.

How is that a bad thing?

Ben is probably making a penny or two for the label in the next couple of months.  Here's hoping they let him fly under the radar for a bit with this extra stuff.
It's easy to be easy and free when it doesn't mean anything...